Steny Hoyer and Democrats press Senate to remove Confederate statues

House Majority Leader, Steny Hoyer, D-Mechanicsville, is leading a group of Maryland Democrats in pressuring the Senate into removing statues of Confederate politicians, soldiers and white supremacists.

House passes DC statehood, Senate prospects dim

House Democrats passed legislation Thursday that would grant statehood to the District of Columbia. The 216-208 party-line vote sends the measure to the Senate, where it does not appear to have the necessary 60 votes to pass. The Washington D.C.…

Maryland lawmakers blister Trump acts in Mueller report, stop shy of impeachment call

Maryland’s Democratic lawmakers on Thursday expressed outrage at President Donald Trump’s conduct detailed in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report but stopped short of saying whether Congress should initiate impeachment proceedings.

Maryland House votes to approve hike in the minimum wage

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — The House gave preliminary approval to legislation raising the state’s minimum wage to 15 dollars by 2025.

Democrats seek billions of dollars with small Wall Street tax

Congressional Democrats have proposed legislation to establish a tax on Wall Street transactions that would generate billions of dollars in revenue.  

State House Democrats present 2019 General Assembly priorities

Maryland Senate and House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled their legislative agenda for the 2019 General Assembly. Among their top priorities: increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour and raising the age to 21 in order to buy tobacco products.

Maryland’s Hoyer calls shutdown a “hostage” situation

WASHINGTON – House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer on Wednesday called the federal government shutdown a “hostage” situation and said reopening the government is the Democrats’ “first responsibility.” “The American (people) ought to be extraordinarily disappointed and angry,” the Maryland Democrat…

Governor Larry Hogan sworn in for second term

For the first time since 1955 Maryland Larry Hogan on Wednesday became the first Republican to be sworn in for back-to-back terms as governor.

Women break records in midterm elections

WASHINGTON – While the country is waiting to see who will win the most seats among Democrats and Republicans in the upcoming midterm elections, another battle is taking place, one fought by women, regardless of their political party. Women candidates…

Maryland Democratic lawmakers press oversight of Trump administration

Since Donald Trump’s first week as president, Maryland Democratic lawmakers have been at the forefront of a widespread effort to hold the administration accountable for potentially illegal or unethical behavior, possible conflicts of interest, questionable travel practices, and contacts with Russians during and since last year’s presidential election.