News Digest – October 16, 2017

In the news this week: Cardin joins McCain in blasting the Trump administration for failing to act in accordance with newly Russia sanctions law, Cummings works to expand rights of whistleblowers, Ruppersberger introduces bill to improve the nation's energy grid, and Sarbanes speaks out on gun control after the Las Vegas shooting. Foreign affairs Senator … Continue reading News Digest – October 16, 2017

News Digest – October 2, 2017

Healthcare Senate Republicans conceded defeat on Graham-Cassidy, their last-ditch effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act under the budget reconciliation process.  Senator Cardin blasted Graham-Cassidy as being bad for all Americans.   Obamacare Democrats see sabotage in Obamacare web outages, fearing Trump will let the law ‘implode’ after repeal failure.  Rep. Cummings: “It is unclear … Continue reading News Digest – October 2, 2017

News Digest – September 25, 2017

This week in the news, ACA repeal fight gears up again with Graham-Cassidy bill, Cardin and Van Hollen urge Federal Election Commission to adopt new rules to protect online advertising from foreign influence, and Cummings continues to probe Trump administration's many ethics violations. Health care Senate Republicans have vowed a vote next week on Graham-Cassidy, … Continue reading News Digest – September 25, 2017

News Digest – September 15, 2017

This week in the news, Senators Cardin and Van Hollen are reviewing Bernie Sanders' Medicare For All bill, Rep. Cummings looks into mounting costs for the Secret Service under the Trump administration, and Rep. Ruppersberger condemns GOP for blocking his amendment to provide additional funding for combating white supremacist groups. Health care About a quarter … Continue reading News Digest – September 15, 2017

News Digest – September 8, 2017

This week in the news, Baltimore delegation responds to Trump adminstration's decsision to rescind DACA, Senators warn of unilateral action in North Korea and Iran, and Representative Cummings (MD-7) after a months-long absence due to his health. DACA Repeal Maryland’s congressional Democrats condemned the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals … Continue reading News Digest – September 8, 2017

News Digest – August 30, 2017

This week in the news - Cardin criticizes Trump's strategy on Afghanistan, our representatives respond to the removal of Confederate statues in Baltimore, and more details come out on the predatory leasing practices of Kushner-held real estate companies on Baltimore-area tenants. Afghanistan President Trump told the country that he had a new strategy for the … Continue reading News Digest – August 30, 2017

News Digest – August 22, 2017

This past week the news was dominated by more fallout from Trump's response to Charlottesville, Charlottesville solidarity rallies throughout the country, and the removal of Confederate statues in Baltimore. Charlottesville President Trump again blamed “both sides” for the deadly violence in Charlottesville last weekend, claimed the press had treated many participants in the Unite the … Continue reading News Digest – August 22, 2017

News Digest – August 15, 2017

In the news last week was the threat of nuclear war with North Korea, horrifying White Supremacist-fueled violence in Charlottesville, and the President's equally horrifying response. North Korea President Trump raised the specter of nuclear warfare with North Korea this week when he threatened to respond to any endangering acts with “fire and fury like … Continue reading News Digest – August 15, 2017