Cardin Announces Plans for 2024
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Maryland’s senior senator and Chair of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, announced that he would not seek re-election at the end of his current term. He released the following statement and video with his wife, Myrna Cardin.
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Letters From Ben
What’s an Earmark?
Dear Fellow Marylanders, The term earmark originated with farmers and ranchers who would cut the ears of their sheep, cattle or other animals in a certain way to distinguish them from others and identify ownership. The term made its way into Congress as a way for lawmakers to claim ownership of a specific spending item in the appropriations or spending process. Today, in the Senate, we call these designated projects Congressionally Directed Spending. The House of Representatives calls them Community Projects. Whatever name you prefer, members of Maryland’s congressional delegation work to secure this federal funding to support projects and initiatives that fulfill needs across the state....
What’s an Earmark?
Dear Fellow Marylanders, The term earmark originated with farmers and ranchers who would cut the ears of their sheep, cattle or other animals in a certain way to distinguish them from others and identify ownership. The term made its way into Congress as a way for...
Still Stay Safe
Dear Fellow Marylanders, I started writing these letters in March 2020 to share helpful information about COVID-19 and how the federal, state and local governments were attempting to marshal resources to keep everyone in this country safe. By the time of my first...
Do No Harm
Dear Fellow Marylanders, All this week, we have been celebrating National Small Business Week. Much has changed in the 60 years since it began in 1963, but our small businesses today are as innovative and resilient as ever. For me, as chair of the Senate Small...
Right Side of History
Dear Fellow Marylanders, This week, a bipartisan majority of the United States Senate officially expressed their support for removing the arbitrary deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and making it the 28th amendment to our Constitution. Let...