Cardin, Brown say Andrews military families are paying for Trump’s wall

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Maryland – With sewage backups, flooding, mold and pests, and frequent internet, phone, and air conditioning outages, Joint Base Andrews is in desperate need of a new child care center. Congress allocated $13 million to replace the…

Maryland lawmakers have mixed reviews of 2019 State of the Union

One day after President Trump’s 2019 State of the Union Address, Maryland’s two senators and its lone Republican congressional representative offer differing views on the President’s comments on investigations, funding the government, and the southern border.

Trump temperament gives senators nuclear jitters

WASHINGTON – Sens. Ben Cardin, D-Maryland, and Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, led an unusual hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday examining whether the United States’ nuclear first-strike authority should be maintained solely by the president or shared with Congress.…

Cardin, other Senate Democrats determined to keep U.S. in climate talks

WASHINGTON — Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin and a group of other Senate Democrats said Friday that they are going to continue to participate in global climate talks, even though President Donald Trump won’t back the Paris Climate Agreement. “We are…

Family’s recovery sheds light on Afghanistan challenges

WASHINGTON – They were recovered after five years in Taliban captivity by Pakistani military forces using intelligence from the United States. Caitlin Coleman, an American citizen, and her husband, Joshua Boyle, a Canadian citizen, were kidnapped in 2012 in Afghanistan…

Threats mount against Chesapeake Bay conservation efforts

After years of steady progress for Chesapeake Bay clean-up efforts, the conservation outlook is increasingly bleak for the country’s largest estuary—and the state that depends on it most, Maryland—says bay advocates.

Maryland lawmaker revives drive for equal rights for women in Constitution

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s presidency has inspired Democratic lawmakers to re-introduce legislation that would ensure equal rights for women in the U.S. Constitution. Days before participating in the Women’s March on Washington with several female family members, Sen. Ben Cardin,…

Cardin Legislation to Increase Mental Health Services Passes Senate

Legislation to provide increased federal funding for emergency services to mentally ill patients, authored by Maryland Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin, is awaiting House action after unanimous approval by the Senate earlier this month.

$618K Grant to Bolster New Hagerstown Community College Tech Program

Hagerstown Community College is using a $618,000 federal grant to prepare students for the increasing demand for new jobs in technological engineering.

Majority of Maryland Congressional Delegation Will Attend Netanyahu Speech

Amid much controversy, the majority of the Maryland congressional delegation still plans to attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress on Tuesday.