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MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICESE: Governor Larry Hogan Announces #MDHelps Multi-Agency Effort to Support Federal Workers During Partial Government Shutdown

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By Press release submission | Feb 4, 2019


Maryland Department of General Services issued the following announcement on Jan. 24.

Governor Larry Hogan today announced #MDHelps, a state multi-agency effort to support federal workers who have been affected by the ongoing partial government shutdown. The initiative was announced at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, where the governor greeted federal workers from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and FBI, as well as Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic controllers.

“This federal government shutdown, the longest in the history of the United States, is impacting the security of our nation, the economy of the State of Maryland, and most importantly, the lives of tens of thousands of our Maryland citizens,” said Governor Hogan. “Leaders in Washington need to put aside their differences and get this fixed.”

The governor was joined by numerous federal and state partners, nonprofit organizations, and private sector representatives, including Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Secretary Pete Rahn, Department of General Services Secretary Ellington Churchill, Department of Human Services Secretary Lourdes Padilla, MDOT Maryland Aviation Administration Executive Director Ricky Smith, MDOT Maryland Transit Administration Kevin Quinn, Maryland Transportation Authority Executive Director Kevin Reigrut, Maryland Transportation Authority Police Chief Colonel Jerry Jones, Maryland Transportation Authority Police Captain Ronce Alford, TSA Federal Security Director Andrea Mishoe, and TSA Deputy Federal Security Director Ronald Juhl, as well as BGE Vice President of Governmental and External Affairs Valencia McClure, Anne Lindner and Christina Harper from Pepco Holdings Inc., Ellen Valentino and Hossein Ejtemai from Mid-Atlantic Petroleum Distributors’ Association Inc., Katie Alford from Carroll Independent Fuel, President and CEO of the Maryland Food Bank Carmen Del Guercio, Fraport Maryland Vice President Brett Kelly, Manager of Vino Volo Christina Appel, Operator of Urban Bar-B-Que and Subway Ali Goraya, General Manager of Pinkberry and Onsite News Raj Singh, General Manager of Jamba Juice and Mayorga Coffee Taya Durham, and others to share information on available state resources and steps that have been taken to assist impacted federal workers.

Original source can be found here.

Source: Maryland Department of General Services

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