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Cardin Announces He will not Run
for Re-election in 2024

May 1, 2023

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Maryland’s senior senator and Chair of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, announced that he would not seek re-election at the end of his current term. He released the following statement and video with his wife, Myrna Cardin.

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Shutdown the Shutdown

Speaker of the House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy acknowledged a truth this week when he said, “Nobody wins in a government shutdown.” There is no such thing as a “good government shutdown.” The House needs to work with the Senate to avoid such a nightmare, and time is running out fast. The federal government’s fiscal year ends September 30. If we do not pass the 12 annual spending bills – what Congress calls “appropriations” – functions of the federal government will be suspended beginning October 1. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers across every single state, including Maryland, will be furloughed. Businesses, big and small, who rely on work under federal...

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