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Senate Panel OKs Gas Tax

A Senate panel has approved a gas tax measure without making any changes of its own to the plan.

03/28/2013

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Architects Oppose Bill To Alter Eisenhower Memorial

An effort in Congress to eliminate funding and scrap the proposed design for a national memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower drew strong opposition Friday from the American Institute of Architects, which said lawmakers should not censor an architectural work.

03/15/2013

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Automatic Federal Budget Cuts To Impact Baltimore City Job Programs

The Mayor’s Office of Employment Development says automatic federal spending cuts caused by the sequestration imposed by Congress will have a negative impact on workforce development services.

03/11/2013

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Ex-Md. Candidate Pleads Guilty In Voting Case

A former Maryland congressional candidate was fined $5,000 and ordered to perform 500 hours of community service after she admitted to illegally voting in two states during the same general election, a state prosecutor announced Friday.

03/08/2013

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Federal Budget Cuts May Harm The Most Vulnerable

Nonprofit groups in the Washington area say automatic budget cuts from Congress will likely slash services for low-income families, seniors and people with disabilities.

03/04/2013

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Cuts In Place, Obama And GOP Brace For Next Fight

Severe spending cuts are now the law of the land and the battle has spilled into the weekly media messages from President Barack Obama and the Republicans, with both sides saying it’s the other’s fault.

03/02/2013

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No. 2 House Democrat: Bickering Must Come To End

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer says Congress must “put aside ideological constraints” and resolve differences over taxes, budget and spending.

02/21/2013

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Ravens Get Love From Congress, Pelosi Accepts Defeat

A “job well done” for the Ravens from Annapolis.

02/06/2013

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D.C. Leaders To Celebrate Statue Relocation

A statue of Frederick Douglass will soon be moved to the United States Capitol alongside statues of luminaries from the 50 states, and District of Columbia leaders are planning to celebrate the move.

02/04/2013

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Baltimore County Police Chief Urges Congress To Pass Tougher Gun Control Laws

The call for action to toughen the nation’s gun laws heats up.

01/30/2013

Capitol Hill

Opinion: New Beginnings

This New Year ushers in a new Congress and a large Freshman class. Here’s hoping that new faces create needed change on the Hill.

01/04/2013

Peter King

Opinion: A Terrible End To A Terrible Congress

Congress refused to vote for relief for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The first Republican President famously said “a house divided against itself cannot stand.” The same holds true for the Republican Party today.

01/04/2013

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