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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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Tom Phelan Begins Campaign for St. Mary’s County Sheriff

Tom Phelan Begins Campaign for St. Mary’s County Sheriff

Retired U.S. Navy CAPT Tom Phelan has formally announced the launch of his campaign for Sheriff of St. Mary’s County, in 2018. “It is my desire to provide new, fresh and experienced leadership to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and bring the next level of responsive administration to the citizens of St. Mary’s...
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Presidential Election Voter Registration Deadline Nears for Calvert County Residents

Presidential Election Voter Registration Deadline Nears for Calvert County Residents

Calvert County residents who are eligible to vote are reminded that the deadline to register to vote, change party affiliation or make an address or name change for the 2016 general election is Tuesday, Oct. 18, by 9 p.m. Calvert County residents with a Maryland driver’s license or a Maryland Department of Transportation Motor...
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Governor Larry Hogan Proclaims October as Maryland Manufacturing, Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Governor Larry Hogan Proclaims October as Maryland Manufacturing, Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Governor Larry Hogan has issued two statewide proclamations announcing the month of October as Manufacturing and Cybersecurity Awareness Month in Maryland. Maryland is home to more than 3,600 manufacturing companies and 1,200 private-sector cybersecurity companies, in addition to world-class facilities including the U.S. Cyber Command, the National Security Agency, and the National Cybersecurity Center...
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House Republicans Issued More than 70 Subpoenas and Letters Investigating Hillary Clinton Just Since the FBI’s Decision on Emails in July

House Republicans Issued More than 70 Subpoenas and Letters Investigating Hillary Clinton Just Since the FBI’s Decision on Emails in July

Republicans in the House of Representatives have rapidly escalated their investigations of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to unprecedented levels by issuing more than 70 subpoenas and letters just since July 5, when FBI Director James Comey announced publicly that his team of career investigators unanimously concluded that no criminal charges were warranted in...
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2016 State of St. Mary’s County Video Report Now Available for Viewing

Citizens seeking a unique way of reviewing the work of county departments during the past fiscal year can view the 2016 St. Mary’s State of the County Video Report. The video details activities, events and projects ongoing and completed from July 2015 to present. Highlights of the video include an overview of the FY17...
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In Case You Missed it, New Maryland Laws Went Into Effect October 1, 2016

In Case You Missed it, New Maryland Laws Went Into Effect October 1, 2016

Many of the laws passed during this year’s General Assembly session went into effect on Saturday, October 1, 2016. Some key new laws Oct. 1 include measures to: require ignition interlocks for drunk driving and increase penalties for killing people while driving drunk; make drivers carry cards showing current insurance coverage; reform asset forfeiture...
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Department of Justice Releases Strategy Memo to Address Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic

Department of Justice Releases Strategy Memo to Address Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic

As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to address the rising public health challenges caused by the national prescription opioids and heroin epidemic, Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch issued a memo this week announcing the department’s three-part prevention, enforcement and treatment strategy.  The memo lays out action items, institutionalizes best practices, and builds on existing efforts by U.S. Attorney’s Offices, the Drug Enforcement Administration and other Department of Justice components. Additionally, Attorney General Lynch sent...
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Commissioners Recognize Economic Development Week

Commissioners Recognize Economic Development Week

When the current group of commissioners took office in 2014, one of their main objectives was the expansion of economic development efforts across the county. In keeping with their mission, commissioners joined with members of the Department of Economic Development (DED), and the Navy’s Technology Transfer Office of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft...
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Governor Hogan Announces Expansion of Defense Company

Governor Hogan Announces Expansion of Defense Company

As part of a weeklong economic development mission to Israel, Governor Larry Hogan today met with executives of defense giant ELTA Systems Ltd. and announced that the company’s U.S. affiliate, ELTA North America, is tripling its footprint in Maryland and adding up to 50 new jobs over the next two to three years. The...
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