This rule is a cynical abuse of power by a lame duck President, and yet another attempt by this Administration to weaken the civil service by making it easier for federal contractors to discriminate against employees.
As we continue to negotiate legislation to provide relief to American families and small businesses impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it’s imperative that the District of Columbia receive equal treatment in any response legislation.
We are encouraged to see a bipartisan proposal emerge as a starting point for negotiations and urge you both to come to the table to finalize a plan this week that delivers real relief to the American people.
Madam Speaker, we were saddened to learn of the passing this weekend of a wonderful human being with a great intellect, a wonderful wit, a sense of decency, great integrity, and a profound love for our country and its people: Paul Sarbanes.
Ensuring Marylanders have access to affordable housing is always essential. But as many continue to deal with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, it becomes even more critical to the health and financial stability of our residents.