Ending the Shutdown

January 23, 2019

Dear Friend,

Last week, I voted for the ninth time to end the partial government shutdown by supporting bipartisan bills that would fully fund federal agencies and get federal employees back to work.

This shutdown – the longest in American history – has unfairly victimized thousands of hardworking civil servants in Maryland and has impacted millions of Americans across the country who rely on critical government services.

If you are a furloughed federal employee, or a family member of a furloughed federal employee, I wanted to share some resources that you may find helpful. See here.

As always, please contact my office in Towson at (410) 832-8890 if you need assistance navigating the government shutdown. My staff and I would be happy to help you.


Congressman John Sarbanes
Maryland’s Third Congressional District