“Our federal workforce is a critical national asset we should not take for granted. I applaud the commitment to public service of these men and women, and recognize the sacrifices they make each and every day.”
Federal workers have long been on the front lines, protecting Americans and securing a healthy, safe future for our nation. They are patriotic and hard-working Americans who keep our borders secure and our food and water safe, care for our veterans and the elderly, process our tax refunds and Social Security checks, teach our children, search for cures to crippling diseases, explore the universe to learn more about our home planet, support our servicemen and women, and promote our interests and ideals abroad. These dedicated public servants have been on the front lines throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, showing the nation how much they accomplish and the sacrifices they make to support our communities.
Federal workers are also pivotal to Maryland’s economy, as hundreds of thousands work and live here. I am committed to keeping federal jobs and facilities in Maryland, and advocating for the rights of all federal employees and retirees. I am working to preserve and protect collective bargaining rights, pensions, health care benefits, civil service protections, and scientific integrity. As the nation’s single largest employer, the federal government should set the standard for making the workplace safe for everyone so that workers can continue to meet their missions for the American people.