House Democrats introduce bill to combat voter suppression

On the eve of the 54th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches for civil rights, House Democrats introduced a bill Tuesday aimed at returning to the federal government the authority to protect voting rights in states with histories of discriminatory practices.

Justice Department nominee from Maryland won’t commit on special prosecutor

WASHINGTON – Maryland federal prosecutor Rod Rosenstein, President Donald Trump’s nominee for deputy attorney general, would not commit on Tuesday to appointing a special prosecutor to probe possible links between Russia and the Trump campaign. Despite pressure from Democrats on…

Mikulski, Democrats Press for Final Decision on Expanding Overtime Pay

Mikulski and fellow Democrats push for updates in overtime pay proposal.

Senators Say USAID’s Social Media Program in Cuba Could Endanger Bethesda’s Alan Gross, Others

A U.S. government plan to create a Twitter-like platform in Cuba was dumb and may have endangered the life of 64-year-old Bethesda resident Alan Gross, Sen. Patrick Leahy, a Vermont Democrat, said Tuesday.

Van Hollen Meets Jailed Potomac Man in Cuba

U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Kensington, met Tuesday with Alan Gross, a Potomac-based contractor detained in Cuba since 2009.