Deal to avoid 'nuclear option' clears path for Perez Marylander poised to take over Labor Department Senate leaders struck a deal Tuesday to avoid a showdown over the use of filibusters, ending a political drama and clearing the way for Marylander Thomas E. Perez to win confirmation as head of the Labor Department.
July 17, 2013 - Baltimore Sun
Perez vote hangs on Senate's 'nuclear option' debate Marylander would be first Hispanic to lead U.S. Labor Department Thomas E. Perez, the Marylander nominated by President Barack Obama to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, is set to face a critical vote in the Senate this week that puts his confirmation in the middle of a blistering battle over the use of the filibuster.
July 16, 2013 - Baltimore Sun
David R Brinkley in Baltimore Sun It's clear that every Marylander is going to pay more, significantly more,said Sen. David R. Brinkley, the minority leader from Frederick County.
Ben Cardin in Delmarva Daily Times We wanted to call attention to a great Marylander, a person who has roots in the state, who is in many respects a modern-day Moses,said Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., of the Senate bill, which would create a national day of remembrance honoring...
Thomas V Mike Miller in WJZ I think the public is going to be very dubious about that,Miller told reporters just before O'Malley formally announced the special session on Monday. "It's so complicated. It's hard for the average Marylander to understand, including...