By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun Maryland’s U.S. House delegation met Wednesday with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki to keep pressure on the agency to fix problems at the troubled Baltimore office and follow up on promises for improvement. Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, a Southern Maryland Democrat who is House minority whip, said Maryland veterans should call their […]

By: Dutch Ruppersberger Local government is truly where the rubber meets the road. As Baltimore County executive, I proudly oversaw capital projects ranging from the restoration of the Randallstown Library after a fire to the expansion of Cromwell Valley Park. We rebuilt Essex Elementary School and constructed a new interchange at I-795 and Dolfield Road […]

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger says a new health clinic opening at Fort Meade will serve 80,000 veterans. The congressman says the clinic will open Monday and serve veterans living in Howard and Anne Arundel counties. And Ruppersberger says the new clinic is the first in the country to be LEED-certified for […]

By David Anderson, Baltimore Sun About 40 people attended a ribbon-cutting Tuesday to celebrate the opening of the APG-CSSC Transportation Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground. The Transportation Center is designed to educate APG’s 21,000 civilian and military employees about transportation alternatives to driving their personal vehicles to and from work each day. The area surrounding […]

SAN FRANCISCO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — RSA Conference (www.rsaconference.com), the world’s leading information security conferences and expositions, today announced the final recipients of its 16th annual awards program. Award applicants were judged in the field of public policy. The recipients of this year’s RSA Conference Awards in Public Policy are: Excellence in the Field of […]

By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun Calling the failures at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Baltimore “inexcusable,” Maryland’s congressional leadership on Monday demanded the beleaguered agency develop an immediate plan to fix the local problems in processing disability claims. Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin sent a strongly worded letter to VA […]

By John Fritze and Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun WASHINGTON — — A bipartisan plan to avoid federal spending reductions and tax increases that would hit Maryland especially hard won final approval Tuesday night in the House of Representatives even as outside groups warned that the bill would simply delay difficult decisions for a […]

By Tony Romm, Politico BALTIMORE — Lawmakers call it “Fort Cyber,” a cluster of federal agencies and companies around the I-95 corridor that builds cyberweapons and researches new ways to fight foreign hackers. And for that, Maryland can thank a congressional delegation — led by Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski — that long has steered hundreds […]

By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun Wanted: Flexible schedules and telecommuting options for congressional staffers who frequently work more than 40 hours per week and seek a better balance between their work and personal lives. After interviewing more than 1,400 U.S. House and Senate employees for “Life in Congress: Aligning Work and Life in the […]

By Tim Lemke, Patch Rep. C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger (D-2) will be part of a panel discussion Wednesday on the role of U.S. Cyber Command and cyber policy.  The congressman will give opening remarks at the CyberMaryland 2012 conference in Baltimore, and sit on a panel discussion titled: “Demystifying Cyber Policy: What Every Executive Should Know.” […]