Lawmakers pushing for a permanent ban on fracking in Maryland got an unexpected boost last week from Gov. Larry Hogan, who now says he supports a ban because of the environmental risks.
As the top Democratic appropriator in the U.S. Senate, Maryland’s Barbara Mikulski is uniquely situated to steer resources and advance the interests of the Washington region in Congress. As a non-voting Representative of the District of Columbia in the U.S. House, Eleanor Holmes Norton must leverage seniority within the Democratic party and relationships she’s built with other lawmakers. Mikulski and Norton join Kojo to talk about regional interests and solidarity and the prospects for advancing D.C. autonomy.
- Barbara Mikulski U.S. Senator (D-Md.)
- Eleanor Holmes Norton Delegate, U.S. House of Representatives (D-DC)
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