Ben Cardin - Senator for Maryland


I currently serve on the following committees and subcommittees:

Senate Committee on Finance

  • Member, Health Care Subcommittee
  • Member, Taxation and IRS Oversight Subcommittee
  • Member, Social Security, Pensions and Family Policy Subcommittee

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

  • Chair, East Asian & Pacific Affairs Subcommittee
  • Member, African Affairs Subcommittee
  • Member, Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs Subcommittee

Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

  • Chair, Water and Wildlife Subcommittee
  • Member, Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee
  • Member, Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Subcommittee

Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

  • Ranking Member (committee has no subcommittees)

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe

Senator Cardin serves on the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, which also is referred to as the U.S. Helsinki Commission. It is a U.S. Government agency that monitors progress in the implementation of the provisions of the 1975 Helsinki Accords and works to address and assess democratic, economic, and human rights developments firsthand. The Commission consists of nine members from the United States Senate, nine from the House of Representatives, and one member each from the Departments of State, Defense and Commerce.

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