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  • R&D funding fills critical need

    R&D funding fills critical need
    The recently passed omnibus appropriations bill, H.R. 83 ("For better or worse, spending bill passes," Dec. 15), provides critical funding to federal research agencies and supports research programs that have a positive impact on our state and our universities. The efforts of Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Rep. Steny Hoyer and other state leaders who helped pass this legislation should be applauded. The fact is that, despite controversy about some provisions in the bill, H.R. 83 secures valuable funding that will help ensure that the U.S. continues to be a global innovation leader and that Maryland continues to play a central role in contributing to our national research productivity and economic development.
  • Md. leaders protect funds for bay cleanup

    Md. leaders protect funds for bay cleanup
    Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin, along with Rep. Steny Hoyer, deserve our thanks for securing funding in the recent omnibus appropriations bill to keep Maryland on track to cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams ("For better or...

    Amtrak CEO says B&P tunnel replacement study may be 'waste of time' given lack of funding

    Amtrak CEO says B&P tunnel replacement study may be 'waste of time' given lack of funding
    The head of Amtrak questioned whether a continuing study of replacement options for the troubled 140-year-old Baltimore & Potomac Tunnel under West Baltimore is a "waste of time," given what he sees as a national failure to commit adequate funding to...

    New U.S. plan aims to stop seafood fraud and black market

    New U.S. plan aims to stop seafood fraud and black market
    Addressing growing concerns over seafood fraud, a presidential task force called Tuesday for expanded enforcement and a new program giving consumers more information about the origins of the imported fish, crab and other seafood they eat. The new...

    Md. lawmakers offer support for Colvin's confirmation

    Md. lawmakers offer support for Colvin's confirmation
    Maryland Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin led a symbolic and unsuccessful effort Tuesday to force a vote on President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Social Security Administration, arguing that the agency needs a permanent leader in place...