Mayor Rawlings-Blake to testify about Baltimore’s Federal Courthouse
On Thursday, April 28, U.S. Ben Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), will chair a Committee hearing in Baltimore at the Edwards A. Garmatz Federal Courthouse about the importance of ensuring the safety and security of employees and visitors at federal courthouses across the nation.
The Garmatz Federal Courthouse in Baltimore opened in 1976 and its architectural, infrastructural and security failings have been well documented over the years. The hearing will consist of two panels of witnesses, including, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, District Judge Frederick Motz, Charles Monk, chair of the Greater Baltimore Committee, and Kirby Fowler, President of the Downtown Partnership. Other witnesses will include a representative from the General Services Administration and the Administrative Offices of the U.S. Courts.
· WHAT: Senator Cardin to chair Senate EPW Committee hearing on safety and security at federal judicial facilities
· WHEN: Thursday, April 28 at 2 p.m. (press availability at approx. 3:15 p.m.)
· WHERE: Edward A. Garmatz Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse,
101 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201