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Md., Va. lawmakers pen letter against government shutdown

Nearly four dozen Democratic state lawmakers from Maryland and Virginia on Monday sent Republican congressional leaders a letter urging them to avert a federal shutdown that “would be catastrophic to our regional economy.”

Lawmakers reminded Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner that the 2013 shutdown furloughed thousands of workers in the area and cut income and sales tax revenue to the states.

The lawmakers, 33 from Maryland and 11 from Virginia, wrote that the region has still not recovered from the recession and shouldn’t have to weather politically motivated economic woes.

Read full article here from The Baltimore Sun


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