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Mikulski Denounces Bill That Would Deny NSA 'Material Support' in Maryland

Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., isn’t pleased with a bill pending in her state’s legislature that would prohibit state and local support for the National Security Agency.

The legislation was proposed Feb. 6 by eight Republicans in the 141-member Maryland House of Delegates and would deny the NSA “material support, participation or assistance in any form” from the state, its political subdivisions and companies with state contracts.


“When I think back to Ronald Reagan and how strong he was on defense and the way he led the end of the Cold War, I am shocked that the Republicans would want to negatively impact the National Security Agency,” she says. “I think it is misguided and really could, under their misguided efforts, really advocate unilateral disarmament in the world of cybersecurity.”


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