| 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,...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 7:37 PM
Congress on Friday approved $225 million for Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system, a Pentagon-backed request to shore up the U.S. ally amid continued hostilities in the Gaza Strip.
With little debate, Congress cleared the measure as lawmakers...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:14 PM
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski will introduce an emergency spending bill on Wednesday to deal with the flow of minors crossing the border that slashes $1 billion from President Barack Obama's original request but that does not include provisions...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 12:30 PM
On her website, Sen. Barbara Mikulski proclaims that she is joining other senators to introduce a "legislative fix to protect women's health" following the Supreme Court's recent decision in the Hobby Lobby case. Whether you are for abortion or against...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 5:16 PM
The Social Security Administration is overhauling its internal anti-discrimination program after federal auditors found that the agency failed to establish an adequate system for handling employee claims.
Auditors from the federal Equal Employment...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Thanks to the incredible combined power of treatments like anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) and widespread use of harm-reduction services, mortality rates and new infections of HIV/AIDS are finally beginning to decline worldwide. The end of the epidemic is...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 4:11 PM
Maryland Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski toured Baltimore's 99-year-old Montebello water treatment plant Monday to draw attention to the needs of municipalities nationwide for federal help to upgrade their aging infrastructure.
| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:59 PM
— President Barack Obama asked Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to address the influx of children from Central America entering the country illegally, a first step in what the White House described as a broader effort to...