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U.S. Rep. Elijah Cumming, a Maryland Democrat, and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, pushed for the increase in NIH funding to address addiction. The pair also worked on separate legislation winding through Congress for more funding for treatment and other means of addressing the opioid epidemic blamed for more than 49,000 deaths last […]

Last week, a federal court in Texas heard oral arguments in yet another lawsuit attacking the Affordable Care Act. The difference this time is that the Trump administration refused to defend the law — choosing instead to jeopardize the health care and financial well-being of tens of millions of Americans with pre-existing health conditions. Back […]

House Democrats, increasingly optimistic they will win back control in November, are mining a mountain of stymied oversight requests in preparation for an onslaught of hearings, subpoenas and investigations into nearly every corner of the Trump administration. While they continue to distance themselves from the most extreme recourse — impeaching President Trump — senior Democrats […]

International Overdose Awareness Day had cities all over the world, including Baltimore, struggling to save lives and fight addiction. In 2017, more than 72,000 people died of overdoses in the U.S., or nearly 200 people a day. There were 2,000 opioid-related deaths in Maryland. Baltimore has the highest death toll for accidental overdoses in the […]

More than half a century ago, my parents and a wonderful teacher named Mr. Hollis Posey followed their hearts and championed my right to learn. As a result, I received the empowering education in our City’s public schools that would transform my life. Although I am grateful that I received the “thorough and efficient public […]