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Maryland Congressional Delegation Members Announce Over $10 Million for Enhanced Security Measures at Houses of Worship Across the State

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WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) announced $10,691,398 to enhance security measures at local religious and nonprofit community organizations across the state. This federal funding is provided through the U.S.…

Relaying Constituent Concerns, Maryland’s Full Congressional Delegation Asks for an End to Troubling Issues with Routine Immigration Services in Baltimore

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone Thursday wrote to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Baltimore District Director Greg Collett urging him to address concerning trends in the delivery of routine services at the USCIS…

Virginia or Maryland? GSA reveals scoring system that will determine new FBI HQ site

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In March, a funding bill passed by Congress ordered the General Services Administration to begin the process of selecting a suburban location for a new FBI headquarters, with a goal of having the new site selected by the end of the fiscal year. With a new fiscal year starting Oct. 1, the GSA, which acts as the federal government’s landlord, likely won’t meet that goal. But it appears to…

‘Black hero’ or ‘servant’? Supporters push for Marylander who served in War of 1812 to get VA tombstone.

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Ask Lou Giles about Samuel Neale, and the amateur historian will rattle off how Neale was one of the few Black men who served in the Maryland Militia during the War of 1812, helped tend to wounded soldiers at two major battles and suffered a gunshot wound. Decades later, he even won a military pension from the state. To Giles, that’s more than enough to qualify Neale for an honor the…

Top Black Leaders in Maryland Emphasize Equity in Choice of Prince George’s County for New Consolidated FBI HQ

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Two of the three sites in the final-selection round are in Prince George’s County, the largest majority Black jurisdiction in the region, which has not seen an equitable share of federal office space.

Maryland Delegation Members Applaud President’s Signing of Veterans’ Health Care Bill with Funding for Two Maryland Veterans Clinics

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WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, and Anthony G. Brown (all D-Md.) applauded President Biden’s signing of legislation to open two veterans’ outpatient clinics in Baltimore and Prince George’s County. The bipartisan Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our…

As Migrants Flood D.C., Pentagon Denies Mayor’s Request for National Guard Troops

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In what statehood proponents have described as a serious problem, the Department of Defense (DOD) recently denied Mayor Muriel Bowser’s request for the D.C. National Guard to help mitigate the arrival of asylum-seeking migrants from Texas and Arizona.  Last month, Bowser requested 150 National Guard members per day and recommended the D.C. Armory as an ideal location for housing and…

Lawmakers press Pentagon for answers as military recruiting crisis deepens

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Lawmakers from both parties are putting increasing pressure on the Pentagon to fix the recruitment crisis that threatens to leave the military well short of its goals to bring new troops aboard this year, in what is widely considered the worst recruiting environment since the end of the Vietnam War. While leaders from the different military branches have all acknowledged the…

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