There is strong bipartisan support for rebuilding America's crumbling infrastructure, but not for trillions in new spending unrelated to this issue. It’s time to focus on true infrastructure and take bipartisan action for the American people.
Governor Larry Hogan convened a cybersecurity summit at the Maryland State House in Annapolis focused on coordinated federal, state, and private sector efforts to prepare for and address cybersecurity threats. The summit brought together senior government officials, including leaders from the White House, Congress, the National Security Agency (NSA), and the FBI, as well as governors, academic leaders, and private sector experts. At the close of the summit, Governor Hogan enacted a range of initiatives to strengthen Maryland’s cyber ecosystem and protect the state’s critical infrastructure, including a new partnership with the NSA, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) to establish a new Maryland Institute for Innovative Computing, and a statewide privacy framework to govern the way the state secures citizens’ personal information.
Governor Hogan is speaking out against President Biden’s turn to the left and warning of the dangers of “whitewashing” the January 6th riots, calling for members of Congress to stop politicizing the attack. Immediately following President Biden’s election, Governor Hogan wrote a Wall Street Journal op-ed advising Biden that “If he is going to heal and unify the nation, he must start by recognizing that this goal is in conflict with the Democratic Party’s lurch leftward.
According to a new poll in 33 key swing congressional districts, 72 percent of voters support the bipartisan infrastructure bill that was forged at Governor Hogan’s infrastructure Annapolis summit. Meanwhile, only 24 percent of voters want this bill to be linked to the Democrats’ partisan $3.5 trillion budget blueprint. Governor Hogan has continued to call out Democratic leaders for linking the bipartisan infrastructure bill to a partisan spending package. This comes as the leaders of the National Governors Association are urging Congress to pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill.