Congress

As Head Start Turns 50, Future of Program and Its Effectiveness Debated

Head Start is 50 years old this month, but the federal early-education program’s effectiveness and costs remain controversial among policymakers.

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.

Van Hollen Praises Federal Budget Agreement as “Good Step Forward”

Congressional leaders and the White House have reached a tentative budget deal to set the federal government’s spending framework for the next two years, a move which Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee, called “a good step forward.”

Cummings Criticizes Committee Republicans for Politically-Driven Probe into Clinton Emails

Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings on Thursday criticized Republicans on the Benghazi Select Committee for what he said was a politically-driven agenda against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Despite Odds, Sarbanes Still Pushing for Campaign Finance Reform

Despite long odds, Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Towson, is attempting to revive campaign finance reform legislation he says will give citizens more power in government.

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.

Matthews Tops Maryland’s 8th District Race in Fundraising

Former Marriott executive and TV anchor Kathleen Matthews has pulled ahead in fundraising for the eighth district congressional seat, outpacing State Sen. Jamie Raskin and State Del. Kumar Barve in the third quarter of 2015.

Democratic Presidential Debate

Annapolis – Leading democratic presidential candidates are getting ready for the first party debate. Hear what Marylanders are saying about former governor Martin O’Malley and his chances to win the primary election.

O’Malley Didn’t Deliver Break-Out Debate Performance, Analysts Say

Debate does not strengthen his candidacy much, but there’s hope.

Race to Fill Van Hollen’s Seat Heating Up

A seventh candidate entered the crowded race for Maryland’s 8th congressional district Monday, as the contest to replace Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Kensington, in the Montgomery County-based House seat continues to heat up.