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Members of a House task force on environmental justice sent a letter to Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke Wednesday criticizing him for recently reported comments on diversity, urging him to better use diverse resources at the department.
On a recent weekday afternoon in Largo, Md., California billionaire Tom Steyer — a philanthropist, political fundraiser and former hedge fund manager — changed out of his business suit, zipped up a Mr. Rogers sweater, ambled into a conference room at a DoubleTree off the Beltway and began talking with the assembled 11 attendees about his most recent endeavor.
SEOUL, South Korea — Next month the military plans to practice one of its worst nightmare scenarios in South Korea — a mass evacuation — this time adding plans to fly some volunteers all the way to the United States.
Groups representing thousands of veterans, the elderly and the disabled are criticizing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's recent comments suggesting national parks should increase entrance fees because too many people get in for free.
He specifically mentioned veterans and disabled people in his comments.
The Trump administration has had to contend with the issue of domestic violence in recent days, as two staffers have exited the White House over allegations of physical abuse from their ex-wives.
Texas authorities believe domestic violence may have been at the root of Devin Kelley’s murderous rampage in a church near San Antonio on Sunday, and the military now concedes that its failure to enter details of a previous domestic violence conviction may have made it easier for him to obtain the assault rifle he used to kill 26 people.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will consolidate its operations into a $265 million headquarters in Camp Springs, Maryland, in less than three years.
Freshman Rep. Anthony G. Brown, 55, a Maryland Democrat, talks about the lack of bipartisanship on the big issues of the day, lessons learned from his unsuccessful run for governor, and the luxury of waking up in his district.
Q: What has surprised you about Congress that you didn’t expect?
Six U.S. representatives representing Maryland, including Maryland Democratic Reps. Anthony Brown and Jamie Raskin, are helping cosponsor a bill outlawing attachments to semiautomatic rifles that allow them to fire faster.
U.S. Rep. John Delaney has co-sponsored legislation to have a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee removed from Antietam National Battlefield.