The Congressional Black Caucus: Building a legacy for half a century

WASHINGTON — William Lacy Clay Jr. remembers being 12-years-old and standing beside his father launching his campaign bid one day after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the spring of 1968. It was a historic race for…

Federal lawmakers in both parties seek to redress veteran homelessness

The measure is a response to a May 2020 Government Accountability Office report that, among other things, detailed insufficient coordination on housing between the Department of Veteran Affairs and local housing providers.

Massive infrastructure bill cleared by House includes nearly $8 billion for Maryland

The bill, which won final passage by the House late Friday, includes nearly $8 billion for highway, public transportation, ports and broadband projects throughout the state.

Democrats in Congress press Biden to extend COVID-related prisoner releases

Maryland lawmakers are urging the Biden administration to extend home confinement for prisoners once the COVID pandemic eases.

Anthony Brown urges Pentagon to root out extremism in ranks

The Maryland Democrat, a retired colonel in the Army Reserve, criticized the Biden administration for opposing his amendment to a defense spending plan that would enable the secretary of defense to remove service members involved in extremist groups.

Biden’s 9/11 declassification order renews debate over secrecy vs. transparency

Two decades after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the debate surrounding the overclassification of documents is at the forefront following the White House’s executive order to declassify confidential documents related to the attacks.

Law Enforcement Museum honors police lost on 9/11 in special exhibit

The 72 law enforcement officers who were among the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks are being honored at a new, 2,000-square-foot exhibit at the National Law Enforcement Museum.

9/11: Maryland fire department marks horrific day and long effort to memorialize it

The Kensington Volunteer Fire Department’s memorial honors the lives lost and the firefighters dispatched to the Pentagon in 2001. The scrap of metal collected from Ground Zero “captures the scarred twisting fire hell of the inferno of that day,” according to Steven R. Semler, former KVFD president.