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Now located in the Ronald Reagan Building near the White House and the U.S. Capitol, the CNS Washington bureau has more reporters dedicated to covering the federal government’s impact on Maryland than any other news organization in the state.

Emergency first responders doing vital but dangerous work during the pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, emergency first responders’ efforts have increased in both necessity and danger. Emergency medical services workers are some of the most vulnerable front-line workers, but they have gone almost unnoticed in reporting about front-line workers during the pandemic.

Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez want $172 billion to overhaul public housing

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York, want the federal government to invest as much as $172 billion over 10 years to transform living conditions for nearly two million people living in public housing. They are sponsoring…

Van Hollen, Sasse revive bill to protect U.S. intellectual property from foreign theft

Sens. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, and Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, have introduced a bill that would impose harsh penalties on companies and individuals found guilty of stealing American intellectual property. Their bipartisan Protecting American Intellectual Property Act requires sanctions for people…

Washington Capitals fans return for the first time in over a year

Washington DC – After a year of watching the Caps on the T.V., fans are finally back in the stands of Capital One Arena. Attendance is limited to 10% of venue capacity, which totals 2,100 fans, and season ticket holders…

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center set to launch next-gen telescope in October

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland is planning to put a new deep-space telescope into operation in October. The James Webb Space Telescope will replace the Hubble Telescope and have greater capabilities to see farther into the universe than…

Biden: ‘America is on the move again’; wants $2 trillion to aid families

In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Joe Biden on Wednesday urged Congress to pass a nearly $2 trillion plan to help American families – spending that would build on his administration’s efforts during his first…

Listeria outbreak in Mexican-style soft cheese prompts recall

An ongoing listeria outbreak in Queso Fresco, Quesilla and Requeson cheeses threatens 26 states on the East Coast and the Midwest, with at least four positive cases and one death in Maryland. Currently, the source is believed to be from El Abuelito Cheese Inc., which has recalled the cheeses listed above, while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration continue to investigate.

Cardin seeks to extend relief payments to farmers, ranchers and self-employed

Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Maryland, and a half dozen Democratic and Republican colleagues have proposed legislation that would allow farmers, ranchers and sole proprietors of businesses to apply retroactively for increased coronavirus relief payments. The original Paycheck Protection Program signed into…

Senate approves bill aimed at combating hate crimes against Asian Americans

On a nearly unanimous vote, the Senate Thursday passed legislation aimed at speeding federal investigations of hate crimes against Asian Americans related to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Passing the Covid-19 Hate Crimes Act sends a clear and unmistakable message of solidarity…

House passes DC statehood, Senate prospects dim

House Democrats passed legislation Thursday that would grant statehood to the District of Columbia. The 216-208 party-line vote sends the measure to the Senate, where it does not appear to have the necessary 60 votes to pass. The Washington D.C.…