Ocean City, Maryland
Cardin Announces He will not Run
for Re-election in 2024
United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland
Letters From Ben
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...