Letters from Ben

Capital Wheel, National Harbor, Maryland

These are regular letters to constituents about what's happening in Maryland, nationally and around the world. Beginning as a way to share information during the COVID-19 pandemic, they have become a must-read for Marylanders to connect happenings in our nation's capital to daily life.

Sunlight is the Best Disinfectant

Dear Fellow Marylanders,  As you’ve seen from my letters lately, the Senate has been on a roll. We have been getting major legislation passed, like the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Inflation Reduction Act, and clearing President Biden’s judicial and other nominees. This week, however, we hit a roadblock. On Thursday, we took a procedural vote to start debate on a bill that I cosponsored, the “Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending in Elections Act of 2022.” You may have heard it called by its acronym – the DISCLOSE Act. Senate procedures can get a little technical (aka archaic), but, essentially, the legislation needed a...

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Capital Wheel, National Harbor, Maryland