In historic vote, Senate confirms Jackson as first Black woman justice on Supreme Court

While President Joe Biden and Jackson watched the proceedings from the White House’s Roosevelt Room, Vice President Kamala Harris presided over the confirmation vote.

Senate considering how to make legal cannabis profitable

ANNAPOLIS – With the House of Delegates having passed proposals to legalize recreational marijuana, the Senate has taken up the issue with a decidedly different focus. While bills in the Senate are also aimed at making recreational use legal, they…

Biden taps Jackson to serve as first Black woman on Supreme Court

Jackson, 51, would fill the seat of Justice Stephen Breyer, who announced his retirement in late January. Jackson previously worked as a law clerk for Breyer.

Maryland organizations push back against Senate nixing virtual testimony

The statement says that ending the virtual testimony option would limit vital input from everyday Marylanders.

Maryland Gov. Hogan announces he will not run for U.S. Senate

Hogan’s decision ends the Republican Party’s best chance of flipping the seat now held by Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen.

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.…

DACA advocates urge U.S. Senate to vote for path of citizenship

Washington- One DACA recipient explains why a pathway to citizenship is critical for her and her family. 

Maryland mourns late Senate President Emeritus Mike Miller

Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., the longest-serving state Senate president in U.S. history and titan of Maryland politics for decades, lay in state Friday at the State House in Annapolis. As a longtime Prince George’s County “political godfather,” members of the Clinton, Maryland, community who paid their respects Thursday during an escort detail remembered Miller for his endlessly kind heart, constant generosity and endearing presence.

Hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett continued today

Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett continued today as both Democratic and Republican Senators questioned her on her views of cases and previous court decisions. Here are some of the highlights from the morning.