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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).
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Minority leader and Rep. John Sarbanes talk paid sick leave, higher minimum wage and access to child care.
Congressman John Sarbanes (D-MD) joined National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis and DC Park Prescriptions, or Park Rx, champion Dr. Robert Zarr today to learn about an innovative program in which doctors prescribe time in nature as a way to help treat chronic diseases such as obesity.