The fight to build a new FBI headquarters outside D.C. isn’t over, according to one Maryland legislator who is working on a bill to move the project forward.
A dozen unionized federal employees and union leaders, brought together by Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., said the hardship is growing from the shutdown, and some spoke of cash-flow problems in the absence of a paycheck.
The partial federal shutdown has ripple effects nationally as the Senate adjourned on Saturday with no resolution and no full session until Thursday. Here’s what local politicians are saying about the shutdown and what it means for those of us in the D.C. area.
Maryland’s two U.S. senators and several House representatives sat down with top leaders from the University System of Maryland on Wednesday to express their concerns following one of the most tumultuous and tragic years in the history of the system’s football program.
U.S. Senators have written a sharply worded letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis, saying they are “deeply disturbed by the overt politicization of the military” and the continued deployment of troops in response to the migrant caravan.
Maryland’s University System Board of Regents “botched” critical decisions in the wake of its investigation into football player Jordan McNair’s death and needs to undergo a serious review, says Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-MD.
They joined other senators in asking Director Christopher Wray about any involvement the president had in developing a new plan to keep the headquarters where it is on Pennsylvania Avenue — not far from Trump International Hotel.
U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen, from Maryland, believes the state’s voters can expect their votes to be properly counted. One analyst agrees generally, but says absentee ballots are a big exception.
The measure comes after the FBI told Maryland officials in July that a Russian oligarch with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin was heavily invested in the software vendor that maintains key parts of Maryland’s election infrastructure.
Even before a sudden move by Senate Republicans Friday to request an FBI probe of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and the state’s two senators were calling for just such an investigation.
The Pier Oyster Bar and Grill in Edgewater, Maryland, was packed with family, coworkers and others who wanted to support Sunday’s fundraiser for a Prince George’s County firefighter battling stage 4 colon cancer. See photos.
“Significant investments are needed,” U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings says during the Senate subcommittee hearing, which was hosted Monday by Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin in Howard County.
Ben Cardin’s proposal is a response to President Trump expressing interest in a massive military display, similar to one he saw during France’s Bastille Day celebration in Paris.
Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker is anticipating a major endorsement Friday from a U.S. senator in his bid for the governorship of the state.
Prince George’s County Public Schools have been awarded a federal grant that will provide the system with about $25 million over three years. The grant marks a break from a scandal-filled year for the school system.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.