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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published October 08, 2013

TODAY 10:30AM: Senators Cardin, Boxer, and Nelson to Hold Press Conference to Highlight Damaging Impacts of Government Shutdown on Families and Communities Nationwide (TUES, 10/8 at 10:30 am)



TODAY – 10:30AM

 

 

For Planning Purposes Only         Contact: Mary Kerr or Kate Gilman (EPW/Boxer): 202.224.8832

Transmitted October 8, 2013               Mary_Kerr@epw.senate.govor Kate_Gilman@epw.senate.gov

 

U.S. Senate Committee on

Environment and Public Works

 

MEDIA ADVISORY *

TODAY: Senators Cardin, Boxer and Nelson to Hold Press Conference to Highlight Damaging Impacts of

 

Government Shutdown on Families and Communities Nationwide

 

BACKGROUND:   U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chairman of the EPW Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife, and Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) will be joined by representatives from several organizations to highlight how families and communities across the nation are being impacted by the shutdown of the federal government.  The speakers will discuss how critical services are being affected by the shutdown, including the cleanup of toxic waste sites, the operation of wildlife refuges, investment in the transportation sector, and the investigation and prevention of chemical explosions and disasters.

WHEN:                  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013

10:30 AM ET

 

LOCATION:          EPW Hearing Room

                                 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC

 

SPEAKERS:          Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)

        Chairman, Environment and Public Works Committee

             

        Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD)

        Chairman, EPW Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife

 

        Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL)

       

        Debbie Mans

                                Executive Director, New York / New Jersey Baykeeper

 

                                Dr. Rafael Moure-Eraso

                                Chairman, U.S. Chemical Safety Board

 

        Birgit P. Vertesch

        Executive Director, “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society; Sanibel Island, FL        

                   

                                Dr. T. Peter Ruane

                                President and CEO, American Road and Transportation Builders Association

 

Just a reminder:     Please RSVP to Kate Gilman atKate_Gilman@epw.senate.govif you plan to attend.