Senator Cardin Updates Counties on Federal Issues at #MACoCon

MACo Conference attendees ask Maryland’s US Senator Ben Cardin questions about federal policy in a town hall forum.

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin today answered questions on topics including the federal budget, education, the opioid crisis, infrastructure, elections, clean energy, health insurance, immigration, and gun control at MACo’s Town Hall Forum with U.S. Senator Ben Cardin. Senator Cardin also emphasized the importance of cooperation between Maryland’s federal, state, and local government officials.

Senator Cardin’s Town Hall has become a tradition at MACo’s Summer Conference, and continues to be a valuable opportunity for MACo’s members to hear updates on federal laws and funding decisions that have a direct effect on Maryland counties.

The Senator remarked on the value of the exchange – expressing his appreciation for the opportunity to hear directly from county government officials. Keeping his opening remarks brief, he focused his time on the questions and topics raised by the audience.

Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner moderated the town hall.