On Wednesday, August 31 at 1:30pm, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Budget and Finance committees, will hold a town hall with employees at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland. Senator Cardin will discuss details of the recent budget agreement and talk about the direct and indirect impacts on federal workers. The majority of the session will be dedicated to Q&A from the NIH employees on the budget, as well as BRAC and other issues of concern.
In January, it was announced that there would be a two-year pay freeze for the federal workforce. Senator Cardin has been a vocal opponent of additional cuts in compensation for federal workers. The recent budget agreement, which includes $1 trillion in cuts and additional cuts that would be triggered if Congress does not enact a budget plan developed by a bicameral, bipartisan Joint Committee, protects federal workers from increased contributions to their pensions. Senator Cardin believes that federal workers should not solely bear the brunt of America’s economic burden.
WHAT: U.S. Senator Ben Cardin Town Hall with NIH employees
WHEN: Wednesday, August 31 – 1:30-2:30PM
WHERE: National Institutes of Health – Masur Auditorium
9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892
MEDIA PARKING INSTRUCTIONS: Enter the NIH campus at the Commercial Vehicle Inspection Facility (“Delivery Entrance”), off of Rockville Pike. Parking spaces will be reserved in Lot 10H.