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Cardin Defends ARC

January 30th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

A republican study committee is proposing a  plan would save $76 million by eliminating the Appalachian Regional Commission, a partnership between the federal government and eastern states to encourage economic growth in Appalachia. Unsurprisingly, many members of Congress have constituents who benefit from this program, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who in 2008 supported expanding the program to include 10 additional counties. Maryland Senator Ben Cardin says he plans to fight any effort to eliminate the ARC…

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