18 hrs ago
The Washington Post
Ryan to propose new anti-poverty plan
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan will shift this week from his years-long focus on cutting federal spending to a new anti-poverty proposal that seeks to overhaul the safety net but also leaves in place existing levels of funding.
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20 hrs ago
Act would create tax-free savings accounts for the disabled
The Senate Finance subcommittee on taxation and IRS oversight may have never heard testimony from someone quite like Sara Wolff.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Who Is On The Democratic Bench?
Without meaning to inflame anyone, let's assume that Hillary Clinton will be the next Democratic presidential nominee.
Tax Inversions Emerge as Issue for 2014 Midterm Elections
A new battlefield is emerging in midterm House and Senate races - tax inversions, in which U.S. companies merge with smaller overseas corporations to avoid U.S. corporate tax bills, The Wall Street Journal reported .
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Rep. Van Hollen: LegalizingIllegals Will Reduce the Deficit
When asked whether legalizing illegal immigrants would help unemployed Americans, Rep. Chris Van Hollen responded by pointing to testimony from the director of the Congressional Budget Office that Van Hollen said indicated enactment of the Senate immigration bill would "reduce the deficit and increase long-term economic growth."
Stars and Stripes
House members say war budget should not be 'slush fund'
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Thursday, July 17, 2014, that lawmakers must "carefully budget for our wartime needs," and perhaps increase the base funding for DOD, if necessary, adding that contingency funds should not be used as a "slush fund."
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Finally, Signs of Momentum on Corporate Inversions
First it was Pfizer. Now it's Walgreens . These and a growing list of companies have made headlines as they consider shifting their headquarters overseas -- so-called corporate "inversions" -- so they can avoid paying taxes on past and future profits .
Looking to Fund A Clean Energy Project? You Need A Green Bank.
New state-run investment funds could create a real marketplace for alternative energy projects--and bring down costs for all of us.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Treasury Secretary Lew Hopes to Prevent Further Corporation Inversion Tax Deals
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said comprehensive tax reform would be the best way to prevent further corporate inversions, but called on Congress to pass legislation to stem the tide of corporations merging with other companies overseas in order to cut their taxes.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Congressman Chris Van Hollen Weighs In On The Border Crisis
Congressman Chris Van Hollen joins WBAL's Maryland Morning News show to express his take on the border crisis and the possibility that illegal children will be moved to a facility in Westminster.
The Baltimore Sun
Carroll's revealing 'illeagle' graffiti [Editorial]
Our view: A spray painted message exposes the political heart of the furor over undocumented minors crossing the southern border Maryland State Police have classified anti-immigration graffiti spray-painted July 13, 2014, on the former Army Reserve Center in Westminster, Md., as a hate crime.
Stars and Stripes
Fort Detrick VA clinic sees satisfied patients
FREDERICK, Md. - At the front desk of Fort Detrick's health care clinic for veterans, a handful of blank feedback cards, reading "Thanks for a job well done," wait for patients' compliments.
Progressive Demand: "Robust, Long-Term" Transportation Funding
The House is scheduled to begin debate Tuesday on a short-term patch to get past an election-season crisis on federal transportation funding, but the Campaign for America's Future sent a letter to members of Congress today calling on them to "quickly renew robust, long-term funding for the Highway Trust Fund."
Mon Jul 14, 2014
John Bullis: When can we expect tax reform?
With Congress all tied up and failing to agree on almost anything, I wonder when we can expect Congress to reform our tax laws.
Van Hollen seeks striking Facebook photo, voter interaction
Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen is offering some of his prime Facebook real estate to the person who captures a striking photograph of his Eighth Congressional District .
Sat Jul 12, 2014
Harris: Westminster Army Reserve Center No Longer Considered For Housing Immigrants
Following objections from Carroll County officials and some Westminster residents, the Department of Heath and Human Services has decided not to use a former Army Reserve Center in Westminster to temporarily house some of the thousands of undocumented children and teenagers coming to the U.S. at the Mexican border.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Opposition building against housing immigrant children in Md.
CONTEMPLATING COMING HERE ILLEGALLY INTO THE SOUTH TEXAS IS WE WILL SEND YOU BACK.
The Baltimore Sun
Harris opposes Carroll County immigrant shelter
Rep. Andy Harris, the state's sole Republican in Congress, vowed Friday to use his position on the House Appropriations Committee to block any effort by the federal government to set up a shelter for immigrant children in Carroll County.
The never-ending war on poverty
President Lyndon Johnson stood before Congress and declared a "war on poverty" in January 1964.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
The Washington Post
Rock on: Fort Reno concerts will take place in 2014 after all
After announcing its cancellation last week, Fort Reno organizer Amanda MacKaye said the popular free rock concerts will go on as planned beginning July 7, the outcome of a Monday meeting between MacKaye and National Park Service officials.