*** MEDIA ADVISORY ***
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March 14, 2013
CARDIN TO HOLD TOWN HALL WITH CENSUS EMPLOYEES ON FEDERAL
First Meeting with Federal Workers since Sequestration and the Start of Debate on a Continuing Resolution
that Maintains the Federal Pay Freeze
On Monday, March 18 at 1:00PM, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Finance Committee and representative for nearly 300,000 federal civilian and military workers, will hold a town hall with employees at the U.S. Census Bureau headquarters in Lanham, Maryland. The Census Bureau is one Maryland’s 60 non-military federal facilities. Senator Cardin will provide an update on the federal budget, including sequestration and the continuing resolution now being debated in the Senate to fund the government through the end of the FY13 fiscal year. After brief remarks, the majority of the session will be dedicated to Q&A from the Census Bureau employees in Lanham and other Census Bureau locations across the country.
Senator Cardin believes that federal workers should not solely bear the brunt of America’s economic burden. They are public servants providing critical services to the American people.
WHAT: Senator Cardin Town Hall with U.S. Census Bureau Employees
WHEN: MONDAY, MARCH 18 AT 1:00PM**
**Media arriving by car and/or with camera equipment should allow at least 20-30 minutes for security checkpoints at main gate and building entrance
WHERE: U.S. Census Bureau Headquarters - Main Auditorium
4700 Silver Hill Road, Library, Suitland, MD
METRO ACCESSIBLE: Exit Green Line at Suitland
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