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January 13, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Supports Impeachment of President Trump

The Montgomery County Council supports impeaching President Donald Trump, councilmembers said in a statement Tuesday. “Instead of preserving, protecting, and defending the U.S. Constitution, President Trump and his surrogates fomented political unrest in an attempt to overturn a fair and free election. Every day he remains in office, he poses a threat to the health […]

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January 8, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Elrich a los Oficiales de la Policía del Capitolio: ‘Básicamente no Hicieron Nada’

Cuando se difundió la noticia de la renuncia del jefe de policía del Capitolio de los Estados Unidos, el ejecutivo del condado de Montgomery, Marc Elrich, pronunció duras palabras sobre los esfuerzos del departamento de policía durante el caos del miércoles en el distrito. “Básicamente no hicieron nada”, dijo Elrich a MyMCM en una entrevista […]

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January 8, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich: BLM Protestors Treated Like ‘Invading Army’ While Trump Supporters Let Through 

As news of the U.S. Capitol Police Chief’s resignation spread, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich had harsh words for the police department’s efforts during Wednesday’s chaos in the district. “They basically didn’t do anything,” Elrich told MyMCM in an interview Thursday. “And when you compare pictures of how they responded to Black Lives Matter, which […]

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January 7, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Maryland Democratic Party Calls for Rep. Andy Harris’ Resignation

The Maryland Democratic Party is calling for Rep. Andy Harris’ (R-District 1) resignation, saying he is complicit in Wednesday’s chaos at the U.S. Capitol. Harris was the only representative from Maryland to challenge electoral college results Wednesday night after Congress reconvened. Challenges failed and around 3 a.m. Thursday, Congress confirmed Joe Biden as the next […]

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January 7, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Will Provide Support for Students Following Chaos in D.C.

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will offer safe spaces for students to discuss Wednesday’s events in Washington, D.C., when supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building. In a letter to the school community, MCPS leaders supported the right to peacefully protest and condemned inciting violence. MCPS encouraged parents and guardians to discuss the […]

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July 29, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Rep. Raskin Grills Barr over Trump Administration’s Handling of Coronavirus, Protests

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) questioned Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday over the federal government’s response to protestors in Washington D.C. last month, as well as the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus. Barr appeared before the House Judiciary Committee for the first time since he was confirmed as attorney general in 2019. The attorney […]

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July 20, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Maryland Lawmakers Urge HHS to Extend Public Health Emergency Declaration

Maryland’s congressional delegation wrote a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services requesting an extension of a national public health emergency. The current COVID-19 emergency declaration is set to expire on July 25. Health and Human Services Spokesperson Michael Caputo previously tweeted that the department planned on renewing the emergency, but the department […]

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April 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Urges Congress to Provide Financial Help to States

Gov. Larry Hogan and the nation’s governors are pushing Congress to allocate $500 billion to states and territories to help with budget shortages due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Without federal help, states may have to take drastic and destructive measures, he said.    “Without sufficient federal relief, states will have to confront the prospect of significant […]

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April 2, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin Answers Three Questions About the CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress is a $2 trillion relief package that helps individuals and groups economically hurt by the coronavirus. According to NPR, the $2 trillion aid is estimated to be broken down as follows: $560 billion is for individuals, $500 billion is for big corporations, $377 billion […]

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April 1, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin Calls Coronavirus Death Projections a ‘Catastrophe for Our Country’

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D), of Maryland’s 8th Congressional District, reacted to the White House Coronavirus Task Force’s bleak announcement about coronavirus fatalities. President Donald Trump announced at the task force’s press briefing Tuesday that a minimum of 100,000 to 240,000 Americans will die because of the coronavirus. In an interview with MyMCMedia on Wednesday, […]

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