Barbara Mikulski http://delmarvapublicradio.net en Funding For Cybersecurity Building at US Naval Academy up in Senate Soon http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/funding-cybersecurity-building-us-naval-academy-senate-soon <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski says a Senate vote on $120 million for a new building for cybersecurity training at the U. S. Naval Academy could be three weeks away.</p><p>Mikulski told member of the academy's Board of Visitors Monday that there is "tremendous support" for the building to help best prepare future Navy leaders in cybersercuity. The House of Representatives would need to concur with the provision.</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 12:36:36 +0000 Don Rush 55734 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Funding For Cybersecurity Building at US Naval Academy up in Senate Soon Last MD Vet of Puerto Rican Unit in US Military Honored http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/last-md-vet-puerto-rican-unit-us-military-honored <p>BALTIMORE (AP) - A 96-year-old Korean War veteran is being recognized as Maryland's last living member of a segregated, Spanish-speaking U.S. Army unit nicknamed the Borinqueneers (bor-INK'-wen-eers).</p><p>Sen. Barbara Mikulski is among those paying tribute Monday in Baltimore to Leonardo Martinez of Odenton.</p><p>The Maryland Democrat co-sponsored a resolution awarding the unit a Congressional Gold Medal. The measure passed both houses of Congress and is awaiting President Barack Obama's signature.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 11:44:42 +0000 Don Rush 55279 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Last MD Vet of Puerto Rican Unit in US Military Honored Cybersecurity Roundtable to Expand Industry in Maryland http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/cybersecurity-roundtable-expand-industry-maryland <p>HANOVER, Md. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski and Gov. Martin O'Malley are attending the launch in Hanover of the Maryland Cybersecurity Roundtable, aimed at expanding the state's computer security industry.</p><p>Thursday's event is the first meeting of the industry-led group. It springs from a state panel's recommendation last year for capitalizing on the federal government agencies and military installations that play a big role in the state's economy.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 12:42:36 +0000 Don Rush 55076 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Cybersecurity Roundtable to Expand Industry in Maryland Another Request for Pfizer to Keep AstraZeneca Jobs in MD http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/another-request-pfizer-keep-astrazeneca-jobs-md <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - Maryland's two U.S. senators and four of the state's eight representatives are urging drug maker Pfizer Inc. to make sure that its proposed merger with AstraZeneca PLC doesn't eliminate Maryland jobs.</p><p>They sent a letter Monday to Pfizer Chairman Ian Read, following a similar plea last week from the governors of Maryland and Delaware.</p><p>AstraZeneca employs about 3,100 people in Maryland and about 2,600 in Delaware.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 12:26:32 +0000 Don Rush 54135 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Another Request for Pfizer to Keep AstraZeneca Jobs in MD Delay in Somerset Wind Project Heads to MD Senate Floor http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/delay-somerset-wind-project-heads-md-senate-floor <p>A measure that would delay a wind turbine project in Somerset County by 15 months has made it out of the Senate Finance Committee.</p><p>The delay would allow for the results of a $2 million study on the impact of the project on radar at U.S. Naval Air Station on the Patuxent River.</p><p>In addition, the measure would limit the height of wind turbines at varying distances at varying distances from the naval base.</p><p>The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Eastern Shore Democrat Jim Mathias voted no saying the issues could be dealt with through existing state and federal laws.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 18:38:08 +0000 Don Rush 51951 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Delay in Somerset Wind Project Heads to MD Senate Floor Rep. Andy Harris Votes Aye on Trillion Dollar Spending Bill http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/rep-andy-harris-votes-aye-trillion-dollar-spending-bill <p>Congressman Andy Harris voted for a fiscal 2014 spending bill that would provide just over $1 trillion in federal government money after opposing a similar measure that he said did not emphasize savings.</p><p>The measure passed the house on a vote of 359-to67.</p><p>The Salisbury Daily Times reports that while the Eastern Shore Republican believes the spending caps are still too high he said in a statement that the measure preserved many of his fiscally conservative goals.</p><p>Harris was one of nine Republican who voted against the budget deal but then supported the spending bill.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 16:20:58 +0000 Don Rush 47826 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Rep. Andy Harris Votes Aye on Trillion Dollar Spending Bill Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Marks Opening of Crisfield City Dock http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/ribbon-cutting-ceremony-marks-opening-crisfield-city-dock <p>Senator Barbara Mikulski was on hand for the dedication of the new City Dock in Crisfield which was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy a year ago.</p><p>Mayor Percy Purnell told the gathering that he was cutting the ribbon on the dock, which he said the city desperately needs to kick start town's economic recovery.</p><p>The 30-year old City Dock had been scheduled for repairs when the storm hit.</p><p>Meanwhile, Mikulski called the dock the symbol and the reality of economic development and revitalization.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 13:37:25 +0000 Don Rush 45640 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Marks Opening of Crisfield City Dock More Federal Money for Maryland Communities Hit by Superstorm Sandy http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/more-federal-money-maryland-communities-hit-superstorm-sandy <p>EASTON, Md. (AP) - The Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding $19 million in aid to Maryland communities hit by Superstorm Sandy.</p><p>Sen. Barbara Mikulski and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown &nbsp;announced the funding through the Community Development Block Grant program this morning in Easton.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 15:45:53 +0000 Don Rush 43679 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net More Federal Money for Maryland Communities Hit by Superstorm Sandy One Maryland Broadband Network Completed http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/one-maryland-broadband-network-completed <p>STEVENSVILLE, Md. (AP) - Maryland officials announced the completion of the One Maryland Broadband Network.</p><p>Gov. Martin O&#39;Malley, Sen. Barbara Mikulski and Howard County Executive Ken Ulman made the announcement today at Kent Island High School.</p><p>The broadband network project connects more than 1,066 community anchor institutions. Those include schools, police facilities, libraries, colleges and universities with 1,321 new miles of fiber.</p><p>The project has been a partnership among federal, state and local communities.</p><p></p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 16:44:03 +0000 Don Rush 42945 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net One Maryland Broadband Network Completed Top MD Democrat Endorses Brown Bid for Governor http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/top-md-democrat-endorses-brown-bid-governor <p>SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski is endorsing Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown to be the next governor of Maryland.</p><p>At a campaign rally Sunday in Silver Spring, Mikulski announced her support for Brown, a Democrat, and Howard County Executive Ken Ulman for lieutenant governor.</p><p>Mikulski cited her work with Brown to improve health care, reduce domestic violence and to spur job creation. In a statement released by the campaign, Mikulski says Brown is honorable, patriotic and willing to tackle tough issues.</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 12:53:10 +0000 Don Rush 41644 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Top MD Democrat Endorses Brown Bid for Governor Delmarva Democratic Delegation Lining up Behind the President on Syria http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/delmarva-democratic-delegation-lining-behind-president-syria <p>President Obama's address last night found Senator Ben Cardin pleased with his performance noting that Obama showed no signs of pushing for immediate action.</p><p>Cardin voted to for the resolution approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee authorizing military action.</p><p>Meanwhile, even before the President’s address his fellow Maryland Democrat Barbara Mikulski&nbsp; announced that she will support the President’s request to authorize air strikes against Syria.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 14:05:06 +0000 Don Rush 40947 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Delmarva Democratic Delegation Lining up Behind the President on Syria Northeast Fishermen Praise Disaster Assistance Funds in House Bill http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/northeast-fishermen-praise-disaster-assistance-funds-house-bill <p>GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP)- Fishermen from the Northeast are thanking two key U.S. Senators for including $150 million in fishery disaster assistance in a recent appropriations bill.</p><p>The letter from 230 fishermen dated Tuesday was addressed to appropriations committee chair Maryland Democrat Barbara Mikulski, a Democrat of Maryland, and the committee's top Republican, Richard Shelby of Alabama.</p><p>It thanked them for their "extraordinary work" to include the aid, which is needed after massive cuts in catch limits this year.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 16:08:52 +0000 Don Rush 40253 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Northeast Fishermen Praise Disaster Assistance Funds in House Bill NTSB Will Meet with Maryland Officials on Bay Bridge Crash http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/ntsb-will-meet-maryland-officials-bay-bridge-crash <p>BALTIMORE (AP) - The National Transportation Safety Board says it will investigate last week's accident on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in which a car that collided with a tractor-trailer went over the railing and into the water.</p><p>The NTSB said Wednesday it will send two investigators from the Office of Highway Safety to Maryland to meet with local authorities about the July 19 crash. Officials say the agency will determine if there are any nationwide safety issues involved in the crash.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 13:31:27 +0000 Don Rush 38291 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net NTSB Will Meet with Maryland Officials on Bay Bridge Crash Possible Trouble Ahead for NASA Funding Bill http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/possible-trouble-ahead-nasa-funding-bill <p>A Senate Subcommitee yesterday approved an $18 billion funding bill for NASA and comes just as NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility is getting ready to launch the Antares rocket that will help resupply the International Space Station.</p><p>The Senate bill provides money for projects ranging from a manned deep-space mission to Mars and the deployment of the James Webb Space Telescope to a joint venture with private companies to transport U.S. astronauts to the space station in the next few years.</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 13:05:38 +0000 Don Rush 37844 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Possible Trouble Ahead for NASA Funding Bill Monitoring Weather in Maryland http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/monitoring-weather-maryland <p>With the changing weather patterns and last year’s Hurricane Sandy the U.S. government is making an investment in Maryland to monitor this climate change.</p><p>Maryland News Connection reporter Allison Burns has the story.</p><p></p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 13:52:15 +0000 Don Rush 37068 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Monitoring Weather in Maryland Senator Chris Coons Named to Senate Appropriations Committee http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/senator-chris-coons-named-senate-appropriations-committee <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Chris Coons, Delaware's junior senator, has been appointed to the Senate Appropriations Committee.</p><p>Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski, a Maryland Democrat, announced Coons' appointment on Thursday. Coons will take over the seat held by New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who died June 3.</p><p>Mikulski said she and Coons have worked together on issues that affect Maryland and Delaware.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 14:30:07 +0000 Don Rush 36453 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Senator Chris Coons Named to Senate Appropriations Committee Mikulski Rakes in Campaign Contributions http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/mikulski-rakes-campaign-contributions <p></p><p>Even though she is not up for reelection until 2016…Senator Barbara Mikulski raised $191-thosuand in the first three months of this year.</p><p>That is far more than the $77-hundred for the last period last year.</p><p>The <a href="http://Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-mikulski-money-20130421,0,1067122.story?page=2#">Baltimore Sun</a> reports that her filing with the Federal Election Commission represents more than twice what she raised in all of 2011.</p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 13:14:15 +0000 Don Rush 32867 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Mikulski Rakes in Campaign Contributions Senator Barbara Mikulski Hails Delay for Airport Tower Closures http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/senator-barbara-mikulski-hails-delay-airport-tower-closures <p></p><p>Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-Md) hails the delay of closing tower at Salisbury-Ocean City:&nbsp; Wicomico Regional Airport until mid-June to workout a congressional deal to avoid cuts from $85 billion sequester.&nbsp; The Federal Aviation Administration had ordered a total of 149 such closures this spring.</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:40:38 +0000 Don Rush 32145 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Senator Barbara Mikulski Hails Delay for Airport Tower Closures Sequester to Hit Eastern Shore http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/sequester-hit-eastern-shore <p></p><p>The budget cuts that will be coming from the sequester in Washington D. C. this Friday could have a major impact on the Eastern Shore.</p><p>$14.4 million would be slashed from primary and secondary education while $9.4 million would be cut from education for children with disabilities.</p><p>John Fredericksen, superintendent of Wicomico County public schools…told the Salisbury Daily Times Times, that the school system would be forced to cut staff, classroom supplies and some after-school program hours.</p><p>And, that, he added, is all before the end of the year.</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 14:47:03 +0000 Don Rush 29932 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Sequester to Hit Eastern Shore Federal Money to Help Storm Ravaged Communities in Maryland http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/federal-money-help-storm-ravaged-communities-maryland <p></p><p>Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin announced an $8.6 million federal grant to help communities in the state recover from Hurricane Sandy.</p><p>The Maryland Democrats said the money would come from the community Development Block Grant program.</p><p>The funds were included in the Super-Storm Sandy Supplemental Appropriations bill passed last month in the Senate to help restore infrastructure and housing in communities hardest hit by the storm.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 17:00:43 +0000 Don Rush 28714 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Federal Money to Help Storm Ravaged Communities in Maryland Mikulski Promises More Aid to Somerset County After Hurricane Sandy http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/mikulski-promises-more-aid-somerset-county-after-hurricane-sandy <P></P> <P>Senator Barbara Mikulski told the residents of Crisfield that she intends to send more money to help them rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.</P> <P>During a tour of the damaged areas in Somerset County the Maryland Democrat told them that she along with fellow Senator Ben Cardin and Governor Martin O’Malley had lobbied to get the Federal Emergency Management Agency to reverse its initial denial of benefits to individuals.</P> <P>The County was eventually declared a major disaster area even though there was little damage statewide from Hurricane Sandy.</P> <P>A measure Thu, 17 Jan 2013 13:45:30 +0000 Don Rush 27628 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Mikulski Promises More Aid to Somerset County After Hurricane Sandy MD General Assembly Set To Begin Session http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/md-general-assembly-set-begin-session <P>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Democratic members of Congress will gather with state legislators for their 15th annual lunch on the eve of the General Assembly's legislative session.</P> <P>The lunch is being held in Annapolis on Tuesday.</P> <P>Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin are scheduled to attend. Most of Maryland's seven Democratic House members also are scheduled to attend.</P> <P>Gov. Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:55:20 +0000 Don Rush 27148 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Maryland Senators Voice Concern Over Storm Aid http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/maryland-senators-voice-concern-over-storm-aid <P><STRONG>&nbsp;&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>Hearing on Damage From Hurricane Sandy </STRONG></P> <P>Maryland officials told a hearing of the Senate subcommittee on Homeland Security of the in Washington yesterday that they were determined to get federal aid for individual hit by Hurricane Sandy, especially for those on the Lower Shore.</P> <P>Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski, senior member of the Appropriations Committee said, "When you talk about rural people whose incomes depend on either commercial fishing or on agriculture, &nbsp;they are ric Thu, 06 Dec 2012 15:50:14 +0000 Don Rush 25696 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Maryland Senators Voice Concern Over Storm Aid $78,000 FAA Grant for Crisfield Airport http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/78000-faa-grant-crisfield-airport <P>The City of Crisfield and Somerset County have been awarded over $78-thousand in Federal Aviation Money to update the Crisfield Municipal Airport’s master plan.</P> <P>The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the announcement by Maryland Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin will go toward upgrading operations and improving safety.</P> <P>The first phase will use aerial reconnaissance to ensure there are no obstructions around the facility that would pose a danger to aircraft.</P> <P>In addition, an environmental assessment will be made of the airport and its impact and its neighbors.</ Thu, 13 Sep 2012 19:41:00 +0000 Don Rush 21000 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net $78,000 FAA Grant for Crisfield Airport Delmarva Marks 9/11 http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/delmarva-marks-911 <P>It was a solemn day across the country…as Americans marked the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon eleven years ago.</P> <P>At the Heritage Shores in Bridgeville, Delaware cadets from the Junior ROTC program participated in ceremonies held at Woodbridge High School.</P> <P>Meanwhile, Senator Chris Coons (D-De) said it was a day to not only remember those that were lost but also remind the nation of those who do the country harm.</P> <P>Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-Md) issued a statement in which she said what she remembered most from that day was the generosi Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:24:15 +0000 Don Rush 20829 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Delmarva Marks 9/11 Money Available for Airport Expansion on Eastern Shore http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/money-available-airport-expansion-eastern-shore <P>WASHINGTON (AP) - Two Eastern Shore airports have been awarded grants for safety and environmental assessments.</P> <P>Ocean City Municipal Airport received a $54,000 Federal Aviation Administration grant to study moving existing instrument landing system localizers to meet federal safety standards.&nbsp;</P> <P>Bay Bridge Airport received an&nbsp;FAA grant of $150,000 for an environmental assessment to remove obstructions from the runway.</P> <P>The grants were announced Friday by Maryland Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin.</P> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 19:18:05 +0000 Don Rush 20152 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Money Available for Airport Expansion on Eastern Shore $500,000 Grant For Geoscience at UMES http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/500000-grant-geoscience-umes <P>WASHINGTON (AP) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore has been awarded a $500,000 grant from National Science Foundation to help prepare students for science jobs.</P> <P>The grant was announced by Democratic Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin on Wednesday. Thu, 23 Aug 2012 13:27:05 +0000 Don Rush 19536 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net $500,000 Grant For Geoscience at UMES Senator Mikulski to Address Democratic National Convention http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/senator-mikulski-address-democratic-national-convention <P>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski will be speaking at the Democratic National Convention.</P> <P>Mikulski's office said Wednesday that the senator will lead the podium program highlighting Democratic women candidates for Senate in 2012. A record number of 12 Democratic women are running for Senate this November.</P> <P>Mikulski is the longest serving woman in the history of Congress.</P> <P>The convention will be held from Sept. 3-6 in Charlotte, N.C.</P> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 16:25:14 +0000 Don Rush 19468 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Insurance Programs for Poultry Industry Weighed in Washington http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/insurance-programs-poultry-industry-weighed-washington <p>Senator Chris Coons is co-sponsoring legislation that would establish two studies looking at the need for insurance programs to protect poultry growers from disease outbreaks or bankruptcies of poultry companies.</p><p>The Salisbury Daily Times reports that his Delaware Colleague Tom Carper and Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski&nbsp; have joined him in backing the measure.</p><p>But Maryland Senator Ben Cardin is still mulling over whether to support the amendment to the Farm bill.</p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 12:47:49 +0000 Don Rush 15174 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Mikulski Says Wor-Wic Would be First on Eastern Shore to Benefit From Maryland Broadband Network http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/mikulski-says-wor-wic-would-be-first-eastern-shore-benefit-maryland-broadband-network <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Senator Barbara Mikulski touted the Maryland Broadband Network saying that Wor-Wic Community College will be the first school on the Eastern Shore to go live.</p><p>The Maryland Democrat says that as of July the state is expected to have completed 128 miles broad band construction establishing the foundation for wiring the Eastern Shore.</p><p>Once the network is in operation the connection will allow Wor-Wic to consolidate Internet services. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Fri, 04 May 2012 12:13:49 +0000 Don Rush 12413 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net