Cardin cruises to third term in Senate

GREENBELT, Maryland — For the 52nd consecutive year, Maryland Democrat Ben Cardin has been elected to hold public office. Cardin was elected to a third term in the United States Senate Tuesday, capturing the lion’s share of the vote on…

Maryland Congressional Democrats react to Flynn resignation

WASHINGTON – Following the resignation of National Security Advisor Gen. Michael Flynn, members of Maryland’s congressional delegation reacted to the news, calling for an investigation and increased scrutiny on U.S.-Russian relations.

Md. lawmakers announce anti-voucher proposals

As the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, a group of Maryland lawmakers gathered in Annapolis Tuesday afternoon to introduce a package of five legislative priorities regarding education.

Maryland senators vote against DeVos confirmation

WASHINGTON – Elisabeth “Betsy” DeVos on Tuesday was confirmed narrowly by the Senate as the secretary of education after Vice President Mike Pence cast an historic, tie-breaking vote, but Maryland’s two senators opposed her, warning she was not qualified. Maryland…

Maryland Democrats look for ways to influence GOP-run Congress

WASHINGTON – Despite the return of Republican majorities in both houses of Congress in January, Maryland’s Democrats still plan to find ways of influencing policy debates and legislation. In fact, even with some new faces in the Maryland congressional delegation,…

Democrats keep firm hold on Maryland congressional seats

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland – Democrats took the state’s open U.S. Senate seat on Tuesday, as well as seven of eight House seats. Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen, of the 8th District, won 60 percent of the vote in his bid…

Country Faces Shortage of Mental Health Professionals, Experts Tell Congress

Experts, Senate concerned by lack of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers to treat the mentally ill.

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.

New Poll Shows Edwards Leading Van Hollen in Senate Race

A new poll shows that Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Fort Washington, leads Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Kensington, by 10 percentage points. However, if Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Baltimore, were to enter the race, he would surge to the top of the polls.

A Senate Staffer Studies a Different Kind of Law

Bill Dauster, who works on policy for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, is also a renowned expert on the Jewish Torah.