July 31, 2016

New Bills Aim to Spark Innovation, Break Barriers


House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) is making improvements to his Make It In America initiatives, announcing new bills introduced in July.

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Hoyer Leads Working Families Forum

Judy Center

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer hosted a Working Families field forum with Rep. Bobby Scott as a special guest. Local elected leaders, policy experts, and workers joined the congressmen in a discussion on House Democrats’ Working Families Agenda, which includes policy solutions to raise the federal minimum wage, ensure pay equity, and provide paid leave for all workers.

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SMECO There to Lend a Hand


Part of the Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative difference is SMECO’s concern for the community it serves.

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Help is Available for Your Energy Bill

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Maryland offers programs to help people pay their electric bills. SMECO will hold an Energy Assistance Fair on July 13, 2016.

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New Degree Programs Available at SMHEC

SMHEC open house

Several new degree programs are coming to the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center and more are on the horizon. Learn about them at the June 29 open house.

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SMECO Reaching Out to New Members

SMECO reaching out to new members

The cooperative difference means looking out for the members it serves. Whether it’s energy efficiency, member-to-member assistance, or veteran programs, SMECO helps customers save on electric bills or even get back on their feet.

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SMECO Offers Customer Service at Members’ Convenience


SMECO’s state-of-the-art contact center offers assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week, adding member choices to superior customer service.

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For SMECO, Members Are Core of the Cooperative

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For Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative, the difference is clear — members are the core of a cooperative.

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Big Fee Break Ahead for USDA Loans


A reduction in fees for the USDA Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program is a big break for eligible home buyers.

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Hoyer: Time to Strengthen Cybersecurity Defenses

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Hoyer’s Info Tech Modernization Act to strengthen US cybersecurity defenses and protect the private information of taxpayers and program beneficiaries.

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