Hoyer slams Trump’s border emergency claims, says there’s no border crisis

WASHINGTON — With the threat of another government shutdown looming, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, took aim Wednesday at President Donald Trump’s claims of a border emergency, saying “there is no crisis.” “The bottom line he found is (the…

Hoyer says House will continue Trump investigations, ask for tax returns

WASHINGTON – Following President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday in which he called for an end to “ridiculous, partisan investigations,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, said Wednesday the House will continue its probes and increase oversight…

Local non-profit helps with meeting needs of pet owners impacted by government shut-down

It’s not just the humans who’ve been impacted by the government shut-down. Many of their four-legged family members have been as well. One local non-profit is helping to fill the need and help with preparing pet owners if federal workers are hit with a second shut-down.

U.S. Senate votes down two bills to end record shutdown

On the same day that the U.S. Senate rejected two bills that would end the government shutdown, Maryland Senator Ben Cardin again criticized President Trump’s proposal for a wall along the Mexican border. Cardin also said delaying the President’s State of the Union address was the right thing to do because it would not be appropriate to talk about the state of the union while the government is still shut down.

State offers free transportation to workers impacted by shutdown

Governor Larry Hogan announced on Thursday that federal workers who are not being paid because of the on-going government shutdown will be able to get free rides from the Maryland Transportation Administration.

Baltimore food hand-out for federal workers impacted by government shutdown

100 families affected by the government shutdown took advantage of the Maryland Food Bank’s fresh produce, canned goods, and other grocery items to help get them through their period of unemployment and no pay.

Famous kitchen sets up in the heart of government to feed federal workers

WASHINGTON – Chef José Andrés stood outside of the Pennsylvania Avenue World Central Kitchen location for hours Wednesday, welcoming furloughed federal employees into the cafe to get food and supplies to help feed them and their families. World Central Kitchen,…

Union feeds 400 people furloughed during shutdown

The Amalgamated Transit Union offered free lunches for furloughed workers last week during the ongoing government shutdown. As the week went on, more people came for the free lunch, and by last Friday almost 400 people were fed in total.

Federal contract workers say the continuing government shutdown is taking a toll

Federal contract employees such as janitors and security guards don’t receive backpay. This means that once the government shutdown is over, they won’t receive any form of payment.

Federal workers to get back pay, but tales of woe mount

WASHINGTON – Furloughed federal workers will be compensated for the time they spent working without pay, thanks to a bill sponsored by Maryland’s senators and signed into law Wednesday by President Donald Trump. The bill, sponsored by Maryland Democratic Sen.…