Budget Control Act of 2011

Aberdeen Proving Ground, Harford's primary employer, spared from government shutdown

Aberdeen Proving Ground, Harford's primary employer, spared from government shutdown

Major federal employers serving Harford County and the surrounding area — Aberdeen Proving Ground and the Perry Point VA Medical Center — have been spared from the ongoing federal government shutdown.

The budgets for the two installations were approved for the current fiscal year.

But Harford County Executive Barry Glassman expressed frustration this week at Congress and President Donald Trump’s inability to reach a budget agreement for the entire federal government. Glassman noted that the shutdown could affect residents who work for other federal agencies, as well as local and state income tax revenue.

“To me, it’s kind of foolishness,” he said Monday.

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