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Barbara A. Mikulski

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  • Maryland lawmakers urge Obama to issue LGBT employment protections

    Maryland lawmakers urge Obama to issue LGBT employment protections
    More than half of the members of Maryland's congressional delegation signed a letter dated March 18 to President Barack Obama asking him to issue an executive order to prohibit federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT workers. Sens....
  • Mikulski calls for FEMA to speed up flood law

    Mikulski calls for FEMA to speed up flood law
    Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski joined a bipartisan chorus of lawmakers Monday calling on the Obama administration to speed up the implementation of a law intended to mitigate increases in flood insurance premiums. In a letter to Craig Fugate, administrator of...
  • Franchot urges veto of wind farm curb

    Franchot urges veto of wind farm curb
    Comptroller Peter Franchot urged Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday to veto a bill that would halt a major wind energy project on the Eastern Shore, arguing that Somerset County desperately needs the jobs the project would generate. Franchot wrote in a...
  • Senators grill Obamacare administrator over healthcare.gov

    Senators grill Obamacare administrator over healthcare.gov
    WASHINGTON -- The top Obamacare administrator told a Senate committee that setbacks will not hamper overall enrollment in the Affordable Care Act, which she said was expected to start slowly and then grow before the 2014 deadline to carry insurance...
  • Lawmakers call on Congress to pass smaller food stamp cuts

    Lawmakers call on Congress to pass smaller food stamp cuts
    Standing in a warehouse full of food for needy families, three Democratic lawmakers called Monday for Congress to avoid sharp cuts to food stamps proposed in a $500 billion farm bill. Lawmakers want to pass the massive legislation by the end of the year,...
  • Baltimore has a stake in the farm bill [Commentary]

    Baltimore has a stake in the farm bill [Commentary]
    Washington gridlock has stopped Congress from passing a much needed farm bill. Here in Baltimore, my administration has put politics aside to implement an aggressive urban agricultural plan to meet the needs of our most vulnerable citizens and support...
  • Maryland leaders remember Nelson Mandela as 'symbol of hope in the world'

    Maryland leaders remember Nelson Mandela as 'symbol of hope in the world'
    Two lasting memories of Nelson Mandela stood out to Kurt Schmoke. The former mayor of Baltimore said Thursday evening that he was in the presence of Mandela on two occasions — in one, Mandela galvanized world leaders amid his inauguration as South...
  • Congress faces deadline to reach a budget deal

    Congress faces deadline to reach a budget deal
    Lawmakers return to Capitol Hill on Monday to begin a critical week of budget negotiations with wide-ranging economic implications for Maryland — on issues that include Baltimore harbor dredging, preschool classrooms and the Eastern Shore's...
  • End the senseless syringe funding ban [Commentary]

    End the senseless syringe funding ban [Commentary]
    News that Congress┬áreached a budget deal has been met with glee by D.C. pundits, but there is an unresolved issue on the minds of many in the Maryland medical community — will they see sense and lift the ban on federal funding for Syringe Services...
  • Senate advances bipartisan budget agreement

    Senate advances bipartisan budget agreement
    A bipartisan budget deal aimed at calming debates over U.S. fiscal policy for the next two years cleared a key vote Tuesday in the Senate, reducing the risks of another government shutdown and spending cuts that would have had an outsized impact in...
  • Lifting ban on federal funding of syringe programs would save lives and tax dollars [Letter]

    I would like to underscore Chris Beyrer's recent commentary calling for lifting the U.S. ban on use of federal funds for syringe services programs, or SSPs ("End the senseless syringe funding ban," Dec. 11). SSPs benefit our communities by preventing...