In the news this week, Cardin works to save the Iran nuclear deal and praises new UN sanctions against North Korea, Cummings demands probe of online gun sales, and the entire Baltimore Congressional Delegation expressed disappointment over FBI refusing to investigate the murder of BPD detective Sean Suiter.
Senator Cardin praised new United Nations sanctions against North Korea as a major accomplishment for the United States. But he criticized President Trump’s most recent tweets about North Korea, saying they make it more difficult to engage in diplomacy over North Korea’s nuclear program.
Senator Cardin has continued talks with National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker about legislation that might appease President Trump and avoid a unilateral withdrawal of the United States from the Iran nuclear deal.
Sen. Warren (MA) and Rep. Cummings demanded a probe into online gun sales; GAO reports that 72 agents were unable to buy guns online.
Baltimore local news
- Baltimore’s congressional delegation expressed disappointment over the FBI’s refusal to investigate the apparent homicide of Baltimore City detective Sean Suiter and released a joint statement on the matter
- Senator Van Hollen urged Baltimore city and state officials to work together to expedite repairs in city schools, many of which have had inadequate heat during the current cold snap.
- Maya Cummings, wife of Rep. Elijah Cummings, withdraws from Maryland governor’s race due to “personal considerations”