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Cardin Announces Support for Federal Workers, Agencies in FY22 Funding Package

March 23rd, 2022 by WCBC Radio

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (Both D-Md.) announced key provisions in the final Fiscal Year 2022 appropriations package signed into law by President Joe Biden that they worked to secure in order to support our federal workers through improved compensation and working conditions. The Omnibus Appropriations Act also enables critical maintenance projects at federal facilities in Maryland.


“There are more than 2 million federal employees across the United States who devote their lives to serving the public, whether by caring for our veterans, providing health guidance to keep us safe during this global health crisis, or providing critical lifelines for our seniors,” said Senator Ben Cardin. “These women and men ought to be thanked and rewarded for their contributions to our country. It why we continue to do everything possible to ensure that federal employees and agencies get the support they deserve.”


“Federal workers in Maryland and across the country work day-in and day-out to provide crucial services to the American people. From the critical research done at our Maryland-based facilities like NIH, to the benefits services provided by agencies like the Social Security Administration, supporting our federal workforce’s efforts to serve Americans is key,” said Senator Chris Van Hollen. “With this year’s funding bill, we have secured investments in better pay, technology, and improvements at various government facilities throughout the state of Maryland. I will continue working to invest in our federal employees and a stronger civil service system.”