March 20, 2019

F-35 Brings Billions to Md.’s Economy

F-35

The F-35 is expected to add $2 billion to Maryland’s economy over the next decade, and almost 6,000 civilian and military jobs to the region.

Report Shows Slow Gain in Hourly Wages

Wages Jobs Report

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer said the January 2019 jobs report reflects the worrying trend that wages are not rising, even in a tight labor market, and January saw the slowest gain in hourly wages in more than a year.

Is Another Shutdown on the Horizon?

Is Another Shutdown on the Horizon?

The deal reached to reopen the federal government gives President Donald Trump and Congress until Feb. 15 to reach a new deal to prevent another partial shutdown.

Brown Named Vice Chair of House Armed Services

US Rep. Anthony Brown, Maryland’s former lieutenant governor who now represents the state’s 4th congressional district, has been named vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.

Settlement Reached in Fitzgerald Collision

Sailors Killed in Destroyer Collision

Olympic Steamship Company, owner of the merchant vessel, the ACX Crystal, that collided with the USS Fitzgerald in 2017, will pay the US government nearly $27 million as part of a settlement agreement. Seven sailors drowned.

Maryland Among Top States Affected by Shutdown

Maryland ranks among the top states most affected by the partial federal government shutdown. The District of Columbia ranked the top most affected state (No. 1), followed by New Mexico (No. 2), and Maryland (No. 3).

Navy Plans Two Carriers, One Contract

Aircraft carriers

The Navy plans to commit $24 billion to buy two new Ford-class aircraft carriers under the same contract, a commitment that should save 5 to 10 percent over buying each carrier separately.

CSM Institutes Tuition Relief Plan During Govt. Shutdown

Tuition relief

The College of Southern Maryland is providing support for its returning students whose family or themselves are being financially impacted by the current federal government shutdown.

Hoyer Meets With Workers Impacted by Shutdown

Women's Issues

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer met Dec. 28 with constituents impacted by the federal government shutdown, including representatives from the American Federation of Government Employees and local business owners with federal contracts.

Will a Government Shutdown Be Avoided?

Is Another Shutdown on the Horizon?

Congress has only a few days left to pass a funding package for several large federal agencies and general government appropriations to avoid a government shutdown.