June 2, 2023

DoD Reviews Its Online Psych-Ops

The Pentagon has instructed the military commands that engage in psychological operations online to provide a full accounting of their activities by next month. Complaints about the US military’s influence operations using Facebook and Twitter have raised concern in the White House and some federal agencies.

Bill Would Make So. MD a National Heritage Area


Rep. Steny H. Hoyer submitted testimony last week at a hearing on H.R. 2024, legislation he introduced to designate a Southern Maryland National Heritage Area.

MD Delegation Highlights Success of Rescue Plan

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Maryland’s congressional delegation held a virtual meeting with Gov. Larry Hogan to highlight the success of the American Rescue Plan in the state.

Fagan Nominated Vice Commandant USCG

USCG VADM Linda Fagan nominated as vice commandant of the Coast Guard. Fagan is the head of the Pacific area of operations and will become the first woman to achieve a fourth-star in the Coast Guard.

County Head Start Awarded Federal Funds

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A new round of federal funding will expand early learning and development programs for the families that need it most in Maryland, including those in St. Mary’s County, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer said.

Delegation Presses USPS on Postal Problems


Maryland’s congressional delegation, including Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, pressed US Postal Service officials for answers on problems with mail delivery, postal backlogs, and lost letters and packages in communities throughout the state.

State Receives Funds for HIV/AIDS Research

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Rep. Steny H. Hoyer and other members of Maryland’s congressional delegation announced more than $9.4 million in federal funding to strengthen HIV/AIDS surveillance and prevention programs across the state.

Guard to Remain at Capitol to May 23

Plans are in place to keep 2,300 National Guard troops at the US Capitol through May 23, while DoD officials work with the Capitol Police to continue reducing the Guard’s footprint as conditions allow, says the Pentagon.

Lawmakers Announce Funds for Community Health Centers

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Maryland’s congressional delegation announced earlier this month that more than $8 million in federal funds was awarded to support Maryland community health centers.

Hoyer: MPT Awarded Ready to Learn Grant

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Maryland Public Television has been awarded $100,000 to develop personalized learning experiences for children, especially those in low-income communities, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer’s office announced.