The GazetteA year ago this week President Obama signed into law the Affordable Care Act or the ACA. The ACA gave families — not insurance companies — the freedom to control their own health care choices. Just a year after it became law the ACA is making it easier for small businesses in Prince George's County to cover their employees the law is taking important steps to bring down health care costs and it's stopping insurance company abuses that bankrupt sick Marylanders or deny them coverage.
Montgomery AdvertiserSELMA Ala. - Thousands of marchers marked the 46th anniversary of the "Bloody Sunday" voting rights confrontation in Selma. Congressmen Steny Hoyer John Lewis and Harry Reid march arm-in-arm on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma Ala. on Sunday. By Kevin Glackmeyer AP Congressmen Steny Hoyer John Lewis and Harry Reid march arm-in-arm on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma Ala. on Sunday.
Montgomery AdvertiserThe second-ranking Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives first experienced segregation when he was 11. U.S. Rep John Lewis right center holds hands with U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer and Kerry Kennedy an human rights activist and daughter of Robert Kennedy as they sing at the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery during a visit by a congressional delegation Saturday. (Mickey Welsh - Advertiser) House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland who was the House majority leader when Democrats controlled the House had moved to Coconut Grove Fla.
The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 would give the U.S. Department of Agriculture the authority to set nutritional standards for all foods regularly sold in schools during the school day. In St. Mary's County, existing school policy already addresses nutritional standards, but a revision is under way to meet the new standards.
Members of Maryland's congressional delegation endorsed the president's call Tuesday night to work across party lines to improve education, facilitate innovation and reduce the deficit.