Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Maryland) leads a Jan. 7 roundtable discussion in Largo with federal employees affected by the government shutdown. (William J. Ford/The Washington Informer)
Economy

Federal Workers Fret, Tighten Belts as Shutdown Hits Week 3: ‘Live Paycheck to Paycheck’

WASHINGTON INFORMER — Dozen of federal employees in the region vented Monday during a roundtable discussion in Largo, Maryland, about the ongoing government shutdown and its effect on them and their colleagues. […read more]

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial ServicesOfficial Photo
Commentary

Congresswoman Maxine Waters Salutes Veterans & Military Families

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “I extend my heartfelt gratitude to millions of courageous veterans and military families in California’s 43rd District and across the country,” said Congresswoman Maxine Waters. “Our veterans are real-life heroes, and we will forever be indebted to these brave men and women who have answered the call to serve in our nation’s military.” […read more]

Rep. Elijah Cummings (MD.-7) . (Courtesy Photo)Courtesy Photo
Afro

Cummings Statement Commemorating Veterans Day

THE AFRO — “On Veterans Day, as on every other day, we must never forget that human freedom remains America’s first principle and the ultimate source of our strength. What is also critical to remember, however, is that the freedoms we enjoy are not free,” said Cummings.  “Many have made tremendous sacrifices to ensure our safety, comfort, and way of life.” […read more]

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial ServicesOfficial Photo
National

PRESS ROOM: Congresswoman Waters Statement on GOP Plan to Cut Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “…It is a testament to their moral depravity and endless greed that the Republicans and Donald Trump would once again attempt to break the social safety net to pay for their GOP Tax Scam law. Through their actions and words, the Republicans and Trump have made it abundantly clear that they are willing to break the backs of working families and America’s seniors to serve and enrich powerful corporations and Wall Street banks.” […read more]