County Executive’s Statement After President’s Visit
“Today, I joined President Obama at M. Luis Construction in Rockville as he talked about the impact that the Federal government shutdown is having on our businesses, our communities and countless individuals all across our nation. As the President said, a small group of extremists have manufactured a crisis to create a “reckless and damaging shutdown.” This government shutdown is bad for our economy, bad for our County and bad for our nation.
“In Montgomery County alone, we know the shutdown is affecting about 70,000 federal government employees and is costing the County at least $760,000 a day – not including revenues related to other fees and taxes, impacts on contractors and the businesses that serve the Federal government and its employees. Our local economic recovery is threatened when so many of our residents are without a paycheck. These hardworking employees deserve better – and so do Americans all over the country who benefit directly from their work.
“I call on the obstructionists in the House of Representatives to stop holding the American people hostage and stop the shutdown.”
On the first week of the federal government shutdown, President Barack Obama visited a construction company in Rockville. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports.
Economic and Development Director Steve Silverman said he was very excited to see the President come to town to single out a business in Montgomery County. Take a look:
Statement of Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett Concerning Federal Government Shutdown “Today, I joined President Obama at M. Luis Construction in Rockville as he talked about the impact that the Federal government shutdown is having on our businesses, our communities and countless individuals all across our nation. As the President said, a small group of […]
After hosting President Obama’s Oct. 3 speech at M. Luis Construction Co., Inc., owners Cidalia Luis-Akbar and Natalia Luis praised county officials and other “angels” for standing by them in difficult times.
Cidalia Luis-Akbar and Natalia Luis, owners of M. Luis Construction Co., Inc. reflect on what it was like to be with President Obama after he visited their business to deliver remarks about the government shutdown.
Area residents lined Southlawn Lane and East Gude Drive on Oct. 3 in hopes of catching a glimpse of President Obama’s motorcade. Obama visited M. Luis Construction Company, Inc. where he delivered remarks about the government shutdown. Here’s a look at the excitement outside the construction company’s offices: Here are some photos as well:
Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro joined President Barack Obama in Rockville this morning, where he delivered remarks on the government shutdown. Council President Navarro released the following statement: “The federal government shutdown is hurting our residents and could devastate our County’s budget. 70,000 federal employees live in Montgomery County. Every day the shutdown lasts, […]
President Obama visited a construction company in Montgomery County on Oct. 3 to talk about the government shutdown. Obama delivered his remarks at M. Luis Construction Company, Inc. on Southlawn Lane in Rockville. Video Courtesy: WhiteHouse.gov M. Luis Construction Co., Inc. is a family-owned business. You can find out more about the construction company […]