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New Congressional Caucus to Focus on Central American Problems

New Congressional Caucus to Focus on Central American Problems

Experts say a nearly endless list of problems makes change difficult to achieve.

Congressional Hockey: Lobbyists and Congressmen Face Off for Charity

Congressional Hockey: Lobbyists and Congressmen Face Off for Charity

Lobbyists and congressmen hit the ice at the 8th Annual Congressional Hockey Challenge.

Obama Budget Request Reflects Global Engagement on Multiple Fronts

Obama Budget Request Reflects Global Engagement on Multiple Fronts

The Obama administration is requesting $50.1 billion in next year’s budget to fund a foreign policy that Secretary of State John Kerry has characterized as U.S. global engagement “in arena after arena.”

Mikulski Moves to Restore Burial Rights for Women World War II Pilots at Arlington

Mikulski Moves to Restore Burial Rights for Women World War II Pilots at Arlington

Women Airforce Service Pilots denied burial in Arlington Cemetery; Sen. Barbara Mikulski seeks to overturn decision.

Blimp Escape Prompts New Scrutiny by Congress

Blimp Escape Prompts New Scrutiny by Congress

A giant balloon — dubbed the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System — or JLENS for short — broke free from its mooring station at Maryland’s Aberdeen Proving Ground on Oct. 28.

Medical Marijuana Supporters Look for Change from Congress

Medical Marijuana Supporters Look for Change from Congress

The Senate passage of legislation allowing VA doctors to recommend medical marijuana use to their patients is a step in the right direction but medical marijuana supporters want to see a change in federal regulation.

One Million Veterans to be Focus of Federal Disease Research Project

One Million Veterans to be Focus of Federal Disease Research Project

Mega bio-bank under construction to study how genes affect veterans' health.

Wreaths for Fallen Soldiers

Wreaths for Fallen Soldiers

A last minute change of fortune for Wreaths Across America volunteer Kristina Seidel who was seeking sufficient donations to place Christmas wreaths on the graves at the Annapolis Veterans Cemetery. For the first time every one of the 2,996 graves will be presented a wreath on December 12th.

Cardin Stands Behind Obama’s ISIS Strategy, Refugee Policy

Cardin Stands Behind Obama’s ISIS Strategy, Refugee Policy

Following a visit from the French ambassador to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Thursday afternoon, the panel’s top Democrat, Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin, reaffirmed his support for President Obama’s foreign policy in the wake of the Paris terror attacks.

Medal of Honor Awarded to University of Maryland Alum

Medal of Honor Awarded to University of Maryland Alum

At a White House Ceremony on Thursday, U.S. Army Captain Florent Groberg (retired) received the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry in a ceremony at the White House. Florent, a University of Maryland graduate, tackled a suicide bomber during a combat mission in Afghanistan's Kunar Province.