Cardin offered praise to the federal workers for their contributions and said the recent budget cuts and furloughs were damaging to the economy, according to a report from Meade Week, the video news roundup produced by the Fort Meade public affairs office.
Cardin's appearance came on the heels of news that the Department of Defense would cut furlough days for civilian workers this summer from 11 to six.
Other highlights from the latest edition of Meade Week include:
- Information on disruptions to water service due to the replacement of a water main Tuesday.
- Details on the Women's Equality Day Observance on August 22.
- An appearance by IndyCar driver Oriol Servia a the USO Center on August 28, plus information on discounted tickets to the Baltimore Grand Prix.