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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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....

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