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.

NATO Summit

Dear Fellow Marylanders, This week, Washington, D.C. was buzzing as leaders from Europe converged here for the NATO Summit. It’s a big deal, and I want to share why this meeting is so important for all of us. Let's take a trip back in time to 75 years ago, when the world had just come out of World War II. To keep the peace, the United States and a group of other countries formed what we now call NATO – the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. At the heart of NATO is a simple but powerful idea: if someone picks a fight with one of us, they’re picking a fight with all of us. This promise, known as Article 5, means that we’ve got each other’s backs no matter what. It’s the ultimate...

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Women’s Health

May is Women’s Health Month. June is Men’s Health Month. I would argue that every month should be a time to focus on physical and mental health and encourage everyone to pay attention to the signs their body is sending them. Take advantage of early screenings and...

Full Steam Ahead

Dear Fellow Marylanders, It’s hard to believe it’s been one month since we awoke to the horrific news that the Francis Scott Key Bridge had collapsed into the Patapsco River. As the cargo ship Dali lost power and all control, it slammed into one of the bridge’s...

Capital Wheel, National Harbor, Maryland