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Barbara Mikulski

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  • Mikulski stood up for Md. health care

    Mikulski stood up for Md. health care
    The spending bill recently approved by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama includes provisions important to Marylanders ("For better or worse, spending bill passes," Dec. 15). Thanks to the hard work of Sen. Barbara Mikulski, chair of the Senate...
  • Why has The Sun neglected the Jonathan Gruber scandal?

    Why has The Sun neglected the Jonathan Gruber scandal?
    Your systematic neglect of the horrendous Jonathan Gruber/Obamacare scandal is undoubtedly attributable to your partisan bias ("Gruber flap reopens not-so-old wounds," Dec. 1). The relatively recent exposure of Mr. Gruber's past admissions and his...
  • Virginia's damaged launch pad could get $20 million from federal budget

    Virginia's damaged launch pad could get $20 million from federal budget
    The launch pad at Virginia's spaceport on Wallops Island that was damaged by a rocket explosion in October could get $20 million to fully fund needed repairs under a provision included in the proposed $1.1 trillion federal spending bill for fiscal year...
  • Congress approves Harriet Tubman national parks

    Congress approves Harriet Tubman national parks
    The Senate passed legislation Friday creating a national park on the Eastern Shore honoring Harriet Tubman, the famed "conductor" of the Underground Railroad who helped slaves flee to freedom before the Civil War. The measure now goes to President...
  • Senate Democrats move on Colvin's nomination for Social Security

    Senate Democrats move on Colvin's nomination for Social Security
    Senate Democrats on Saturday moved to advance the confirmation of Social Security Administration nominee Carolyn W. Colvin, despite opposition from Republicans that had appeared to undermine her chances earlier this month. Senate Majority Leader Harry...
  • Senate withdraws vote on Colvin to lead Social Security

    Senate withdraws vote on Colvin to lead Social Security
    Hours after they passed a $1 trillion government spending bill, Senate Democratic leaders withdrew a scheduled vote this week on President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Social Security Administration -- a move that appeared to derail her chances...
  • Senate approves government spending bill, ending fear of shutdown

    Senate approves government spending bill, ending fear of shutdown
    The Senate gave final approval late Saturday to a $1 trillion spending bill after muscling past opposition from conservative Republicans — an effort that ended any possibility of a government shutdown until next fall. With the holiday...
  • For better or worse, spending bill passes

    As British comedian John Oliver not long ago observed, Congress never loses its capacity to disappoint you. The omnibus 10-month $1.1 trillion spending plan approved by the U.S. Senate over the weekend following a close vote in the House last Thursday...
  • Wallops Island takes stock of damage after rocket explosion

    Wallops Island takes stock of damage after rocket explosion
    Gerald Matthews can clearly see the charred launch pad where an Antares rocket exploded upon liftoff Tuesday, and said he has long feared such a mishap just 1.6 miles from his 55-acre farm. He called the blast awe-inspiring and terrifying — it...
  • Pentagon objects to Shore wind farm

    Pentagon objects to Shore wind farm
    A politically divisive Eastern Shore wind energy project hit a new roadblock Thursday, as the Pentagon lodged a formal objection to it, saying the towering turbines would interfere with operations at Naval Air Station Patuxent River across the...
  • Torture report puts lives in danger

    Torture report puts lives in danger
    The thing that infuriates me more that anything is hypocrisy. Today, I got more than what seems to be the daily dosage since the Obama administration has made hypocrisy an art form. I heard Josh Earnest, President Barack Obama's press secretary, say...