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Sep 26, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen, Shaheen, Rounds Push for Increased Action from Pentagon to Address PFAS Exposure at Military Installations

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) joined Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) in sending a letter to Department of Defense (DoD) Secretary Lloyd Austin […]

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Sep 23, 2022

Maryland Delegation Members Announce Over $12 Million for Firefighters in Western Maryland

WASHINGTON –  U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) announced $12,108,037.50 in federal funding for Maryland firefighters and first responders […]

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Sep 22, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen and Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Reduce Exposure to Lead in Drinking Water 

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) with Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) […]

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Sep 22, 2022

Cardin Votes to Restore Transparency in Political Campaigns

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, released the following statement after Republicans blocked consideration of the “Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light […]

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Sep 21, 2022

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces Over $86M in Federal Funds for Investments in Minority and Underserved Communities

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone […]

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Sep 21, 2022

Maryland Congressional Delegation Urges Administration to Kick-Start New Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Stock Assessment

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin and […]

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Sep 21, 2022

Cardin Legislation to Reauthorize Federal Small Business Research Programs Passes Senate Unanimously

WASHINGTON – The United States Senate unanimously passed the SBIR & STTR Reauthorization Act of 2022—bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.) […]

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Sep 20, 2022

On National Voter Registration Day, Cardin Urges All Marylanders to Check their Voter Registration Status

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Maryland’s senior senator, is asking all Marylanders to check their voter registration status today, National Voter Registration Day. Election Day is Tuesday, November […]

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Sep 16, 2022

Cardin Statement on Hispanic Heritage Month 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Special Representative on Anti-Semitism, Racism, and Intolerance for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly, released the following statement […]

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Sep 16, 2022

Cardin, Collins Resolution Honoring the Work of Direct Support Professionals in Health Care Approved by Senate

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) led the Senate this week in recognizing the dedication of frontline health care workers with their resolution (S. Res. […]

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Sep 16, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen, Ruppersberger, Sarbanes Announce Over $20 Million for Improvements at Baltimore Area Airports

WASHINGTON –U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) announced $23,156,355 in federal funding to support improvements at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport […]

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Sep 16, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce Over $1 Million for Improvements at the Easton/Newnam Field Airport

WASHINGTON –U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (all D-Md.) today announced $1,696,734 in federal funding to support improvements at the Easton/Newnam Field airport. The funds are provided through the Department of […]

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Sep 15, 2022

Cardin Leads Introduction of Legislation to Reauthorize & Improve Women’s Business Center Program

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) today […]

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Sep 15, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen Secure $636 Million for Coast Guard Yard Infrastructure Modernization in Bipartisan Bill Approved by Key Senate Committee

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) announced today that their proposal to provide $636 million for the major infrastructure overhaul of the Coast Guard Yard in […]

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Sep 14, 2022

Cardin Provisions on Anti-Corruption, Human Rights Accountability and State Department Personnel Reform Approved by Senate Foreign Relations Committee

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and Chair of the Subcommittee on State Department Management, praised bipartisan approval today […]

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Sep 14, 2022

Cardin Hails Senate Foreign Relations Committee Approval of the Taiwan Policy Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, lauded committee approval today of the Taiwan Policy Act of 2022. The legislation would […]

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Sep 14, 2022

Maryland Delegation Announces $823,000 for AmeriCorps VISTA Programs in Howard, Montgomery and Frederick Counties

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Kweisi Mfume, Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $822,780 in federal funding for AmeriCorps […]

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Sep 14, 2022

Cardin, Portman Introduce Resolution to Approve Location for a National Memorial to Fallen Journalists

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) have introduced a Senate joint resolution (S.J.Res.62) that would authorize placement of the National Memorial to Fallen Journalists between […]

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Sep 13, 2022

Cardin Decries Legislation to Ban Abortion Nationwide

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) issued the following statement today in response to Republican legislation to impose a federal ban on abortion. “Every lawmaker who cheered the Supreme […]

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Sep 11, 2022

Cardin Commemorates 9/11 as a Day of Service

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) released the following statement in observance of the 21st anniversary of the September 11 attacks. “Today, we mark the anniversary of the deadly […]

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Sep 9, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen, Raskin, Trone Announce $108,000 to Repair Flood-Damaged Sections of the C&O Canal and George Washington Memorial Parkway

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $108,942 in federal funding for the National Park Service to […]

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Aug 31, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce Over $45 Million in Direct Investments for Greater Baltimore Region Included in Key Committee Legislation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) announced today the inclusion of $46,667,000 in direct federal funding for local projects across the Baltimore region within the […]

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Aug 31, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce $29 Million in Direct Investments for Eastern Shore Included in Key Committee Legislation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) announced today the inclusion of $29,890,000 in direct federal funding for local projects on the Eastern Shore within the […]

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Aug 31, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce Over $20 Million in Direct Investments for Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties Included in Key Committee Legislation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) announced the inclusion of $20,128,000 in direct federal funding for local projects in Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties within […]

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Aug 31, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce Over $15 Million in Direct Investments for Western Maryland Included in Key Committee Legislation

WASHINGTON –U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) announced today the inclusion of $16,892,000 in direct federal funding for local projects in Western Maryland within the Senate Appropriations […]

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Aug 31, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce Over $10 Million in Direct Investments for Anne Arundel County and Southern Maryland Included in Key Committee Legislation

WASHINGTON –U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) announced today the inclusion of $10,170,000 in direct federal funding for local projects in Anne Arundel County and Southern Maryland […]

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Aug 31, 2022

Cardin, Colleagues Seek Details on State/DHS Plan to Increase Refugee Admissions

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) led 10 of his colleagues in a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas asking for […]

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Aug 24, 2022

Cardin Praises Biden Action on Student Debt Cancellation and Caps, Says Congress Can Do More to Expand Relief

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) released the following statement in response to President Joe Biden’s cancellation of up to $20,000 of federal student loan debt for those making […]

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Aug 23, 2022

Cardin, Colleagues Call on Biden Administration to Extend PSLF Waiver Deadline

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) joined Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), alongside U.S. Representatives John Sarbanes (D-Md.-03), Joe Courtney […]

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Aug 23, 2022

Maryland Receives Nearly $1M Grant Created by Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act to Protect Small Businesses from Cyberattacks

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Chair Ben Cardin and U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) lauded the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announcement today that […]

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Aug 22, 2022

Maryland Delegation Members Announce Over $340,000 in Federal Funding for Commercial Driver’s License Programs Benefitting Veterans and their Families

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger and Andy Harris (all Md.) announced $344,960 to help enroll at least 62 new students, primarily […]

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Aug 22, 2022

Maryland Delegation Announces Nearly $42 Million for Eco-Friendly Upgrades to Regional Bus Systems in Prince George’s, Anne Arundel, and Montgomery Counties

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) […]

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Aug 19, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen, Ruppersberger Announce $20 Million to Replace the Susquehanna River Rail Bridge to Improve MARC, Amtrak Service

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (all D-Md.) announced $20,000,000 to complete the final design work for the replacement of the 115-year-old Susquehanna River Bridge […]

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Aug 17, 2022

Cardin and Booker Urge SBA to Make Loan Programs and Services More Accessible to Entrepreneurs Impacted by the Criminal Justice System

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.), a senior member of the Small Business Committee, today sent […]

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Aug 17, 2022

Maryland Delegation Members Announce Nearly $4 Million for Early Childhood Education Projects

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Anthony Brown, and Jamie B. Raskin (all D-Md.) today announced $3,961,485 in federal funding for EasterSeals Head Start projects in […]

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Aug 15, 2022

Cardin Says We Must Do More to Expedite Visas for Translators and Other Afghans At Risk Because of Support for the United States

WASHINGTON – On the one-year anniversary of the fall of the Afghan government to the Taliban, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, […]

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Aug 11, 2022

Cardin, Colleagues Urge USAID to Clarify the Continuation of International Family Planning and Health Programs Post-Dobbs

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Operations, is urging USAID to clarify […]

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Aug 9, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer, Mfume Announce Nearly $630,000 to Help Underrepresented Students Pursuing Advanced Degrees

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) today announced $629,718 in federal funding through the Department of Education’s highly competitive […]

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Aug 7, 2022

Cardin Outlines Major Wins for Maryland in Newly Passed Inflation Reduction Act

Senator highlights measures to lower prescription drug, health insurance and energy costs  Cardin also celebrates important steps forward on job creation, climate change and agricultural resilience WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator […]

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Aug 4, 2022

Cardin, Shaheen, Wicker Introduce New Bipartisan Bill to Support Economic Development, Promote Democratic Resilience & Combat Corruption in the Balkans

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE), with Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee […]

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Aug 4, 2022

Maryland Delegation Announces Nearly $7 Million for Public Health and Infectious Disease Research 

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone (all […]

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Aug 3, 2022

Cardin: Ratification of Sweden and Finland As NATO Partners Is Important for U.S. National Security

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) spoke from the floor of the Senate this afternoon in advance of today’s 95-1 vote on the accession of the Republic of Finland […]

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Aug 3, 2022

Cardin, U.S. Dept. of Commerce Announce $22.9 Million to Support the Offshore Wind Industry in Maryland Through American Rescue Plan Good Jobs Challenge

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, today announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $22.9 million American Rescue Plan […]

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Aug 2, 2022

Cardin Presses the SBA to Process Outstanding COVID EIDL Applications

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today convened a hearing on the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan […]

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Aug 2, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen, Kaine, Warner Introduce Legislation to Protect Merit-Based Federal Workforce, Federal Worker Rights

WASHINGTON —U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (Both D-Md.) and Senators Tim Kaine and Mark R. Warner (Both D-Va.), with Senators Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla (Both D-Calif.) […]

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Aug 2, 2022

Cardin, Menendez, Van Hollen Introduce Resolution Calling for Credible Elections in Angola

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Chairman of the SFRC Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health […]

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Aug 1, 2022

Cardin, Durbin, Warnock, Senate Democrats Call on Biden Administration to Increase the Rate of Refugee Admissions

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate or Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Senator Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) today joined with more than […]

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Jul 28, 2022

Maryland Congressional Delegation Shares Priorities with New Chesapeake Bay Leaders

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, John Sarbanes, Andy Harris MD, Kweisi Mfume and David Trone met Wednesday in the U.S. […]

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Jul 28, 2022

As Senate Passes Major Water Resources Infrastructure Bill, Cardin Lauds Wins for Maryland

Cardin points to new program for underserved harbors as highly important to state’s smaller navigation channels and harbors in need of dredging Senator also highlights newly established statewide authorization for […]

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Jul 27, 2022

Cardin Says CHIPS + Science Bill will be a “Shot in the Arm” for Domestic Manufacturing

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) released the following statement on Senate passage of the “CHIPS + Science” bill. “The United States Senate today showed the nation that we […]

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Jul 27, 2022

Helsinki Commission Deeply Concerned Over Latest Electoral Reform Initiative in Bosnia and Herzegovina

WASHINGTON – Helsinki Commission Chairman Senator Ben Cardin (Md.) and  Co-Chairman Rep. Steve Cohen (Tenn.-09) today expressed deep concern about an effort by the international community’s High Representative in Bosnia […]

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Jul 27, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen, Sarbanes, Ruppersberger Announce $900,000 to Improve Tipton Airport

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen John Sarbanes and Dutch Ruppersberger (all D-Md.) today announced $900,000 in federal funding to improve access to Tipton Airport […]

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Jul 27, 2022

Cardin, Collins Introduce Bill to Improve Seniors’ Access to Substance Use Treatment

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) introduced the Supporting Seniors with Opioid Use Disorder Act of 2022. The bipartisan legislation would implement recommendations from a […]

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Jul 26, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen, Sarbanes Announce $4 Million to Mitigate Noise for Residents Near BWI Marshall Airport

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) Tuesday announced $4,000,000 in federal funding to support noise mitigation efforts for residents living near […]

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Jul 26, 2022

Cardin Commemorates 32 Years of the Americans With Disabilities Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) released the following statement in commemoration of the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). “Thirty-two years ago today, the Americans […]

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Jul 26, 2022

Cardin Applauds Biden-Harris Administration for Exceeding Small Business Federal Contracting Goals

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today issued a statement after the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that the federal government […]

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Jul 26, 2022

Cardin, Murray, Colleagues Call on Prison and Immigration Officials to Improve Availability of COVID-19 Therapeutics Among Detainees

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) led a dozen of their colleagues Monday in complementary letters to the director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons […]

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Jul 26, 2022

Cardin, U.S. Department of Commerce Invest $3.2 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds for Flood Protection Measures to Support Business Development in Annapolis, Maryland

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $3.2 million grant to the city of Annapolis, Maryland, […]

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Jul 26, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen, Sarbanes, Brown Announce $1 Million for Continued Capacity Building at the Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corporation

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen John Sarbanes and Anthony Brown (all D-Md.) today announced $1,114,539 in federal funding through the Department of Transportation to help […]

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Jul 25, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen and Trone Host U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Becerra in Maryland’s Sixth District

WASHINGTON — On Friday, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman David Trone (Md.-06), joined Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra in Frederick and Montgomery counties […]

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Jul 21, 2022

Cardin and Hagerty Lead Senate in Honoring Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe After His Assassination

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), chair and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Operations, lauded unanimous Senate approval […]

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Jul 20, 2022

As a Member of the Bipartisan Senate Election Reform Working Group, Cardin Calls Election Reform Proposal a Positive Step for Protecting US Elections

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the bipartisan Senate election reform working group, released the following statement today in response to the introduction of the group’s […]

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Jul 19, 2022

Cardin, U.S. Department of Commerce Announce $2.4 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding for the Redevelopment of the Cambridge Waterfront

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA), along with Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), today announced $2,400,000 in American Rescue Plan (ARP) […]

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Jul 19, 2022

Cardin Cites Urgency of Climate Crisis as Reason to Strongly Support Biden Administration’s Proposed Transportation Emissions Reduction Framework

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today issued the following statement on the Federal Highway Administration’s recently announced proposed rule for states and metropolitan areas to track and reduce […]

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Jul 19, 2022

<strong>Cardin, </strong><strong>Menendez, Risch, Colleagues Celebrate SFRC Approval of </strong><strong>Peace Corps Reauthorization Act of 2022</strong>

WASHINGTON –  U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee with oversight responsibility for Peace Corps management and international operations, along with Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) […]

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Jul 19, 2022

Maryland Congressional Delegation Members Urge Administration to Select State as Home for New Advanced Health Research Agency

WASHINGTON – The full Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie […]

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Jul 14, 2022

Cardin, Colleagues Call for TPS Extension, Re-Designation for Venezuela

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) andcolleagues today called on the Biden administration to continue to protect displaced Venezuelans by extending and re-designating Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). In […]

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Jul 14, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer Urge MDOT to Halt Demolition of Nice Bridge, Study Recreational Reuse Options

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (all D-Md.) today urged the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) to pause its plans to demolish the […]

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Jul 12, 2022

Cardin, Menendez, Kaine, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Condemning Violence against Journalists in Mexico

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.), along seven Democratic Senate colleagues, today introduced a resolution condemning consistently high levels of violence against journalists […]

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Jul 8, 2022

Cardin Urges Expansion of Dental Coverage Under Medicare, Praises Just-Released Proposed Rule

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) praised the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for including an expansion of dental health coverage under Medicare in a key list […]

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Jul 8, 2022

Cardin and Hagerty to Introduce Senate Resolution Honoring Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), chair and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Operations, announced Friday that […]

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Jul 8, 2022

Maryland Delegation Members Announce Nearly $320,000 to Boost Harford Co. Travel, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation

WASHINGTON– Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (all D-Md.) announced $319,200 to invest in Harford County’s travel, tourism, and outdoor recreation. This investment […]

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Jul 5, 2022

Maryland Congressional Delegation Members Release Statement on Suspension of State's 'Good and Substantial Reason' Standard for Concealed Carry Permits

WASHINGTON –  U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin, and David Trone […]

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Jul 1, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen Submit Direct Funding Requests for Community Projects Supporting Health Facility Expansions, Mental Health Care Services, Educational Enrichment, and Workforce Development

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) have announced their direct federal funding requests for Maryland community projects under the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, […]

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Jun 30, 2022

Cardin Calls SCOTUS EPA Ruling a “Setback for Public Health” that Ignores Congressional Intent

BALTIMORE – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court ruling in West Virginia […]

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Jun 30, 2022

Cardin Praises SCOTUS Decision to Wind Down “Remain in Mexico” Policy

“The Biden administration made the right decision to terminate the ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy of the Trump administration, so I am pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision today. This Trump […]

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Jun 29, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen Submit Direct Funding Requests for Community Projects Supporting Water Infrastructure Improvements, Conservation and Preservation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) announced their direct federal funding requests for Maryland community projects under the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee for fiscal year 2023. The Senators […]

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Jun 29, 2022

Cardin and Van Hollen Lead the Senate in Celebrating the University of Maryland Men’s Lacrosse Team’s National Championship

WASHINGTON— U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) announced the passage last week of a Senate Resolution (S.Res.699) they authored to celebrate the University of Maryland Men’s Lacrosse […]

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Jun 29, 2022

Maryland Delegation Members Urge Purple Line Contractors to Forge Project Labor Agreement with Construction Workers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, John Sarbanes, Anthony G. Brown, and Jamie Raskin (all D-Md.) today urged Maryland Transit Solutions (MTS), the […]

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Jun 28, 2022

Cardin Calls on Biden to Use His Upcoming Trip to Saudi Arabia to Prioritize Human Rights, Accountability and Israel Relations

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), author of the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, is urging President Joe Biden to use his July trip to Saudi Arabia to […]

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Jun 28, 2022

Maryland Delegation Members Press Navy for Update on New Walter Reed Base Firehouse After Firefighter Injury

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) called on U.S. Navy leadership […]

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Jun 24, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen, Kaine, Warner Present Prisoner of War Medals to Maryland Veteran Ronald Dolecki & Virginia Veteran David Strickland

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) yesterday presented Army Specialist Ronald Dolecki, a veteran residing in Huntingtown, Maryland, with a Prisoner of War (POW) Medal […]

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Jun 24, 2022

Cardin Says History Will Show Dobbs Decision as “One of the Worst Decisions of the Supreme Court”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) issued the following statement in the wake of the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson that overturns the precedents of Roe v. […]

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Jun 24, 2022

Cardin, Baldwin, Gillibrand, Warren and Colleagues Push FDA for an Update on Changes to Discriminatory Blood Donation Policies

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and colleagues today called on Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Becerra […]

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Jun 23, 2022

Cardin Votes for Historic Package of Gun Safety Legislation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) called Senate passage of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act “an important step forward today to break the decades-long gridlock on gun safety.” He […]

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Jun 23, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen, Warner, Kaine Welcome Silver Line Expansion Milestone, Urge Safe, Expeditious Completion of Project

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) and Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-Va.) today released the following statement regarding Washington Metropolitan Area […]

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Jun 23, 2022

Cardin, Colleagues Introduce Peace Corps Reauthorization Act of 2022

WASHINGTON –  U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), today introduced new legislation toreauthorize the Peace Corps for the first time in over two decades with Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Jim Risch […]

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Jun 23, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen Urge Senate Commerce Committee to Fund Coast Guard Yard Infrastructure Modernization

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today urged U.S. Senate Commerce Committee leaders to include their Service to Fleet Act – legislation the Senators introduced […]

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Jun 23, 2022

Cardin Introduces Legislation to Provide Relief to Small Businesses Still Recovering from Pandemic

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today introduced legislation to provide grants to hard-hit small businesses that can demonstrate substantial losses in […]

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Jun 23, 2022

Cardin Responds to SCOTUS Conceal-Carry Decision: More Guns on Our Streets Are Not the Answer

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) issued the following response to the Supreme Court decision in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruen that strikes down […]

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Jun 22, 2022

Cardin and Portman Hail Unanimous Senate Finance Committee Passage of Bipartisan Retirement Security Legislation

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) hailed the unanimous passage Wednesday of much of their bipartisan retirement security legislation, S. 1770, the Retirement Security and […]

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Jun 22, 2022

Cardin, Stabenow Lead Colleagues to Expand Dental Health Coverage

WASHINGTON  – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) urged the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to expand dental health coverage under Medicare. In a letter […]

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Jun 22, 2022

Helsinki Commission Applauds European Commission Recommendation to Grant Ukraine and Moldova Candidate Status

WASHINGTON—Following the European Commission’s recommendation that Ukraine and Moldova be granted EU candidate status, Helsinki Commission Chairman Sen. Ben Cardin (Md.), Co-Chairman Rep. Steve Cohen (Tenn.-09), and Ranking Members Sen. […]

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Jun 21, 2022

Cardin, Menendez and Colleagues Introduce Resolution in Observance of World Refugee Day

WASHINGTON – On the heels of World Refugee Day (June 20), U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA-33) were joined by 19 of their […]

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Jun 21, 2022

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $41.6 Million to Early Childhood Education Programs Across the State

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone (all […]

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Jun 17, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer, Brown Announce Continued Viability of Maryland FBI HQ Sites

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer and Anthony Brown (all D-Md.) today released the following statement announcing the General Services Administration’s finding […]

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Jun 17, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen Introduce Bill to Invest Over $600 Million in Coast Guard Yard

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today announced their introduction of a bill to invest over $600 million in major infrastructure modernization efforts at the Coast […]

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Jun 17, 2022

Helsinki Commission Disturbed by Navalny’s Transfer to Notorious Melekhovo Prison Colony

WASHINGTON—Following the temporary disappearance of imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his subsequent transfer to an infamously severe prison colony in Melekhovo, Russia, Helsinki Commission Chairman Sen. Ben Cardin […]

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Jun 17, 2022

Cardin Marks Juneteenth 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Special Representative on Anti-Semitism, Racism, and Intolerance for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly, today issued the following […]

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Jun 17, 2022

Cardin Joins Bipartisan Push to Sustain High-Level U.S. Engagement for Peace and Stability in Israel & the West Bank

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) joins a bipartisan push, led by Senators Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), urging the Biden Administration to maintain the United States Security Coordinator […]

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Jun 16, 2022

Cardin Says Just-Passed “Honoring Our PACT Act” will Finally Deliver Relief to Veterans in Need

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) released the following statement on 84-14 Senate passage of H.R. 3967, the Honoring Our PACT Act, which is bipartisan legislation to provide veterans […]

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Jun 16, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen Submit Direct Funding Requests for Community Projects Supporting Infrastructure, Affordable Housing, Sustainable Development

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) today announced their direct federal funding requests for Maryland community projects under the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations […]

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Jun 15, 2022

Maryland and Virginia Senators Urge WMATA Acting GM to Keep Prioritizing Safety Culture at Metro

WASHINGTON – As Metro announces the return to service of some 7000-Series cars, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (Both D-Md.) and Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (Both […]

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Jun 14, 2022

Cardin Statement on the Death of Wicomico Sheriff’s Deputy Glen Hilliard

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) offered the following on the death of Deputy First Class Glenn Hilliard of the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, who was killed in the […]

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Jun 14, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen, Harris, Trone Announce $9 Million for Airport Runway Maintenance in Eastern Shore and Western Maryland

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Andy Harris, M.D. and David Trone (all Md.) today announced $9,219,719 in federal funding for Eastern Shore and Western Maryland […]

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Jun 13, 2022

Bipartisan Group of Senators Reject Arbitrary Sentencing of Former Bolivian President

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement on the […]

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Jun 10, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen, Colleagues Hold Dedication Ceremony for Rooms Honoring Senators Barbara Mikulski and Margaret Chase Smith

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) joined Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, in hosting a ceremony dedicating two […]

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Jun 10, 2022

Cardin, Wicker Recognition of Romani Americans Clears Senate Foreign Relations Committee by Voice Vote

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) lauded unanimous passage in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Thursday of S. Res.124, the first official acknowledgement by Congress […]

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Jun 10, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen Join Colleagues in Introducing Resolution Recognizing June as LGBTQ Pride Month

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) introduced a Senate resolution recognizing June as LGBTQ Pride Month. The […]

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Jun 10, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen, Colleagues Urge U.S. Intelligence Agencies to Prepare to Counter Russian Disinformation Targeting Upcoming Elections

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (Both D-Md.), along with Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Chairwoman of the Senate Rules and Administration Committee with oversight over federal elections, […]

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Jun 9, 2022

Cardin Responds to Mass Shooting in Smithburg, Md.

BALTIMORE – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md) released the following statement regarding the mass shooting this afternoon at Columbia Machine (formerly Bikle Manufacturing), in Smithburg, Md. “A horrible tragedy has […]

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Jun 9, 2022

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Advances Bipartisan Bill to Stem the Flood of Fentanyl Coming to the U.S.

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) praised unanimous passage by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today of S. 1106, the Fighting Emerging […]

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Jun 9, 2022

Cardin, Menendez, Risch, Colleagues Applaud Committee Passage of Resolution in Support of Finland, Sweden Joining NATO

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), and Chris Coons (D-Del.) today applauded committee passage of their resolution […]

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Jun 7, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer Announce $1.9 Million for Piney Point Lighthouse and Museum Shoreline Restoration in St. Mary’s County

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (all D-Md.) today announced $1,937,953 in federal funding to enhance shoreline restoration and coastal resiliency at the Piney Point Lighthouse […]

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Jun 6, 2022

Maryland Delegation Announces Nearly $3.8 Million in Federal Funding to Help Local Colleges Set Students Up for Success

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) […]

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Jun 6, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen Submit Direct Requests for Maryland Homeland Security Funding Projects

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) announced their requests to provide direct federal investments for homeland security projects across Maryland for the Fiscal Year […]

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Jun 3, 2022

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $7 Million in AmeriCorps Funding for Maryland

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $7,050,429 to support AmeriCorps’ service […]

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Jun 3, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen: New Director of EPA Chesapeake Bay Program “Solidly Prepared to Deal with the Challenges the Bay Faces and the Realities of a Rapidly Changing Climate” 

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) today released the following statement welcoming the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement that Dr. Kandis Boyd will direct […]

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Jun 2, 2022

Pride Month: Cardin Warns SCOTUS Decision on Roe Threatens LGBTQI+ Rights

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md), issued the following statement in celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Queer and Intersex LGBTQI+ Pride Month. “This June marks 53 years since […]

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Jun 2, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen Submit Direct Funding Requests for Community Projects Supporting Economic and Small Business Development

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) announced their direct federal funding requests for Maryland community projects under the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations […]

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Jun 1, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen, Chesapeake Bay Watershed Senators Urge Strong Funding for Bay Restoration Efforts

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and fellow Chesapeake Bay State-senators Tom Carper (D-Del.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Kirstin Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Chris Coons […]

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May 31, 2022

Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces Over $15 Million to Increase Capacity at Port of Baltimore through Infrastructure Improvements 

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, and Anthony Brown (all D-Md.) announced $15,680,000 to improve rail infrastructure and […]

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May 27, 2022

Prince George’s County Congressional Delegation, Alsobrooks Announce Upgraded Clinic for Area Veterans Included in Bipartisan Legislation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer and Anthony Brown (all D-Md.), and Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks today announced that they successfully […]

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May 27, 2022

Baltimore Congressional Delegation, Local Leaders Announce New Clinic for Baltimore Veterans Included in Bipartisan Legislation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, and Kweisi Mfume, (all D-Md.), Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott, and Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski, Jr. today […]

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May 27, 2022

Cardin Marks Memorial Day 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, today issued the following statement marking Memorial Day 2022, which will be recognized […]

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May 26, 2022

Cardin, Menendez, Blunt, Kaine, Wicker, Moran Introduce the United States-Colombia Bicentennial Alliance Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) […]

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May 26, 2022

Cardin, Hagerty Plan Oversight Hearing to Review Concerns of Nepotism, Ethics Violations on State Department Promotion Panels

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and […]

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May 26, 2022

Cardin Statement on Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today released the following statement in commemoration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month which runs during the month of May. “Asian Pacific American […]

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May 26, 2022

Cardin, Wyden, Crapo, Thune Release Telehealth Policies for Mental Health Care Initiative

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, joined Chair Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and member Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) […]

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May 25, 2022

Cardin Praises Biden Executive Order on Police Reform

WASHINGTON – Two years after the death of George Floyd at the knee of a Minneapolis police officer, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) offered his support for the public safety […]

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May 25, 2022

Maryland Congressional Delegation Delivers More than $198 Million in Federal Funding to Help Spur Economic Growth & Support Small Businesses Recovering from the Pandemic

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all […]

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May 25, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce $1 Million to Support Conservation Efforts

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today announced $1,000,000 to help preserve and restore hundreds of acres of declining wetland habitats across Maryland’sEastern Shore, as well as in Delaware […]

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May 25, 2022

Cardin Lauds Creation of Fourth Women’s Business Center in Maryland

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today lauded the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) announcement that it has awarded a grant to […]

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May 24, 2022

Cardin Statement on the Lives Lost to Senseless Gun Violence in Uvalde, Texas

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin released the following statement upon confirmation that 19 students and two adults at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, were murdered today by a […]

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May 24, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer, Calvert and St. Mary’s County Officials Laud Over $400 Million in Federal Infrastructure Funding to Fix Aging Bridges Across Maryland

SOLOMONS, Md. – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (all D-Md.) lauded more than $400 million in federal funding coming to Maryland over the next […]

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May 24, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer, Calvert and St. Mary’s County Officials Laud Over $400 Million in Federal Infrastructure Funding to Fix Aging Bridges Across Maryland

SOLOMONS, Md. – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (all D-Md.) lauded more than $400 million in federal funding coming to Maryland over the next […]

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May 24, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen Submit Funding Requests for Community-based Projects

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) have submitted their first requests to provide direct federal investments in our communities (Congressionally Directed Spending) for the […]

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May 24, 2022

Cardin, Shaheen, Tillis and 80 Senators Sent a Letter Requesting Biden Admin to Swiftly Advance NATO Applications for Sweden & Finland

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation and co-chair of the Senate NATO Observer […]

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May 24, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer Deliver $5M Direct Investment for New Southern Maryland Rapid Transit System

LA PLATA, Md. – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Steny Hoyer (all D-Md.) have announced a federal investment of $5 million they worked to secure for the […]

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May 23, 2022

Helsinki Commission on Sanctions Extended by Russia on Commissioners and Staff

WASHINGTON—After Saturday’s announcement by the Russian foreign ministry that the latest list of Americans permanently banned from traveling to Russia includes all members of Helsinki Commission leadership, the overwhelming majority […]

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May 20, 2022

Cardin, Gillibrand, Rounds Lead Forty-Four Senators In Bipartisan Push To Fully Fund U.S.-Israel Missile Defense Cooperation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) led a bipartisan group of 44 senators in calling for $500 million to fully fund U.S.-Israel […]

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May 20, 2022

Helsinki Commission Slams Legislation in Belarus that Would Extend Use of the Death Penalty to Pro-Democracy and Anti-War Activists

WASHINGTON—Following the approval of legislation in Belarus that would apply the death penalty to pro-democracy activists and those opposing Russia’s war in Ukraine, and ahead of the May 21 commemoration […]

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May 19, 2022

Cardin “Deeply Disappointed” By Failed Senate Vote on RRF Replenishment

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today issued a statement after the U.S. Senate failed to meet the 60-vote threshold needed to […]

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May 19, 2022

Maryland Delegation Announces over $1.2 Million in Federal Funding for the Blackwater Loop and Appalachian Regional Heritage Trail Project

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced that Friends of Blackwater, a nonprofit citizens support group, will receive $1,226,000 in federal funding for […]

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May 18, 2022

Ahead of Key Vote, Cardin Urges Colleagues to Replenish Restaurant Revitalization Fund

WASHINGTON – Ahead of a procedural vote scheduled to occur in the U.S. Senate tomorrow, U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today delivered a […]

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May 18, 2022

Committee Approves Four Bills to Support Small Businesses

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship today passed four bills that will help vulnerable small businesses access broadband, strengthen cybersecurity defenses, ease compliance with federal […]

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May 18, 2022

Cardin, Menendez, Risch, Colleagues Send Letter to President Biden Championing Taiwan’s Inclusion in Proposed Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF)

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and 49 of their Senate colleagues today wrote a letter to President Joe Biden to urge […]

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May 18, 2022

Cardin, Inhofe, Capito, Carper, Wicker, Cramer, Padilla, Duckworth Praise Senate Passage of National Public Works Week Resolution 

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Alex Padilla (D-Ca.) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) […]

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May 16, 2022

Cardin, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Calling for Release of Russian Opposition Leader Vladimir Kara-Murza

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), author of the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, and colleagues introduced a resolution Monday honoring Russian opposition leader Vladimir Kara-Murza and his […]

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May 12, 2022

Cardin Leads Bipartisan Ask for Biden to Sanction Russians Responsible for Jailing Opposition Leader Vladimir Kara-Murza

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), author of the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act and Chair of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission), along […]

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May 12, 2022

Cardin, Portman Seek Improved Protections for the Baltimore Oriole, Northern Cardinal and Other Migratory Birds

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio), a member of the Senate Energy […]

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May 11, 2022

Cardin Calls for a Thorough Investigation into the Death of Al-Jazeera Reporter Shireen Abu Akleh

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Senate lead on legislation to create the National Memorial to Fallen Journalists, released the […]

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May 11, 2022

Cardin Floor Speech on the Women’s Health Protection Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) spoke from the floor of the U.S. Senate late Tuesday night, in advance of today’s vote on the Women’s Health Protection Act (S.4132). […]

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May 11, 2022

Maryland Members Announce Nearly $130,000 for NASA Partnership with University of Baltimore, UMES to Support Students Pursuing STEM Careers 

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume and Andy Harris (all Md.) today announced $129,731 to fund partnerships between NASA and […]

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May 10, 2022

Maryland and Virginia Senators Respond to Announcement of a New General Manager for Metro

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (Both D-Md.) and Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (Both D-Va.) issued the following joint statement in response to the announcement […]

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May 9, 2022

Cardin, Cornyn, Wicker, Shaheen Lend-Lease Bill to Arm Ukraine Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) released the following statements after their Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act, which would […]

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May 6, 2022

Cardin and Van Hollen Urge SBA to Process Pending EIDL Applications Using Available Funds

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Chair Ben Cardin and U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government Chair Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) […]

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May 5, 2022

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $5 Million for Early Childhood Education Programs in Washington, St. Mary’s and Howard Counties

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $5,382,250 in […]

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May 5, 2022

Cardin Lauds Committee Approval of Kigali Amendment to Continue Phase Down of Harmful Hydrofluorocarbons

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, today released the following statement on the committee’s approval of the Kigali Amendment, […]

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May 3, 2022

Cardin, Rubio, Menendez, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Resolution to Commemorate World Press Freedom Day

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Jim Moran (R-Kan.), Thom […]

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May 3, 2022

Cardin Responds to the Supreme Court Draft Roe Decision

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s draft opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade. Senator Cardin is an original cosponsor […]

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May 2, 2022

Helsinki Commission Regrets Closure of OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine

WASHINGTON — On April 28, the OSCE announced that Russia had definitively forced the closure of the Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine, following its veto of the mission’s mandated […]

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May 2, 2022

Maryland Delegation Announces Nearly $750,000 to Support Natural Resources Stewardship and Conserve Wildlife, Habitats in Maryland

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin, and David Trone (all […]

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Apr 29, 2022

Congressional Delegation Members Welcome Progress on Printing and Engraving Production Facility in Maryland 

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer and Anthony G. Brown (all D-Md.) released the following statement on the transfer of property from the […]

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Apr 28, 2022

Cardin, Cornyn, Wicker, Shaheen Praise House Passage of Lend-Lease Bill for Ukraine

WASHINGTON  – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.),  John Cornyn (R-Texas), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) released the following statements after the House of Representatives passed their Ukraine Democracy […]

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Apr 28, 2022

Cardin: Biden Administration’s FY2023 Budget Request for SBA “Doubles Down on Lessons Learned During the Pandemic”

WASHINGTON — U.S. Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today convened a hearing on the Biden administration’s Fiscal Year 2023 (FY2023) budget request for the U.S. […]

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Apr 27, 2022

Bipartisan Maryland Congressional Delegation Uses In-Person Meeting with White House Coordinator for Infrastructure Mitch Landrieu to Pitch Transformative Maryland Projects

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris and Anthony G. Brown met Tuesday with […]

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Apr 27, 2022

Cardin Statement on Yom HaShoah 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, and Special Representative on Anti-Semitism, Racism, and Intolerance for the Organization for Security and Cooperation […]

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Apr 26, 2022

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces Over $238,000 in American Rescue Plan Funding to Connect Maryland Students to Internet Service

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) today […]

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Apr 26, 2022

Helsinki Commission Leaders Condemn Detention of OSCE Officials by Russian-Led Forces in Ukraine

WASHINGTON — Following the detention of four Ukrainian nationals serving as members of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Russian-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine who reportedly were accused of illegal […]

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Apr 22, 2022

Cardin, Thune Introduce Legislation To Expand Access To Mental Health Services

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) of the Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), introduced the Medicaid […]

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Apr 22, 2022

Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces More than $6 Million in Reimbursement Funds for Baltimore City COVID-19 Emergency Sheltering

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) today announced $6,425,646 in federal funding to reimburse the […]

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Apr 21, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen Introduce Bill to Honor Henrietta Lacks with Congressional Gold Medal

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) today announced the introduction of a bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal posthumously to Henrietta Lacks in […]

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Apr 20, 2022

Cardin, Colleagues Urge Biden Administration to Center Environmental Justice in Continued Development of Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool

WASHINGTON – Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) joins his colleagues in a letter to the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) urging it to prioritize transparency, community accessibility, and racial, economic and environmental justice in the design […]

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Apr 19, 2022

Helsinki Commission Leaders Mourn the Death of Finnish Politician Ilkka Kanerva

WASHINGTON—Following the death of Finnish parliamentarian Ilkka Kanerva, Helsinki Commission Chairman Sen. Ben Cardin (Md.), Co-Chairman Rep. Steve Cohen (Tenn.-09), and Ranking Members Sen. Roger Wicker (Miss.) and Rep. Joe […]

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Apr 19, 2022

Cardin & Guzman Discuss SBA’s Community Navigators Pilot Program with Baltimore Entrepreneurs

BALTIMORE – U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today joined U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, Baltimore small business owners, and […]

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Apr 18, 2022

Helsinki Commission Urges U.S. Administration To Consider Sanctioning Remaining Individuals Involved In Persecution Of Sergei Magnitsky

WASHINGTON—Helsinki Commission Chairman Sen. Ben Cardin (Md.), Co-Chairman Rep. Steve Cohen (Tenn.-09), and Ranking Member Rep. Joe Wilson (S.C.-02) today released a letter sent April 15 to President Biden urging […]

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Apr 13, 2022

Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces More than $170,000 in Federal Funding to Help Spur Economic Growth and Support Minority-Owned Businesses in Baltimore

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) today announced $170,699 to help spur economic growth and support minority-owned businesses […]

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Apr 11, 2022

Helsinki Commission Leaders Alarmed by Detention of Vladimir Kara-Murza

WASHINGTON— Following Monday’s arrest of prominent pro-democracy Russian statesman and outspoken Kremlin critic Vladimir Kara-Murza, Helsinki Commission Chairman Sen. Ben Cardin (MD), Co-Chairman Rep. Steve Cohen (TN-09), and Ranking Members […]

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Apr 11, 2022

Maryland Delegation Announces More than $3 Million in Pandemic Reimbursement Funds to Montgomery County Public Schools

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen John Sarbanes, Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $3,582,069 in federal funding to reimburse the Montgomery […]

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Apr 8, 2022

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces Over $340 Million in Infrastructure Funding to Bolster Public Transit Across the State

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) today […]

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Apr 7, 2022

Cardin Votes to Confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today issued the following statement on the bipartisan confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to be the 116th justice of the Supreme Court […]

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Apr 7, 2022

Cardin, Wicker Urge Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Additional Relief to Restaurants & Other Hard-Hit Industries

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today urged passage of their legislation to replenish the Restaurant […]

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Apr 7, 2022

Cardin Calls Permanent Reauthorization of Global Magnitsky Sanctions a Clear Message to Putin

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chair of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as […]

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Apr 7, 2022

Cardin, Cornyn, Shaheen, Wicker Applaud Senate Passage of Lend-Lease Bill for Ukraine

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) released the following statements after their Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act, a bill to authorize the President to enter […]

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Apr 6, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen, Mfume, Mayor Scott, and Community Leaders Highlight New $2 Million Direct Federal Investment in the Revitalization of Pennsylvania Avenue Market

BALTIMORE – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) today were joined by Mayor Brandon Scott and community leaders at the historic Pennsylvania Avenue Market […]

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Apr 6, 2022

Helsinki Commission Remembers Late Chairman Alcee Hastings

WASHINGTON — On the anniversary of the death of former Helsinki Commission Chairman Alcee Hastings of Florida, Helsinki Commission Chairman Sen. Ben Cardin (Md.), Co-Chairman Rep. Steve Cohen (Tenn.-09), Ranking […]

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Apr 6, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Extend School and Summer Meal Flexibilities to Feed Children

WASHINGTON –  U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) joined Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) in introducing the Support Kids Not Red Tape Act.  The bill extends USDA school meal flexibilities from June […]

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Apr 6, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer, Harris Announce the Addition of Three Maryland Historical Sites to the National Underground Railroad Network

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer and Andy Harris (all Md.) today announced the addition of three historical sites in Maryland as new […]

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Apr 6, 2022

Maryland Delegation Confronts IRS Commissioner on Backlogs During Virtual Meeting

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin led a virtual Maryland congressional delegation meeting Tuesday with Senator Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume and David Trone (All D-Md.) with Internal Revenue […]

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Apr 1, 2022

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces Over $45 Million in Infrastructure Funding to Help Marylanders Cut Utility Costs by Making Homes More Energy Efficient 

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all […]

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Apr 1, 2022

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces Over $45 Million in Infrastructure Funding to Help Marylanders Cut Utility Costs by Making Homes More Energy Efficient

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $45,708,416 in […]

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Mar 31, 2022

Cardin, Portman Urge President Biden to Revoke Tax-Related Benefits Extended to Russia

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) sent a letter to President Biden urging him to consider new options to target Russia’s economy, focusing on suspending […]

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Mar 31, 2022

Cardin, Colleagues Push for Accountability, Answers on the Undercounting of Minority Communities in the 2020 Census

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today joined 17 Senate colleagues led by Senators Bob Menendez, Cory Booker (both D-N.J.), Mazie Hirono, and Brian Schatz (both D-Hawaii) in urging the […]

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Mar 31, 2022

Cardin, Colleagues Demand Answers On DeJoy's Gas-Guzzling USPS Spending Spree

WASHINGTON –  U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) joined his colleagues in a letter to United States Post Office Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy, pressing USPS to explain its financial analysis behind […]

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Mar 31, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce Availability of Additional H-2B Visas to Support Maryland Seafood Industry

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will release an additional 35,000 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker […]

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Mar 31, 2022

Cardin Lauds Extension of Community Advantage Pilot Program & Renews Call for Permanence

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today lauded the Biden administration’s announcement that it will extend the 7(a) Community Advantage Pilot Program […]

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Mar 29, 2022

Cardin, Portman Praise House Passage of Retirement Security Reforms

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) praised the House of Representatives today for passing the Securing a Strong Retirement Act by a vote of 414-5. […]

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Mar 28, 2022

Cardin, Hoyer, Van Hollen, Brown, Hogan, and Alsobrooks Applaud the Inclusion of Language Providing for the New FBI Headquarters in President Biden's 2023 Budget

WASHINGTON – Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md), Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Congressman Anthony Brown (D-Md.), Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, and Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks […]

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Mar 28, 2022

Cardin and Portman Lead 68 Senators in Letter to Blinken as U.S. Restarts Membership in the United Nations Human Rights Council

 “We think it is time for the American presence on the Council to be used to address major human rights problems around the world.”  “By unfairly singling out Israel, the […]

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Mar 28, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer Announce More Than $1.2 Million to Early Childhood Education Programs in St. Mary's County

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, and Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (all D-Md.) today announced $1,277,001 in federal funding for the St. Mary’s County Board of Education’s Head […]

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Mar 25, 2022

Cardin Marks Second Anniversary of CARES Act, Calls on Congress to "Double Down" on Lessons Learned

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today marked the second anniversary of the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, […]

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Mar 25, 2022

Cardin Indicates Strong Support for Supreme Court Nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today issued the following statement on Supreme Court Nominee Judge Kentanji Brown Jackson at the conclusion of her confirmation hearings before the Senate […]

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Mar 24, 2022

Committee Advances Cardin-Hagerty Bills to Modernize and Strengthen the State Department

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) – who serve respectively as Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on State Department and […]

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Mar 24, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen, Applaud Hitachi Rail's Selection of Hagerstown for New U.S. Train Factory that Will Create Over 450 Jobs and Build New Metro Railcars

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) today welcomed Hitachi Rail’s announcement that Hagerstown, Maryland will be the site of its new train factory which will produce […]

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Mar 23, 2022

Cardin, Baldwin, Colleagues Urge Biden Administration to Designate Cameroon for Temporary Protected Status

WASHINGTON  – United States Senators Ben Card (D-Md.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) sent a letter to President Biden urging the Administration to designate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Cameroon, which […]

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Mar 23, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen Applaud Senate Confirmation of Judge Julie Rubin for U.S. District Court of Maryland

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today lauded the Senate’s bipartisan confirmation of Baltimore City Circuit Judge Julie Rubin to be a U.S. District […]

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Mar 23, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen Highlight Key Programs in FY22 Funding Package to Elevate Holocaust Education, Support Survivors and Protect Houses of Worship from Threats

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (Both D-Md.) announced key provisions in the final Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Omnibus Appropriations package signed into law by President Biden […]

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Mar 23, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce Support for Federal Workers, Agencies in FY22 Funding Package

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (Both D-Md.) announced key provisions in the final Fiscal Year 2022 appropriations package signed into law by President Joe Biden that […]

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Mar 23, 2022

Cardin, Casey, Van Hollen Lead Bicameral Push with House Chesapeake Bay Leaders for USDA to Prioritize Regional Climate Conservation Efforts

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Representatives Bobby Scott (D-Va.-03), John Sarbanes (D-Md.-03) and Abigail Spangberger (D-Va.-07) recently led a […]

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Mar 23, 2022

Cardin Statement on the Passing of Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chair of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe released the following […]

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Mar 22, 2022

Cardin, Casey, Van Hollen, House Bay Leaders Urge President to Protect Chesapeake Bay, Accelerate Conservation Efforts

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), joined by 18 of their colleagues in the Senate and House of Representatives, sent a […]

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Mar 17, 2022

Cardin Hails Overwhelming House Vote to Suspend Normal Trade Status for Russia and Reauthorize Global Magnitsky Sanctions

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), author of the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act and a senior member of the Senate Finance and Senate Foreign Relations committees, praised […]

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Mar 16, 2022

Cardin Calls for Increased Transparency and Oversight in Franchising Industry to Protect Entrepreneurs

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today convened a hearing to examine the franchising business model, the opportunities it creates, the role […]

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Mar 15, 2022

Cardin Meets with Supreme Court Nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) met Tuesday with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, currently a member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. […]

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Mar 15, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer, Brown Announce Major Step Forward for New, Consolidated FBI Headquarters in Omnibus FY 2022 Funding Package

WASHINGTON – Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Steny H. Hoyer, Congressman Anthony Brown (all D-Md.) today secured the inclusion of language to advance the process for a new, […]

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Mar 15, 2022

Cardin on EIDL Deferment Extension: "This is Welcome Relief for American Small Businesses."

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today lauded the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) announcement that the deferment period on all COVID […]

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Mar 15, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen, Bipartisan, Bicameral Colleagues Call for IRS to Address Ongoing Concerns and Processing Delays

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined a bipartisan and bicameral group of over 100 colleagues in a letter to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service […]

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Mar 11, 2022

Cardin, Casey Secure Investment of More Than $2.1 Million for Pequea Creek Watershed Restoration

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) today announced the inclusion of $2.184 million in direct federal funding for the restoration of the Pequea Creek watershed in […]

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Mar 11, 2022

Cardin, Portman, Booker, Risch, Young Praise Inclusion of Israel Relations Normalization Act in Final FY 2022 Bipartisan Funding Bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), and Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced that their Israel Relations Normalization Act was included in the […]

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Mar 11, 2022

Cardin Applauds Biden Support for Revoking Russia's Trade Privileges

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and chair of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, released the following statement on President Joe […]

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Mar 11, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen Secure Over $11 Million in Direct Investments for Anne Arundel County and Southern Maryland Community Projects in FY2022 Funding Bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today announced that over $11 million in direct federal funding for local projects in Anne Arundel County and across […]

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Mar 11, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce Nearly $9 Million in Direct Investments for Western Maryland Community Projects in FY2022 Funding Bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today announced that nearly $9 million in direct federal funding for local projects across the Western Maryland region was […]

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Mar 11, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen Secure Over $9.5 Million in Direct Investments for Eastern Shore Community Projects in FY2022 Funding Bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today announced that over $9.5 million in direct federal funding for local projects across the Eastern Shore region was […]

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Mar 11, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen Secure Nearly $50 Million in Direct Investments for Baltimore Region Community Projects in FY2022 Funding Bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today announced that nearly $50 million in direct federal funding for local projects across the Baltimore region was included […]

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Mar 11, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen Secure Over $25 Million in Direct Investments for Community Projects in Prince George's and Montgomery Counties in FY2022 Funding Bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today announced that over $25 million in direct federal funding for local projects in Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties was […]

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Mar 11, 2022

Cardin on the Passage of the FY22 Omnibus Appropriations

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee and a member of the Finance, Foreign Relations and Environment and Public Works committees, […]

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Mar 10, 2022

Cardin, Marshall, Luján Legislation Improves Public Health Communication and Response

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS), Ben Luján (D-N.M.), Tim Scott (R-SC), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) introduced The Centers for Public […]

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Mar 9, 2022

Cardin Statement on Status of Bipartisan COVID Relief Package

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today issued the following statement on the status of bipartisan legislation to replenish the Restaurant Revitalization Fund […]

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Mar 8, 2022

Senate Passes Resolution Backed by Cardin, Van Hollen Condemning Threats Against HBCUs

WASHINGTON – On Monday, the United States Senate passed a bipartisan resolution to condemn recent bomb threats towards Historically-Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and to reaffirm the duty of the federal government to protect college […]

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Mar 8, 2022

Cardin Statement on Long-Overdue U.S. Postal Service Reform Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), chair of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, today released the following statement on H.R. 3076, the U.S. Postal Service Reform Act, […]

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Mar 8, 2022

Maryland Delegation Announces More than $38 Million in Reimbursement Funds for Statewide COVID-19 Economic Recovery

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin, and David Trone […]

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Mar 7, 2022

Maryland Delegation Announces Over $120 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding to WMATA

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, John Sarbanes, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $120,145,016 in […]

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Mar 6, 2022

Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces the Addition of Bear Creek Sediments Site in Baltimore County to the Superfund National Priorities List for Environmental Cleanup

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) today announced that the Bear Creek Sediments site – adjacent […]

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Mar 4, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen, Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Resolution Calling For War Crimes Accountability

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.), along with Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and a bipartisan group of senators have introduced a Senate resolution calling […]

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Mar 4, 2022

Cardin, Mfume Lead Congressional Delegation Push to Reauthorize Baltimore National Heritage Area

City’s National Heritage Area designation has led to more than $8.6 million in federal grants since its creation in 2009 WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and Congressman Kweisi Mfume […]

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Mar 3, 2022

Maryland and Virginia Senators Announce More Than $120 Million for WMATA

Funding was made possible by the American Rescue Plan WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) and Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both […]

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Mar 3, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer, Brown and Raskin Announce $1.7 Billion to Advance the Purple Line

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Anthony G. Brown and Jamie B. Raskin (all D-Md.) today announced a $1.7 billion Transportation […]

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Mar 3, 2022

Cardin's SOTU Virtual Guests Laud President Biden's Commitment to Empowering Underserved Entrepreneurs

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.) hosted a discussion following President Joe Biden’s first State of the Union Address with his virtual […]

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Mar 2, 2022

Cardin Statement on the State of the Union Address

“What made me most proud is how President Biden spoke to all Americans about our shared future not from a partisan place, but as one people – the United States […]

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Mar 1, 2022

Cardin, Portman Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Revoke Free Trade Privileges for Countries that Commit Acts of Aggression and Permanently Strengthen Sanctions

Bipartisan No Trading with Invaders Act would strip Permanent Normal Trading Relations from countries such as Russia that invade other countries and Permanently Extend Magnitsky Sanctions Policy WASHINGTON — U.S. […]

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Mar 1, 2022

Cardin, Duckworth, Colleagues Call on Biden Administration to Finalize Science-Based Clean Water Protections

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Chair of the Senate EPW Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth, Chair of the Senate EPW Fisheries, Water and Wildlife Subcommittee, […]

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Mar 1, 2022

Cardin Announces Virtual Guests for President Biden's First State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today announced that his virtual guests for President Joe Biden’s first State of the Union Address […]

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Feb 25, 2022

Cardin Calls Nomination of Highly Qualified Black American Woman to Supreme Court Long Past Due

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today released the following statement on President Biden’s historic nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the Supreme Court of the United […]

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Feb 25, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Announce $150,000 for Hagerstown Community College Dental Program

WASHINGTON—  U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and U.S. Congressman David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $75,000 in federal funding, along with $75,000 in local matching funds for […]

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Feb 24, 2022

Helsinki Commission Condemns Large-Scale Kremlin Invasion Of Ukraine

WASHINGTON—Following what appears to be a large-scale Kremlin invasion of Ukraine, Helsinki Commission Chairman Sen. Ben Cardin (MD), Co-Chairman Rep. Steve Cohen (TN-09), Ranking Member Sen. Roger Wicker (MS), and […]

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Feb 23, 2022

Helsinki Commission Denounces Move By Putin To Declare Donetsk And Luhansk Regions Of Eastern Ukraine "Independent"

WASHINGTON—Following Russia’s recognition of parts of Ukraine as “independent,” and the announcement that Russian armed forces would be deployed to protect them, Helsinki Commission Chairman Sen. Ben Cardin (MD), Co-Chairman […]

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Feb 22, 2022

Cardin Underscores U.S. Readiness to Impose Significant Sanctions in Response to Russian Invasion of Ukraine

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on Russia’s incursion into Ukraine. “Russia’s invasion of Ukraine appears […]

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Feb 17, 2022

With Approval of the Latest Short-Term Budget Fix, Cardin Urges Quick Finalization of FY22 Appropriations

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chairman of the Senate Small Business Committee and a member of the Senate Finance Committee, issued the following statement on Senate passage of […]

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Feb 17, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen, Raskin Press Navy Leadership for Answers on Living Conditions for Service Members at Walter Reed Base

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Jamie Raskin (All D-Md.) today called on U.S. Navy leadership to immediately address poor and unsafe living conditions in […]

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Feb 17, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen, Raskin Urge IRS to Clear Backlog, Improve Customer Service for Taxpayers During 2022 Filing Season

Letter Comes as Lawmakers Continue to Work with Constituents Who are Waiting for 2020 Tax Returns or Cannot Reach IRS Customer Service Representatives WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris […]

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Feb 17, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Announce More Than $167,000 in Federal Funding for Broadband Expansion in Western Maryland

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $167,229 in federal funding to expand rural broadband connectivity in Garrett County. The funding […]

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Feb 16, 2022

Cardin, Murkowski Introduce Bill to Expand Medicare Coverage for Families with History of Cancer Genes

Legislative fix will improve access to cancer screenings, preventative surgeries, and save lives WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) introduced the Reducing Hereditary Cancer Act, […]

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Feb 16, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen, Booker, Bush and Colleagues Urge Biden to Reverse Inhumane Immigration Policies Impacting Black Migrants

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Representative Cori Bush (D-Mo.) led 100 of their colleagues in urging President Biden to reverse […]

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Feb 16, 2022

Maryland Congressional Delegation Members Urge Maryland Department of Labor to Apply for American Rescue Plan Program to Improve Deeply Flawed Unemployment Insurance System

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) […]

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Feb 15, 2022

Senate Small Business Committee Passes Bipartisan Bills

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship today passed four bipartisan bills—S. 1617, S. 2042, S. 2521, and H.R. 3451—to make the U.S. Small Business Administration’s […]

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Feb 15, 2022

Cardin: Congress Stands United With President Biden Against Russian Aggression

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, released the following statement […]

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Feb 15, 2022

Cardin Lauds High Honor for Ritchie Boys, WWII Intelligence Unit that Trained in Maryland

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, praised the announcement today that the […]

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Feb 14, 2022

Maryland Delegation Announces Nearly $15 Million to Support Outdoor Recreation Statewide

Record funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act promotes strong outdoor recreation economy, underscores importance of fishing and wildlife restoration to Maryland’s economy WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris […]

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Feb 11, 2022

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces $9.3 Million in Federal Funding for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act continues to support American jobs and Maryland’s clean energy future WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch […]

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Feb 10, 2022

Cardin Joins Van Hollen and Trone in Call to Award Maryland Veteran with Medal of Honor

The lawmakers renewed push includes the support of over 25 colleagues & points to the clear discrimination Woodson faced in the selection process for a Medal of Honor as a […]

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Feb 10, 2022

Maryland Delegation Lawmakers Deliver $1.8 Million Federal Grant to Modernize Port of Baltimore Infrastructure, Improve Region's Air Quality

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) today welcomed a $1,841,624 federal grant from the U.S. Environmental […]

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Feb 9, 2022

Cardin, Markey, Bush Urge Biden To Release Draft Environmental Justice Mapping Tool

Nationwide, majority Latino, Black and Asian neighborhoods are consistently exposed to higher levels of pollution particles; people of color are more vulnerable to wildfires and climate change-fueled environmental disasters WASHINGTON – […]

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Feb 9, 2022

Cardin, Warren Lead Call for COVID-19 Booster Shots for Individuals in DHS/ICE Custody

“[D]espite all the lessons learned from this deadly pandemic, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is still failing to protect people in its custody.” WASHINGTON – A dozen U.S. Senators, […]

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Feb 8, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen Continue to Urge Justice Department to Provide New Resources to Improve Public Safety in Baltimore

Senators press agency leadership for additional assistance to reduce violent crime, especially homicides  WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (Both D-Md.) Monday continued their work to […]

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Feb 8, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen Urge Swift Response from DOJ, FBI to Recent HBCU Bomb Threats

“We must act with urgency to address these injustices and ensure the safety of our HBCU communities,” the Senators write WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both […]

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Feb 8, 2022

Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces $200,000 in Infrastructure Law Funding for Workforce Development Training

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) today announced that Civic Works in Baltimore will receive $200,000 for workforce […]

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Feb 7, 2022

Cardin, Brown Lead Colleagues in Follow Up Letter Urging Treasury Department to Provide Covid-Related Tax Relief Due to Global Supply Chain Disruption of Vehicles

The Full Text of The Senators’ Letter Can Be Found Here  WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) joined Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) who led a group of colleagues in […]

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Feb 4, 2022

Maryland and Virginia Senators Urge WMATA CEO to Use Final Months to Set Metro on Right Track

Larger than the rail cars alone, WMATA’s challenges involve thinking through the long-term transit needs of our region and how the Metro system can evolve and adapt to post-pandemic ridership […]

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Feb 1, 2022

Senate Passes Cardin, Young Resolution Condemning Military Coup in Burma

 One year after the military takeover in Burma, Senate unites in call for a return to civilian rule  WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.), both […]

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Feb 1, 2022

Cardin Looks to SBA Entrepreneurial Development Programs to Drive Growth

Americans registered 5.4 million new business applications in 2021—highest total on record WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today convened a hearing […]

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Jan 31, 2022

As One-Year Anniversary of Burma Military Coup Approaches, Cardin Calls for Stronger U.S. Action

WASHINGTON – As the one-year anniversary of the February 1, 2021 military coup against democratically-elected leadership in Burma approaches, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), senior member of the Senate Foreign […]

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Jan 27, 2022

Cardin Joins 190+ Congressional Democrats in Amicus Brief Defending EPA's Clean Air Act Authority

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) along with more than 190 congressional Democrats, submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of West Virginia v. Environmental […]

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Jan 27, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen Urge President Biden to Take Immediate Action to Implement "Ghost Gun" Safety Measures

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today urged President Joe Biden to take immediate action to finalize regulations addressing the threat of unserialized firearms – […]

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Jan 27, 2022

Cardin, Murkowski Mark ERA Enactment Day with Fresh Push for Senate Approval of S.J. Res. 1

WASHINGTON – Two years to the day after Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) continue […]

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Jan 27, 2022

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces Over $7 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding to Support Health Care Workers' Mental Health

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) […]

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Jan 27, 2022

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Cardin and Cohen Denounce Recent Antisemitic Activity Across the United States

WASHINGTON — On the 77th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau in Nazi-occupied Poland, which is designated as International Holocaust Remembrance Day, U.S. Helsinki Commission Chairman Sen. Ben Cardin […]

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Jan 27, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen Join Bipartisan, Bicameral Call for IRS to Provide Relief for Taxpayers as IRS Faces Extensive Processing Backlogs

As of late December 2021, the IRS continued to have a backlog of 6 million individual income tax returns and 2.3 million amended individual tax returns  WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators […]

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Jan 26, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Announce $11 Million in Federal Funding for the Appalachian Development Highway System in Maryland

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will invest $1.25 billion regionally over the next five years WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin, Chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Transportation and […]

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Jan 25, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen, Colleagues Urge Biden Administration to Require Medicare to Cover Costs for At-Home Rapid COVID-19 Tests

While New Guidance Requires Most Insurance Companies to Cover Rapid Tests, Lawmakers Urge Inclusion of Medicare  WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) joined Senator […]

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Jan 21, 2022

Cardin Joins Colleagues Sending Letter Urging UNICEF to Protect Cuban Children Detained Following Historic July Protests

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) sent a letter to Catherine Russell, the newly-appointed Executive Director of the United […]

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Jan 20, 2022

Maryland Congressional Delegation Members Support Expansion of Patuxent Research Refuge

Lawmakers urge OMB to support interagency transfer of more than 100 acres to better protect headwaters of Patuxent and Anacostia rivers, improve public access WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin […]

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Jan 20, 2022

Cardin, Cornyn and Colleagues Introduce Bill to Help Ukraine Deter Russian Invasion

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) introduced the Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease […]

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Jan 20, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen Praise Judiciary Committee Approval of Judge Julie Rubin for Maryland U.S. District Court Seat

Senators recommended Judge Rubin to President Joe Biden WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today praised the Judiciary Committee’s bipartisan approval of Judge Julie […]

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Jan 20, 2022

Cardin Says Need for Voter Protections and Rules Reform to Improve the Senate Are Still Vital

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) released the following statement after the Senate failed to move forward the “Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act.” “I am bitterly disappointed […]

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Jan 19, 2022

Cardin Urges Rules Change to Move Forward Voter Protections and Restore an Effective Senate

“We’re trying to restore the Senate to a body that can work together by requiring the members to come to the floor and speak and vote.”  WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator […]

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Jan 19, 2022

Maryland Delegation Members Announce Nearly $400 Million in Federal Support for Water Infrastructure Modernization in Baltimore City

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) today announced $396 million in Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation […]

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Jan 19, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen Applaud U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for Including Over $42 Million for Maryland in Infrastructure Bill Work Plan

$37.5 million for Mid-Bay Islands project ensures clear shipping channels in the Chesapeake Bay and supports growth and competitiveness of Port of Baltimore Corps’ plan also responds to senators’ calls […]

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Jan 18, 2022

Cardin, Hagerty Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Create Commission on State Department Modernization and Reform

Proposed commission would complement work already being done by their Foreign Relations Subcommittee WASHINGTON — United States Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member and Chair respectively of the Senate Foreign […]

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Jan 18, 2022

Cardin Thanks Paul Wiedefeld for his Service at Metro, Says There is More Work Ahead for the Nation's Transit System

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Environment and Public Works Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee released the following statement upon news that Paul Wiedefeld, General Manager and […]

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Jan 18, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen Introduce Legislation Removing the Name of Segregationist from Chevy Chase Circle

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) introduced legislation to remove the name of Francis G. Newlands from Chevy Chase Circle. Newlands, a former U.S. […]

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Jan 16, 2022

Cardin Says All Leaders Should Speak Out Against Hate and Antisemitism in the Wake of Texas Hostage Tragedy

BALTIMORE – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Special Representative on Anti-Semitism, Racism, and Intolerance for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly released the following statement […]

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Jan 14, 2022

Maryland Delegation Members Announce Over $400 Million in Infrastructure Law Funding to Improve Bridges Across the State

$81 million will be immediately deployed to help fix 270 Maryland bridges in need of repair  WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, […]

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Jan 14, 2022

Senate Passes Cardin-Rubio Measure to Foster Progress and Protect Freedoms in Haiti

Legislation aims to combat corruption, hold human rights abusers accountable WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) today applauded the passage by the full Senate of their legislation, the […]

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Jan 14, 2022

Cardin Praises Fed Nominees, including Marylander Sarah Bloom Raskin

BALTIMORE – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee and a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, released the following statement in […]

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Jan 14, 2022

Cardin Commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

BALTIMORE – In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 17, 2022, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) released the following statement. Senator Cardin serves as Chairman of the U.S. Helsinki […]

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Jan 14, 2022

Helsinki Commission Marks One-Year Anniversary Of Navalny's Imprisonment

WASHINGTON—Ahead of the one-year anniversary of Alexei Navalny’s arrest on January 17, Helsinki Commission Chairman Sen. Ben Cardin (MD), Co-Chairman Rep. Steve Cohen (TN-09), Ranking Member Sen. Roger Wicker (MS), […]

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Jan 14, 2022

Cardin: New Federal Bridge Funding Will Make Historic Investments Across Maryland

BALTIMORE – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, welcomed news Friday that the Biden-Harris administration will send Maryland $81.9 […]

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Jan 13, 2022

Helsinki Commission Welcomes First Charges Under The Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act

WASHINGTON—Following the first charges filed under the Helsinki Commission’s Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act for a doping scheme at the Tokyo Olympics, Helsinki Chairman Sen. Ben Cardin (MD), Co-Chairman Rep. Steve Cohen […]

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Jan 12, 2022

Cardin, Hagerty Lay Out Plan for Enhanced Training for U.S. State Department Personnel

Bipartisan legislation calls for prioritizing professional training and development that will strengthen national security WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Senator Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), Chair and Ranking Member […]

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Jan 12, 2022

Cardin, Collins Lead Bill to Address Prescription Drug Shortages

Senators call on FDA to lengthen expiration dates, where possible, to help mitigate drug shortages WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) today introduced the bipartisan […]

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Jan 12, 2022

Cardin Statement on the Passing of Former Maryland Attorney General Stephen Sachs

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), former Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates, released the following statement on news of the death of Stephen Sachs, who served as […]

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Jan 12, 2022

Maryland Congressional Delegation Shares Top Environmental Priorities During Virtual Meeting with EPA Regional Administrator Adam Ortiz

Members of Maryland’s congressional delegation gathered virtually Tuesday for their first official meeting with the newly appointed regional administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region III, Adam Ortiz. […]

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Jan 11, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen Call for TPS Designations for El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today joined 31 of their Senate Democratic colleagues in formally requesting that the Biden administration grant Temporary Protected Status […]

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Jan 10, 2022

Maryland Delegation Members Secure Over $140 Million to Help Maryland Households Cover Energy Costs

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) […]

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Jan 7, 2022

Cardin, Van Hollen, Sarbanes, Raskin, Trone Announce Nearly $1 Million For Montgomery College To Improve Student Success

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen John Sarbanes, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $973,741 in federal funding for Montgomery College to better […]

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Jan 6, 2022

Helsinki Commission Calls For Peaceful Solution In Kazakhstan

WASHINGTON—In response to the violent clashes between protesters and authorities in Kazakhstan, Helsinki Commission Chairman Sen. Ben Cardin (MD), Co-Chairman Rep. Steve Cohen (TN-09), and Ranking Member Rep. Joe Wilson […]

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Dec 28, 2021

Cardin Statement on Passing of Senator Harry Reid

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today released the following statement on the passing of former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. “I am deeply saddened by the news of […]

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Dec 22, 2021

Maryland Delegation Receive Response from USPS Showing Actions to Improve Performance Over Last Year's Holiday Season, but Urge Further Action

The Maryland Delegation Wrote to Postmaster General DeJoy in November Requesting an Update on their Readiness for Holiday Mail Surge WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and […]

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Dec 21, 2021

Maryland Delegation Announces Nearly $800 Million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Highway Funding for the State

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all […]

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Dec 21, 2021

Maryland Delegation Announces the Howard County Economic Development Authority as a Finalist in the Build Back Better Regional Challenge to Strengthen Maryland's Cybersecurity Efforts

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today […]

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Dec 21, 2021

Helsinki Commission Cautions Russia Against Dissolving Russian Human Rights Organization Memorial

WASHINGTON — As the latest court proceedings conclude for Russian human rights group Memorial International, U.S. Helsinki Commission Chairman Senator Ben Cardin (MD), Co-Chairman Rep. Steve Cohen (TN-09), Ranking Member […]

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Dec 21, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Urge FTC and DOJ to Protect Workers' Rights By Limiting Non-Compete Agreements

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (Both D-Md.), along with Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) are supporting […]

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Dec 20, 2021

Cardin, Brown, Schatz Lead Group of Senators in Calling on Vaccine Manufacturers to Increase Vaccines to Low-Income Countries to Fight the Covid-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) along with Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) led a group of eight senators in calling on Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and […]

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Dec 20, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen and Garamendi Urge U.S. Secretary of Education to Include Peace Corps Volunteers in new Student Loan Relief

Seeking Fix of New Temporary Waiver Period to Allow Public Student Loan Forgiveness Credit for Return Peace Corps Volunteers WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Chris Van Hollen […]

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Dec 20, 2021

Cardin, Trone and Van Hollen Announce More Than $280,000 in Federal Funding for the Frederick Mobile Crisis Team

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Ben Cardina and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman David Trone today announced $280,254 in federal funding for the Frederick Mobile Crisis Team. The team brings police […]

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Dec 17, 2021

Maryland Delegation Announces More Than $31.5 Million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding for Airports Across the State

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all […]

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Dec 16, 2021

Maryland Delegation Announces More Than $190 Million to Help Health Care Providers Impacted by COVID-19

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin […]

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Dec 16, 2021

Maryland Delegation Announces More Than $10 Million in Funding to Early Childhood Education Programs

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, Andy Harris, M.D. and […]

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Dec 15, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Share Support for Biden District Court Nominee Julie Rubin with Senate Judiciary Committee

Senators had recommended Judge Rubin to President Joe Biden WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today urged the Judiciary Committee to swiftly process the […]

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Dec 15, 2021

Cardin Calls Defense Bill Necessary for Security, Full of Missed Opportunity

Senator welcomes passage of national security provisions, but says bill comes up short on human rights, corruption, small business  WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of […]

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Dec 15, 2021

Helsinki Commission Welcomes Passage of TRAP Provision in 2022 National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON—Helsinki Commission Chairman Sen. Cardin (MD), Co-Chairman Rep. Steve Cohen (TN-09), Ranking Member Sen. Roger Wicker (MS), and Ranking Member Rep. Joe Wilson (SC-02) today welcomed the passage of the […]

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Dec 14, 2021

Senators Send Bipartisan Letter to State Department in Support of Tibetan Autonomy

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and a bipartisan group of senators including Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) wrote Tuesday to Under Secretary of State for Civilian […]

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Dec 10, 2021

Maryland Delegation Urges IRS to Process Returns, Communicate with Public Amid Backlog

WASHINGTON – Today, the Maryland Congressional delegation including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, Steny H. Hoyer, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. […]

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Dec 10, 2021

Maryland Delegation Announces $600,000 to Enhance Child Safety Across the State

WASHINGTON – U .S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, Andy Harris, M.D. […]

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Dec 9, 2021

Team Maryland Announces More Than $2 Million to Increase Local Capacity to Reduce and Prevent the Backlog of DNA Cases

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced […]

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Dec 9, 2021

Russian Military Buildup to Be Scrutinized At Helsinki Commission Briefing

WASHINGTON—The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission, today announced the following online briefing:  DEFENDING UKRAINE, DETERRING PUTINThursday, December 16, 202110:00 a.m. Register: https://bit.ly/3DHAGWu The […]

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Dec 9, 2021

Cardin, Casey, Booker, Kaine Introduce Bill to Empower Community College Students

According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 100 occupations only require an associate degree or postsecondary non-degree credential CREATE Graduates Act will remove barriers for community college students who transferred […]

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Dec 8, 2021

Team Maryland Announces American Rescue Plan Funding for Regional Airports Across Maryland for COVID-19 Safety, Cleaning and Operations

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, John Sarbanes, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced federal funding to support […]

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Dec 7, 2021

Cardin, Menendez, Rubio, Cassidy Introduce Senate Resolution on Enduring Bilateral Relationship Between United States and Dominican Republic

WASHINGTON – Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chairman of the Subcommittee On State Department And USAID Management, International Operations, joined Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ranking Member […]

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Dec 7, 2021

Helsinki Commission Mourns Death of Senator Bob Dole

WASHINGTON—Following the death of Senator Bob Dole, Helsinki Commission Chairman Sen. Ben Cardin (MD), Co-Chairman Rep. Steve Cohen (TN-09), Ranking Member Sen. Roger Wicker (MS), and Ranking Member Rep. Joe […]

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Dec 6, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Outline Chesapeake Bay Priorities for Army Corps of Engineers

Senators call on Corps to tackle backlog of dredging projects for small ports and channels, quickly transition from Poplar Island to Mid-Bay restoration WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and […]

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Dec 3, 2021

Chairman Cardin Calls For Release of Osman Kavala, Welcomes Council Of Europe Infringement Proceedings Against Turkey

WASHINGTON—Following the recent ruling of a Turkish court that will keep philanthropist Osman Kavala jailed until his trial begins in January 2022 and the subsequent decision by the Council of […]

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Dec 3, 2021

Inter-Parliamentary Alliance Against Kleptocracy To Unite Political Leaders In Transatlantic Battle Against Corruption

BRUSSELS, LONDON, WASHINGTON—At a virtual kickoff event on December 7, leaders of the U.S. Caucus against Foreign Corruption and Kleptocracy, the EU Parliament Anti-Corruption Intergroup, and the UK All-Party Parliamentary […]

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Dec 3, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Announce $1.2 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding for Hagerstown and Frederick Airports

WASHINGTON —  Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen Congressman David Trone (all D-Md.) announced $1,202,449 in new American Rescue Plan funding for the Hagerstown Regional Airport ($1,143,449) and […]

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Dec 2, 2021

Maryland Delegation Members Announce Delivery of Over $140 Million in Federal Infrastructure Modernization Bill Funds to Maryland

Funds will Strengthen Water Infrastructure, Access to Clean Water and Protect Environment WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, […]

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Dec 2, 2021

Cardin, Toomey Unveil Bipartisan Iran Sanctions Legislation in Press Conference with Masih Alinejad

Human Rights Activist Speaks Out After Tehran Plotted to Kidnap Her From Brooklyn Home WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) today held a press conference […]

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Dec 2, 2021

Biden Administration Implements Federal Contracting Reforms Pushed by Cardin to Increase Opportunities for Underserved Small Businesses

Administrative actions mirror legislation Cardin introduced this year to reverse years-long decline in number of underserved small businesses doing business with federal agencies & ensure small business participation in infrastructure […]

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Dec 2, 2021

Thankful to Avoid a Government Shutdown, Cardin Spotlights Serious Effects of Republican Refusal to Engage in Long-term Budget Negotiations

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chairman of the Senate Small Business Committee and a member of the Senate Finance Committee, issued the following statement on Senate passage of […]

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Dec 1, 2021

Maryland Delegation Announces More Than $43 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding to Support Rural Health Care Providers Impacted by COVID-19

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all […]

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Dec 1, 2021

Cardin Statement on World AIDS Day 2021

“Today, approximately 1.2 million Americans are living with HIV, and they are able to lead healthier and safer lives due to increased access to care under the Patient Protection & […]

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Nov 24, 2021

Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces Nearly $800,000 to Boost University of Maryland Medical System Telehealth Services

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) today announced $795,146 for the University of Maryland Medical […]

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Nov 22, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Brown and Trone Announce $3 Million to Hire Law Enforcement Professionals to Reduce Crime in Prince George's and Allegany Counties

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Anthony G. Brown and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $3 million in federal funding to hire 24 law enforcement professionals in […]

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Nov 22, 2021

Maryland Delegation Presses Postmaster General DeJoy for Update on Readiness for Holiday Mail Surge

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, Andy Harris, M.D., […]

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Nov 19, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces $3.3 Million to Expand Affordable Housing Across the State

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume and Jamie Raskin (all D-Md.) today announced $3.3 million from the Federal […]

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Nov 18, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Sarbanes Announce $450,000 in Federal Funding to Revitalize Affordable Housing in Annapolis

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) announced $450,000 in federal funding for the Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis. These funds […]

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Nov 17, 2021

Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces $22 Million in Federal Funding to Support the East-West Priority Corridor Project

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) today announced an award of $22 million in federal […]

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Nov 17, 2021

Helsinki Commission Alarmed by Attempted Liquidation of Memorial

WASHINGTON—Following last week’s request by Russian prosecutors to liquidate the human rights group Memorial International and the Memorial Human Rights Center, Helsinki Commission Chairman Sen. Ben Cardin (MD), Co-Chairman Rep. […]

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Nov 16, 2021

Maryland Delegation Announces More Than $1.6 Million for Maryland's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen David Trone, Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and Andy […]

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Nov 16, 2021

Helsinki Commission Recalls Legacy of Sergei Magnitsky

WASHINGTON—On the 12-year anniversary of the death of Sergei Magnitsky, Helsinki Commission Chairman Sen. Ben Cardin (MD), Co-Chairman Rep. Steve Cohen (TN-09), Ranking Member Sen. Roger Wicker (MS), and Ranking […]

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Nov 15, 2021

Cardin Celebrates President Biden Signing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into Law

“For too long, Americans heard talk in Washington about infrastructure, but no action. “President Joe Biden, with a bipartisan effort in Congress, is taking real, meaningful action and providing a […]

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Nov 12, 2021

Baltimore Delegation Announces More Than $3.7 Million for At-Risk Youth Initiatives

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) today announced $3,735,333 in federal juvenile justice funding for […]

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Nov 10, 2021

Cardin Statement on Veterans Day 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today issued the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day, which is Thurs., November 11. “On Veterans Day, we pause to thank those […]

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Nov 10, 2021

Helsinki Commission Supports Invocation of OSCE's Vienna Mechanism In The Face Of Sustained Human Rights Crisis In Belarus

WASHINGTON—Following the invocation of the OSCE’s Vienna Mechanism to address the mounting human rights crisis in Belarus, Helsinki Commission Chairman Sen. Ben Cardin (MD), Co-Chairman Rep. Steve Cohen (TN-09), Ranking […]

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Nov 9, 2021

Cardin Lauds Final Passage of Legislation to Expand & Make Permanent Minority Business Development Agency

Measure Included in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today issued the following statement on […]

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Nov 9, 2021

Cardin, Menendez, Colleagues Urge Greater Clarity, Transparency Regarding Upcoming Summit for Democracy

WASHINGTON – Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) joined seven of his Senate Colleagues, led by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), in writing a letter to President Joe Biden in […]

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Nov 8, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Urge State to Use Emergency Rental Assistance Immediately or Risk Losing Funds

Senators request update on State’s progress & plans to avoid losing funds to help Marylanders stay in their homes WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen […]

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Nov 8, 2021

Cardin, Risch, Cassidy, Menendez, Colleagues Call Out Fraudulent Elections in Nicaragua

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) joined Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Bill Cassidy (R-La.), and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman of the […]

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Nov 5, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Urge State to Use Emergency Rental Assistance Immediately or Risk Losing Funds

Senators request update on State’s progress & plans to avoid losing funds to help Marylanders stay in their homes WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both […]

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Nov 5, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Sarbanes, Harris Announce Funding to Expand Prison Telehealth Services

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen John Sarbanes and Andy Harris, M.D (all Md.) today announced $16,143.76 in federal funding for Anne Arundel and […]

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Nov 5, 2021

Helsinki Commission Welcomes Confirmation of Michael Carpenter as U.S. Ambassador to the OSCE

WASHINGTON—Following the November 3 confirmation of Michael Carpenter as Permanent Representative of the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Helsinki Commission Chairman Sen. Ben […]

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Nov 4, 2021

Maryland Delegation Announces More Than $17.5 Million for Pandemic Preparedness and Prevention

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, Andy Harris, M.D., and […]

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Nov 4, 2021

Cardin, Leahy, Raskin Introduce Legislation to Improve Transparency for Prisoners and Detainees in Private Facilities

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) today introduced legislation to require that government agencies comply with Freedom of Information Act […]

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Nov 4, 2021

Cardin, Kaine, Warner, Van Hollen Introduce EMBRACE Act to Improve Resilience at Military Facilities and Protect Chesapeake Bay

WASHINGTON —Today, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Senators Tim Kaine (D-Va.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), Mark R. Warner (D-Va.), and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), […]

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Nov 4, 2021

Small Business Committee Republicans Continue Months-Long Blockade of Syed Nomination

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today expressed his disappointment that the Republican members of the Committee intend to continue their months-long […]

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Nov 3, 2021

Cardin, Padilla, Colleagues Call to Permanently Re-establish DOT Advisory Committee on Transportation Equity

15 Senators join Cardin and Padilla in letter to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to ensure proposed investments in our nation’s infrastructure and transportation policies equitably serve all communities WASHINGTON— U.S. […]

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Nov 3, 2021

Cardin Votes to Move Forward on the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

Republican minority again blocks new law to protect the sacred right to vote, clearly spotlighting need for filibuster reform  WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today released the following […]

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Nov 3, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Letter to Hogan Details Federal Action to Replenish Victims of Crime Funds

Lawmakers point to federal passage of bipartisan VOCA Fix and urge the governor to utilize over $50 million in unused funds immediately available to address this issue WASHINGTON – U.S. […]

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Nov 3, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Praise Biden Nominee Julie Rubin for Maryland U.S. District Court Seat

Senators had recommended Judge Rubin to President Joe Biden WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today praised President Joe Biden’s nomination of Baltimore City Circuit Judge Julie Rubin […]

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Nov 3, 2021

Cardin, Menendez, Rubio, Sires, Salazar, Colleagues Celebrate Final Passage of RENACER Act

WASHINGTON – Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md). and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-N.J.),  SFRC Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere Ranking Member Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Chairman of the House […]

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Nov 3, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces $475,000 in American Rescue Plan Funding for Maryland's Museums and Libraries

The Institute of Museum and Library Services awards Maryland’s Museums and Libraries funding through its American Rescue Plan Grants  WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen […]

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Nov 2, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Brown Introduce Bill to Secure Service Academy Nominations of Congressional Districts, States Without Representation

WASHINGTON –  U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, with Congressman Anthony Brown (All D-Md.) have introduced new bicameral legislation to secure the U.S. Service Academy nominations of states […]

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Nov 1, 2021

Cardin Celebrates Grand Opening of Maryland's First Veterans Business Outreach Center

VBOC Celebrates Grand Opening on First Day of National Veterans Small Business Week WASHINGTON – On the first day of National Veterans Small Business Week, U.S. Senate Committee on Small […]

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Oct 29, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Schatz Reintroduce Legislation to Promote Educational Opportunities for Incarcerated Americans

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) reintroduced legislation to expand access to education for Americans in federal prisons. The Promoting […]

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Oct 28, 2021

Cardin: Let's Pass Build Back Better Now

“The time for talk is over. Let’s get this done so every Marylander can feel the benefits.” WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Chair of the Senate Small Business and […]

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Oct 27, 2021

Cardin Statement on the Third Anniversary of the Attack on Pittsburgh's Tree of Life Synagogue

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Special Representative on Anti-Semitism, Racism and Intolerance for the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, released the following statement on the third anniversary of the deadly […]

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Oct 27, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Thanks Health Care Workers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone […]

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Oct 27, 2021

Cardin Pushes for Increased Federal Investment in Women Entrepreneurs

Chairman Calls Women-Owned Small Businesses “Growth Engine” for Recovery from COVID-19 Pandemic WASHINGTON – As National Women’s Small Business Month draws to a close, U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business […]

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Oct 26, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $2 Million for Local Government Crime Prevention Programs

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin […]

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Oct 25, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Call For Job Training Investments In Build Back Better Bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) joined Senators Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) in urging President Biden, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi to […]

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Oct 22, 2021

Cardin Expresses Appreciation to Attorney General Brian Frosh for Standing Up for Marylanders, Rule of Law

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today released the following expression of gratitude to Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, who this week announced his retirement. “Brian Frosh has been […]

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Oct 22, 2021

Maryland and Virginia Senators Call for WMATA's Full Cooperation to Address Safety Issues

In joint letter, senators urge greater transparency and communications with riders WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (Both D-Md.) and Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (Both […]

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Oct 19, 2021

Cardin, Rubio Laud Committee Approval of Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Reconstruction Efforts, Promote Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Efforts in Haiti

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) praised passage today in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee of their legislation, the Haiti Development, Accountability, and Institutional Transparency […]

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Oct 19, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Applauds SBA Approval of Maryland Disaster Relief for Tropical Depression Ida

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Chair of the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, and Senator Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John […]

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Oct 18, 2021

Cardin Statement on the Passing of Colin Powell

ELLICOTT City, Md. – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) released the following statement on the passing of General Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint […]

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Oct 18, 2021

Senator Ben Cardin and Congressman Kweisi Mfume Spotlight Importance of Better Protecting Witnesses in Criminal Cases

Members of Congress introduce legislation to reduce intimidation and violence against those who witness criminal activity and testify in court ELLICOTT CITY – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and Congressman Kweisi Mfume […]

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Oct 18, 2021

Small Business Chair Cardin Leads Delegation Letter Urging SBA to Approve Disaster Declaration for Maryland Counties Affected by Hurricane Ida

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Chair of the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, and Senator Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, […]

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Oct 15, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $3.6 Million for Chesapeake Bay Watershed Restoration Projects

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone […]

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Oct 15, 2021

Cardin Marks Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) issued the following statement in commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month which ran from September 15 through October 15. His statement was included in […]

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Oct 15, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $600,000 for Community Policing Development Programs

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone […]

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Oct 14, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Push to Keep Major Investments in Affordable Housing in Build Back Better Package

WASHINGTON – As Maryland and many other states across the U.S. confront an unprecedented housing affordability crisis, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (Both D-Md.) are working closely […]

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Oct 13, 2021

Cardin, Portman, Booker and Young Urge More Countries to Engage with Israel Following Historic Face-to-Face Meetings with UAE

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Todd Young (R-Ind.), all members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement on […]

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Oct 12, 2021

Cardin Praises Biden Appointment of Adam Ortiz to Lead EPA Chesapeake Region

BALTIMORE – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, released the following statement on the appointment by President Joe Biden of […]

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Oct 8, 2021

Cardin, Wicker Introduce Bill to Sanction Navalny 35

WASHINGTON—Helsinki Commission Chairman Sen. Ben Cardin (MD) and Ranking Member Sen. Roger Wicker yesterday introduced a measure that would require the administration to evaluate the Navalny 35 for Global Magnitsky sanctions. The […]

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Oct 8, 2021

Cardin, Menendez, Senate Democrats Blast Mistreatment of Haitian Migrants at Border; Urge Administration to Support Long-Term Stability in Haiti

WASHINGTON – Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) joined 15 of his Senate colleagues, led by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), in sending a letter to Secretary of Homeland […]

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Oct 8, 2021

Cardin, Casey, Van Hollen Lead Call for $750 Million in Climate-Smart Programs in Chesapeake Bay Watershed

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) Thursday were joined by their Chesapeake […]

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Oct 8, 2021

Cardin and Cohen Laud 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Award to Investigative Reporters

WASHINGTON—Following the award of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize to journalists Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia “for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which […]

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Oct 7, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Applauds the Addition of Several MD Sites to the National Underground Railroad Network

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin and […]

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Oct 7, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Introduce Legislation to Improve Safety of Military Tactical Vehicles

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen both D-Md.) today introduced the 1st Lt. Hugh Conor McDowell Safety in Armed Forces Equipment Act of 2021, legislation to establish […]

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Oct 7, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Sarbanes Announce Nearly $500,000 for Towson University to Advance Bilingual Educator Development

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) today announced $476,777 in federal funding for Towson University to improve educator development and […]

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Oct 7, 2021

Cardin Statement on Ted Venetoulis

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) released the following statement on the passing of former Baltimore County Executive Ted Venetoulis. “Myrna and I are mourning the loss of our […]

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Oct 7, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $12 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding to Renovate Community Health Centers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone (all […]

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Oct 6, 2021

Praising New Student Debt Relief Action, Cardin Urges More Support for Future Public Service Careers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) applauded the Biden administration for streamlining the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program for more than half a million public servants, including teachers, […]

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Oct 6, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Statement Regarding Maryland's $2.5B Budget Surplus

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) applaud Maryland’s $2.5 […]

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Oct 6, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $54 Million to Strengthen HIV/AIDS Research and Prevention

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin […]

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Oct 6, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Colleagues Reintroduce John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.), along with nearly 50 of their senate colleagues, reintroduced legislation Tuesday to restore the landmark Voting Rights Act […]

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Oct 5, 2021

Cardin on the Impact of the Pandora Papers

“This unprecedented investigation should further drive the need for transparency and delving deeper into such international transactions.” WASHINGTON—Following the release of the Pandora Papers, Helsinki Commission Chairman Sen. Ben Cardin […]

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Oct 5, 2021

Cardin, Meeks Lead Congressional Response to Ongoing Atrocities in Burma, Support for a Return to Democracy

Legislation holds the Burmese military accountable for its February 1 coup and ongoing crisis in Burma WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign […]

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Oct 4, 2021

Maryland Delegation Members Urge State Dept. of Education to Expedite Distribution of Federal Child Care Relief Funds

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin, and David Trone […]

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Oct 4, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer, and Brown Announce Nearly $10 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding to Support Bowie State's Public Health IT Workforce Program

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer and Anthony G. Brown (all D-Md.) today announced $9,899,758 in American Rescue Plan funding for […]

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Oct 1, 2021

Cardin, Padilla, Blumenthal, Colleagues Urge DHS and USCIS to Waive Afghan Humanitarian Parole Application Fees

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), joined a group of senate colleagues, led by Sens. Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), in sending a letter to DHS Secretary Mayorkas […]

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Oct 1, 2021

Cardin Condemns Government of Ethiopia for Expelling Key U.N. Relief Officials While Millions Need Food and Basic Resources

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, today issued the following statement in response to the Ethiopian government’s expulsion of seven […]

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Oct 1, 2021

Senate Unanimously Passes Cardin-Collins Resolution Designating October as National Security Retirement Month

WASHINGTON – The Senate on Thursday unanimously approved a resolution led by U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) that designates October as National Retirement Security Month. The […]

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Oct 1, 2021

Cardin Urges Biden Administration to Send Highest-Level Representatives to Ukraine on 80th Anniversary of Babyn Yar Massacre

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), the Special Representative on Anti-Semitism, Racism, and Intolerance for the 57-nation Organization Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly, today called on the […]

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Oct 1, 2021

Cardin, Padilla, Schiff and More Than 100 Members of Congress Call for Improved Wages and Working Conditions for Behind-the-Scenes Entertainment Workers

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) joined Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), along with 117 Senators and Members of the House, in sending a letter to […]

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Oct 1, 2021

GAO Report Confirms Cardin Policies Increased Equity and Fairness in Paycheck Protection Program

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.) released a statement today on a recent report issued by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The […]

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Oct 1, 2021

Helsinki Commission Leadership Condemns Russian Obstruction of OSCE Human Rights Work

WASHINGTON—In response to Russian intransigence blocking the annual OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM), Helsinki Commission Chairman Sen. Ben Cardin (MD), Co-Chairman Rep. Steve Cohen (TN-09), Ranking Member Sen. Roger […]

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Oct 1, 2021

Helsinki Commission Regrets Closure of OSCE Observer Mission at Russian Checkpoints Gukovo and Donetsk

WASHINGTON—In light of yesterday’s termination of the activities of the OSCE Observer Mission at the Russian Checkpoints Gukovo and Donetsk on the Russian-Ukrainian border, Helsinki Commission Chairman Sen. Ben Cardin […]

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Sep 30, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Applaud Senate Confirmation of Delegate Erek Barron to be U.S. Attorney for District of Maryland

Senators recommended Delegate Barron to President Joe Biden WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today applauded the Senate’s confirmation of Delegate Erek Barron to be the U.S. Attorney […]

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Sep 30, 2021

Maryland Delegation Calls for Federal Emergency Declaration After Ida Storm Damage

WASHINGTON – The full Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., […]

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Sep 30, 2021

Thankful to Avoid a Government Shutdown, Cardin Says a Continuing Resolution is "No Substitute for Regular Appropriations Bills"

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chairman of the Senate Small Business Committee and a member of the Senate Finance Committee, issued the following statement on the passage of […]

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Sep 30, 2021

Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces $7.5 Million to Establish Center of Excellence for 2D Materials Research to Support DOD at Morgan State University

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) today announced $7,500,000 in federal funding for Morgan State University, […]

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Sep 30, 2021

Cardin, Menendez, Rubio, Kaine and Cruz Introduce Resolution on Illicit Gold Mining in Latin America

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was joined by Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Ranking Member and […]

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Sep 29, 2021

Maryland Delegation Announces More Than $18.2 Million to Support Community-Based Mental Health and Substance Use Recovery Services

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced […]

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Sep 28, 2021

Top Senate Democrats Sound Alarm on Brazil's Democratic Decline and Creeping Authoritarianism under President Bolsonaro

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) today wrote to Secretary of State Antony Blinken to register their growing concerns […]

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Sep 28, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $1 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding to Support Cultural Institutions in their Economic Recovery from COVID-19

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced […]

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Sep 27, 2021

Cardin Statement on Republican Failure to Support America Paying Its Bills

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee and a member of the Senate Finance Committee, released the following statement on Republican […]

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Sep 27, 2021

Helsinki Commission Welcomes New Senior State Department Advisor, Senior Policy Advisors

WASHINGTON—The leadership of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission, is pleased to welcome Edward A. White, Michael Hikari Cecire, and Bakhti Nishanov […]

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Sep 27, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Call On FAA to Reopen Funding Consideration for Salisbury Airport Runway Expansion

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (Both D-Md.) are urging the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to increase support for a critical runway expansion at Salisbury-Ocean City […]

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Sep 24, 2021

Cardin Discusses Need for Continued Federal Investment in Small Businesses with The Hill's Steve Clemons

“We have a menu of help for America’s small businesses and we’re not finished yet.” BALTIMORE – U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.) was […]

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Sep 23, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Applaud Judiciary Committee Approval of Delegate Erek Barron to be U.S. Attorney for District of Maryland

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today applauded the Judiciary Committee’s approval of Delegate Erek Barron to be the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland. “Maryland needs […]

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Sep 22, 2021

Cardin Statement on Police Reform Negotiations

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), lead Senate author of the End Racial and Religious Profiling Act and the Law Enforcement Trust and Integrity Act, both of which are […]

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Sep 22, 2021

Cardin, Schatz, Wicker, Colleagues Introduce Resolution to Mark Telehealth Awareness Week

Bipartisan resolution will raise awareness, help more Americans learn about accessing care through telehealth WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), along with Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Roger Wicker […]

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Sep 22, 2021

Cardin: New GAO Report Confirms that Investing in Climate Resiliency Now, Reduces Disaster Cleanup Costs Later

GAO: “If U.S. roads aren’t built to withstand changes in the climate, they may be unsafe routes for emergency evacuations and expensive to fix after a disaster. Climate-related damages to […]

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Sep 22, 2021

Cardin, Portman Commend Biden Administration for Continuing U.S. Policy Against Participation in U.N. Conference That Promotes Anti-Israel Agendas

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken commending the Biden administration for continuing the United States’ […]

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Sep 22, 2021

Cardin, Menendez, Rubio, Kaine, Durbin and Cassidy Introduce Senate Resolution to Strengthen Humanitarian Support for Venezuelan Women and Children

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) was joined by Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Ranking Member […]

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Sep 21, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Join Amicus Brief Urging SCOTUS to Protect Reproductive Rights by Upholding Roe & Rejecting Mississippi's Blatantly Unconstitutional Law

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) have joined their colleagues in filing bicameral amicus brief in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, urging the Supreme Court […]

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Sep 21, 2021

Cardin, Wicker Introduce Bill to Support Maritime Workforce

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), today introduced the Maritime Technological Advancement Act. The legislation would […]

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Sep 21, 2021

Cardin, Brown, Local Leaders and Climate Activists Highlight Federal Investments in Electric Vehicles and Sustainability

Leaders test drove electric vehicles and emphasized the growing importance of green infrastructure WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and Congressman Anthony G. Brown (both D-Md.), local leaders, car dealers […]

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Sep 21, 2021

Senate Small Business Committee Republicans Try to Score Political Points Rather than Help American Small Businesses

GOP Committee Members Continue to Block SBA Deputy Administrator Nominee SBA Has Not Had a Full Leadership Team Since 2018 WASHINGTON – The Republican members of the U.S. Senate Committee […]

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Sep 21, 2021

Cardin Responds to Ethiopia Executive Order

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement in response to the executive order signed by President Joe […]

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Sep 21, 2021

Helsinki Commission Leaders Blast So-Called Election Results In Russia

WASHINGTON—Following the sham State Duma elections in Russia, Helsinki Commission Chairman Sen. Ben Cardin (MD), Co-Chairman Rep. Steve Cohen (TN-09), and Ranking Members Sen. Roger Wicker (MS) and Rep. Joe […]

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Sep 21, 2021

Baltimore Lawmakers Call on DOJ to Prevent Return to Prison for Individuals Posing No Danger to Public Safety, Released Due to COVID-19

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Kweisi Mfume, Dutch Ruppersberger, and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) recently wrote to Attorney General Merrick Garland and U.S. […]

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Sep 21, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Help Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Honor 13 American Heroes Killed in Afghanistan with Congressional Gold Medals

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) along with Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) have introduced bipartisan legislation to award Congressional Gold Medals […]

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Sep 21, 2021

Cardin Statement on Haitian Asylum Seekers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement in response to thousands of Haitians currently in Texas at […]

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Sep 20, 2021

Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces More than $6.5 Million in Federal Funding to Support the City of Baltimore's COVID-19 Response Efforts

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) announced $6,898,433 in federal funding to reimburse Baltimore City for […]

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Sep 17, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen and DMV Colleagues Urge FAA to Alleviate Flight Path Noise for Constituents, Consider Community Recommendations

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (Both D-Md.) and many of their National Capital Region colleagues urged the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to alleviate flight […]

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Sep 16, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Announce More than $1.4 Million for Frostburg State University to Accelerate Regional Clean Energy Jobs

WASHINGTON –U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $1,480,979 in federal funding to advance clean energy, information technology and biotech training […]

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Sep 15, 2021

Cardin Statement on Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

 WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today released the following statement in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15. “This month, we especially […]

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Sep 15, 2021

Cardin, Collins Lead Senate Praise of Direct Support Professionals for Their Frontline Health Care Work

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) are leading the Senate again in recognizing the dedication of frontline health care workers with a resolution commemorating September […]

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Sep 15, 2021

Cardin, Graham, Menendez, Young Recognize One Year Anniversary of Historic Abraham Records

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), and Todd Young (R-Ind.) today made the following joint statement recognizing the one-year anniversary of the signing […]

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Sep 14, 2021

Cardin, Velázquez, Mfume, Advocates & Small Business Owners Urge Swift Passage of Build Back Better Agenda

Build Back Better Budget Would Invest $25 Billion in American Small Businesses Call Comes During National Small Business Week WASHINGTON — As the nation celebrates the resilience and renewal of American […]

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Sep 14, 2021

Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces More than $9 Million in Federal Funding for Baltimore County COVID-19 Response Efforts

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) announced $9,974,703 in federal funding to reimburse Baltimore County for emergency protective measures taken during the COVID-19 pandemic. “During […]

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Sep 13, 2021

Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces More than $3 Million in Federal Funding to Support Maryland Hospitals for COVID-19 Response Efforts

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) announced $3,814,136 in federal funding to support Maryland hospitals, Sinai Hospital and Northwest Hospital, for emergency protective measures […]

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Sep 13, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Applauds Biden Approval of Hazard Mitigation Resources to Support COVID-19 Recovery

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. […]

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Sep 10, 2021

Cardin on the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement in advance of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist […]

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Sep 10, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Ruppersberger Announce More than $120,000 in Federal Funding for Community College of Baltimore County's Transportation Training Program

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (all D-Md.) announced $123,641 in federal funding to expand the Community College of Baltimore County’s Transportation Training Center program from 18 students to 28 […]

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Sep 9, 2021

Cardin Lauds Biden Administration for Increasing Maximum Amount of EIDL Loans to $2M

BALTIMORE — U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today issued a statement after the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that it has raised […]

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Sep 2, 2021

Cardin: In Texas Abortion Case, Supreme Court Fails Women, Constitution

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Finance Health Care Subcommittee, today released the following statement in the wake of the Supreme Court’s 5-4 denial of a […]

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Sep 2, 2021

Cardin, Colleagues Urge Biden Administration to Curb Plastic Pollution at National Parks

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) joined an effort today to push the Biden administration to take crucial steps to curb plastic pollution at America’s national parks. “Nearly 11 […]

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Sep 2, 2021

Cardin Joins Bicameral Push to Boost Humanitarian Assistance to Afghans in Need

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today joined a group of 30 lawmakers in urging the Biden administration to take specific steps to ensure that humanitarian aid can continue to […]

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Aug 31, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Raskin Announce $260,000 in Federal Funding for Carroll County Regional Airport

Includes more than $50,000 directly from the American Rescue Plan WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Jamie Raskin (all D-Md.) announced $260,000 in federal funding for the Carroll […]

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Aug 31, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce More than $500,000 in Federal Funding for Easton/Newnam Field Airport

Includes more than $50,000 directly from the American Rescue Plan WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) announced $500,267 in federal funds for the Easton/Newnam Field Airport in […]

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Aug 31, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Sarbanes Announce More than $13 Million in Federal Funding for BWI Airport

Includes over $3,250,000 from the American Rescue Plan WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) announced $13,231,306 in federal funding for the Baltimore/Washington International […]

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Aug 30, 2021

Cardin Lauds Appointment of Chief Dental Officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a longtime champion for dental care who was responsible for guaranteed pediatric dental coverage in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Patient […]

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Aug 27, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Pushes for Answers from State Department of Labor on Delivery of Unemployment Benefits

Members point to Maryland’s poor performance compared to other states and continued outreach from constituents left in the lurch  WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, joined by U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen […]

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Aug 26, 2021

Cardin Statement on Terrorist Attacks in Kabul

BALTIMORE – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today issued the following statement on the terrorist attack that occurred in Kabul, Afghanistan […]

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Aug 26, 2021

Cardin Joins Colleagues in Urging HHS Secretary to Distribute Remaining COVID-19 Relief for Health Care Providers

These funds will help providers weather the financial difficulties created by the pandemic WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) joins 43 bipartisan colleagues in urging U.S. Department of Health and Human […]

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Aug 25, 2021

Cardin, Merkley, Bipartisan Colleagues Urge Biden Administration to Issue Crucial Rohingya Genocide Determination

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)—who both serve on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee—joined a bipartisan group of 18 senators in urging the Biden administration […]

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Aug 24, 2021

Cardin, Shaheen, Johnson and Portman Issue Joint Statement on 30th Anniversary of Ukraine Independence

WASHINGTON  – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, issued the following joint statement with fellow Senate Foreign Relations Committee members: U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen […]

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Aug 19, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Join Bipartisan Effort Urging the Administration to Immediately Evacuate Afghan SIV Applicants

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) signed a bipartisan letter with Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), and 49 Senators urging the Biden administration […]

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Aug 16, 2021

Cardin and Senate Colleagues Urge Biden Admin to Protect Afghan Women Leaders in Wake of Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chair of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, along with Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair […]

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Aug 16, 2021

Cardin Statement on Afghanistan

BALTIMORE – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement on the situation in Afghanistan. He was a cosponsor of […]

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Aug 12, 2021

Cardin: Congress Should be Doing More to Lower Drug Prices and Expand Dental Coverage

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), lead sponsor of the Drug Shortages Prevention and Quality Improvement Act (S. 2595) and the Medicare Dental Benefit Act of 2021 (S. 97), released the […]

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Aug 12, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Urge State Department to Address International Student Visa Backlog

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md), along with Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and 20 colleagues have called on Secretary of State Antony Blinken and the State […]

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Aug 11, 2021

Cardin Calls for Repeal of Outdated Authorization for Use of Force

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has introduced legislation (S.J.Res.22) to repeal the 2001 Authorization for the use of Military […]

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Aug 11, 2021

Maryland Delegation Announces $93 Million to Fight Climate Change As Landmark Report Warns of Devastating Global Impacts

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced […]

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Aug 11, 2021

Cardin: Infrastructure and Budget Combine for Historic Economic Opportunities

“We have a rare opportunity to reshape our national economy” WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and member of […]

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Aug 10, 2021

Cardin Calls Bipartisan Infrastructure Package a "Once-In-A-Generation Opportunity"

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee and Chair of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, […]

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Aug 10, 2021

Cardin, Democratic Colleagues Introduce Resolution Condemning Politically Motivated Imprisonment of Women around the World

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) joined Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Senators Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Chris Van Hollen […]

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Aug 10, 2021

Baltimore Congressional Delegation Calls on AG to Increase Personnel and Resources for Fighting Crime in Baltimore City

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, with Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes and Kweisi Mfume (All D-Md.), have written to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland […]

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Aug 10, 2021

Cardin, Senate Colleagues Honor the Service of World War II Ritchie Boys

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) lauded unanimous passage by the Senate Monday […]

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Aug 7, 2021

Cardin & Wicker Lead Bipartisan Effort to Provide Nearly $50B in Emergency Funding to Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Nearly 2/3 of RRF Applications Remain Unfunded WASHINGTON— U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), along with Senate Majority […]

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Aug 6, 2021

Cardin, Trone, Van Hollen Announce $150,000 for Water System Improvements in Allegany County

WASHINGTON –  U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, U.S. Representative David Trone (MD-06) and U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (all D-MD) announced $150,000 in federal funding for improvements to a water distribution […]

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Aug 6, 2021

Cardin, Smith Want FDA to Address Prescription Drug Shortages

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) are urging Congress to take action to protect patients from prescription drug shortages that could put health outcomes at […]

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Aug 6, 2021

Senate Approves Bipartisan Legislation to Bolster U.S. Engagement in Nicaragua as Crisis Deepens

RENACER Act requires heightened efforts to confront blatant anti-democratic activity by Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega  WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the […]

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Aug 5, 2021

Cardin, Scott, Cantwell, Wicker, Baldwin & Cornyn Laud Senate Approval of Bipartisan Amendment to Expand & Make Permanent Minority Business Development Agency

WASHINGTON — The United States Senate today approved a bipartisan amendment to expand and make permanent the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA). The measure, which was sponsored by U.S. Senate […]

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Aug 5, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $29.5 Million in Emergency Funding to Support Maryland's COVID-19 Response

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced […]

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Aug 5, 2021

Cardin Secures Appropriations Committee Approval for $45.8 Million in Projects for Chesapeake Bay Watershed

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Environment and Public Works Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee, today announced that five of his first round of Congressionally Directed Spending […]

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Aug 4, 2021

Cardin Secures Appropriations Committee Approval of $37.5 Million for Urgently Needed Rebuilding of James and Barren Islands

Senator delivers commitment to kick-start major project that will recover more than 2,000 acres of important island habitat   Project also ensures the maintenance of shipping channels in the Chesapeake […]

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Aug 4, 2021

Cardin Floor Statement on Infrastructure

Madam President, I rise in support of the legislation that is before us, the bipartisan infrastructure package. I applaud all those who worked so hard so that we could have […]

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Aug 2, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Brown Announce Nearly $2 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding to Strengthen Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment Services in Anne Arundel County

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Anthony Brown (all D-Md.) today announced $1,999,983 in American Rescue Plan funding for Arundel Lodge, Inc., located in Edgewater, […]

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Aug 2, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Raskin, Trone Announce Nearly $2 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding to Support Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment Services

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $1,915,270 in American Rescue Plan funding to increase access to mental […]

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Aug 2, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Revive Federal Support for Baltimore's Red Line Transit Project

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (Both D-Md.) announced today that they secured language in the bipartisan infrastructure legislation currently being considered by the Senate that would expedite […]

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Jul 30, 2021

Cardin, Thune, Kuster, Smith Reintroduce Legislation to Increase Telehealth Services in Nursing Facilities

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and John Thune (R-S.D.), members of the Senate Finance Committee, and U.S. Reps. Ann Kuster (D-N.H.) and Adrian Smith (R-Neb.) today reintroduced companion versions […]

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Jul 29, 2021

Cardin, Kaine, Klobuchar Urge Senate Leadership to Invest in Workforce Development

Senators: “Congressional investments in workforce training and support are essential to position workers for the new, skilled jobs that are going to be part of the post-pandemic economy.” WASHINGTON —Today, […]

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Jul 29, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Hassan and Ruppersberger Call on U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee to Increase Trusted Support for Paralympic Athletes

“USOPC is failing to provide adequate support to the Team USA Paralympic Swimming team.” “A history of slim staffing for athletes at the Olympic and Paralympic games does not make […]

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Jul 28, 2021

Cardin Statement on Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework

“We need this first-step infrastructure package not only because we need upgrades and improvements urgently, but because we need the job opportunities that our infrastructure projects will create.” WASHINGTON – […]

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Jul 28, 2021

Cardin, Markey, Carper, Whitehouse, Van Hollen Reintroduce Legislation to Magnify Offshore Wind Workforce Training

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) today reintroduced legislation that aims to address the […]

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Jul 28, 2021

Bipartisan Statement on Breakdown of Georgian April 19 Agreement

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, along with Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate […]

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Jul 28, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce Inclusion of Initiative to Reconnect Communities, Remove Harmful Infrastructure Like Baltimore's Highway to Nowhere within Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) announced the inclusion of provisions from their Reconnecting Communities Act, legislation the two Senators introduced alongside Senator Tom […]

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Jul 28, 2021

Cardin, Risch Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Make SBA Venture Capital Fund More Equitable

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho) today introduced the SBIC Working Group Act of 2021—legislation to […]

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Jul 27, 2021

Cardin Lauds Nearly $130M in Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Awards to More Than 120 MD Venues

Program Has Awarded $7.5B to More Than 10,000 Venues Nationwide  Cardin Helped Establish Bipartisan $16.25B Program to Support Venues Affected by the Pandemic WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Committee on Small […]

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Jul 26, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Praise Biden Nominee Erek Barron for U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today praised President Joe Biden’s nomination of Delegate Erek Barron to be the new U.S. Attorney for the […]

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Jul 26, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Submit Appropriations Requests Supporting Local Workforce Training, Health Care, and Education Projects

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) have released their requests for Congressionally Directed Spending for projects under the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations […]

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Jul 22, 2021

Cardin on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Package: We Must Be Bold and Deliver for the Future of Our Nation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, issued the following statement on the bipartisan infrastructure package. “I am […]

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Jul 22, 2021

Cardin, Marshall Lead Senate Effort to End Cyclical Violence and Protect Crime Victims

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) have introduced legislation to expand hospital-based violence intervention services and prevention programs for survivors of violent crimes. The Bipartisan […]

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Jul 22, 2021

Cardin, Young Introduce Bill to Repeal Outdated Federal Excise Tax on Heavy Trucks and Trailers

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.) introduced the Modern, Clean, and Safe Trucks Act of 2021. The bipartisan bill would repeal the federal excise tax (FET) on heavy […]

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Jul 20, 2021

Bipartisan, Bicameral Members of Congress Commend Federal Efforts to Reform Organ Donation System, Urge Acceleration of Rule's Impact

WASHINGTON – A coalition of congressional leaders from the Senate Committee on Finance and the House Committee on Oversight and Reform today commended the Biden Administration for finalizing a rule […]

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Jul 19, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $1.2 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding to Support Local Fire and EMS Departments Across Baltimore and Central Maryland

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, and Jamie Raskin (all D-Md.) today announced $1,201,379 in […]

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Jul 19, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Raskin, Trone Announce American Rescue Plan Funding for More Than 60 Fire and EMS Departments in Western Maryland

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Jamie Raskin and David Trone (D-Md.) today announced $1,381,911 in American Rescue Plan funding for fire and emergency rescue departments […]

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Jul 19, 2021

Montgomery and Prince George's County Congressional Delegation Announce More Than $375,000 in American Rescue Plan Funding to Support Fire and EMS Departments in COVID-19 Recovery

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $378,753 in American Rescue Plan funding for fire […]

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Jul 19, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer Announce American Rescue Plan Funding for More Than 50 Fire and EMS Departments in Southern Maryland and Eastern Shore

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (all D-Md.) today announced $1,037,955 in American Rescue Plan funding for fire and emergency rescue departments in […]

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Jul 16, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Announce New Bill to Keep National Park Service Historic Preservation Training Center in Frederick

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman David Trone (D-Md.) today announced plans to introduce S.2367, the Frederick Jobs and Historic Preservation Training Center Land […]

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Jul 15, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces Nearly $3 Million to Boost Maternal and Child Health Access Across the State

 WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced […]

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Jul 15, 2021

Senate Small Business Committee Republicans Playing Politics with American Small Businesses

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Republicans today boycotted a vote on the nomination of Dilawar Syed to be Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Small Business […]

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Jul 15, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Harris Announce Over $500,000 to Improve Wastewater Infrastructure in Queen Anne's County

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Andy Harris (all Md.) today announced $513,000 in federal funding to finish the construction of the Sudlersville Wastewater Treatment Plant […]

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Jul 14, 2021

As Delta Variant Spreads, Senator Introduce Legislation to Protect Federal Workers

Named after a civil servant who died of COVID-19 complications, the bill would empower workers & families with critical information about workplace safety plans WASHINGTON – With the COVID-19 delta […]

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Jul 14, 2021

Senators, House Members Release GAO Report Detailing Key Causes of Military Rollover Accidents

Report, requested by lawmakers, includes nine recommendations to mitigate and prevent fatal training accidents WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and Congressman Anthony G. Brown, Senator Chris Van Hollen and […]

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Jul 13, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Submit Requests for Maryland Transportation Infrastructure, Clean Water and Public Safety Projects

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen announced Tuesday their Congressionally Directed Spending Requests (Community Spending) for three appropriations bills: (1) Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and […]

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Jul 13, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Announce $575,000 to Upgrade Wastewater Infrastructure in Garrett County

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $575,000 in federal funding to upgrade the Grantsville sewer system in Garrett County. “Upgrading […]

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Jul 12, 2021

Cardin, Colleagues Urge State Department to Address Religious Freedom Violations in Algeria

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken requesting that […]

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Jul 9, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Submit Requests Supporting Local Economic Development and Workforce Training Projects

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) released their requests for Congressionally Directed Spending for projects under the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee […]

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Jul 9, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Join Bipartisan Call for Improvements to VA Home Guaranty Program, Pushes Administration to Help Veterans and Military Families Purchase Homes

WASHINGTON – After hearing concerns from veterans across the state, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) joined Senator Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) in calling on the Department […]

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Jul 7, 2021

Bipartisan Group of Senators Reaffirm Importance of U.S.-Colombia Relationship; Express Concern over Recent Crackdown on Demonstrators

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), co-chairs of the Atlantic Council’s Colombia Task Force, along with Senator Bob Menéndez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign […]

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Jul 7, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Urge Education Department to Expand Debt Relief for Student Loan Borrowers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) joined Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.), chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and 20 […]

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Jul 7, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Submit Requests Supporting Federal Funding for Local Criminal Justice Projects, Maryland Scientific Research

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) released their requests for Congressionally Directed Spending for projects under the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Subcommittee […]

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Jul 7, 2021

Cardin, Durbin, Colleagues Call on Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Complete Investigation of Death of Cuban Political Reformer Oswaldo Payá

WASHINGTON – Ahead of the ninth anniversary of Cuban political reformer Oswaldo Payá’s suspicious death, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), along with Senators Marco […]

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Jul 6, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces Nearly $54 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding to Support Children with Disabilities

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced […]

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Jul 6, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Make First Requests to Appropriators for Maryland Community Projects

First Congressionally Directed Spending Requests in more than a decade seek to help the health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, wide-ranging environmental and economic projects WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben […]

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Jul 2, 2021

Cardin: This Independence Day, We Fight for the Preservation of American Democracy

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) issued the following statement in advance of the Independence Day holiday, July 4, 2021. “Throughout our history, Americans have celebrated the Fourth of […]

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Jul 1, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Scott, Sarbanes Urge EPA to Restore Critical Chesapeake Bay Protections Gutted by Trump

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) and Representatives Bobby Scott (Va.-03), John Sarbanes (Md.-03) led a bicameral letter to Michael Regan, the Administrator for […]

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Jul 1, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $2 Million to Support University of Maryland Medical System COVID-19 Response

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) […]

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Jun 30, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Strongly Applaud House Action to Replace Capitol Statue of Dred Scott Decision's Author with Tribute to Trailblazing Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (Both D-Md.) today released the following statement upon House passage of legislation to replace in the U.S. Capitol the bust […]

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Jun 30, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces Nearly $8 Million to Strengthen COVID-19 Health Literacy and Language Services

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $7,939,842 in COVID-19 relief funding […]

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Jun 28, 2021

Maryland Delegation Announces More Than $98 Million In American Rescue Plan Funding for Airports Across the State

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, and Anthony G. Brown (all D-Md.) today announced $98,263,281 in […]

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Jun 28, 2021

Prince George's County Delegation Members Announce More Than $5 Million for Electric Buses

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer and Anthony Brown (all D-Md.) today announced $5,150,000 in federal funding to purchase electric buses and charging […]

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Jun 24, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Praise Biden Administration Commitments to Combat Gun Crime and Enhance Public Safety

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott Attended Yesterday’s Event at White House  WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) released the following statement Thursday. “We welcome the […]

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Jun 24, 2021

Cardin, Manchin, Carper, Whitehouse, Booker Introduce Bill to Extend Production Tax Credit for Zero-Emission Energy Sources to Existing Nuclear Plants

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) have introduced the Zero-Emission Nuclear Power Production Credit Act of […]

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Jun 24, 2021

Cardin and Graham, Huffman and González-Colón Introduce Bicameral Bill to Protect America's Coastal Regions

Half the U.S. Population Lives in Coastal Counties Threatened by Wetlands Loss WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), along with U.S. Representatives Jared Huffman (D-Calif.-2) […]

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Jun 23, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Praise Senate Confirmation of Judge Deborah Boardman for U.S. District Court of Maryland

Senators recommended Judge Boardman to President Joe Biden WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today praised the Senate’s confirmation of U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah […]

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Jun 23, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $10 Million In American Rescue Plan Funding for Head Start Programs Across the State

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (Both D-Md.), and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer (Md.-05), Dutch Ruppersberger (Md.-02), John Sarbanes (Md.-03), Kweisi Mfume (Md.-07), Anthony Brown (Md.-04), Jamie […]

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Jun 22, 2021

Cardin Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Legislation Approved by Senate Foreign Relations Committee

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) lauded approval today by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee of two bills he authored to strengthen U.S. human rights and anti-corruption efforts. Both […]

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Jun 22, 2021

Cardin Statement on the Reconvening of SBA's Council on Underserved Communities

Council, Established in 2010, Was Discontinued by Trump Administration  WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today issued the following statement after the […]

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Jun 22, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Lead Watershed-Wide Push to Increase Funding for Chesapeake Bay Restoration

Senators’ comprehensive request would quicken recovery in species and habitats, protect clean water, build Bay watershed’s resilience to climate change  Senators advocate for $90.5 million in FY22 appropriations for EPA […]

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Jun 21, 2021

Cardin: Protecting the Right to Vote -- Why the "For the People Act" must pass the Senate

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) spoke from the floor of the United States Senate Monday to address the importance of passing voting rights legislation. Video of Senator Cardin’s floor statement […]

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Jun 17, 2021

Cardin Marks the First Official Juneteenth Federal Holiday

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) issued the following statement today in advance of the first federal Juneteenth National Independence Day holiday. Senator Cardin was a cosponsor of S. […]

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Jun 17, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces Nearly $7.8 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding to Strengthen Regional Vaccination Efforts

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced […]

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Jun 16, 2021

Cardin, Casey Introduce Legislation Aimed to Prevent Future Hate Crimes Committed with Firearms

WASHINGTON – As the Nation recognizes the anniversaries of the Pulse Nightclub massacre in Orlando and the Emanuel AME Church massacre in Charleston, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) joined U.S. […]

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Jun 16, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Praise Senate Confirmation of Judge Lydia Griggsby for U.S. District Court of Maryland Seat

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today praised the Senate’s confirmation of U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Lydia Griggsby to be a U.S. […]

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Jun 16, 2021

Cardin, Merkley, Inhofe Urge Colleagues to Include Robust Funding for the Economic Development Administration in the Next Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) joined Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and James Inhofe (R-Okla.), along with a bipartisan group of 38 senators, in urging the Appropriations subcommittee with […]

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Jun 16, 2021

Small Business Committee Advances SBA Deputy Administrator Nominee Dilawar Syed

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today issued the following statement after the committee advanced the nomination of Dilawar Syed to be Deputy Administrator […]

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Jun 15, 2021

Cardin, Duckworth, Scott & Collins Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Women Entrepreneurs

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.), and committee members Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), along with Senator Susan Collins […]

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Jun 15, 2021

Cardin, Cassidy, Smith, Thune Introduce Bill to Remove Barriers to Telemental Health Care

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and John Thune (R-S.D.), introduced the bipartisan Telemental Health Care Access Act of 2021 to remove barriers […]

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Jun 14, 2021

Cardin, Cruz, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Legislation Highlighting Cuban Regime Human Rights Violations, Honoring Dissident Oswaldo Payá

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today introduced legislation with Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) […]

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Jun 10, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Praise Judiciary Committee Approval of Judges Deborah Boardman and Lydia Griggsby for Maryland U.S. District Court Seats

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today praised the Judiciary Committee’s approval of Judges Deborah Boardman and Lydia Griggsby to serve as U.S. District […]

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Jun 10, 2021

Cardin, Democratic Senators Call on Biden to Commit to U.S. Leadership on Closing the Global COVID-19 Learning Gap

“COVID-19 has created the biggest disruption to education that the world has ever seen.” “US leadership is needed now more than ever to ensure … setbacks are not long-lasting.” WASHINGTON […]

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Jun 10, 2021

Cardin Statement on Passage of the United States Innovation & Competition Act

 “Until the Chinese Communist Party changes its behavior, we and our allies and partners must hold it accountable.  This bill reiterates our strong, bipartisan commitment to working together to call […]

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Jun 10, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Back Bill to Require Equal Pay for U.S. Soccer Teams

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) and nearly a dozen of their colleagues introduced the Give Our Athletes Level Salaries (GOALS) Act, which would […]

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Jun 9, 2021

Senate Approves Bipartisan Legislation to Combat China's Economic Coercion Around the World

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and James Risch (R-Ind.) applauded the Senate passage of their legislative initiative aimed at helping countries facing economic coercion from […]

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Jun 9, 2021

Cardin, Portman Applaud Senate Passage of Resolution Supporting Reform of the World Trade Organization

Resolution Also Supports U.S. Leadership at WTO  WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) applauded passage of their bipartisan resolution expressing support for U.S. leadership in the World Trade […]

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Jun 9, 2021

Cardin, Blunt Continue Fight for Chronic Kidney Disease Patients' Access to Treatments

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) have introduced an updated version of the Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act (S. 1971), which […]

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Jun 8, 2021

Cardin and SBA Announce Opening of First Small Business Veterans Outreach Center in Maryland

VBOC at UMD will Provide Services, Training and Support to Veteran Entrepreneurs in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & […]

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Jun 4, 2021

As VP Travels to Mexico and Central America, Cardin, Van Hollen, and Other Senate Democrats Boost Diplomatic Efforts to Address Causes of Migration, Foster Stability in Central America

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined more than a dozen of their Senate colleagues Friday […]

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Jun 3, 2021

Cardin Hails Biden for Elevating Anti-Corruption Activity to an All-of-Government Priority

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chairman of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, released the following statement on the National […]

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Jun 2, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Urges Governor Hogan to Reconsider Surprise Decision to Cut Off Federal Unemployment Assistance Early

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) issued the […]

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Jun 1, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces Nearly $28 Million in COVID-19 Relief Funding to Address Health Disparities in Minority and Rural Communities

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone […]

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May 29, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Hirono Introduce Resolution Commemorating May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) joined Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) in introducing a resolution commemorating May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. […]

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May 28, 2021

Cardin Votes for Bipartisan January 6 Commission

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), after Republicans blocked consideration of legislation to create a bipartisan commission to examine the events of January 6 at the U.S. Capitol, urged […]

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May 28, 2021

Cardin Commemorates Memorial Day 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) released the following statement in commemoration of Memorial Day. “The United States of America has long been an emblem of democracy and our […]

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May 27, 2021

Cardin Responds to Rising Anti-Semitic Incidents Nationwide

“Hate takes many forms. None of them should be acceptable here in the United States of America or anywhere else in the world.” WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) […]

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May 27, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Velázquez Lead Colleagues in Calling on President Biden to Review Countries for Temporary Protected Status

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) and Representative Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) today led their colleagues in both the Senate and the House of […]

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May 27, 2021

Cardin, Crapo, Bennet, Scott Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Ensure Medicare Beneficiaries Receive Coverage for Cancer Detection Technologies

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), members of the Senate Finance Committee, […]

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May 27, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $796,000 in American Rescue Plan Funding to Support Mental Health Training Across State

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced […]

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May 27, 2021

Cardin, Klobuchar Reintroduce Legislation to Prohibit Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) today reintroduced their Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act to protect the voting rights of all Americans. Their […]

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May 26, 2021

Cardin Marks Asian Pacific American and Pacific Islanders Month

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, shared the following statement this week as we reach the conclusion of Asian Pacific […]

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May 26, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Schatz Reintroduce Legislation to Protect Census and Ensure Any Future Proposed Changes Are Studied and Tested

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) joined Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) in reintroducing the Census Improving Data and Enhanced Accuracy (Census IDEA) Act, legislation […]

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May 25, 2021

Cardin, Gillibrand and Colleagues Lead Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Military Response to Sexual Assault

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) — members of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Senate Foreign […]

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May 24, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $36 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding to Support Statewide COVID-19 Response Efforts

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced […]

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May 24, 2021

Cardin, Cramer, Carper and Capito Announce Bipartisan Surface Transportation Bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Transportation Infrastructure; and Senator Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), the EPW Subcommittee’s Ranking Member, […]

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May 24, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Join Colleagues in Introducing Resolution Condemning Anti-Asian hatred, Discrimination Related to COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) joined Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), and 35 of their Senate colleagues in introducing a resolution […]

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May 21, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Applaud Deployment of Peace Corps Volunteers to Maryland to Bolster COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) applauded the Federal Emergency Manage Agency’s (FEMA) announcement that 65 Peace Corps Response volunteers will be deployed to […]

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May 21, 2021

Cardin, Portman Renew Call for Sweeping Reforms to Strengthen Retirement Security

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) Thursday introduced the Retirement Security & Savings Act (S. 1770), a broad set of reforms designed to strengthen Americans’ retirement security. The bill […]

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May 20, 2021

Cardin Bill Calls for National Standards to Address Police Misconduct

Law Enforcement Trust and Integrity Act is a key piece of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act Legislation addresses police misconduct through the development of uniform national standards, standardized […]

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May 20, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Call for Increased Federal Investments in HBCUs

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) joined Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) in a bipartisan effort calling for increased support for […]

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May 20, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Seek Clarity to Ensure Agencies are Fully Implementing Biden Executive Order Restoring Federal Employees' Collective Bargaining Rights

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) sent a letter to Kathleen McGettigan, Acting Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regarding President […]

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May 19, 2021

Cardin, Capito, Graham, Manchin Reintroduce Bill to Cut Red Tape for Broadband Infrastructure in Rural Communities

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and […]

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May 19, 2021

Cardin, Crapo, King, Cramer Want CBO to Better Track Health Savings

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Angus King (I-Maine) and Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) have reintroduced their legislation, S. 1685, the Preventive Health Savings Act, which would direct […]

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May 19, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces Nearly $55.4 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding to Expand Mental Health Services and Combat the Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced […]

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May 18, 2021

Cardin, Wicker, Colleagues Reintroduce ‘Rural Jobs Act' to Fight Rural Poverty, Create Jobs

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) Mark Warner (D-Va), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), […]

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May 17, 2021

Federal and Local Lawmakers in Baltimore Join Forces to Demand Equitable Infrastructure Investments and End Shameful Legacy of Highway to Nowhere

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen gathered with Representatives Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.), Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott, and local leaders […]

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May 14, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces Nearly $22.9 Million to Upgrade Airports Statewide

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen John Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D. and David Trone (all Md.) today announced $22,857,386 in federal funding to expand and […]

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May 12, 2021

Cardin, Wicker Reintroduce Bill to Fight Interpol Abuse

WASHINGTON—Helsinki Commission Chairman Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Ranking Member Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and today reintroduced the Transnational Repression Accountability and Prevention (TRAP) Act to counter the politically-motivated abuse […]

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May 12, 2021

Cardin, Menendez and Wyden Condemn Attacks on Civilians in Israel, Renounce Terrorism, Urge Leaders to Take actions to De-escalate

WASHINGTON – In response to the escalating cycle of violence between Israelis and Palestinians in Jerusalem that has led to Hamas firing rockets indiscriminately into Israel, including several toward Jerusalem […]

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May 12, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Introduce Biden Nominees Deborah Boardman and Lydia Griggsby for Maryland U.S. District Court Seats

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today introduced U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah Boardman and U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Lydia Griggsby to the […]

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May 11, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $543.8 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding for Maryland Colleges, Universities and Students

WASHINGTON –  U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced more […]

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May 11, 2021

Cardin, Durbin and Nearly Half the Senate Urges Strong FY22 International Affairs Budget

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-IN) and nearly […]

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May 11, 2021

Cardin Convenes Hearing on Transportation Equity – Removing Barriers and Connecting Communities

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee (T&I), led a hearing today on “Equity in Transportation Infrastructure: Connecting […]

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May 7, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $32.6 Million to Strengthen Global Health Research

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced […]

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May 5, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Announce $260,000 in AmeriCorps Funding to Support Seniors in Frederick

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $260,000 in federal funding to the Asian American Center of Frederick. Funding comes […]

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May 3, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Secures Additional $727 Million for Students Missing Meals Due to COVID-19 School Closures

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced […]

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May 3, 2021

On World Press Freedom Day, Cardin Calls for the U.S. to Be a Leader Once Again in Protections for a Free Media

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee released the following statement marking World Press Freedom Day. “This is not an easy time […]

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Apr 30, 2021

Cardin, Scott Lead Senate Resolution Marking National Minority Health Month

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) have introduced a resolution marking April as Minority Health Month, to highlight the ongoing disparities in health care and health […]

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Apr 30, 2021

Maryland, Virginia Senators Urge President Biden to Resume Selection of a New, Secure and Consolidated FBI Headquarters

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (Both D-Md.) and Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (Both D-Va.) are urging President Joe Biden to resume the process of […]

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Apr 30, 2021

Cardin and Rubio Reintroduce World Press Freedom Protection and Reciprocity Act Ahead of World Press Freedom Day

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) have reintroduced the World Press Freedom Protection and Reciprocity Act, which seeks to protect and promote worldwide press freedom […]

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Apr 30, 2021

Senators Detail Urgency in Ethiopia, Ahead of Regional Travel by the Biden's Special Envoy to the Horn of Africa

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), along with Senators Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), Cory A. Booker (D-N.J.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.), are urging Ambassador Jeffrey Feltman, U.S. […]

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Apr 29, 2021

Cardin Joins Bipartisan Group Of 50 Senators In Reintroducing Legislation To Expand Telehealth Access, Make Permanent Telehealth Flexibilities Available During COVID-19 Pandemic

CONNECT For Health Act Holds Broad Bipartisan Support, Most Comprehensive Legislation On Telehealth In Congress WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Ven Cardin (D-Md.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), John […]

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Apr 29, 2021

Cardin Says Investing in Clean Water is an Investment in Protecting Public Health

“This bipartisan legislation takes important steps toward maintaining critical infrastructure networks and shoring up America’s aging drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure against the costly threat of climate change.” WASHINGTON – U.S. […]

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Apr 29, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $90 Million in Emergency Funding to Boost Maryland's COVID-19 Response

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone […]

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Apr 28, 2021

Cardin Responds to the President's Speech to the Nation

“President Biden’s optimism for our country was front and center, along with his desire to work with Congress to do right by the American people.”  WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben […]

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Apr 28, 2021

Cardin Statement on President Biden's American Families Plan

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee and a senior member of the Senate committees on Finance, Foreign Relations and Environment […]

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Apr 28, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Urge President Biden to Increase Refugee Admissions Target

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) joined Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and a group of their Senate colleagues in sending a letter to President […]

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Apr 28, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces Nearly $5.2 Million in Supplemental Early Childhood Education Funding

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone […]

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Apr 26, 2021

Cardin, Cortez Masto & Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Upgrade Schools and Public Buildings

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) today introduced the Public Buildings Renewal Act, […]

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Apr 26, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Announce More Than $800,000 for New Luke Water Distribution Lines

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $802,000 in federal funding to replace the water distribution lines in the Town of […]

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Apr 26, 2021

Cardin, Collins, Marshall, Shaheen Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Access to Home Health Care Furnished By Telehealth Amid Public Health Emergencies

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) introduced the Home Health Emergency Access to Telehealth (HEAT) Act.  Their bipartisan bill […]

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Apr 26, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $12.8 Million from American Rescue Plan Funding to Support Homeless Students

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone […]

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Apr 25, 2021

Senators Ask Biden to Include Medicare Expansion in American Families Plan

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) joined 16 of his Senate colleagues in sending a letter to President Biden asking him to include proposals to expand Medicare in his forthcoming […]

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Apr 23, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $2.8 Million to Strengthen Rural Water Infrastructure

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer and Andy Harris, M.D., (all Md.) today announced more than $2.8 million in federal funding to modernize […]

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Apr 23, 2021

Cardin Welcomes New State Department Envoy to Horn of Africa

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chair of the State Department Operations Subcommittee, issued the following statement on the […]

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Apr 23, 2021

Cardin, Bennet Push Biden Administration for Details on Global Vaccination Efforts

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) today urged the Biden Administration to outline its plans to distribute Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines to the global […]

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Apr 22, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Urge President Biden to Nominate Ambassador to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) joined Senators Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) and a bipartisan group of their Senate colleagues in sending […]

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Apr 22, 2021

Cardin, Boozman, Markey, Inhofe Mount New Bipartisan Push to Spur Innovation in Water Research

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today introduced the Water Resources Research Amendments Act, a bill to reauthorize federal […]

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Apr 22, 2021

Cardin Statement on Earth Day 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and Chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, released the following statement […]

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Apr 22, 2021

Cardin, Portman Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Encourage Retirement Savings through Employee-Owned Companies

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Small Business Committee and a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Rob Portman (R-Ohio), also a member of […]

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Apr 21, 2021

Cardin Says U.S. Can Counter China by Upholding Our Values

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, lauded committee passage today of the bipartisan Strategic Competition Act, which he cosponsored. The […]

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Apr 21, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $5.5 Million to Support COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, and Anthony G. Brown (all D-Md.) today announced more […]

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Apr 21, 2021

Cardin Says SBA Deputy Administrator Nominee Syed's Business & Civic Leadership Has "Prepared Him to Lead SBA in this Pivotal Moment"

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today convened a hearing on the nomination of Dilawar Syed to be Deputy Administrator of the […]

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Apr 21, 2021

Cardin & Cantwell Lead Introduction of Legislation to Expand & Make Permanent Minority Business Development Agency

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.), U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce Chair Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and […]

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Apr 21, 2021

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Approves Cardin Amendment to Help Countries Facing Economic Coercion from China

WASHINGTON – Today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved an amendment offered by U.S. Senator Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), along with Committee Ranking Member Jim Risch (R-Ind.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) […]

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Apr 21, 2021

Cardin, Stabenow, Brown, Baldwin Introduce Medicare at 50 Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) joined Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee Health Care Subcommittee, Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today in reintroducing […]

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Apr 21, 2021

Cardin, Portman Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Create U.S. Tax Code Parity for Beauty Services Providers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio), both members of the Senate Finance Committee, have introduced the Small […]

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Apr 20, 2021

Cardin Statement on Chauvin Guilty Verdict

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) issued the following statement in response to former police officer Derek Chauvin being convicted in the death of George Floyd. “America’s justice system […]

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Apr 20, 2021

Cardin, Lankford, Collins, King, Baldwin, Portman & Marshall Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Retroactively Extend PPP Benefits to Farmers, Ranchers, and Sole Proprietors

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and U.S. Senators James Lankford (R-Okla.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Angus King (I-Maine), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Rob […]

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Apr 20, 2021

As Seafood Processing Season Begins, Maryland and Virginia Senators Applaud Announcement by Biden Administration Releasing Additional H-2B Visas

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.), along with Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-Va.), today applauded an announcement by the Biden administration that it […]

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Apr 19, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Carper Introduce Legislation to Reconnect and Revitalize Communities Divided by Highways

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) joined Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), and Senator Chris Coons […]

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Apr 19, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Sarbanes Announce $3 Million in Federal Funding to Support Annapolis City Dock Flood Mitigation Project

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) today announced $3 million in federal funding to strengthen flood prevention and stormwater infrastructure in Annapolis. […]

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Apr 16, 2021

Cardin, Murphy, Democratic Members Applaud Biden Administration's Global Health Initiatives, Urge Regular Funding of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and U.S. Representative Ami Bera (CA-07), a member of the U.S. House Foreign […]

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Apr 15, 2021

Cardin Calls Biden Sanctions Against Russia "Bold"

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and chair of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, issued the following statement in response to sanctions […]

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Apr 15, 2021

Cardin, Murkowski Welcome Bipartisan Cosponsors Casey and Collins on Resolution to Remove the ERA Deadline, Finalize Ratification

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) announced Thursday that Senators Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) have joined as bipartisan cosponsors of S.J.Res. 1, […]

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Apr 15, 2021

Cardin Statement as Ambassador Samantha Power's Nomination to be USAID Administrator Takes Major Step Forward

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International […]

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Apr 15, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Renew Push to Ban High-Capacity Gun Magazines

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today reintroduced the Keep Americans Safe Act, renewing a concerted effort to ban the importation, sale, manufacturing, transfer, […]

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Apr 14, 2021

Cardin, Rubio, Jeffries, Waltz Introduce Bill to Measure Post-Disaster Progress a Decade after Devastating Earthquake in Haiti

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.-08) and Mike Waltz (R-Fla.-06) today introduced new legislation to assess and accelerate progress in […]

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Apr 8, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $23.6 Million in COVID-19 Relief to Support State Airports

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) today […]

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Apr 8, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $68 Million from American Rescue Plan to Help Marylanders Access Safe and Affordable Housing Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David […]

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Apr 8, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Harris Announce $1 Million Grant to Salisbury Airport

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Andy Harris, M.D., (all Md.) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a sizable $1,023,818 federal […]

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Apr 7, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Secures More Than $54.6 Million to Expand Equitable Distribution of the COVID-19 Vaccine and Boost Public Health Infrastructure

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) today […]

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Apr 6, 2021

Helsinki Commission Leaders Mourn Death of Former Chairman Alcee L. Hastings

WASHINGTON—Following the death of former Helsinki Commission Chairman Rep. Alcee L. Hastings (Fla.-20) earlier today, Helsinki Commission Chairman Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Helsinki Commission leaders Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) […]

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Apr 5, 2021

Bay Senators Urge New EPA Administrator Regan to Enforce Bay Pollution Standards

Pollution limits – that are crucial to the health of the Bay – went unenforced by the Trump Administration WASHINGTON –U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Tom […]

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Apr 2, 2021

Cardin Statement on U.S. Capitol Attack and Death of USCP Officer William Evans

“Myrna and I send our condolences during this heartbreaking time to the Evans family and the Capitol Police Officers, who continue to stand watch 365 days a year, 24 hours […]

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Apr 1, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces Nearly $12 Million to Support Early Childhood Education Programs

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) today announced $11.9 million in federal […]

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Mar 31, 2021

Cardin Sees Biden American Jobs Plan to Strengthen America's Infrastructure and Address Climate Change as Key Moment for Maryland

Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee Chair calls proposal a bold national investment in the things that make our lives safer, cleaner, more efficient  Plan includes Cardin-Portman Neighborhood Homes Investment Act to […]

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Mar 31, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Brown and Hoyer Applaud New FEMA Vaccination Site for Prince George's County

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Anthony G. Brown and Steny H. Hoyer (all D-Md.) applauded the announcement that the Federal Emergency Management Agency […]

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Mar 30, 2021

Baltimore's Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $15.4 Million in Emergency Funding to Feed and Shelter City Residents

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) today announced $15.45 million in emergency federal funding to […]

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Mar 30, 2021

Cardin Welcomes Return of Human Rights to U.S. Foreign Policy Formulation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, today issued the following statement upon the State Department’s release of the Human […]

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Mar 30, 2021

Biden Signs Legislation to Extend PPP Deadline

(Washington, D.C.) — U.S. President Joe Biden today signed into law the PPP Extension Act of 2021—legislation introduced by U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Chair Ben Cardin […]

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Mar 30, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Praise Biden Nominees Deborah Boardman and Lydia Griggsby for Maryland U.S. District Court Seats

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today praised President Joseph Biden’s nomination of U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah Boardman and U.S. Court of Federal Claims […]

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Mar 29, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Announce $320,000 to Advance Clean Energy, Information Technology and Biotech Training at Frostburg State University

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $100,000 in federal funding for Frostburg State University for the Western Maryland […]

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Mar 26, 2021

Cardin, Hoyer, Van Hollen Laud the Announcement of Indian Head Naval Surface Warfare Center's Partnership with National Armaments Consortium

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer and Senator Chris Van Hollen (all D-Md.) released the following statement regarding the announcement of the Indian Head Naval […]

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Mar 26, 2021

American Rescue Plan Delivers More Than $68 Million to Improve COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution and Expand Access to Care Statewide Through Community Health Centers

Congressional delegation also announces more than $23 Million in separate funding for CHCs and to further eliminate health disparities and enhance services for expectant mothers and infants WASHINGTON – U.S. […]

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Mar 25, 2021

Cardin, Portman, Booker, and Young Introduce Israel Relations Normalization Act of 2021

Bipartisan Legislation Builds on Success of Abraham Accords by Stating it is U.S. Policy to Strengthen and Expand Normalization Agreements WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Rob Portman […]

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Mar 25, 2021

Senate Passes Legislation Introduced by Cardin, Collins & Shaheen Bill to Extend PPP Deadline to May 31st

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate today passed the PPP Extension Act of 2021 by a vote of 92-7. The bill was introduced by Senate Small Business Committee Chair Ben Cardin […]

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Mar 25, 2021

Cardin, Menendez, Rubio, Kaine, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Advance Democratic Elections in Nicaragua

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), […]

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Mar 24, 2021

Senator Ben Cardin Returns to Lead Helsinki Commission

WASHINGTON—The Presiding Officer, on behalf of the Vice President, yesterday announced the appointment of Sen. Ben Cardin (MD) as chair of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also […]

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Mar 24, 2021

Cardin Lauds Signing of New Funding Bill for Maryland's Historically Black Colleges and Universities

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today released the following statement applauding the signing of breakthrough Maryland legislation to provide $577 million in additional funding for Bowie State University, […]

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Mar 24, 2021

Cardin, Rubio, Colleagues, Welcome Foreign Relations Committee's Unanimous Passage of Venezuela Resolution

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Rick Scott (R-Fla.), welcomed the Senate Foreign Committee on Relations […]

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Mar 24, 2021

EPW Committee Unanimously Approves Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill to Rebuild our Nation's Water Systems

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure (Environment and Public Works Committee) lauded bipartisan approval today (20-0) of a bill to rebuild […]

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Mar 23, 2021

Cardin Praises Samantha Power Nomination at SFRC Hearing

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations (SFRC) Subcommittee with oversight jurisdiction for the U.S. Agency for International Development, released the following statement after […]

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Mar 23, 2021

Baltimore Delegation Announces More Than $18 Million for Essential Goods and Services Provided to Seniors During the COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) today announced $18,395,149.50 in emergency federal funding to deliver […]

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Mar 23, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Presses USPS Officials for Answers on Mail Delivery Problems, Postal Backlog and Lost Letters and Packages

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone released the following statement […]

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Mar 19, 2021

Cardin Welcomes SBA Announcement that Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program will Begin Accepting Applications on April 8

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today issued a statement after the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that the Shuttered […]

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Mar 19, 2021

Cardin, Hoyer Renew Push to Make Southern Maryland a New National Heritage Area

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (Both D-Md.) today filed updated legislation to designate Southern Maryland as a National Heritage Area (NHA) to further commemorate, […]

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Mar 18, 2021

Maryland Delegation Members Announce More Than $3.1 Million for Early Childhood Education Programs

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) today announced $3,145,447 in federal funding to expand early childhood […]

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Mar 18, 2021

Cardin "GREEN Building Jobs Act" Will Make Government Buildings More Energy Efficient, Environmentally Sustainable

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, has introduced S.832, legislation that will establish the federal government as a […]

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Mar 18, 2021

Cardin, Kaine, Portman, Levin, & Gonzalez Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Help More Americans Access Jobs Training & Get Back to Work

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) joined Senators Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio), co-chairs of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, and U.S. Representatives Andy Levin (D-Mich.-09) and Anthony Gonzalez (R-Ohio-16) […]

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Mar 18, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Senate Democrats Introduce For the People Act to Strengthen Democracy, Put Power Back in the Hands of the American People

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-MD) joined Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), along with a number […]

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Mar 17, 2021

Cardin Statement on House Passage of H.Res.17 (ERA)

Congress must not stand in the way of finally enshrining equality for women into our Constitution. WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), lead sponsor of Senate Joint Resolution 1, […]

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Mar 16, 2021

Senate Confirms Nomination of Isabel Guzman to be SBA Administrator

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Isabel Guzman to […]

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Mar 16, 2021

With Nearly 30 Million Americans Diagnosed With Covid-19, Senators Introduce Legislation to Undo Trump Era Rule That Dismantled Health Care Coverage for Americans with Preexisting Conditions

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Mark R. Warner (D-Va.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), and 26 of their Senate colleagues introduced the Protecting Americans with Preexisting […]

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Mar 16, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $9.4 Million for HIV/AIDS Research and Prevention

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all […]

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Mar 11, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Sarbanes Announce Working Group to Explore Designation of a Chesapeake National Recreation Area

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Chris Van Hollen and Congressman John Sarbanes (both D-Md.) joined a bicameral group of lawmakers and more than 30 regional organizations in forming a Working […]

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Mar 11, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce $106 Million in Relief Funds for Purple Line from the American Rescue Plan Passed by Congress

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today announced that the Purple Line light rail project connecting Montgomery and Prince George’s County is expected to […]

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Mar 11, 2021

Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce the Keeping Women and Girls Safe from the Start Act of 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) joined Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and nine of their Senate colleagues today in […]

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Mar 10, 2021

Cardin Applauds Marylander Merrick Garland's Confirmation as Attorney General

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today commended the Senate’s confirmation of Judge Merrick B. Garland to be the 86th Attorney General of the United States by a 70-30 […]

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Mar 10, 2021

Cardin, Durbin Call on SEC to Amend Weak Final Rule Implementing Section 1504 of Dodd-Frank Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Finance committees, and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) are urging the Securities […]

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Mar 10, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Secure Maryland Funding in Senate-Passed American Rescue Plan

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today announced estimated top-line funding Maryland will receive following the Senate’s passage of the American Rescue Plan. This […]

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Mar 9, 2021

Cardin, Portman Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Supporting U.S. Leadership at, and Reform of, the World Trade Organization

WASHINGTON. – Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) Rob Portman (R-Ohio) introduced a bipartisan resolution expressing support for U.S. leadership in the World Trade Organization (WTO) while also calling for […]

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Mar 9, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Announce $50,000 to Support Safe Housing for Women Recovering from Substance Use Disorder

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen  and Congressman David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $50,000 in federal funding for Archway Station, Inc.’s Allegany Oxford House, which will […]

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Mar 9, 2021

Cardin, Menendez, Risch & SFRC Colleagues Mark 10th Anniversary of the Syrian Uprising with Bipartisan Resolution

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), and eight of their SFRC colleagues introduced a bipartisan resolution in observance of the 10th anniversary of the […]

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Mar 9, 2021

Cardin, Wicker Want to Strengthen Key Federal Program for Local Bike and Pedestrian Options

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) have announced bipartisan legislation to extend the highly popular Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) that provides local governments authority over […]

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Mar 8, 2021

Cardin Statement on Revocation of Gertler License

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and lead author of the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, issued the following […]

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Mar 8, 2021

Cardin, Collins, Trone, McMorris to Introduce Bill to Promote Girls' Leadership and Political Participation Around the World

WASHINGTON — On International Women’s Day, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) announced that they will introduce the Girls Leadership, Engagement, and Advocacy in Development (LEAD) Act, […]

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Mar 6, 2021

Cardin Says the American Rescue Plan Will Bring Needed Relief to Marylanders

“Emergencies like this are when government can best bring together the resources that will make a positive difference in people’s lives.” WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of […]

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Mar 5, 2021

Cardin, Risch, Colleagues Re-Introduce Resolution Encouraging Peaceful Resolution to Conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and  today […]

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Mar 5, 2021

Maryland and Virginia Senators Urge Biden Administration To Ensure That Seafood Processors Are Able To Hire The Seasonal Workforce They Need

With seasonal start date slated for April 1, Senators urge DHS to make maximum number of H-2B visas available WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) and Senators […]

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Mar 5, 2021

Cardin to Chair Senate Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) has been named Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Management, International […]

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Mar 4, 2021

Cardin Legislation Finally Would Prohibit Racial and Religious Profiling By All Levels of Law Enforcement

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) Thursday introduced the End Racial and Religious Profiling Act of 2021 (ERRPA) that would ban discriminatory profiling by federal, state and local law […]

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Mar 4, 2021

Prince George's County Congressional Delegation Announces $1.2 Million in Emergency Funding for COVID-19 Response

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer and Anthony G. Brown (all D-Md.) today announced $1.2 million in federal funding to strengthen Prince […]

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Mar 4, 2021

Senators Introduce "No Check, No Sale" Bill To Close The Charleston Loophole

WASHINGTON– Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) introduced legislation with twenty-four of their Senate colleagues to close a current loophole that allows gun sales to proceed […]

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Mar 4, 2021

Baltimore Delegation Announces More Than $420,000 for Critical COVID-19 Research at the University of Maryland, Baltimore

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) today announced $424,875 in federal funding for the University […]

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Mar 4, 2021

Cardin, Menendez, Rubio, Kaine and Cassidy Introduce IDB General Capital Increase Act

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) alongside Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee,  Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Ranking Member and Chairman of the SFRC Subcommittee on […]

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Mar 3, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Announce More Than $3.5 Million for Western Maryland Community Health Center

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman David Trone (D-Md.) today announced $3,565,694 in federal funding to support Tri-State Community Health Center in Hancock, Md. “The […]

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Mar 3, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Murphy, Senators Reintroduce Legislation to Require Universal Background Checks to Reduce Gun Violence

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) joined Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and a number of their Senate colleagues in reintroducing the Background Check Expansion Act […]

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Mar 3, 2021

Cardin, Helsinki Commission Leaders, Welcome Sanctions on Russian Officials Implicated in Crimes Against Navalny

WASHINGTON—Following Tuesday’s announcement that the United States will impose sanctions on seven senior Russian figures implicated in Alexei Navalny’s poisoning and imprisonment, Helsinki Commission leaders Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Roger Wicker […]

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Mar 2, 2021

Cardin to Chair Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today was named as Chair of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure for the 117th Congress. Senator Cardin […]

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Mar 2, 2021

Cardin, Boozman Spotlight Global Crisis in Education Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and John Boozman (R-Ark.) today introduced updated legislation that would help identify the scope of one of the most significant secondary impacts of […]

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Mar 2, 2021

Cardin, Reed Outline Plan to Get Overdue, Targeted COVID-19 Relief to Small Businesses and Critical Community Services

WASHINGTON – The COVID-19 pandemic and economic disruption continues to wreak havoc on families, businesses, health systems, and our economy. Americans are still reeling from the Trump Administration’s botched COVID-19 […]

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Feb 26, 2021

Cardin Leads Senate in Marking Centennial Anniversary of NARFE

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, today helped commemorate the 100th anniversary of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association […]

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Feb 26, 2021

Bipartisan Group of Senators Call on Houthis to Halt Their Marib Offensive

WASHINGTON— U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Chris Van Hollen […]

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Feb 26, 2021

Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $3.3 Million in Federal Funding to Reduce Health Disparities and Boost Affordable Housing Across the City

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) today announced $3,344,121 in federal funding to tackle racial and ethnic […]

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Feb 26, 2021

Cardin Calls for Additional Magnitsky Sanctions for Jamal Khashoggi's Murder

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and lead author of the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, issued the following […]

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Feb 25, 2021

Cardin, Blunt Urge Permanent Reauthorization for Tax Credit that has Promoted Growth in Underserved Communities

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) today introduced a measure to permanently extend the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC), which has created jobs and driven […]

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Feb 25, 2021

Cardin, Stabenow Seek to Close Important Gaps in Kids' Dental Care

On anniversary of Deamonte Driver’s death, senators introduce measure to eliminate annual and lifetime limits on dental coverage under Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)  Bill also requires and strengthens wrap-around […]

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Feb 25, 2021

Cardin, Menendez Lead Efforts to Increase COVID-19 Vaccination Rates in Underserved and Minority Communities

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) continue to drive a concerted effort in Congress to increase COVID-19 vaccine confidence and improve vaccination rates in underserved […]

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Feb 25, 2021

Cardin and Wicker Team with Clarke, Gosar, Simpson and Meng to Promote Loan Forgiveness to Recruit More Dentists

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) have reintroduced The Dental Loan Repayment Assistance Act (S. 449) to help increase the number of dental and dental […]

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Feb 25, 2021

Cardin Leads Senate Call for Restoring Voting Rights to Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today introduced the Democracy Restoration Act (DRA/S. 481) that would end the permanent denial of voting rights for individuals with criminal convictions nationwide. The bill aims […]

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Feb 24, 2021

Small Business Committee Votes to Advance SBA Administrator Nominee Isabel Guzman

WASHINGTON —Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today issued the following statement after the committee advanced the nomination of Isabella Casillas Guzman to be U.S. […]

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Feb 24, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Announce More Than $4.5 Million for Early Childhood Education in Western Maryland

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced more than $4.5 million in federal funding for Head Start and Early […]

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Feb 23, 2021

Maryland Delegation Members Applaud New FEMA-Supported Mass Vaccination Site in Waldorf

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny Hoyer and Anthony Brown (all D-Md.) applauded the announcement of a new Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mass vaccination […]

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Feb 23, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce More Than $200,000 for Affordable Housing in Salisbury

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today announced $230,000 for Salisbury Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. The funding will help develop and preserve affordable housing, revitalize […]

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Feb 22, 2021

Cardin Lauds Biden-Harris Administration Actions to Increase Relief to Underserved and Underbanked Small Businesses

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today issued a statement lauding the Biden-Harris Administration for making changes to the Paycheck Protection Program […]

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Feb 19, 2021

Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $750,000 for Affordable City Housing

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) announced $754,500 to help develop and preserve affordable housing, revitalize […]

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Feb 19, 2021

As WMATA Struggles Amid Covid-19 Crisis, Md. & Va. Senators Announce Bill to Renew Federal Funding for Next Ten Years

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) along with Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-Va.) today announced a bill to renew the federal […]

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Feb 18, 2021

One Year after Threatened Furloughs, Cardin, Van Hollen Spotlight Key Role Fort Detrick Researchers Have in Fighting COVID-19

BALTIMORE – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (Both D-Md.) lauded progress at Fort Detrick’s U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC) and U.S. Army Medical Research […]

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Feb 18, 2021

Cardin Applauds Inclusion of the Chesapeake Country All-American Road in "American Byways" Collection

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, today celebrated the inclusion of the Chesapeake Country All-American Road, a more […]

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Feb 18, 2021

In Wake of U.S. Capitol Insurrection and Inauguration Security Threats, Maryland Congressional Delegation Urges President Biden to Approve Reimbursement for Emergency Inaugural Security

WASHINGTON – Members of the Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony […]

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Feb 18, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $5.5 Million for Community Health Centers Across the State

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone […]

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Feb 17, 2021

Cardin Lauds Sale of Tribune Publishing to Local Nonprofit

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), author of the Newspaper Revitalization Act of 2009, issued the following statement upon news that the nonprofit Sunlight for All Institute would acquire […]

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Feb 17, 2021

Cardin Congratulates Rachel Jones on Appointment to the Maryland House of Delegates District 27B

BALTIMORE – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), former Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates, issued the following statement on the appointment of Rachel Jones, his Southern Maryland Field Representative, […]

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Feb 13, 2021

Cardin Votes to Convict Trump for Incitement of Insurrection

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D–Md.) issued the following statement following the conclusion of the trial for Donald Trump, who was impeached while in office by the House of […]

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Feb 12, 2021

Senate Unanimously Passes Legislation Awarding Congressional Gold Medal to USCP Officer Eugene Goodman

WASHINGTON – Today, the Senate unanimously passed bipartisan legislation to award U.S. Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal. The legislation was introduced in January by U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Chris […]

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Feb 11, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Raskin Announce $2 Million for COVID-19 Response in Higher Education

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Jamie Raskin (all D-Md.) today announced $2 million in federal funding from the Centers for Disease Control and […]

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Feb 11, 2021

Senators Cardin, Markey, Risch and Rubio Welcome Biden Administration's Response to Burma Military

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee overseeing Human Rights and Democracy; Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), lead Democrat on the East Asia […]

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Feb 10, 2021

Cardin, Blumenauer Call on Transportation Secretary to Reinstate Limits on Tailpipe Emissions

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.-3) and 45 of their colleagues, including Senate Environment and Public Works Chair Tom Carper (D-Del.) and House Transportation […]

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Feb 9, 2021

Montgomery County Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $7.7 Million for Mental Health Clinics Across the State

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced more than $7.7 million in federal funding to expand services […]

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Feb 9, 2021

Cardin, Chesapeake Bay Watershed Senators Urge President Biden to Fully Fund Bay Restoration Programs

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), along with fellow Chesapeake Bay State senators Tom Carper (D-Del.) – Environment and Public Works Committee Chair – Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Mark Warner […]

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Feb 9, 2021

Cardin, Rubio, Menendez, Colleagues Reintroduce the Hong Kong Safe Harbor Act

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) was joined by Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Dick […]

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Feb 9, 2021

U.S. Senators Introduce Bipartisan Resolution in Support of Cuba's San Isidro Movement

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) introduced a Senate resolution expressing the U.S. […]

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Feb 9, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce FEMA Cost Share Reimbursement of $182 Million to Help Maryland Combat COVID-19

WASHINGTON – Following a recent request from U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.), urging then President-elect Biden to take immediate action upon assuming office to grant pending […]

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Feb 8, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Schumer Reintroduce the SECURE Act for TPS Recipients

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) today announced the reintroduction of the Safe Environment from Countries Under […]

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Feb 8, 2021

Cardin Says ICC Decision to Investigate Israel is Disturbing and Damaging to the Court's Credibility

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Special Representative on Anti-Semitism, Racism, and Intolerance for the Organization for Security and Cooperation […]

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Feb 5, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Seek Protection for the Right to Organize and Make our Economy Work for Everyone

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) join with Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, in introducing […]

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Feb 5, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Urges Local U.S. Postal Service Leaders to Fix Delivery Problems

In new letters to USPS district leaders responsible for Maryland operations, lawmakers cite aggravating mail delays, worsening problems with parcels and plummeting public trust “These problems have not subsided since […]

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Feb 5, 2021

Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces $4 million for Mental Health Clinics in Baltimore City and Timonium

TIMONIUM – Members of Baltimore’s Congressional delegation – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen along with and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) – today announced $4 […]

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Feb 5, 2021

Cardin Participates in Webinar with Advocates & Black Entrepreneurs to Celebrate Contributions of Black-owned Small Businesses

(Washington, DC) —Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today joined Color of Change President Rashad Robinson, U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. President & CEO Ron Busby,1863 […]

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Feb 4, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Applauds Biden Approval of Maryland Disaster Funding for Tropical Storm Isaias

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all […]

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Feb 4, 2021

Cardin Budget Amendment Supporting State COVID-19 Vaccination Programs is Approved 100-0

WASHINGTON – As Maryland and other states continue to struggle with the roll out of COVID-19 vaccination programs, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) is praising his colleagues for unanimously supporting his […]

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Feb 4, 2021

Cardin, Young Lead Senate Call for Immediate and Unconditional End to Military Coup in Burma

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, have introduced a resolution condemning the military coup that took place […]

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Feb 4, 2021

Cardin, Moran, Menendez, Ernst Reintroduce U.S.-Israel PTSD Collaborative Research Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) today reintroduced the bipartisan United States-Israel PTSD Collaborative Research Act to establish a […]

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Feb 4, 2021

Cardin, Wicker Introduce Bill to Counter Corruption and Promote Good Governance

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), incoming Chair of the U.S. Helsinki Commission and Co-Chair, respectively, have re-introduced legislation that would elevate the federal […]

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Feb 4, 2021

Maryland Delegation Members Press DeJoy on USPS Delays

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and U.S. Representatives Steny Hoyer, C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) sent a letter to […]

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Feb 3, 2021

Senators Condemn Malign Actions of the Putin Regime, Call for Release of Alexei Navalny

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) introduced the bipartisan Holding Russia Accountable […]

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Feb 3, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Praise Robert Hur's Service as U.S. Attorney for District of Maryland

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (Both D-Md.) today released the following statement on the announcement by Robert K. Hur, the U.S. Attorney for Maryland, that […]

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Feb 3, 2021

Cardin, Boozman Seek Tax Credits to Help Blind Americans Afford Access Technology

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and John Boozman (R-Ark.) are leading a legislative effort to create a refundable tax credit to help blind Americans afford access technology. The […]

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Feb 3, 2021

Cardin, Trone Introduce Bicameral TRUE EQUITY Act to Strengthen Federal-State-Local Educational Partnerships

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and Congressman David Trone today were joined by co-sponsors Senator Chris Van Hollen and Representatives Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kwiesi Mfume, Anthony Brown and […]

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Feb 3, 2021

Cardin and Wicker Introduce Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Reauthorization Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), incoming Chair of the U.S. Helsinki Commission and author of the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, and Helsinki Commission Co-Chair Senator Roger […]

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Feb 2, 2021

Trone, Cardin, and Van Hollen Announce $300,000 in Federal Funding for Water Main Replacement Project in Cumberland

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman David Trone (All D-Md.) announced $300,000 in federal funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to the City […]

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Feb 2, 2021

Cardin Condemns Sentencing of Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and author of the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, issued the following statement in […]

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Feb 2, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Seek Critical LIHEAP Utility Assistance

WASHINGTON – With temperatures dropping, gas and electricity bills mounting, and COVID-19 infection rates still out of control, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) and 42 […]

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Feb 1, 2021

Cardin, Barragán Introduce Bicameral Effort to Guarantee Medicare Dental Coverage

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Finance Health Care Subcommittee, and Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-Calif. 44) have introduced legislation (S. 97/H.R. 502) that […]

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Feb 1, 2021

Cardin Statement on Burma Coup

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and lead author of the Burma Human Rights and Freedom Act, issued the following statement […]

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Jan 29, 2021

Helsinki Commission Leaders Condemn Jailing of Navalny, Attacks on Peaceful Protesters Across Russia

WASHINGTON – Following Alexei Navalny’s recent arrest, violent attacks on peaceful protesters across Russia, and police raids on the offices and homes of Navalny and his colleagues, Helsinki Commission leaders […]

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Jan 29, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Strongly Urges Governor to Improve COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Across the State, Eliminate Inequities

WASHINGTON – Members of Maryland’s congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin […]

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Jan 28, 2021

Housing Advocates Laud Cardin-Portman Neighborhood Homes Investment Act

WASHINGTON – Affordable housing advocated and lenders are applauding new legislation from U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) that aims to revitalize housing in distressed neighborhoods and […]

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Jan 28, 2021

Cardin, Portman Reintroduce Tax Credit to Encourage Revitalization of Distressed Homes

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio), both members of the Senate Finance Committee, have introduced legislation (S. 98) to revitalize housing in distressed neighborhoods in […]

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Jan 28, 2021

Cardin Praises Biden Action to Strengthen Affordable Health Care Coverage

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee and Senate Foreign Relations Committee, applauded the most recent executive orders signed by President Joe […]

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Jan 28, 2021

Team Maryland Asks President Biden to Award Capital Gazette Shooting Victims the Medal of Freedom for their Sacrifices and Defense of the First Amendment

WASHINGTON – Members of Maryland’s congressional delegation are urging President Joe Biden to award the Medal of Freedom posthumously to the five men and women who were killed on June […]

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Jan 28, 2021

Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces $1 Million for Morgan State to Study Microplastics in the Chesapeake Bay

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) today announced $999,999 in federal funding for Morgan State University to study […]

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Jan 27, 2021

Cardin Responds to Biden's Latest Executive Orders on Climate Change

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Environment & Public Works and Foreign Relations committees, who led a delegation of 10 senators to the […]

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Jan 27, 2021

Cardin, Hirono & Duckworth Introduce Legislation to Make SBA Programs More Equitable

WASHINGTON — Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Ranking Member Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and U.S. Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) today introduced the Unlocking Opportunities […]

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Jan 27, 2021

Cardin, Hirono Introduce Bill to Provide Grants to HBCUs, MSIs & Community Colleges to Foster Innovation in Underserved Communities

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Ranking Member Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and U.S. Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) today introduced legislation to invest in underserved innovators. […]

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Jan 27, 2021

Cardin, Senate Democrats Reintroduce Statehood Bill to Ensure Equal Representation for Over 700,000 D.C. Residents

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), joined a group of Democratic senators in re-introducing legislation to grant Washington, D.C. statehood. The bill would make […]

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Jan 27, 2021

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Cardin Says We Must Educate the Next Generation So That Our Deadly History Does Not Keep Repeating

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council and Special Representative on Anti-Semitism, Racism, and Intolerance for the Organization for Security and Cooperation […]

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Jan 27, 2021

Cardin, Rubio, Colleagues Reintroduce Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Senate colleagues reintroduced the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. This bipartisan bill will ensure that […]

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Jan 26, 2021

Maryland Delegation Members Applaud More Than $1 Million for WMATA and Montgomery County Transit to Improve COVID-19 Safety

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, John Sarbanes, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) applauded the award […]

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Jan 26, 2021

Maryland Delegation Members Urge State to Ramp Up COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Efforts, Ensure Equitable Access

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all […]

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Jan 26, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Members Announce More Than $560 Million in Emergency Federal Funding for State COVID-19 Response

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all […]

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Jan 25, 2021

Cardin Statement on Yellen Confirmation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), incoming Chair of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee and a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, issued the following remarks after […]

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Jan 25, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Praise Completion of Poplar Island Construction and "Solid Investments" in FY2021 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Work Plan

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (Both D-Md.) today announced the inclusion of key priorities for Maryland within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) […]

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Jan 25, 2021

Cardin Praises Biden for Lifting Ban on Transgender Individuals Serving in the U.S. Military

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Special Representative on Anti-Semitism, Racism, and Intolerance for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly, applauded President Joe Biden’s executive order […]

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Jan 25, 2021

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $1.17 Billion in COVID-19 Relief for Schools and Universities Across the State

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) today […]

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Jan 22, 2021

Cardin Lauds Biden Actions to Protect Federal Workers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), who proudly represents tens of thousands of federal workers in Maryland and has been a leader in the Senate defending the rights of […]

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Jan 22, 2021

Cardin, Young Introduce Combating Global Corruption Act to Make Anti-Corruption a National Security Priority

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.), both members of the Senate Finance and Senate Foreign Relations committees, re-introduced today the Combatting Global Corruption Act (S. […]

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Jan 22, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Coons, Tillis, and Brown Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Award Officer Eugene Goodman with Congressional Gold Medal

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) today introduced legislation to award Officer Eugene Goodman the […]

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Jan 22, 2021

Cardin Says Biden Immigration Plan will Prioritize Fairness, Human Dignity and Due Process

WASHINGTON –  U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) issued the following statement in response to President Joe Biden’s Day One immigration actions that included reversing the “Muslim Ban;” terminating border wall […]

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Jan 21, 2021

Cardin Says Biden Exec Orders on COVID-19 will Allow U.S. to Finally Respond Effectively to the Pandemic

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) praised the first round of executive orders signed by President Joe Biden to finally create a cohesive and coordinated response to the COVID-19 […]

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Jan 21, 2021

Cardin, Murkowski, Speier, Reed Announce Bipartisan Resolution to Affirm Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) announced Thursday that the first bipartisan legislation they will introduce for the 117th Congress is their joint resolution to […]

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Jan 20, 2021

Cardin Urges Marylanders to Answer Biden's Call for Action, Decency and Truth

“President Joe Biden has challenged Americans to work together to make our country a more perfect union. We are always stronger when we are united, rather than divided by hate.”  […]

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Jan 15, 2021

Cardin Statement on the Passing of Mike Miller

BALTIMORE – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Maryland’s senior senator and former Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates, released the following statement on the passing of Maryland Senate President […]

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Jan 13, 2021

Cardin, Murphy, Leahy, Raise Alarms Over Erosion Of Press Freedom In Ethiopia, Call For Immediate Release Of All Detained Journalists

WASHINGTON— U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women’s Issues, along with U.S. Senators Chris Murphy […]

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Jan 13, 2021

Cardin Statement on Trump's Second Impeachment

BALTIMORE – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding the U.S. House of Representatives bipartisan vote to impeach Donald Trump for “inciting violence against the Government of […]

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Jan 12, 2021

Maryland Delegation Members Announce More Than $400 Million to Expand Statewide COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution, Contact Tracing, and Testing Capacity

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) announced that the […]

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Jan 12, 2021

Cardin, Collins Legislation to Support Volunteer Firefighters & First Responders Signed into Law

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Susan Collins (R-Maine), a Co-Chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, announced that several provisions […]

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Jan 12, 2021

Cardin Statement on Biden-Harris Justice Department Team

“President-Elect Joe Biden’s decision to nominate such a strong, experienced, and diverse team to lead the United States Department of Justice illustrates the importance he has assigned to restoring the […]

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Jan 12, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Announce $1.5 Million in FEMA Funding to the City of Frederick for Flood Prevention

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced that the City of Frederick will receive over $1.5 million from the […]

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Jan 8, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Press the Department of Defense on Effort to Remove USU President

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today sent a letter to Acting Secretary of the Department of Defense (DOD) Christopher Miller expressing concern over DOD’s plan to […]

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Jan 8, 2021

Cardin, Wicker, Hastings Decry January 6 Attack On U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON — Following the violent assault on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, Helsinki Commission leaders U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Representative Alcee L. Hastings […]

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Jan 7, 2021

Cardin Says Trump Has Forfeited His Right to Serve

BALTIMORE – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding President Donald Trump and the urgent need for him to leave office before January 20. “Donald Trump has […]

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Dec 23, 2020

Cardin-Portman Praise Establishment of a National Memorial to Fallen Journalists

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, the president signed into law a companion bill to legislation written by U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) that authorizes the development and […]

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Dec 23, 2020

Never Again: Cardin Says Spending Package Elevates Holocaust Education, Supports Holocaust Survivors and Expands Program to Protect Synagogues and Houses of Worship from Terrorism

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, and Special Representative on Anti-Semitism, Racism, and Intolerance […]

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Dec 23, 2020

Cardin Lauds Federal Investments in Maryland Transportation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, lauded the final Fiscal Year 2021 appropriations package that avoids […]

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Dec 23, 2020

Cardin Calls FY2021 Appropriations a Win for Federal Agencies, Workers in Maryland

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) lauded key provisions in the final Fiscal Year 2021 appropriations package that improve compensation and working conditions for federal employees and enable critical maintenance […]

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Dec 23, 2020

Cardin Calls on Bangladesh to Halt Relocation of Rohingya Refugees

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee responsible for human rights, released the following statement on the latest aggressive actions against Rohingya […]

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Dec 22, 2020

Maryland Delegation Members Applaud the Passage of the FAFSA Fairness Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen David Trone, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Anthony Brown and Jamie Raskin (all D-Md.), applauded the inclusion of […]

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Dec 22, 2020

Cardin, Rubio, Risch, Feinstein Welcome Passage of their Bipartisan Bill in Support of Tibet

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), welcomed the passage of their bipartisan Tibetan Policy and Support Act of 2019 […]

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Dec 22, 2020

Cardin Statement on Small Business Provisions in Bipartisan COVID-19 Economic Relief Bill

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Ranking Member Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today issued a statement after Congress passed a $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill that provides […]

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Dec 18, 2020

Cardin Calls for Consequences Following Russian Cyberattack on U.S. Government Agencies

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), released the following statement following the news of a massive cyber breach of U.S. government agencies and private sector entities. “President Trump has […]

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Dec 18, 2020

Cardin Introduces Legislation to Fund Violence Intervention and Prevention Programs

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today introduced the End the Cycle of Violence Act, a bill to expand violence intervention services and prevention programs for survivors of violent […]

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Dec 18, 2020

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Announce More Than $1.6 Million to Strengthen Early Childhood Education Services in Garrett County

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $1.61 million in federal funding for Garrett County Community Action Committee, Inc. […]

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Dec 18, 2020

Maryland & Virginia Senators Urge Incoming Biden Administration to Protect TPS Holders

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) and Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-Va.) today sent a letter to Alejandro Mayorkas, President-elect […]

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Dec 18, 2020

Cardin, Colleagues Demand Heightened UN Focus on Detained Migrants' Health and Reproductive Rights

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today honored International Migrants’ Day by leading six of his Senate colleagues in sending a letter […]

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Dec 18, 2020

Cardin Introduces New Climate Diplomacy Bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) and Foreign Relations committees, today introduced new legislation that will help strengthen […]

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Dec 18, 2020

Cardin, Crapo, Bennet, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Ensure Medicare Beneficiaries Receive Coverage for Cancer Detection Technologies

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) have introduced S. 5051, the Multi-Cancer Early Detection Screening Coverage Act, which would […]

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Dec 17, 2020

Cardin Calls for Improving Energy Efficiency and Environmental Performance of Government Buildings

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, has introduced legislation (S.5001) that will establish the federal government […]

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Dec 17, 2020

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Announce $70,000 for Economic Development in Western Maryland

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $70,000 in federal funding for the Tri-County Council for Western Maryland’s Economic Development District […]

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Dec 17, 2020

As New Congress and New Administration Set to Begin, Cardin Reintroduces Comprehensive, Progressive, Pro-Growth Tax Legislation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, this week reintroduced progressive, forward-looking legislation that would eliminate income tax liability for many Americans, […]

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Dec 16, 2020

Cardin, Van Hollen Laud Passage of Senate Bill to Honor Mikulski

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) celebrated their former colleague Senator Barbara A. Mikulski today as the Senate unanimously voted to rename one of its meeting […]

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Dec 16, 2020

Cardin Statement Following Meeting with HHS Nominee-Designate Xavier Becerra

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, met by videoconference Tuesday with California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who has been selected by […]

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Dec 16, 2020

Cardin Statement on SEC Decision to Issue a Weak Rule to Implement Section 1504 of Dodd-Frank Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and member of the Senate Finance Committee, today issued the following statement in […]

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Dec 16, 2020

Baltimore Delegation Members Announce More Than $2.8 Million for Head Start Programs Across Region

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) today announced $2,809,748 in federal funding for Head Start programs at the Y of Central Maryland and […]

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Dec 16, 2020

Baltimore's Congressional Delegation Announces Nearly $1 Million to Boost STEM Education Programs at Towson University

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) today announced $999,152 in federal funding to expand student access […]

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Dec 10, 2020

Maryland Congressional Delegation Briefed on Initial COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution, Urges State Officials to Provide a Fair and Equitable Process for Future Allocations

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin led a virtual Maryland congressional delegation meeting Thursday with Senator Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris MD, Anthony Brown, David Trone […]

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Dec 10, 2020

Baltimore's Congressional Delegation Announces $125,000 to Reduce Youth Drug Use

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) today announced $125,000 in federal funding for the Upton/Druid Heights […]

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Dec 10, 2020

Cardin, Van Hollen, Harris Announce Nearly $1.9 Million in Federal Funding to Prevent Youth Substance Use

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (all Md.) today announced nearly $1.9 million in new federal funding to help strengthen local and community […]

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Dec 10, 2020

Cardin, Rubio Celebrate International Human Rights Day

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ranking Member and Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee that oversees democracy and human rights, released the following […]

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Dec 10, 2020

Cardin Statement on the Passage of the 2021 NDAA

WASHINGTON – Today U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) released the following statement lauding the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). “I am pleased that the U.S. Congress has […]

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Dec 10, 2020

Cardin, Wicker, Kaine Legislation to Bolster the Role of Lawmakers in the Organization of American States Passes the Senate, Heads to the House of Representatives

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) lauded passage this week of the Organization of American States Legislative Engagement Act (S.1310). This legislation […]

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Dec 9, 2020

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce More Than $1.2 Million for Water Infrastructure in Crisfield

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today announced an award of $1,241,526 to Crisfield, Maryland to install critical water infrastructure that will help mitigate flooding. […]

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Dec 9, 2020

Maryland Delegation Members Announce an Additional $2.6 Million to Support Mercy Health Services' COVID-19 Response

WASHINGTON –U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone (all […]

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Dec 9, 2020

Cardin Meets with Secretary of State and United Nations Ambassador Nominees

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Ranking Senate Democrat of the U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe […]

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Dec 9, 2020

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces Nearly $9 Million to Boost Statewide Early Childhood Education

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David […]

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Dec 9, 2020

Maryland Delegation Members Urge Congressional Leaders to Include Robust Funding for Transit in Next COVID Relief Bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) today sent a […]

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Dec 8, 2020

Cardin Congratulates Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee and Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Transportation and Infrastructure […]

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Dec 4, 2020

Cardin, Hoyer, Van Hollen, Brown Announce Provision in NDAA Conference Report for the Family of Lt. Richard W. Collins, III

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) announced that they secured provisions in the […]

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Dec 4, 2020

Cardin, Van Hollen Urge Congress to Invest $6 Billion To Meet Growing Nutrition Needs

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) called on Congress to invest $6 billion in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children […]

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Dec 4, 2020

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $8 Million to Support Community Health Centers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David […]

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Dec 3, 2020

Cardin, Portman, Thune, Menendez Introduce Legislation to Fund COVID-19 Vaccine Public Advocacy Campaign

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), John Thune (R-S.D.), and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) introduced bipartisan legislation to fund a science-driven public advocacy campaign to ensure […]

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Dec 3, 2020

Baltimore Congressional Delegation Applauds $150,000 for Light Rail Technology Enhancements

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) today applauded the award of $150,000 for the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland […]

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Dec 3, 2020

Cardin, Portman Laud U.S. Senate Approval of a National Memorial to Fallen Journalists

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate has unanimously approved the House version of a measure Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) introduced that authorizes the development and construction of […]

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Dec 3, 2020

Maryland Delegation Members Announce More Than $1.4 Million to Support Baltimore County's COVID-19 Emergency Response

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) today announced $1,407,882 in federal funding to support […]

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Dec 2, 2020

Cardin Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, issued the following statement to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of […]

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Dec 1, 2020

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $10 Million to Expand Mercy Medical Center's COVID-19 Treatment Capability

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. […]

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Dec 1, 2020

On World AIDS Day, Cardin Says We Must Apply the Lessons Learned Fighting HIV/AIDS to the Current Pandemic

“Ultimately, it became clear that the only way we could one day see a world free from HIV was if the United States led and heavily invested in the global […]

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Dec 1, 2020

Cardin, Van Hollen Urge Senate Leadership to Extend Pandemic Unemployment Programs Set to Expire During Holiday Season

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) joined more than two dozen of their colleagues in urging Senate leaders to include in the next […]

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Nov 24, 2020

Maryland Delegation Members Announce More Than $140,000 for Housing Assistance for Low-Income Families in Maryland

WASHINGTON – Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny Hoyer and Andy Harris (all Md.) today announced $143,158 in federal housing assistance for low-income residents in Maryland. Funding comes from the Department […]

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Nov 24, 2020

Baltimore Delegation Announces More Than $650,000 for Johns Hopkins University Research on COVID-19 Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Maryland

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) today announced $654,592 in federal funding for Johns Hopkins University (JHU) […]

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Nov 23, 2020

Cardin Statement on Biden-Harris Foreign Policy and National Security Team

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as well as Ranking Senate Member of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, issued the following statement today in […]

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Nov 20, 2020

Cardin, Van Hollen, Harris Applaud Over $1.4 Million for Coastal Infrastructure Improvements in Talbot County

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (all Md.) today applauded $1,436,701 in federal funds to support coastal infrastructure projects in Talbot County. The County will […]

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Nov 20, 2020

Federal Delegation Members Call on Trump to Overturn Denial of Maryland Disaster Funding for Tropical Storm Isaias

WASHINGTON – The members of the Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, […]

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Nov 20, 2020

Maryland Delegation Members Applaud $500,000 Award to the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences for Sustainable Agriculture Research

WASHINGTON – Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Andy Harris (all Md.) today applauded the announcement of a $500,000 award for the University of Maryland Center for […]

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Nov 20, 2020

Cardin: Republicans Must Insist the Transition to President-elect Joe Biden Move Forward Immediately

We are a democracy and not an autocracy. We cannot allow President Trump undermine legitimate election results. BALTIMORE – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate […]

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Nov 19, 2020

Cardin, Senate Democrats Call for Universal Analysis of How Federal Proposals Impact Health Outcomes

BALTIMORE – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), as part of his ongoing commitment to eliminating race-related health disparities, has introduced legislation that would inform how Congress could address social, economic, […]

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Nov 19, 2020

Cardin, Van Hollen, Senate Democrats Press Pompeo on Conflict in Ethiopia

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today pressed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in a letter with 15 of their Senate colleagues, to directly […]

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Nov 19, 2020

Cardin, Van Hollen, Democratic Senators Call On GSA Administrator to End Unprecedented Delay & Provide Critical Transition Resources to President-Elect Biden

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) joined Senator Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and 38 Senate Democrats in calling on General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Emily Murphy […]

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Nov 18, 2020

Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces $100,000 for Morgan State-Led Initiative to Increase Minority Representation in Engineering

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) announced $100,000 in federal funding to help Morgan State University lead a national […]

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Nov 18, 2020

Cardin, Van Hollen, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Block Trump's Effort to Strip Civil Service Employees of Critical Protections

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-MD) joined Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and nearly 40 of their […]

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Nov 18, 2020

Cardin, Van Hollen Urge Administration to Extend Loan Facilities to Provide Critical Economic Relief to Small Businesses, Local Governments

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin, ranking member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.), a member of the Senate Appropriations and Banking, Housing, […]

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Nov 17, 2020

Cardin: President Trump's Rushed Drawdown of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan Puts the Region at Risk

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement in response to the troop-level cuts announced today. “President Trump’s […]

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Nov 16, 2020

Cardin Statement on the Anniversary of Sergei Magnitsky's Death in Russian Custody

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and author of the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act and the Global Magnitsky […]

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Nov 16, 2020

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Announce $100,000 for Health Training Equipment for Western Maryland

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $100,000 in federal funding to purchase training equipment for the Allegany College […]

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Nov 14, 2020

Cardin, Van Hollen, Colleagues Lead Letter to McConnell In Support of TPS Holders

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.), along with Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), led 25 of their Senate colleagues in sending […]

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Nov 13, 2020

Maryland Congressional Delegation Members Announce Nearly $2.4 Million for Maternal and Child Health Services

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all […]

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Nov 11, 2020

Cardin Statement on Veterans Day 2020

BALTIMORE – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee and a senior member of the committees on Foreign Relations, Finance and Environment […]

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Nov 10, 2020

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Announce $50,000 to Assist Low-Income Families in Garrett County with Home Repairs

WASHINGTON –U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $50,000 in federal funds to repair and rehabilitate the homes of low-income residents in […]

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Nov 10, 2020

Cardin, Van Hollen, Harris Announce $200,000 to Assist Low-Income Families on Eastern Shore with Home Repairs

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. today announced $200,000 in federal funds to repair and rehabilitate the homes of low-income residents on […]

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Nov 10, 2020

Maryland Delegation Members Announce $100,000 to Assist Low-Income Families in Anne Arundel, Charles Counties with Home Repairs

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, John Sarbanes, and Anthony G. Brown (all D-Md.) announced $100,000 in federal funding to help repair and […]

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Nov 10, 2020

Maryland Delegation Members Urge Governor Hogan to Implement Coronavirus Workplace Protections for Marylanders

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Jamie Raskin, Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, and David Trone (all D-Md.) […]

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Nov 9, 2020

Cardin, Van Hollen Call on GSA Administrator to Officially Recognize Presidential Transition

Senators call every hour until Inauguration critical to addressing the nation’s challenges, remind Murphy of long-established legal requirements   Senate Environment and Public Works Committee holds oversight responsibility for the […]

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Nov 7, 2020

Cardin: Biden-Harris Administration Will Restore Integrity, Decency and Empathy to America's Leadership at Home and Abroad

BALTIMORE – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), ranking member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee and a senior member of the Senate Finance, Foreign Relations and Environment and […]

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Nov 4, 2020

Cardin on Razor-Thin Election: Be Patient

BALTIMORE – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) issued the following statement on the ongoing election count: “Maryland delivered resounding results for the Democratic ticket last night, but even we are still […]

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Nov 3, 2020

Cardin Applauds Passage of Legislation to Improve EDA Business Development Program

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), today applauded the signing of the Reinvigorating Lending for the […]

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Nov 2, 2020

Maryland Delegation Members Recognize $300,000 Federal Award to Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) recognized […]

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Oct 30, 2020

Cardin, Senate Colleagues Call to Trump Urging President to Make Women's Inclusion in Afghan Peace Negotiations a Foreign Policy Priority

WASHINGTON – Ahead of tomorrow’s 20th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Security Resolution (UNSCR) 1325, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations […]

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Oct 30, 2020

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $140,000 to Protect Maryland's Shorelines and Invest in Green Infrastructure

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone […]

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Oct 30, 2020

Cardin, Van Hollen Laud Enactment of Key Measures for Chesapeake Bay, Including Historic $92 Million Authorization, New Grant Program

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.), members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today praised the enactment into law of a bipartisan […]

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Oct 28, 2020

Cardin, Van Hollen, Harris Announce Nearly $13.4 Million to Upgrade Wastewater Infrastructure in Chesapeake City

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (all Md.) today announced $13,398,000 in funding to construct a new wastewater treatment plant in […]

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Oct 28, 2020

Cardin, Van Hollen, Raskin, Trone Demand Better Protection of African-American Historic Sites in Capital Beltway Widening

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) recently urged federal officials to avoid possible physical impacts to the […]

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Oct 28, 2020

As Domestic Violence Awareness Month Comes to a Close, Maryland Delegation Highlights Over $40 Million in Federal Funding to Support Survivors and Combat Violence Against Women

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David […]

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Oct 28, 2020

Maryland Delegation Press Governor Hogan on Purple Line Issues

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) today […]

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Oct 28, 2020

Van Hollen, Cardin, Colleagues Call on Trump Administration to Halt Deportation of Cameroonian Asylum-Seekers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) led Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), today in sending a letter to Acting Department of Homeland Security […]

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Oct 28, 2020

Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces $9.4 Million for Regional Railway Improvements

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) today announced $9.4 million in federal funding for the […]

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Oct 28, 2020

Cardin, Van Hollen, Raskin Announce More Than $2.8 Million to Upgrade Wastewater Infrastructure in Frederick County

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Jamie Raskin (all D-Md.) today announced $2,820,000 in federal funding to replace the expired sewage pumping station in […]

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Oct 28, 2020

Cardin Introduces Bipartisan Resolution to Designate Uyghur Human Rights Abuses by China as Genocide

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined Senate colleagues John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) on Monday in introducing […]

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Oct 27, 2020

Cardin Statement on President Trump's Unacceptable, Irresponsible Comments on Egypt and Ethiopia

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, today released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s recent comments on […]

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Oct 27, 2020

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Announce More Than $90,000 to Upgrade Town Maintenance Vehicles in Western Maryland

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $93,900 in federal funding to purchase new town maintenance trucks in Garrett […]

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Oct 26, 2020

Cardin Statement on the Confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court

“I am not convinced that Judge Barrett would administer impartial justice and guarantee equal protection of the law and equal justice under the law. So I must vote against her […]

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Oct 23, 2020

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces Almost $800,000 to Expand Housing Counseling Services Across Maryland

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all […]

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Oct 23, 2020

Cardin, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Access to Home Health Care Furnished By Telehealth Amid Public Health Emergencies

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) introduced the Home Health Emergency Access to Telehealth (HEAT) Act today, a bipartisan bill to provide Medicare reimbursement for audio […]

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Oct 23, 2020

Cardin, Booker, Stabenow, Whitehouse, Blumenthal, Brown, Van Hollen Unveil New Report on Consequences for Core Civil Rights Protections of Special Interest Campaign to Capture Our Courts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released a […]

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Oct 22, 2020

Cardin Joins 20 Members of Congress Urging Supreme Court to Protect Consumers from Robocalls

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) joined 20 members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives today in filing an amicus brief with the Supreme Court urging the […]

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Oct 22, 2020

Cardin Denounces Geneva Consensus Declaration

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Special Representative on Anti-Semitism, Racism, and Intolerance for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in […]

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Oct 22, 2020

Cardin Heads Bipartisan Letter Urging New Sanctions on Russia for the Poisoning of Putin Critic Alexei Navalny

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today was joined by Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in pressing the […]

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Oct 21, 2020

Maryland Congressional Delegation Members Announce More Than $20 Million for Drinking Water Improvement Projects

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Andy Harris, M.D., Jamie Raskin and […]

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Oct 21, 2020

Cardin, Democratic Colleagues Urge DeVos to Help 8.2 Million Federal Student Loan Borrowers Currently Unable to Access Relief

8.2 million federal student loan borrowers currently cannot access critical relief made available by the CARES Act, including a freeze on all payments, interest, and collections   In a letter, […]

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Oct 20, 2020

Sixteen Senate Democrats to HHS and Treasury: Produce an Analysis of Health Coverage Losses in the U.S. if the ACA is Overturned

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), today joined Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Jeff Merkley […]

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Oct 20, 2020

Cardin, Shaheen, Schumer, Coons & Colleagues Introduce COVID-19 Relief Bill to Support Small Businesses

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Ranking Member Ben Cardin (D-Md.), U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and U.S. Senator Chris […]

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Oct 16, 2020

Baltimore County Delegation Announces Nearly $9.9 Million for Tradepoint Atlantic Infrastructure Projects

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, Congressman Dutch Ruppersburger and Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski (All D-Md.) today announced $9,880,000 in federal funding to help Baltimore […]

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Oct 16, 2020

Cardin Seeks Swift Release of LIHEAP Heating Help

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) joined a bipartisan coalition of 40 Senators in a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, urging HHS to release […]

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Oct 16, 2020

Cardin, Senate Democrats Urge USAID to Continue Needed Diversity Training Despite Trump Executive Orders

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has written to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) urging the continuation of […]

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Oct 15, 2020

Cardin, Van Hollen Lead Colleagues in Urging Trump Administration to Stop Rollback of Protections for Migratory Birds

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, led over 17 of their colleagues in sending a letter to U.S. […]

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Oct 15, 2020

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Announce $50,000 to Establish Agricultural Processing Study in Western Maryland

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $50,000 in federal funding for the Western Maryland Resources Conservation & Development […]

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Oct 14, 2020

Cardin, Van Hollen Applaud USDA Decision to Continue School Nutrition Program Through End of 2020-2021 School Year

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today applauded the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) decision to extend the critical school nutrition programs through the […]

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Oct 13, 2020

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $1.6 Million in Federal Funding to Improve Transit Safety

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone today announced […]

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Oct 8, 2020

Maryland Lawmakers Announce More Than $280,000 in Federal Funding to Expand Digital Education Resources During the Pandemic

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer and Andy Harris M.D (all Md.) today announced $280,450 in federal funding to expand educational […]

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Oct 8, 2020

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Announce More Than $430,000 to Expand Telemedicine in Western Maryland

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $430,124 in federal funding to establish a Virtual Cancer Care and Chronic […]

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Oct 8, 2020

Maryland Delegation Members Continue to Press State Leaders for Far Greater Transparency, Expediency in Unemployment Insurance Processing

WASHINGTON – Members of the Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony […]

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Oct 8, 2020

Maryland Delegation Members Announce $100,000 in Federal Funding for Maryland Public Television Educational Programs

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today […]

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Oct 7, 2020

Cardin Calls for Immediate Ceasefire in Azerbaijan-Armenian Violence

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Special Representative on Anti-Semitism, Racism, and Intolerance for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in […]

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Oct 6, 2020

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $345,000 in Federal Funding to Improve Transit in Underserved Communities

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone today announced […]

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Oct 6, 2020

Baltimore Delegation Announces More Than $8.3 Million for Johns Hopkins University Research on COVID-19 Racial and Ethnic Disparities

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) today announced $8,310,893 in federal funding for Johns Hopkins […]

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Oct 5, 2020

Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer Applaud More Than $7.8 Million for Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery Expansion

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin, Chris Van Hollen and Representative Steny Hoyer (all D-Md.) today applauded the recent award of $7,865,950 in federal funding for a significant expansion of the […]

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Oct 5, 2020

Cardin, Hoyer Announce Legislation to Make Southern Maryland a New National Heritage Area

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (Both D-Md.) today announced legislation to designate Southern Maryland as a National Heritage Area (NHA) to further commemorate, conserve […]

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Oct 2, 2020

Maryland Delegation Announces More Than $2.6 Million for Disaster and Hazard Mitigation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, David Trone (all-Md.) today […]

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Oct 1, 2020

Cardin, Portman, Phillips, Reed Lead Bicameral, Bipartisan Remembrance of Yitzhak Rabin 25 Years After His Assassination

“On November 4, 1995, Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated after attending a peace rally in Tel Aviv, where his last words were, “I have always believed that the majority of the […]

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Oct 1, 2020

Cardin Calls Record-Low Refugee Cap an Embarrassment

“We must welcome refugees not only to fulfill our responsibilities as a world leader, but because the diversity, skills, and experience refugees add to our country make America a greater […]

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Oct 1, 2020

Cardin, Hirono and Colleagues Introduce Federal Worker Leave Fairness Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) alongside his colleagues Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), […]

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Oct 1, 2020

Cardin, Rubio, Jones Welcome Senate Passage of Bipartisan Bill Reauthorizing Caribbean Trade Agreement

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) issued the following statements after the Senate passed the House version (H.R. 991) of their Extension […]

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Oct 1, 2020

Cardin Statement on the Passage of an Extension of the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act

WASHINGTON- The U.S. Senate has passed a 10-year extension of the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA), an important trade and development program for U.S. employers and Caribbean Basin countries. […]

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Sep 30, 2020

Cardin Says a Continuing Resolution is "No Substitute for Regular Appropriations Bills"

WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, issued the following statement on the Senate vote on the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 that funds the […]

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Sep 30, 2020

Congress Enacts Bipartisan Bill Improving Intercountry Adoption Information

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate today unanimously passed H.R. 1952, the Intercountry Adoption Information Act of 2019, legislation led by Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Representative […]

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Sep 30, 2020

Cardin, Collins Lead Bipartisan Push for Improving Access to Osteoporosis Testing

WASHINGTON– U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), the Chairman of the Aging Committee), led a bipartisan group in urging Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator […]

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Sep 30, 2020

Cardin, Burr Introduce Legislation to Ensure Medicaid Coverage for Clinical Trial Participants

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Richard Burr (R-N.C.) today introduced the CLINCIAL TREATMENT Act. This bipartisan legislation would ensure Medicaid programs cover routine care costs for individuals […]

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Sep 30, 2020

Bay Senators Applaud USDA Decision to Support Local Oyster, Clam Businesses Facing Economic Hardship Due to COVID-19

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) and Tim Kaine and Mark Warner (both D-Va.) today applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s decision to allow oyster and clam […]

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Sep 29, 2020

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Announce More Than $1.6 Million for Washington County Firefighters

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced the award of $1,675,272.73 in federal funds to 11 Washington County fire companies […]

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Sep 29, 2020

Baltimore Delegation Announces More Than $1.4 Million for COVID-19 Research at Johns Hopkins University

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes and Kweisi Mfume (D-Md.) today announced $1,443,647 in federal funding for Johns Hopkins University […]

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Sep 29, 2020

Cardin, Van Hollen, Introduce Resolution Recognizing Contributions of Federal Workers and the National Federation of Federal Employees

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, who represent the State of Maryland where over 128,000 federal employees work, introduced a Senate resolution celebrating federal workers and the […]

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Sep 25, 2020

Cardin, Rubio Urge Borrell to Denounce Efforts by Maduro to Hold Fraudulent Parliamentary Elections

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ranking Member and Chairman, respectively, of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, […]

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Sep 25, 2020

Cardin Statement on Trump's Health Care Executive Orders

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Finance Health Care Subcommittee, released the following statement in response to a series of executive orders on health […]

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Sep 25, 2020

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Announce More Than $3.5 Million in Federal Funds to Improve Water Infrastructure in Allegany County

WASHINGTON – U.S. Se