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January 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

‘Stop the Shutdown, Stop the Wall’: Furloughed Workers Call for Government to Re-Open

Politicians and furloughed federal workers came out to protest the government shutdown at the Silver Spring Civic Center on Wednesday night. The event was lead by Rep. Jamie Raskin, who started the rally with a chant: “All for one, one for all, stop the shutdown, stop the wall.” In addition to Raskin, the rally featured […]

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January 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Jan. 9 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Jan. 9, and here are five things you need to know: 1. Shutdown Rally: Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-8) is inviting the community to rally with him to show support for federal workers, private contractors, and others impacted by the federal government shutdown. Rep. Don Beyer (VA-8) and J. David Cox, the president of American Federation of […]

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March 15, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Mikulski on Metro Shutdown: “I’m Frustrated That It Has Come To This”

U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski issued the following statement on WMATA’s decision to shut down Metro: “This decision is an incredible disruption to everyone who uses Metrorail. However, safety first must be a mandate. More than 700,000 people ride this system each day. For those who work on it, for those who ride it to work, […]

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September 2, 2015 | Sonya Burke

OPM Encourages Federal Agencies to Let Employees Work from Home During Pope’s Visit

The Pope’s visit to Washington, D.C. is expected to bring increased traffic, road closures, detours and crowded trains and buses. For that reason, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is encouraging federal agencies to let employees in our area telework. “To help alleviate traffic congestion and minimize distraction to law enforcement and security officials, agencies […]

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