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House Set to Approve Broad New Powers for Attorney General

House Set to Approve Broad New Powers for Attorney General

The first items on the agenda for the Maryland House of Delegates Monday are House and Senate resolutions that will give Attorney General Brian Frosh sole discretion to sue the Trump administration to protect the “state’s interest as well as the health and welfare of Maryland residents.” The House Rules Committee Friday afternoon voted...
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Hoyer: Paid Family Leave is Pro-Family, Pro-Children & Good for Our Country

Hoyer: Paid Family Leave is Pro-Family, Pro-Children & Good for Our Country

This afternoon, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) delivered remarks at a press conference with Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-12), Congressman Don Beyer (VA-08) and Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) on the reintroduction of the Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act (FEPPLA). Below is a transcript of his remarks: “Thank you Carolyn Maloney for your continued...
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State House Democrats Propose Legislation Aimed at Trump Policies

State House Democrats Propose Legislation Aimed at Trump Policies

Democratic lawmakers in Annapolis announced five priorities Tuesday aimed at resisting policy efforts by President Donald Trump’s administration and the Republican-controlled Congress. One would withdraw all of Maryland’s past calls for a constitutional convention, another would direct the attorney general to oppose “harmful” federal policies, two would create commissions to monitor health and financial...
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Maryland Association of Counties Stands with Governor Hogan on Road Kill Bill Repeal

Maryland Association of Counties Stands with Governor Hogan on Road Kill Bill Repeal

The Maryland Association of Counties (MACo), a non-profit and non-partisan organization that advocates on behalf of local governments to the Maryland General Assembly, has voted to support Governor Larry Hogan’s call for a full repeal of House Bill 1013, more commonly known as the Road Kill Bill. This legislation, passed over the governor’s veto in...
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Governor Larry Hogan Delivers 2017 State of the State Address

Governor Larry Hogan Delivers 2017 State of the State Address

On Wednesday, February 1, 2017, Governor Larry Hogan emphasized bipartisan achievement and outlined his plans to reform redistricting, foster economic growth and fight Maryland’s heroin and opioid crisis in his third State of the State address Wednesday… Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, members of the General Assembly, distinguished guests, and my fellow Marylanders: It is...
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Lawmakers Target Escalating Drug Prices

Lawmakers Target Escalating Drug Prices

Maryland House and Senate Democrats are moving to stamp out prescription drug price gouging and force drug makers to reveal how their drugs are priced. joshua-auerbach-right-jeremy-greene Assistant Attorney General Joshua Auerbach, right, and Hopkins medical historian Jeremy Greene. On Tuesday, policy analysts, advocates and an assistant attorney general testified before the Senate Finance Committee...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces State Retirement Choice Act for the 21st Century Workforce

Governor Larry Hogan Announces State Retirement Choice Act for the 21st Century Workforce

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the State Retirement Choice Act for the 21st Century Workforce, legislation that will restructure and protect Maryland’s current underperforming employee pension system. The proposed legislation will allow the state to begin paying down the unfunded liability in the current pension system while creating a sustainable retirement system that will...
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Calvert County Commissioners to Name Animal Shelter After Former Commissioner Linda Kelley

Calvert County Commissioners to Name Animal Shelter After Former Commissioner Linda Kelley

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announced today it will dedicate a new Prince Frederick animal shelter in honor of former Calvert County Commissioner Linda Kelley. The Owings resident is widely known as a vocal and committed advocate of animal rights and their safe and humane treatment. The Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter...
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Hoyer Remarks on Executive Order Targeting Federal Employees

Hoyer Remarks on Executive Order Targeting Federal Employees

“Yesterday, President Trump issued an Executive Order. He imposed a hiring freeze on the federal workforce. It was not only a freeze, but an attack on those serving our country and a misguided action that will achieve the opposite of what is intended. “For those who are listening in the chamber, Mr. Speaker, let...
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Hoyer Attends Signing Ceremony at Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head

Hoyer Attends Signing Ceremony at Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head

On Thursday, January 19, 2017, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer joined Ambassador Kåre R. Aas of Norway at a signing ceremony marking the new public-private-partnership between NAMMO and the United States Navy’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal Division at Indian Head. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “Good morning. I’m honored to be here at...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces 2017 Justice for Victims Initiative

Governor Larry Hogan Announces 2017 Justice for Victims Initiative

Thursday January 12, 2017 Governor Larry Hogan announced the 2017 Justice for Victims Initiative. The initiative introduced a series of proposals to help prevent future victims of crime and to stop repeat offenders. This legislation is initiated to deter sex offenders, prosecute human traffickers, support victims of crime, and toughen penalties for repeat DUI...
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Steny Hoyer Says Repealing the Affordable Care Act Will Have a Devastating Impact on Thousands of Marylanders

Steny Hoyer Says Repealing the Affordable Care Act Will Have a Devastating Impact on Thousands of Marylanders

Since its enactment in 2010, the Affordable Care Act has made a huge difference in the lives of Marylanders, including here in the Fifth District. The law took a three-pronged approach to address the problems that plagued our health care system by working to bring down the cost of health coverage; increase access to...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces 2017 Maryland Jobs Initiative

Governor Larry Hogan Announces 2017 Maryland Jobs Initiative

Governor Larry Hogan today unveiled the 2017 Maryland Jobs Initiative, a comprehensive legislative package that will provide incentives for the creation of thousands of jobs and $5 million in strategic investments in education and workforce training to put even more Marylanders back to work. As the centerpiece of this initiative, the governor announced the...
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Hoyer Statement on the Discovery of Nooses at the Dominion Cove Point Construction Site

Hoyer Statement on the Discovery of Nooses at the Dominion Cove Point Construction Site

On December 16, 2016, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) released the following statement today after a fifth hangman’s noose was discovered at the Dominion Cove Point construction site: “I am horrified to learn that hangman’s nooses continue to be discovered at the Dominion Cove Point construction site, despite efforts by Dominion and the Kiewit...
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Governor Larry Hogan Lists Major Projects Killed by the Road Kill Bill

Governor Larry Hogan Lists Major Projects Killed by the Road Kill Bill

On Wednesday, December 15, 2016, Governor Larry Hogan made the following statement: Today I announced that we will submit emergency legislation for our top priority for this legislative session, which is to push for the full and immediate repeal of the Road Kill Bill, which will be responsible for the elimination of nearly all...
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Governor Larry Hogan Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Lt. General James F. Fretterd

Governor Larry Hogan Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Lt. General James F. Fretterd

Governor Larry Hogan today ordered the Maryland flag to be lowered to half-staff across the state to mark the passing of Lt. General James F. Fretterd, one of the longest-serving adjutant generals in the history of the Maryland National Guard. “The First Lady and I send our sincerest condolences to General Fretterd’s family, friends,...
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2016 Leading Women Award Presented to Jaymi Sterling

2016 Leading Women Award Presented to Jaymi Sterling

The 2016 Leading Women award presented by The Daily Record is awarding St. Mary’s County’s own Jaymi Sterling. The Leading Women’s award is an award given to 50 women who are 40 years of age or younger that have made several accomplishments throughout their careers. Mrs. Sterling has been a part of the State’s...
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Steny H. Hoyer’s Statement on Veterans Day

Steny H. Hoyer’s Statement on Veterans Day

House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of Veterans Day: “Today, I join in marking Veterans Day, a time to pay tribute to the men and women who have served our nation in uniform and honor the many sacrifices they have made. We come together today to...
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2016 General Election Results

Election results reported to the State Board of Elections - Write-in votes are reported on election night in the "Other" category. Over the next several days, the Local Boards of Elections will review the votes for filed write-in candidates.
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Funding to Fight Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Crimes

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Funding to Fight Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Crimes

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention has awarded a total of $2,367,650 in federal Violence Against Women Act grants to fund efforts to help protect women and families from domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking crimes. This federal funding comes from the Office on...
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Paid Sick Leave Bill Will Pass, Key Senator Tells Business Group

Paid Sick Leave Bill Will Pass, Key Senator Tells Business Group

Maryland business groups are uniformly opposed to mandatory paid sick leave legislation that already passed the House of Delegates in April before dying in a Senate committee. But a key Senate leader told a Howard County Chamber of Commerce breakfast Wednesday that the bill was bound to pass this term, and business leaders should...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioners Take a Stand in War on Drugs

St. Mary’s County Commissioners Take a Stand in War on Drugs

Like many communities across America, St. Mary’s County has experienced numerous problems associated with illicit drug use and those who traffic in them. Governments and community leaders know citizen support is one of the most effective tools in the effort to reduce the use of illicit drugs. With that as a foundation the Commissioners...
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Hoyer Announces Grant Award to Expand Myrtle Grove Wildlife Management Area

Hoyer Announces Grant Award to Expand Myrtle Grove Wildlife Management Area

On October 11, 2016, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer announced that the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has been awarded a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant of $550,000. The funding, which will be matched by DNR, will be used to acquire over 182 acres of property in Indian Head, Maryland, for public outdoor recreation....
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Governor Larry Hogan Names Sam Malhotra as Chief of Staff

Governor Larry Hogan Names Sam Malhotra as Chief of Staff

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the appointment of Maryland Department of Human Resources Secretary, Sam Malhotra as Chief of Staff to the Governor, effective October 26. Malhotra will replace current Chief of Staff, Craig A. Williams, Ph.D., who has accepted a senior level position at Johns Hopkins. “Secretary Malhotra has been a valued member...
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How to Check If You’re Registered to Vote

How to Check If You’re Registered to Vote

The deadline to register to vote, update an address, and request an alternate polling place for this election is Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 9 p.m. While there are tons of web sites that’ll check if you’re registered, many of them also snatch up your email address and send you obnoxious emails. To skip...
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