Montgomery County students walk out of class, demand change in gun legislation

Hundreds of Montgomery County students joined with others from around the region in a rally in front of the White House on Wednesday. The students say they wanted to add their voice to the students from Douglas High School in calling for changes in the law to prevent massacres at schools like the one last week at the Parkland, Florida school that left 17 students and faculty members dead.

Maryland health coaches and supporters hit Capitol Hill to mark “Health and Wellness Coach Week”

Health and wellness coaches from around Maryland joined on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, in observance of the first-ever “Health and Wellness Coach Week.” The advocates say they teaching the public about the importance of good nutrition and mental health can be life changing for many.

Gallery: 2018 March for Life in Washington
This slideshow requires JavaScript. WASHINGTON – The March for Life 2018 occurred on the National Mall on Jan. 19. Speakers included President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, both via satellite. Julia Lerner is a journalist in the Capital…
Maryland Democratic lawmakers press oversight of Trump administration

Since Donald Trump’s first week as president, Maryland Democratic lawmakers have been at the forefront of a widespread effort to hold the administration accountable for potentially illegal or unethical behavior, possible conflicts of interest, questionable travel practices, and contacts with Russians during and since last year’s presidential election.

Maryland senators introduce legislation to protect TPS recipients

With time running out on more than 400,000 residents in the United States under Temporary Protected Status, Maryland Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin have introduced legislation that would allow TPS recipients to apply for legal permanent residency after three years.

Advocates demonstrate on Capitol Hill for additional funding to fight opioid addiction

Dozens of protestors gathered outside House Speaker Paul Ryan’s office, as well as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday. The group demanded additional funding for help treating addiction and the opioid epidemic.

Congressional Democrats vow to keep U.S. in the fight against carbon emissions

The United States is the only member of the United Nations to reject the Paris Climate Agreement. Congressional democrats, including Maryland Senator Ben Cardin and Congressman Steny Hoyer, say this could not only be detrimental to the planet, but to America’s economy and national security, too.

Hundreds rally on Capitol Hill to support DREAM Act

DACA recipients and their supporters turned out by the hundreds on Capitol Hill Thursday demanding that Congress enact legislation to reinstate the program that prevents the deportation of undocumented young people.

Congressman Cummings leads latest push to bring down prescription drug prices

Maryland 7th Congressional District Representative Elijah Cummings, along several other members of the House and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, take aim at President Trump for failing to follow-through on his promise to support the battle to bring down the cost of prescription drugs.

Washington bookshop is part of independent bookstores’ comeback

(Editor’s Note: Saturday, April 29, is Independent Bookstore Day.) WASHINGTON – When Capitol Hill resident Laurie Gillman learned her neighborhood independent bookstore was closing several years ago, she was devastated. “It had been here for a really long time, but…