Honoring Emmett Till, House passes bill making lynching a federal hate crime

WASHINGTON — The House passed a bill Wednesday to make lynching a federal hate crime. The measure was named after Emmett Till, a black 14-year-old who was murdered in Mississippi in 1955.  The final vote was 410-4. Three Republicans and…

Hoyer says aid is delayed to Puerto Rico following 2017 hurricanes and earthquakes

Puerto Rico is facing delays in getting the $44 billion that was allocated to the island territory by Congress after Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017 and recent earthquakes.

House votes to end deadline for states to ratify the ERA

WASHINGTON-The House voted Thursday to remove the deadline for states to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. The ERA states that the “equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any…

Steny Hoyer sees experience as his advantage

GREENBELT, Maryland – House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Mechanicsville, doesn’t seem especially concerned about his reelection next year. “My strategy for reelection is to continue to do a job everyday that people will see and appreciate,” he told Capital News…

Briana Urbina’s pitch to Maryland’s 5th Congressional District: go younger

BOWIE, Maryland – Briana Urbina and her campaign staff marched through rows of two-story homes with red brick and vinyl siding exteriors as the sun inched closer to the horizon on an evening earlier this month. Red and brown leaves…

Six things riders might like to know from Metro’s update to Congress

WASHINGTON – The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s recent update to Congress contained a half-dozen takeaways for commuters and visitors who ride the Metro rail system in the national capital region. Metro, which first began operations in 1976 and now…

A divided House approves path to possible Trump impeachment

WASHINGTON — House Democrats Thursday formalized the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, as they shifted the proceedings to a more public phase and made the case for the president’s removal from office. The House passed a resolution by a…

Md. Senate President Miller to step down as chamber leader

Maryland Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller Jr. announced Thursday that he is stepping down from the position he’s held for more than three decades as he continues to battle cancer.

Veteran Baltimore congressman and Trump era protagonist Elijah Cummings dies at 68

WASHINGTON – Rep. Elijah Cummings, a veteran Democratic congressman who represented Baltimore and served as a key figure in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, died Thursday due to “long-standing health problems,” his office said. He was 68. Cummings…

House condemns Trump’s Syria policy

WASHINGTON – The House on Wednesday issued a bipartisan rebuke to President Donald Trump’s abrupt withdrawal of U.S. troops in northern Syria that has led to attacks on Syrian Kurds by Turkey. More than 100 House Republicans joined all of…

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