In Baltimore, presidents, family and friends bid Cummings a final farewell

BALTIMORE – Three days of commemorations for the late Rep. Elijah Cummings concluded Friday with a funeral service marked by eloquence, tears, laughter and pointed political commentary at New Psalmist Baptist Church.  Two former presidents, members of his staff, friends…

In tribute to Henrietta Lacks, Maryland Democrats ask study on cancer trials access

WASHINGTON — Maryland Democrats have introduced legislation honoring Henrietta Lacks’ legacy by examining the access underrepresented groups have to government-funded cancer clinical trials. The Henrietta Lacks Enhancing Cancer Research Act directs the Government Accountability Office to publish a report scrutinizing…

State lawmakers use Twitter to urge renewal of CHIP funds

State legislators have been actively tweeting, urging Congress to pass legislation that reauthorizes the Children Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Senator Chris Van Hollen spoke about the need for a bipartisan approach to this issues in a statement provided to Capital News Service.