Tag: U.S. senate

Both of Maryland’s Senators Will Oppose Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

From left: Sen. Ben Cardin (D), Judge Neil Gorsuch and Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D)

President Donald Trump’s nominee for an open seat on the Supreme Court will go before the U.S. Senate for confirmation within the week. Today, both of Maryland’s senators pledged they will not vote to let him in.

Senate Officially Confirms Former Hopkins Neurosurgeon Ben Carson as Housing Secretary


It actually happened, folks: A retired doctor with zero public policy or management experience is now the nation’s secretary of housing and urban development.

Frosh Among Six Attorneys General Pushing Senate to Reject Jeff Sessions as AG

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Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh has joined a coalition of top state prosecutors who are urging a U.S. Senate committee to reject Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions as the next U.S. attorney general.

Maryland May Not Be Sending Any Women to Capitol Hill Next Year


barb-mikulskiThe country might be on the cusp of history in electing its first female president. But the pantsuit revolution started by Barbara Mikulski may be taking a step back in Maryland.

Is Elijah Cummings the Next Democrat in For Md. Senate Race?

Rep. Elijah Cummings
Rep. Elijah Cummings

After a period of summer silence in the jockeying for position in the race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, a sign went up from Baltimore Congressman Elijah Cummings this week. 

5 Reasons Barbara Mikulski Is a ‘Giant’ of the U.S. Senate



Senator Barb is stepping down. On Monday morning in Fell’s Point, Barbara Mikulski announced she won’t seek another term as U.S. Senator in 2016.  As it usually goes these days, the news was out before the announcement was made, and the conversation about who was going to replace her started while the mic was still hot. But before we move to the next news cycle, let’s take a moment to look at what Baltimore and Maryland will lose as the 78-year-old Mikulski ends her long, influential tenure in Washington:

Hopkins Officials Testify Before Senate



Congressional battles over how much money the government should spend (and how it should spend it) have impacted many different aspects of American life. The one that most concerns Johns Hopkins president Ronald Daniels, and Hopkins’ Applied Physics Lab director Ralph Semmel is the decline in funding for research and higher education. “The potential impact on our young scientists is grave,” Daniels warns.