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U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations

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  • Gatto's measure to save state's citrus industry moves to Appropriations Committee

    This story has been updated. See details below. A bill introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) to invest in a citrus-saving research initiative is headed to the Senate Appropriations Committee. AB 571, which would appropriate $5 million...
  • Obama needs to start sweating the small stuff

    Obama needs to start sweating the small stuff
    President Barack Obama likes doing the big things. This is, after all, the man who claimed that his victorious 2008 campaign was "the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal." He was roundly (and rightly) derided...
  • Lawmakers press Pentagon, VA to cooperate on claims backlog

    Lawmakers press Pentagon, VA to cooperate on claims backlog
    A bipartisan group of lawmakers pressed the Obama administration Wednesday to reduce the backlog of disability claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs by improving cooperation between the several agencies that have a role in the process. Senators...
  • Mikulski, VA secretary pledge added staff, training in Baltimore

    Mikulski, VA secretary pledge added staff, training in Baltimore
    The Baltimore office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the nation's worst performer in processing disability claims, will receive more employee training, an influx of senior staff and a new digital processing system ahead of schedule, under a...
  • U.S. cuts could lead to 'brain drain' in medicine

    U.S. cuts could lead to 'brain drain' in medicine
    Scientists at the nation's leading research institutions are warning that continued uncertainty over federal funding could lead to a brain drain that will undermine the country's global status in medicine. With funding at the National Institutes of...
  • Sequester could close towers at five state airports, LaHood says

    Five regional and local airports could see their control towers close on April 1 if across-the-board spending cuts take effect next week Friday, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Friday. Hagerstown Regional Airport and Salisbury-Ocean City...
  • Obama visits with U.S. Senate Democrats in Annapolis

    Obama visits with U.S. Senate Democrats in Annapolis
    President Barack Obama slipped into Annapolis Wednesday for a private meeting with U.S. Senate Democrats focused on the nation’s latest fiscal crisis — a visit that temporarily closed roads and a handful of businesses a mile from the...
  • Md. will receive $8.6 million more in Sandy aid

    Md. will receive $8.6 million more in Sandy aid
    Maryland communities affected by Super Storm Sandy will receive $8.6 million in federal funding under an emergency spending measure approved by Congress last month. The money, which is in addition to the roughly $1.5 million in assistance the federal...
  • Cardin asks NIH researchers to help fight looming cuts

    Cardin asks NIH researchers to help fight looming cuts
    Sen. Ben Cardin had a simple request of researchers at the National Institutes of Health looking for ways to defend their funding from looming budget cuts: "Put a face on this." "You're real people," the Maryland Democrat told hundreds of federal...
  • Harris appointed to House Appropriations

    Harris appointed to House Appropriations
    Baltimore County Republican Rep. Andy Harris was appointed to serve on the powerful House Appropriations Committee on Thursday, giving the state another voice in how federal dollars are spent. Harris, is in his second term representing the Eastern Shore...
  • Md. congressional leadership demands answers from VA

    Md. congressional leadership demands answers from VA
    Calling the failures at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Baltimore "inexcusable," Maryland's congressional leadership on Monday demanded the beleaguered agency develop an immediate plan to fix the local problems in processing disability claims....