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This has been an intense couple of weeks and they are about to get even more hectic. Today, former FBI Director James Comey testifies before the Senate. If you recall, Comey was abruptly fired by President Trump while he was investigating the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia. With the Comey hearing underway as we […]

Women’s access to health care should not be a political bargaining chip. Republicans in Congress (most of whom are men) should not try to control women’s reproductive decisions. Women have a constitutional right to privacy. But, unfortunately, Republicans refuse to let this go. Their health care plan defunds Planned Parenthood. It could force clinics to […]

GLEN BURNIE, Md. — Living near BWI Marshall Airport has meant a constant roar of airliners flying over homes in Anne Arundel and Howard counties for the past two years. Now, Maryland’s two senators and seven of the state’s congressmen are getting involved. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin plus Congressmen Steny Hoyer, Elijah […]

Four Democratic members of the state’s congressional delegation told voters gathered at a town hall meeting in Baltimore on Thursday that they will continue to push back on Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare, including a new plan expected in coming days. “I don’t know that we’re going to be able to avoid to fight this […]

Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger is back from a week-long tour of the Middle East, where he visited troops, leaders and refugees, his office announced. The Baltimore County Democrat, a member of the House appropriations committee’s subcommittee on defense, was joined by appropriations Chairman Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, a New Jersey Republican. They went to Iraq, Turkey and […]

COLUMBIA, Md. — One of President Donald Trump’s biggest campaign promises is to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The heated debate in Washington, D.C. made its way Sunday to Howard County where lawmakers spoke with concerned residents. Three congressmen – Reps. John Sarbanes, Elijah Cummings and Dutch Ruppersberger –- were at the meeting […]

(Washington, DC) — Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger today issued the following statement regarding the treatment of protesters and the controversy over the Dakota Access Pipeline: “Peaceful protest is a vital part of our Constitutional rights, and the reports of intimidation and injuries to unarmed protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline are alarming. Army Corps of […]

(Washington, DC) — Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger issued the following statement today on president-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of Steve Bannon as his Chief Strategist: “I am deeply troubled by President-elect Trump’s choice to appoint Steve Bannon as his Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor. Under Mr. Bannon’s leadership, Breitbart News has published offensive comments about women, […]