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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published February 22, 2013

ADVISORY: CARDIN TO DISCUSS UPCOMING SEQUESTRATION WITH FEDERAL WORKERS AT TOWN HALL MEETING AT SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION IN WOODLAWN



 

 

 

*** MEDIA ADVISORY ***

 

CONTACT: Susan Sullam, 410-962-4436 or

410-960-2440 (cell) 

February 22, 2013

 

 

CARDIN TO DISCUSS UPCOMING SEQUESTRATION

WITH FEDERAL WORKERS AT TOWN HALL

MEETING AT SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION IN WOODLAWN

 
 
On Monday, February 25 at 10 a.m., U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, will hold a town hall with employees of the Social Security Administration (SSA) headquarters in Baltimore County. The SSA headquarters complex employees approximately 12,000 federal workers and this will continue Senator Cardin’s periodic visits to federal facilities specifically to discuss the looming threat of sequestration and the latest federal budget battles with federal workers.  After brief remarks, the majority of the session will be dedicated to Q&A from SSA employees.

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.  Senator Cardin works every day to ensure that the federal government is attentive to the unique concerns of the people who live and work in Maryland. This includes looking out for federal employees who have contributed to our debt relief with a multi-year pay freeze and protecting resources for federal agencies headquartered in our state that could see serious cuts due to sequestration. 


·        WHAT:  Senator Cardin to holding Town Hall with SSA employees 

   “How the Sequestration and Federal Budget Battles May Affect You” 

·        WHEN: Monday, February 25 at 10 a.m.

·        WHERE: Social Security Administration – Altmeyer Auditorium
      6401 Security Boulevard, Woodlawn, MD


RSVPs FROM MEDIA ARE NEEDED FOR SECURITY; ALSO BRING MEDIA ID.  PLEASE E-MAILsusan_sullam@cardin.senate.gov <mailto:susan_sullam@cardin.senate.gov AND LET ME KNOW IF YOU WILL BE ATTENDING.  


MAP AND DIRECTIONS ARE ATTACHED AND ARE BELOW.


 
From Points South of Baltimore

  • Take I-95 North or I-295 (Baltimore/Washington Parkway) to Beltway I-695 towards Towson
  • Follow I-695 to Exit 17, Security Boulevard—Woodlawn East (on exit ramp bear right onto Security Blvd)
  • Proceed on Security Boulevard through next (2) traffic lights. Move into right lane
  • After 2nd light, stay in right lane and bear right onto Robert Myers Blvd.
  • SSA is to your left. 
From Points North of Baltimore 
  • Take I-95 South or I-83 to Beltway I-695 (West)
  • Follow I-695 to Exit 17, Security Boulevard--Woodlawn East (on exit ramp bear left and make a left turn onto Security Blvd)
  • Proceed on Security Boulevard through next (2) two traffic lights. Move into right lane
  • After 2nd light, stay in right lane and bear right onto Robert Myers Blvd.
  • SSA is to your left.