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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Budget victory for veterans

    The omnibus appropriations bill approved by Congress and signed last month by the president finally closed the book on federal budgeting for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, more than two months late and only after another threat of a government shutdown....
  • Maryland legislators who voted for DOMA now part of effort to repeal it

    Maryland legislators who voted for DOMA now part of effort to repeal it
    It's now part of the accepted narrative on same-sex marriage in this country that many long-serving politicians, particularly Democrats, have "evolved" on the issue over the last two decades -- mostly following their constituencies toward greater...
  • 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...
  • 11 GOP senators threaten to block Colvin for Social Security

    11 GOP senators threaten to block Colvin for Social Security
    A group of Republican senators raised concerns Wednesday about the way President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Social Security Administration has handled a troubled computer contract for the agency, an unexpected development that cast doubt on her...