Biden Unveils Federal Worker Vaccine Requirement As He Adopts Tougher Approach To Get Unvaccinated Americans VaccinatedPresident Joe Biden, who for months used techniques like public service announcements to persuade Americans to get vaccinated, feels he has struck a "brick wall" in convincing holdouts to get shots, according to people familiar with his thinking. In private meetings with top aides, Biden has raised one question repeatedly: "What's the problem?"
Maryland Among States Suing Federal Government Over Rule Allowing Clinicians To Refuse AbortionsNearly two dozen states and municipalities are suing the federal government to stop a new rule letting health care clinicians object to providing abortions and other services that conflict with their moral or religious beliefs.
Maryland, DC Federal Workers Among Those Seeking Loans, Second Jobs As Shutdown LingersRoughly 420,000 federal employees were deemed essential and are working unpaid. An additional 380,000 are staying home without pay. While furloughed federal workers have been given back pay in previous shutdowns, it's not guaranteed that will happen this time.
House Passes $1.1T Government Spending Bill, Sends to SenateThe House easily passed a $1.1 trillion governmentwide spending bill on Wednesday, awarding wins to both Democrats and Republicans while putting off until later this year fights over President Donald Trump's promised border wall with Mexico and massive military buildup.
Chesapeake Bay Program Funding Preserved in Budget DealA $1.1 trillion budget bill that would keep the federal government running through September fully funds the program that has coordinated Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts for decades.
Md. Senators Focus On Wait Times At Baltimore's VA Medical CenterThe scandals that rocked the Veterans Administration medical system brought a closer look from Maryland's two senators.
Md. Government Wants Money To Clean Up The BayFinding money to clean the bay continues to be an uphill struggle.
Shutdown Could Force Md. To Use Money For ProjectsMaryland officials say a shutdown of the federal government could force furloughs of employees supported by some federal grants, or require the state to absorb that cost.
Feds Targeting Fake Immigration LawyersA top federal immigration official is asking states' attorneys general to help him crack down on fake immigration lawyers and educate immigrants on how to spot them.
BWI Service To Cuba Approved By Federal GovernmentA major door between the United States and Cuba is opening, and it's happening right in Maryland. Flights from America to Cuba are now allowed to leave out of BWI Marshall.
Federal Government Dismisses Workers 2 Hours EarlyThe federal government is letting employees get a head start on the commute home as the Washington region braces for the first significant snowfall since last winter's back-to-back blizzards.