Senate Democrats Block GOP's Zika Funding Bill Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a Republican proposal to provide $1.1 billion to fight the Zika virus, faulting the GOP for packing the measure with restrictions on Planned Parenthood money and changes to policies on pesticide spraying.
A Divided Senate Answers Orlando With Gridlock On Gun CurbsA divided Senate blocked rival election-year plans to curb guns Monday, eight days after the horror of Orlando's mass shooting intensified pressure on lawmakers to act but knotted them ingridlock anyway — even over restricting firearms for terrorists.
Senate Votes Families Of 9-11 Victims Can Sue Saudi GovernmentIn an unprecedented move Tuesday, the Senate voted to allow family members who lost loved ones in the September 11 terrorist attacks to sue the Saudi government.
Senate Majority Leader To Offer Bill Allowing Tesla To Sell Cars To ConsumersThe majority leader of the Connecticut Senate says he'll introduce legislation that would allow electric vehicle manufacturers, including Tesla Motors, to sell cars directly to consumers.
Douglas Announces Bid For SenateA former George W. Bush administration defense department appointee from Bladensburg is running for Senate in Maryland.
Former Gov. Robert Ehrlich Not Running For PresidentFormer Gov. Robert Ehrlich says he isn't running for president, and he has no plans to run for U.S. Senate, either.
Cardin To Hold Town Hall On Business In BaltimoreMaryland Sen. Ben Cardin is holding a town hall meeting on business in Baltimore.
New Push To Improve Relations Between Police & The CommunityThey're mainly focusing on the lack of communication--not just between police and the community, but between police and the government.
Former Del. Ron George Says He Plans To Run For State SenateFormer Anne Arundel County Del. Ron George says he plans to run for state Senate in 2018.
GOP-controlled Hill Panel Backs State Medical Marijuana LawsThe federal government would be unable to block state laws permitting the use of medical marijuana under legislation that has been approved by a Republican-controlled Senate committee.
Senate Democrats Demand More Money For Amtrak Repair BacklogSenate Democrats on Thursday demanded that Republicans provide more money for Amtrak so the railroad can tackle a $21 billion maintenance and repair backlog, including replacing tunnels more than a century old.
Trade Offers Contrast Between Obama, Senate DemocratsSenators of both parties worked Wednesday to revive trade legislation that's a top priority for President Barack Obama, a day after Obama's fellow Democrats repudiated him nearly unanimously on the issue.