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  • 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...
  • Administration makes case for emergency Ebola funds

    Administration makes case for emergency Ebola funds
    Federal health officials told a Senate committee Wednesday that the Obama administration's request for $6.2 billion in emergency funding is critical to fighting the spread of Ebola, and there were indications the proposal could win broad bipartisan...
  • 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...
  • Eastern Shore wind project should be scrapped

    Eastern Shore wind project should be scrapped
    As a life-long resident of Somerset County, I felt compelled to respond to commentator Andy Bowman's recent op-ed ("Politics, not safety concerns, hamper Eastern Shore wind project," Dec. 1). After telling us for 30 years that industrial wind energy...