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.
The number of people who bought private health plans on the Maryland exchange set up under health reform doubled from last year.
The President’s budget proposal released today makes important investments for the future of the Fifth District, Maryland and our country.
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.
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.
Eighteen of Maryland’s jurisdictions, Charles County among them, will benefit from a federal education grant designated to improve the recipients’ pre-kindergarten programs.
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.
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.
Congressman Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 83, the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015, which will fund the federal government through September 2015 and prevent a government shutdown.
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.