| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:02 PM
Five members of Maryland’s congressional delegation said for the first time Friday they believe the punishment handed down to Ravens running back Ray Rice by the NFL is insufficient, adding to a growing chorus of elected officials who are raising...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Federal employees will be allowed to carry money on their health savings accounts into the next year following a months-long lobbying effort by Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland and other lawmakers in the region.
Some 323,000 federal workers set aside a...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 1:07 PM
Lawmakers return to Capitol Hill on Monday amid a backdrop of world crises and a looming showdown over immigration. But they're set to focus most of their effort this month on a more fundamental task: keeping the federal government open.
Fresh off summer...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 1:14 PM
— With little competition at home, lawmakers from Maryland are traveling farther down the campaign trail this year to influence the midterm elections.
Members of the state's congressional delegation have popped up in North Carolina, California and...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 8:20 AM
Now that Congress is back from its summer recess, members are considering a number of appropriation bills. Priorities are being weighed, and I hope — given our increasingly technological society — scientific research and science education...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 8:54 PM
Several U.S. senators have proposed stripping the NFL of its tax-exempt status — a warning analysts say the image-damaged league can't afford to ignore even if the threat proves hollow.
Just as it did during Major League Baseball's steroid...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 7:17 PM
A newly circulated video showing Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancee drew heightened and widespread outrage Monday, prompting the Ravens to fire the player whose dazzling runs on the field and anti-bullying efforts off it had endeared him to Ravens...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Sen. Barbara Mikulski, who chairs the U.S. Senate's Appropriations Committee, on Friday issued a statement on that body's approval of $225 million in aid to Israel. In part, Senator Mikulski wrote, "It's crucial that Israel has the opportunity to defend...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 8:00 AM
In the face of the near-overwhelming crises that our nation is experiencing on both domestic and international fronts, a sliver of profound encouragement exists in the fact that the tragedy of estimated 30 million human slavery and sex-trafficking victims...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:54 PM
Surveillance drones that hunt drug smugglers along the Mexican border could soon be grounded. Installation of pole-top cameras and ground sensors to intercept illegal crossings might be delayed.
About $44 million has already been diverted from the...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 7:21 PM
Three U.S. Senators sent letters to the Baltimore Ravens and the National Football League on Thursday criticizing what they called "plainly inadequate" punishment for star running back Ray Rice.
Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy of Connecticut,...