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Cardin talks issues with Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce

October 16, 2007|By ANDREW SCHOTZ

On Monday, U.S. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin, D-Md., opened his Western Maryland office in Cumberland, then spoke at a Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Washington County.

Among the issues Cardin brought up at the chamber luncheon at the Four Points Sheraton on Dual Highway:

· Federal budget money to repair the Big Slackwater section of the C&O Canal National Historical Park isn't likely in the next few years, so a more "creative" way to come up with money is needed.

· Congress might include more flexibility when it reauthorizes the No Child Left Behind Act.

· Home rule, which Washington County is considering, is a local decision; a U.S. senator shouldn't get involved.

· Even though Washington County officially isn't part of the metro Washington, D.C., region, sites such as Friendship Technology Park and the former Fort Ritchie could attract federal government agencies, particularly if the local roads were improved.

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· The expansion of broadband Internet service in Maryland is like the expansion of the railroad a century ago.

· The United States' new mission in Iraq should be getting its soldiers out of the middle of a civil war.

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