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August 7, 2014

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." 

August 6, 2014

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. 

August 4, 2014

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." 

August 4, 2014

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. 

August 4, 2014

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.

August 4, 2014

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).

August 4, 2014

Five members of Maryland’s congressional delegation, including Representative Sarbanes, said for the first time Friday they believe the punishment handed down to Ravens running back Ray Rice by the NFL is insufficient, adding to a growing chorus of elected officials who are raising questions about league commisioner Roger Goodell’s decision. 

July 30, 2014

Several new PACs are working to dilute the influence of big money in campaigns by backing candidates who would encourage ordinary Americans to donate more, The New York Times reported. 

July 29, 2014

In The New York Times today, Nicholas Confessore writes that the super PAC to end super PACs is leaping into the fray with $12 million dollars to back candidates who support campaign finance reform. One of the group’s founders, Harvard professor and activist Lawrence Lessig, has a slogan for his initiative: “Embrace the irony.”

July 28, 2014

The town of Brookeville received another star in its history crown this week, as it was placed on the National Park Service’s Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail.

Town officials and residents joined Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Dist. 3) of Towson and members of the District 14 legislative delegation to unveil the sign, installed outside the Brookeville Academy at 5 High St. 

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