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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,Washington Bureau of The Sun | January 18, 1991
WASHINGTON -- Members of the Maryland congressional delegation reacted with shock to the news of an Iraqi missile attack on Israel -- a place that many of them have visited.But while some members believed Israel should retaliate, others hoped the Persian Gulf war would not widen to include the Jewish state."It's something you hoped and prayed wouldn't happen," said Representative Benjamin L. Cardin, D-Md.-3rd, who is Jewish and represents most of the predominantly Jewish communities of the Baltimore area.
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By John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2014
Five members of Maryland's congressional delegation 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. “Domestic violence carries a stigma, and the little to no punishment many abusers receive only strengthens that stigma and further endangers victims,” said Baltimore Rep. Elijah E. Cummings.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2013
Members of Maryland's congressional delegation asked the Obama administration Thursday to reconsider its decision to deny federal disaster aid to Garrett County residents walloped by an October snowstorm. In a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator W. Craig Fugate, the lawmakers said the weather system — produced by Hurricane Sandy — cut power to the county for a week and damaged 23 homes. "Garrett County was hit extremely hard by Hurricane Sandy, and the people of Western Maryland will remember this storm and the damage it did for a long time," said Rep. John Delaney, a Montgomery County lawmaker who signed the letter, along with Sens.
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By John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2014
Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, who briefly considered running for governor himself last year, endorsed Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown for the job on Tuesday. The Baltimore County Democrat was one of the last holdouts in the congressional delegation to pick a candidate, along with Reps. Chris Van Hollen and John Delaney, both of Montgomery County. The other six Democrats in the state's congressional delegation are backing Brown. "Lt. Gov. Brown has demonstrated a commitment to building a business climate that attracts, retains, and grows business in the 2nd Congressional District, and he has a plan to continue that success across our entire state," Ruppersberger said in a statement.
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By Liz Bowie and Liz Bowie,SUN STAFF | December 15, 1997
Fort McHenry's old walls may not be crumbling, but they are in need of repairs since the last restoration in 1939 when the site was designated a national monument.This morning, Maryland's congressional delegation will announce a $1.3 million appropriation to complete the next phase of a major restoration begun in the early 1990s."From 1939 until 1991, it has been done on a catch-as-catch-can basis," said Kathryn Cook, the fort's superintendent.Fort McHenry -- 200 years old this year -- was maintained most of its life by the Army, which as Cook pointed out, "had a repair service living there on site."
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By Boston Globe | June 1, 1993
HANOI, Vietnam -- Vietnamese officials yesterday turned over previously unrevealed documents and films of captured and killed American servicemen to a congressional delegation seeking to determine the fate of 2,259 Americans who remain missing in action 20 years after the end of the U.S. war effort.Americans and Vietnamese alike said the latest information could represent a significant advance in efforts to lay to rest, finally, a conflict that tore the fabric of American society. But the lingering bitterness of the struggle in Vietnam was evident on both sides during ceremonies at which the new materials were presented.
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By Paul West and Paul West,paul.west@baltsun.com | June 13, 2009
Washington - -Members of Maryland's congressional delegation, including millionaire Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin, took a financial hit when the U.S. economy nose-dived last year, according to annual financial disclosure forms released Friday. Cardin saw the value of his reported assets shrink to between $1.3 million and $3.1 million in 2008, down from $1.7 million to $4 million the previous year. Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, who vies with Cardin for the distinction of the state's richest federal lawmaker, took advantage of the depressed real estate market to add to his property holdings.
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By Matthew Hay Brown and Matthew Hay Brown,Sun Reporter | March 15, 2007
WASHINGTON -- On his visit to Capitol Hill yesterday to meet with Maryland's congressional delegation, Gov. Martin O'Malley brought with him a red binder fat with requests: 148 priorities worth more than $200 million. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin asked him to consider adding one more: global warming. "Maryland the state is particularly vulnerable," the Democratic senator said. "Sea level change is clearly a matter that is of direct interest." Maryland's representatives in Washington - who include the House Democratic leader, and members of the Appropriations committees - were generally receptive to a wish list that included funding requests for transportation, children's health insurance and the Chesapeake Bay. Several members acknowledged fiscal challenges in Washington.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | January 3, 2013
The plan to move 450 jobs from the Financial Management Services facility in Hyattsville to the Bureau of Public Debt in Parkersburg, W.Va., has been postponed for five years, members of the Maryland congressional delegation announced Thursday. The move — proposed by the Obama administration to save $96 million over five years — was set to begin in February 2014, but the Maryland congressional delegation negotiated with the Treasury Department for the delay. "We must have a more frugal government, but not one that hangs our people out to dry," Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski said in a statement.
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By John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2014
Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, who briefly considered running for governor himself last year, endorsed Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown for the job on Tuesday. The Baltimore County Democrat was one of the last holdouts in the congressional delegation to pick a candidate, along with Reps. Chris Van Hollen and John Delaney, both of Montgomery County. The other six Democrats in the state's congressional delegation are backing Brown. "Lt. Gov. Brown has demonstrated a commitment to building a business climate that attracts, retains, and grows business in the 2nd Congressional District, and he has a plan to continue that success across our entire state," Ruppersberger said in a statement.
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Robert L. Ehrlich Jr | October 6, 2013
The Obamacare/government funding debacle has again focused the country's attention on the considerable differences between the Obama Democrats and Boehner Republicans. But one of the primary misunderstandings regarding this latest titanic struggle concerns the popular but misplaced notion that Congress is dysfunctional because of politics. I refer to the popular caricature of Republicans and Democrats sitting around all day with nothing to do other than plot evil deeds against each other.
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September 9, 2013
This week, Maryland's congressional delegation will be called on to vote on a matter of the gravest national importance: President Barack Obama has asked lawmakers to authorize punishing military strikes against Syria in response to that government's use of chemical weapons last month to murder more than 1,400 of its own citizens, including 400 children. We urge our representatives in Washington to stand behind the president's resolve not to allow these heinous crimes to go unpunished.
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By Patrick Maynard | February 7, 2013
As Senate Intelligence Committee members file into room 216 of the Hart office building in Washington for a CIA confirmation hearing this afternoon, they will be under a spotlight much brighter than they anticipated last week. That was before a Monday NBC report unveiled leaked documentation from the Obama administration strongly implying that extrajudicial drone killings of American citizens abroad are made casually, with little meaningful oversight or geographic restriction.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2013
Members of Maryland's congressional delegation asked the Obama administration Thursday to reconsider its decision to deny federal disaster aid to Garrett County residents walloped by an October snowstorm. In a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator W. Craig Fugate, the lawmakers said the weather system — produced by Hurricane Sandy — cut power to the county for a week and damaged 23 homes. "Garrett County was hit extremely hard by Hurricane Sandy, and the people of Western Maryland will remember this storm and the damage it did for a long time," said Rep. John Delaney, a Montgomery County lawmaker who signed the letter, along with Sens.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | January 3, 2013
The plan to move 450 jobs from the Financial Management Services facility in Hyattsville to the Bureau of Public Debt in Parkersburg, W.Va., has been postponed for five years, members of the Maryland congressional delegation announced Thursday. The move — proposed by the Obama administration to save $96 million over five years — was set to begin in February 2014, but the Maryland congressional delegation negotiated with the Treasury Department for the delay. "We must have a more frugal government, but not one that hangs our people out to dry," Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski said in a statement.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | January 5, 2012
The dean of Maryland's congressional delegation, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, endorsed Rep. Donna Edwards for reelection on Thursday, the first high-profile endorsement in a primary race that, so far, has mostly taken place behind the scenes. "She is part of the new generation of women in Congress who are coming into their own in a new way for a new day -- claiming their power to empower others," Mikulski said of her fellow Democrat in a statement released by the Edwards campaign.
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By Marina Sarris and William Thompson and Marina Sarris and William Thompson,Evening Sun Staff | September 19, 1991
Rep. Helen Delich Bentley, R-2nd, said she expects all but one of her colleagues to sign off today on a congressional redistricting map that would help her, but one fellow Republican does not plan on being rushed."
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,Evening Sun Staff | June 5, 1991
Maryland's congressional delegation is among the most pro-labor, anti-business contingents in Washington, and that is hampering economic development in the state, a business group says in a study.Maryland Business for Responsive Government, a group of corporate chief executives and other business interests, recently compared the voting records of lawmakers from all the 50 states and ranked Maryland 45th in terms of business issues.The study examined votes in the 101st Congress in 1989 and 1990.
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Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2010
Gov. Martin O'Malley and the Maryland congressional delegation asked the state's highest court Saturday to halt home foreclosures for at least 60 days in response to recent revelations of widespread documentation errors by large financial institutions. Gov. Martin O'Malley and Maryland's entire congressional delegation asked the state's highest court Saturday to halt all home foreclosures for at least 60 days in response to recent revelations that large mortgage lenders processed thousands of documents without proper review.
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By Paul West | paul.west@baltsun.com | March 12, 2010
- State transportation agencies have spent more than $130 million for snow removal this winter, more than double the budgeted amount, members of Maryland's congressional delegation were told Thursday. Federal aid to recoup some of the costs of snow removal is "critically important," Gov. Martin O'Malley said during his annual meeting with Democratic and Republican lawmakers at the Capitol in Washington. Final figures won't be known until officials tally the expense of the latest storm in Western Maryland, where more than a foot of snow is still on the ground.
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