Southern Maryland NewspapersOlympians are a rare breed. But an entire soccer team of them is native to St. Mary’s County. Nearly two months after it won gold at the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens with a 2-1 victory over Spain the U.S. men’s soccer team comprised entirely of players from St. Mary’s assembled the morning of Aug. 26 at Chancellor’s Run Regional Park for a little due recognition from Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md. 5th). “The gold medal winners ” Hoyer said as he began shaking hands with each player inside the park’s Softball Hall of Fame.
The GazetteTina Tchen chief of staff to first lady Michelle Obama listens Aug. 25 as U.S. Rep. Steny H. Hoyerspeaks during the ninth annual Women's Equality Day Luncheon held at Colony South Hotel in Clinton.
BayNet A dawn broke Sunday in St. Mary’s County anyone with a chain saw became the most popular person in the neighborhood. Hurricane Irene left in its wake many downed trees and power lines and a large population without power. Although most waterfront areas unlike Isabel were spared major flooding there were some notable exceptions including the St. Mary’s River in Great Mills and Town Run in Leonardtown at Maryland Antiques Center and the Port of Leonardtown.
The CapitalOf the four congressmen who represent Anne Arundel County House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer has raised the most during this election cycle according to federal campaign finance reports filed this month. Hoyer D-St. Mary's County represents southern Anne Arundel and raised $1.2 million since the 2010 election. He raised $716 214 between April and July of this year and his $996 927 campaign chest is the largest of the four congressmen currently representing Anne Arundel.
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.