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Democratic lawmakers trying to beat back another federal pay freeze

Maryland and Virginia lawmakers say federal employees have been singled out enough and shouldn't endure another year of a pay freeze or other benefit cuts. The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act includes such provisions. Rep. Gerry Connolly said continued pay freezes or reduction in benefits will impact recruiting and retention of employees.

Tags: pay and benefits , Congress , John Boehner , Gerry Connolly , Chris Van Hollen , NTEU , AFGE , Colleen Kelley , John Gage , pay freeze , NARFE , Julie Tagen , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/15/2011, 05:40am EST
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Senators call for mass-transit benefit extension

A group of 22 senators has called on the Senate Finance Committee to take up extending a mass-transit commuter tax benefit, which expires at the end of the year. The mass-transit benefit is set to be cut nearly in half from $230 a month to $120 starting next year, barring action by Congress.

Tags: pay and benefits , Congress , House , Senate , NTEU , mass-transit benefit , Barbara Mikulski , Senate Finance Committee

Monday - 12/12/2011, 02:36pm EST

Sen. Cardin hopeful omnibus will pass by deadline

Maryland Senator Ben Cardin said most of the issues have been resolved between Democrats and Republicans concerning the omnibus bill that will fund agencies through the 2012 fiscal year. However, policy riders introduced by the House GOP may still derail the legislation.

Tags: omnibus , budget , appropriations , Congress , Senate , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 10:27am EST
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Maryland congressional delegation's influence slightly wanes in new Congress

When Republicans took control of the House of Representatives in last year's election, it appeared the Maryland congressional delegation may have lost power and influence.

Tags: Congress , Al Wynn , John Sarbanes , Steny Hoyer , Chris Van Hollen , Susan Turnbull , Elijah Cummings , Andy Harris , Frank Kratovil

Friday - 01/21/2011, 02:00am EST

Members of Congress will get security suggestions

A House Democratic leader says he thinks lawmakers will be taking precautions when meeting with the public in the wake of a congresswoman's shooting in Arizona.

Tags: Gabrielle Giffords , Roscoe Bartlett , Eleanor Holmes Norton , Arizon shooting , security , Congress , U.S. Capitol Police , Tom Davis

Sunday - 01/09/2011, 10:30am EST

FY 2010 Budget: A View from The Hill

Tags: budget , earmarks , Senate , omnibus

Thursday - 03/05/2009, 10:05am EST
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Sen. Ben Cardin on efforts to fix traffic before BRAC breaks it

$300 million has been set aside for BRAC-related transportation mitigation efforts. Will that be enough?

Tags: BRAC , management , traffic , Congressional Spotlight

Monday - 01/11/2010, 12:05pm EST
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Bill offers the free press an option to go non-profit

Ben Cardin hopes to turn local papers into the little publishing engine that could.

Tags: newsstand , newspapers , non-profit

Thursday - 04/02/2009, 03:14pm EDT
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Senators seek to expand nutria eradication efforts

A bill in the U.S. Senate would expand nutria eradication efforts in Maryland and Louisiana and begin similar programs in other coastal states.

Tags: Jeff Merkley , Kay Hagan , Mary Landreiu , Barbara Mikulski , nutria

Friday - 05/06/2011, 11:28am EDT
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