News digest – June 16, 2017

Everyone vs. Trump


The Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill that would escalate sanctions against Russia and Iran.  Senator Cardin played a major role in brokering the bipartisan legislation. Senator Van Hollen missed the vote because of a kidney stone, but tweeted that he supported the bill.

Shooting at Congressional baseball practice

Maryland’s MoCs reacted to a shooting at a Congressional baseball practice in Alexandria.  Here’s Representative Sarbanes’s statement.

Drug prices

House Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats sent a letter requesting a hearing on prescription drug prices.

Climate change

Maryland’s MoCs sent Governor Hogan a letter, urging him to take action on climate change


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