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March 9, 2015

Local student joins Obama, Hoyer in Selma

The country’s eyes and ears were on Selma, AL Saturday, March 7 as they were 50 years ago on that date. Forty-thousand people crammed into the town half that size to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, when police broke up an attempted march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge to protest for voting rights for all.

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February 17, 2015

Twice as many get private insurance through Md. health exchange

The number of people who bought private health plans on the Maryland exchange set up under health reform doubled from last year.

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January 19, 2015

MLK Prayer Breakfast held at North Point High School

North Point High School in Waldorf was the focal point for the 20th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Prayer Breakfast held by the Charles County Chapter of the NAACP Monday, Jan. 19.

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January 13, 2015

Bills Would Give Feds a 3.8 Percent Pay Raise

Lawmakers in the both the House and Senate introduced bills on Tuesday to raise federal employees’ pay 3.8 percent across the board in 2016.

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December 31, 2014

Grant will fund Pre-K programs

Charles is one of 18 systems in state to get money

Eighteen of Maryland’s jurisdictions, Charles County among them, will benefit from a federal education grant designated to improve the recipients’ pre-kindergarten programs.

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December 18, 2014

Charles County hospital gets grant for emergency generators

Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) and U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin (both D-MD) announced a $1,987,432.00 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through its Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) program to the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata, Maryland to fund the replacement of three undersized emergency generators and automatic transfer switches at the medical center to ensure critical services are supported during power outages.

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December 15, 2014

Second health open enrollment going well, Hoyer says

More than 65,000 Marylanders have signed up for health care

The second open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act is going well for Maryland. In fact, it’s going 29 times better than it did last year, said U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md., 5th) in a conference call Wednesday.

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December 12, 2014

Program vouchers to aid So. Md.’s homeless veterans

Calvert Housing Authority chosen as administrator

Nearly one-third of the homeless veterans in Southern Maryland will have the chance to get assistance with affordable housing after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued 21 housing vouchers for use in the region.

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December 10, 2014

Congressmen meet with the Dept. of Veteran Affairs Secretary

Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Chris Van Hollen, Dutch Ruppersberger, and John Sarbanes held a meeting with the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Secretary Bob McDonald to discuss the July 2014 Inspector General’s Report on the VA’s Baltimore Regional Office and what actions the VA is taking to ensure that these issues are not repeated in the future. 

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December 4, 2014

Grant to help pay for homes affected in Fort Washington slope failure

Maryland lawmakers and Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker's office announced Thursday that a $2,017,125 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will help to acquire six homes that were threatened by a severe slope failure in Fort Washington.

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