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  • House narrowly passes spending bill as Congress avoids shutdown

    House narrowly passes spending bill as Congress avoids shutdown
    Lawmakers narrowly averted a government shutdown late Thursday night while advancing a $1 trillion spending package after a dramatic day on Capitol Hill in which House members of both parties raised a litany of objections to the measure. The Republican-...
  • 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...
  • 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. receives $650 million federal grant for foster care

    Maryland has won a five-year, $650 million federal grant that will give officials more flexibility to run the state's foster care program and reduce the number of children entering the system, Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration said Tuesday. The U.S....