Cardin Introduces Bill Expanding Protection Programs For Migratory Birds, Including Baltimore OrioleU.S. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) on Thursday introduced legislation seeking to expand conservation programs helping 380 species of migratory birds, including Maryland's state bird, the Baltimore Oriole.
Lawmakers Secure $130K To Support STEM Opportunities For Maryland StudentsLawmakers have secured nearly $130,000 in federal funding for partnerships between NASA and Maryland universities to provide opportunities for students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
EPA Awards $40M For Chesapeake Bay Restoration, Part Of 5-Year, $238M PlanThe funding is part of a five-year $238 million plan to clean up the 64,000-square-mile watershed, federal officials announced.
Baltimore Receives $7.9M To Fund Violence Prevention Programs, Implement Parts Of Consent DecreeBaltimore City has received $7.9 million in federal dollars for public safety programs, including $5.3 million to help the Baltimore Police Department implement elements of the consent decree, local elected leaders said.
Sens. Cardin And Van Hollen Tout $1.5M Investment In Three West Baltimore ProjectsSens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen appeared in West Baltimore on Friday to tout $1.5 million in federal funding for three community projects, including plans to turn the former segregated school U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall attended as a child into a community hub and legal center.
Congressional Dems Ask MD Department Of Labor To Apply For Funds To Help Workers Navigate UnemploymentMaryland's congressional Democrats are urging the state labor department to apply for a federal grant to help workers navigate the "deeply flawed unemployment insurance system," which was plagued by delays as a flood of claims came in during the pandemic.
Feds Award Maryland $9.3M For Electric Vehicle Charging StationsMaryland was awarded nearly $9.3 million in federal funding to build electric vehicle charging stations across the state, according to the Democrats in the state's congressional delegation.
Advocacy Group & Lawmakers Voice Concerns After Bomb Threats Target Maryland's HBCUsA civil rights advocacy group is voicing concerns after a wave of bomb threats targeted more than 20 historically Black colleges and universities across the country.
Vacancies & Broken Equipment Cited In Audit Of Baltimore USPS HubA new audit has found that a U.S. Postal Service hub in Baltimore is processing millions of fewer pieces of mail compared to last year, even though work hours and overtime have gone up significantly.
Build Back Better Act Gets Mixed Reviews From Maryland OfficialsThe U.S. House of Representatives' passage of President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act is getting mixed reviews from Maryland’s elected officials.
Maryland's Leaders & Residents React To Colin Powell's DeathTributes from throughout Maryland poured in Monday for late Gen. Colin Powell.
Maryland Delegation Announces More Than $12M In Funding To Renovate Community Health CentersFunding for the American Rescue Plan was announced today by U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen. This funding is in the amount of $12,211,150 and it will support the construction, renovation, and expansion of local community health centers across the state.
Maryland's Congressional Democrats Call On State To Use $2.5B Surplus To 'Support Those Who Need It Most'In a joint statement, Maryland's Congressional Democrats called on the state to use its $2.5 billion budget surplus to "support those who need it most," with many families facing eviction and struggling to pay childcare.
Maryland's Congressional Delegation Urges Biden To Approve Disaster Declaration For Ida Storm DamageIn a letter to President Joe Biden, Maryland's Congressional delegation on Thursday urged the White House to approve the state's request for a presidential disaster declaration after the remnants of Hurricane Ida brought tornadoes and flash floods.
Feds Award $18.2 Million To Five Local Organizations Offering Mental Health Services, Substance Use TreatmentThe federal government awarded $18.2 million to five Maryland organizations to increase access to mental health services and substance use treatment, Maryland's Congressional Democrats announced on Wednesday.