Governor Hogan joins local lawmakers to call on Washington to end failed leadership and reopen the government

Posted at 8:17 AM, Jan 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-07 14:13:53-05

Governor Larry Hogan along with other state leaders want the shutdown to end.

The shutdown is having a direct impact on people who not only live in Maryland but also on visitors to our state. National parks like Fort McHenry remains closed to all visitors during the shutdown which all three regional leaders call a failure of leadership.

Hogan sent a letter to the president and congressional leaders asking them to find a bipartisan way to re-open the government. The letter explain how the shutdown hurts those families who are now experiencing a sudden loss of income. The governor also mentions that prolonging the shutdown not only hurts our local economies and budgets, but also poses a threat to our natural resources like public health and safety.

The personal finance website, WalletHub lists D.C., Maryland and Virginia as having the most federal contract dollars per capita. The site ranks Maryland third as the state most affected by the shutdown.

It also puts Maryland tied for first place with the nation's capital and Hawaii as the states with the largest number of federal jobs. Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. are home to hundreds of thousands of federal workers and contractors.