As reported in Gazette.net, Maryland’s U.S. Senator Ben Cardin pledged this week to end sequestration. As reported,
Before several hundred employees of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, U.S. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin pledged Monday to do “everything in my power” to put an end to federal sequestration budget cuts that have hit federal agencies and contractors throughout Montgomery and Frederick counties.
Gazette.net describes that Montgomery and Frederick counties have about 51,300 federal workers between them, 35 percent of the total federal employees in Maryland, according to state labor figures. While the number of workers declined by 300 in the two counties in the past year, it actually rose by almost 1,000 from two years ago.
The start of fiscal 2014 is Oct. 1, and Cardin said he knows he has his work cut out for him on this matter.
“We must replace sequestration with a realistic budget before facing even more dire cuts in the year ahead,” he said.
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