*** MEDIA ADVISORY***
CARDIN TO TALK TO ABOUT WHAT
SEQUESTRATION WILL MEAN FOR MARYLAND’S
SMALL BUSINESS COMMUNITY
Sequestration to take effect March 1st; Senator to Hold Roundtable Discussion in Prince George’s County
On Monday, February 25, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) will host a roundtable discussion for Maryland small businesses titled:Sequestration: What It Will Mean for Maryland’s Small Business Community. Many small businesses in Maryland depend on the federal government for contracts and other business. On March 1, sequestration – automatic, across-the-board spending cuts – will begin to take effect. Unless Congress acts, sequestration requires $42.7 billion in cuts to defense programs and another $42.7 billion in cuts to non-defense programs over the next year. Cuts of this magnitude will have a profound effect on Maryland and our entire nation.
· WHAT: Senator Cardin to Hold Roundtable Discussion about Sequestration with Maryland’s Small Businesses
· WHEN: Monday, February 25 at 1 p.m.
· WHERE: Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation (EDC)
1100 Mercantile Lane
Largo, MD 20774