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September 28, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Van Hollen on Ginsburg’s Legacy, Supreme Court Vacancy Fight

Sen. Chris Van Hollen spoke to MyMCMedia Friday about the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as well as the upcoming battle in the U.S. Senate over the court’s vacancy. Van Hollen said it was an honor to pay his respects to Ginsburg at the U.S. Capitol Friday. Ginsburg was the first woman […]

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August 21, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Rep. Trone on Virtual Democratic Convention: ‘Just Knocked it Out of the Park’

U.S. Rep. David Trone (D-Md.) spoke to MyMCMedia about this week’s unconventional virtual Democratic National Convention. Trone is excited about this year’s Democratic ticket and said, “I thought the virtual piece just knocked it out of the park and the conventions will change forever.” On Thursday, two women with Montgomery County connections had prominent roles […]

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July 31, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin: John Lewis ‘Never Wavered for One Minute in His Beliefs in Nonviolence’

MyMCMedia spoke to Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) about the legacy of civil rights icon and former Rep. John Lewis (D-GA). Raskin said Lewis “never wavered for one minute in his beliefs in nonviolence.” “His message was not one of revenge, it was not vindictive, it was about transformation and us being in an interracial process together […]

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January 23, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Commission for Women to Induct Nancy Navarro into Women’s History Archive

The Montgomery County Commission for Women will induct Councilmember Nancy Navarro into the Montgomery County Women’s History Archive for her achievements in the county. The ceremony will be on Sunday, Jan. 26 at the Universities at Shady Grove.  Navarro was the first Latina elected to the Montgomery County Council in 2009.  I am honored by […]

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March 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for March 5 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, March 5. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: Montgomery County Council meets today at 9:30 a.m. Here’s today’s agenda. 2. Safety and Security: Montgomery County Public Schools and Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations is hosting a conversation on safety and security tonight at 7 p.m. […]

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December 19, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Trump Executive Order Gives Federal Employees Day Off on Christmas Eve

President Donald Trump signed an executive order excusing federal government employees from work on Christmas Eve. However, executive departments still have the authority to determine if certain agencies should remain open for national security and defense purposes. The order states, “All executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall be closed and their employees […]

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June 16, 2017 | Staff Writer

Trump Administration Ends Protection for Undocumented Parents

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly signed a memorandum Thursday overturning the program known as Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). DAPA was a series of  immigration executive actions signed by former President Barack Obama in 2014 to crack down on illegal immigration at the border and prioritized […]

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