** MEDIA AVAILABILITY ON FEDERAL BUDGET TO FOLLOW BRAC-RELATED TOUR**
On Monday, July 11, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) will visit Bethesda and tour the National Naval Medical Center’s Fisher House and the National Intrepid Center of Excellence. During his tour he will meet with wounded warriors, learn about advanced treatment of combat-related traumatic brain injuries, and view progress on BRAC-related projects.
Following his visit with Military personnel, Senator Cardin will hold a media availability on federal budget issues. Senator Cardin is a member of both the Senate Budget and Senate Finance Committees.
WHAT: Senator Cardin Media Availability on Federal Budget Issues
WHEN: Monday, July 11, 2011 -- 2:30-2:45pm
WHERE: Entrance to the Medical Center Metro Station (Red Line)
Across Rockville Pike from the National Naval Medical Center
8810 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814
Senator Cardin believes we need a credible budget that is fair and balanced and brings our deficit under control. He believes any plan must address spending as well as revenue in order to succeed. A credible budget plan also must help create jobs that will strengthen our economy.
A Fisher House is “a home away from home” for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. The homes are normally located within walking distance of the treatment facility or have transportation available. David Coker, President of the Fisher Houses Foundation, will join Senator Cardin for his visit to the Fisher House at Bethesda Naval Medical Center.
The National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) is a facility dedicated to advancing the clinical care, diagnosis, research, and education of service members and families experiencing combat related traumatic brain injury (TBI) and psychological health (PH) conditions. The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF) led the fundraising effort for the Center, securing $65 million in private donations from the American people and overseeing the construction and equipping of the 72,000 square foot, two-story facility.