Responding to Trump threat, Van Hollen urges more, “not less,” Puerto Rico aid

WASHINGTON – Responding to President Donald Trump’s threat to withdraw federal disaster aid to Puerto Rico, Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen, said the government should be doing more to help the devastated territory, “not less.” Van Hollen said that three…

Maryland U.S. House winners raise donations from across country

Two of Maryland’s recently re-elected Congressional candidates raised the majority of their individual contributions from out-of-state donors, with House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, an incumbent representing the 5th District, garnering the largest proportion.

Maryland Democrats celebrate election wins in Congress

SILVER SPRING, Md. – Democrats won big in Maryland on election day with Maryland 8th Congressman Chris Van Hollen defeating Maryland House Minority Leader Kathy Szeliga in the U.S. Senate race,  State Senator Jamie Raskin coming out on top in…

Hoyer: Trump or Cruz as GOP Nominee is a Chance for House Democratic Majority

Hoyer says that if Trump or Cruz win the GOP nomination, they could hurt Republicans running for reelection. The Democrats could take the majority of the House of Representatives if they gain 30 seats in 2016.

New Congressional Caucus to Focus on Central American Problems

Experts say a nearly endless list of problems makes change difficult to achieve.

Congressional Hockey: Lobbyists and Congressmen Face Off for Charity

Lobbyists and congressmen hit the ice at the 8th Annual Congressional Hockey Challenge.

Maryland Democrats Want Congress to Speak Out on Backlashes Against Muslims

A House resolution would send the message to lawmakers that anti-Muslim legislation would not be welcomed by Congress.

Cummings, House Democrats Create Task Force for Fair Drug Pricing

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Baltimore, and several other House Democrats launched a new task force on Wednesday to combat what they said is the inflation of prescription drug prices by pharmaceutical companies.

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.”

Ruppersberger Decides Against Senate Bid, Will Seek Re-election

After considering a Senate bid, Rep. Ruppersberger decided to run for reelection to his 2nd District House seat rather than seek the Democratic nomination.