Maryland officials have joined a host of congressmen in opposing the Trump administration’s plan to start underwater seismic testing along the Atlantic coast, operations that could lead to increased domestic production of oil and gas, but also could be harmful to marine animals.
Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen is scheduled to join Nevada Rep. Susie Lee to call for passage of a bill to promote public education funding.
Chris Van Hollen told WTOP Wednesday that contracting to repair the potholes will soon begin. It follows a meeting that the Maryland Democrat had recently with the National Park Service to discuss the situation.
It takes a good idea and a commanding presence to make a state committee listen intently this late in the General Assembly session. Kana Walsh, a middle school student from Montgomery County, may have that good idea.
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.
Recreating the District in video game form was no small task. Here's how the developers did it.