Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama’s health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job and suspending most non-essential federal programs and services.
Maryland’s U.S. congressional delegation spent more than $1.1 million sending official mail through the U.S. Postal Service, requiring only their signatures to reach constituents from 2010 through the first quarter of 2013, according to an analysis by The Frederick News-Post.
A festival is marking the 1786 Annapolis National ConventiCon. The event begins Wednesday in Annapolis and continues through Saturday.
A college community is coming together in prayer.
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin visited Fort Meade to address the furloughs that went into effect last month.
The father of Trayvon Martin has joined an effort by members of Congress to focus more attention on issues disproportionately affecting black men and boys.
A 28-year-old Marine veteran is formally announcing his bid for Maryland’s 6th District Congressional seat.
The 28-year-old Marine veteran is formally announcing his bid for Maryland’s 6th District Congressional seat.
Several members of Congress representing coastal states are voicing concern about a proposed federal regulation that could pre-empt state bans on buying or selling shark fins.
A Republican congressman from Michigan may propose a ban on speed and red-light enforcement cameras in the District of Columbia.
The nation’s mayors are expected to ask Congress to push anew for stronger background checks for gun buyers.
Former U.S. Secret Service agent Dan Bongino is scheduled to announce his plans to run for the Republican nomination for Maryland’s 6th district congressional race.