The Prince George's Gazette The 5th District race for the U.S. House of Representatives features two longtime politicians and elected legislators — House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D) the incumbent and Maryland House of Delegates Minority Leader Anthony J. O’Donnell (R). They are joined on the ballot by a Libertarian candidate Arvin Vohra and Green Party candidate Bob Auerbach. The 5th District with its high concentration of federal workers and military installations needs an experienced and effective advocate in Congress.
Bay Net By Andy Marquis Congressman Steny Hoyer (D: MD-5th) and United States Senator Ben Cardin (D: MD) visited a foreclosure prevention workshop at the College of Southern Maryland’s La Plata campus on Saturday. They stressed the importance of knowledge and spoke about what President Barack Obama (D) has done to help those underwater. Multiple banks were offering advice. Attorneys and counselors were also on hand to provide advice to people. Hoyer and Cardin both toured the event.
Capital GazetteBy Shanteé Woodards Trisha Klein places pins on her world map each time one of her custom-made aprons sells internationally. The Arnold resident who runs Mama’s Apron Strings from her basement has sold to customers in Thailand Brazil Scotland France and Italy among other countries. And as the national focus shifts to increasing manufacturing in the United States she has seen a growing demand for her ‘Made in Annapolis’ label. “It’s picking up; people are trying to buy American ” said Klein who has been selling her $42 aprons since 2006.
Southern Maryland NewsBy Nicole Clark Maryland Army National guardsmen have deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan where they flew unmanned aircraft that helped them outwit their enemies. In one incident guardsmen watched insurgents load improvised explosive devices into two vehicles. “What our guys did was call in an airstrike and they dropped 500-pound bombs on the cars ” said spokesman Lt. Col. Charles Kohler.
Southern Maryland NewsU.S. Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md 5th) and Capitol Hill staffers visited Greater Baden Medical Service’s Brandywine community health center in August kicking off the organization’s 40th anniversary. A celebration is scheduled for Oct. 23 at Newton White Mansion in Prince George’s County. During the nearly two-hour visit the congressman read a book to a group of youngsters and spoke with their parents parents during the medical clinic’s first Reach Out and Read story time in the pediatric waiting area.
Southern Maryland NewsBy Jason Babcock The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced last month it is planning to open 13 new community-based outpatient clinics across nine states including one in Charlotte Hall. The outpatient clinics serve veterans who live in more rural areas. There is a clinic operating now at the campus of the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. A new clinic will be operational in 2013 said U.S. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md. 5th).
Prince George’s SentinelBy Sarah Hainesworth Expand your market by thinking globally was just one of the tips small business owners learned July 31 at the Maryland is for Entrepreneurs event at Bowie State University. The event was presented by the Maryland Small Business Development Center and featured special guest Rep. Steny Hoyer. Business owners were also able to network and learn strategies to make their business more profitable. Russell C.
Politico Democrats introduced a comprehensive jobs plan two years ago to get more Americans back to work by creating the right conditions for manufacturing businesses to invest expand and hire. Our plan called “Make It in America ” aims to revitalize our manufacturing sector in order to increase economic competitiveness and create jobs that won’t be shipped overseas. Manufacturing has been a bright spot in our economic recovery increasing jobs and helping other sectors expand.
The HillBy Alicia Cohn Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.) this week is unveiling his next step in the battle over voting rights in the form of a pop-up Web application that informs people where to vote and how to register. Hoyer and Rep. Robert Brady (D-Pa.) the ranking Democrat on the House Administration Committee sent a letter to colleagues dated Monday to introduce the new application and encourage members to use it specifically recommending sharing it through social media.
Prince George’s SentinelThroughout our history the most fundamental safeguard of liberty equality and opportunity has always been the right to vote. Whenever that right was denied Americans banded together to demand full inclusion in our democracy from the rousing addresses of Maryland’s own Frederick Douglass to the marches for women’s suffrage culminating with the Freedom Rides of the 1960s. Today with a pivotal election just six months away the right to vote is once again under threat from Republican-controlled state legislatures seeking to restrict access to the ballot.