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The constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision came up short in the Senate. Such things are no easy lift.
The War of 1812 provided both a challenge and an opportunity to a few decades old independent country, Rep. Sarbanes said. It was a testimony to America's determination to remain free and preserve the country's sovereign democracy.
There is more and more evidence that Democrats and progressives are discovering the power of taking on big money in politics as a central issue in their campaign strategies. In the House, Nancy Pelosi has gotten most of her colleagues in the Democratic caucus (160 of them) to co-sponsor a major clean money campaign finance initiative, John Sarbanes' Government By The People Act.
So far this year, US Senator Barbara Mikulski, US Senator Ben Cardin, and Congressman John Sarbanes have announced over $26 million in federal AIP funds for the airfield work at BWI Marshall.
Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5364) to "amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to extend and improve the Children's Health Insurance Program."
Eight Democratic Maryland congressmen wrote a letter to President Barack Obama recently in opposition to using seismic air guns to search for oil and gas in the Atlantic Ocean, especially off Maryland's coast.
Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., has introduced legislation (H. R. 5239) to "amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income any discharge of student loan indebtedness."
Eight of Maryland's 10-member congressional delegation are urging President Barack Obama to reconsider siding with a proposal to allow the use of seismic air guns to explore for oil and gas in the Atlantic Ocean.
Eight Democratic members of Maryland's congressional delegation wrote President Obama Monday urging him to reconsider his administration's plan to allow seismic testing for oil and gas off the mid-Atlantic coast.
Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa) recently unveiled his "Holding Congress Accountable" legislative package, which includes Congressman Sarbanes' Government By the People Act (H.R. 20).