ELKRIDGE, MD - Governor Martin O’Malley today urged action in Washington to avoid federal sequestration – a series of automatic cuts that threaten job creation and reduce vital services for families and children in Maryland and across the nation.
The Governor visited FLIR Systems, a thermal imaging and threat detection systems manufacturer that employs middle-skill workers – a critical sector of Maryland’s economy. FLIR has made a commitment to grow its business in Maryland, but with looming sequester cuts, the expansion remains uncertain.
“These are job-killing cuts that are an economic threat to Maryland,” said Governor O’Malley. “Too many moms and dads in our State will lose jobs, too many children will lose access to programs like Head Start, and too many of our most vulnerable Marylanders will lose assistance from the safety net we’ve worked so hard to protect. If Congress cannot come together with a balanced approach to avoid these automatic cuts, we will reverse much of the progress we’ve made in Maryland creating jobs and expanding opportunity for more families.”