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WASHINGTON – Eight out of Maryland’s 10-member congressional delegation are included among the lawmakers who compiled the most liberal voting records on Capitol Hill last year, according to a new study by the American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF).
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch died Sunday afternoon after being hospitalized for pneumonia- and condolences poured in throughout the state almost immediately.
Maryland lawmakers remembered Busch as a prominent leader, an educator and an advocate for the state.
Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin (D) has been named chairman of a newly created subcommittee of the House Rules Committee. The Subcommittee on Expedited Procedures will look into ways of fast-tracking certain pieces of legislation, in the committee and on the House floor.
Special Interests Try to Sway Immigrants
Medicare for All has attracted widespread support in the Democratic Party. But the ambitious overhaul of the nation’s health care system faces a major threat: big spending by health care and insurance interests determined to preserve the status quo.
A bipartisan group of representatives joined with Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló (D) Thursday to present a bill that would admit the territory as a state within 90 days of passage.
The bill's author, Rep. Darren Soto (D-Fla.), said the plan's simplicity makes it different from all previous attempts at Puerto Rico statehood.
Three glasses shattered to the sound of hundreds of cheers and “mazel tovs," and three couples under three chuppahs kissed the first kiss of their married lives. All three were now legally wed, in the eyes of Jewish tradition and of the United States — a wedding that none of them could have in their native country.
Born in Washington, D.C., Raskin was raised in a politically active household. His father, the progressive activist Marcus Raskin, served as a young aide to President Kennedy and later played a key role in the anti-Vietnam War movement and the leak of the Pentagon Papers. His mother, Barbara Raskin, was a journalist and author.
SILVER SPRING – Audience members told horror stories of rationing their diabetic medicine or not being able to afford their child’s inhaler at a March 16 community forum on “Busting High Drug Prices” sponsored by the Right Care Alliance, a grassroots coalition of medical professionals and patients.
There is Bipartisan Support for the Measure to "Ban the Box."
Walkout Comes One Year After Similar Demonstration that Sparked Review of Civic Engagement Policy
Thousands of students from Montgomery County rallied on Thursday, demanding stronger gun-control legislation and pleading for the end to school shootings “plaguing the United States.”