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Read a sampling of the latest articles featuring Ben and his recent op-eds from Maryland and national media.

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May 17, 2022

OPINION: U.S., Japan must boost deterrence as China learns lessons from Russia

Source: Kyodo News Author: Ben Cardin, Bill Hagerty and John Cornyn

We recently led the first congressional delegation to Japan since the pandemic began and met with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and top officials, former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other […]

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Sep 5, 2021

Minority-owned startups face extra hurdles – Senator Ben Cardin wants to help

Source: The Guardian Author: Gene Marks

Ben Cardin comes from a family of small business owners. His grandfather, who emigrated to the US from Russia more than 120 years ago, turned an independent grocery store into […]

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Jul 12, 2021

Maryland's congressional delegation meets with Baltimore mayor, police commissioner to discuss ways to quell violence

Source: Baltimore Sun Author: Jessica Anderson

Members of the Maryland congressional delegation doubled-down in promising their support for reducing Baltimore’s violence at a Monday meeting with city leaders. U.S. Senator Ben Cardin said he called for […]

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Jul 2, 2021

In bid for cooperation, Maryland senator seeks Chesapeake Bay funding for Pennsylvania with his first out-of-state earmark

Source: Baltimore Sun Author: Jeff Barker

One request stands out among dozens made by Maryland lawmakers seeking millions in federal dollars for projects benefiting the state. That’s because the project isn’t actually in Maryland. In an […]

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Jun 24, 2021

Chesapeake Bay Report Card: ‘How Did We Wind Up Not Getting an A-Plus?'

Source: Maryland Matters Author: Josh Kurtz

Days after the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) released its annual report card on the health of the Chesapeake Bay, some of the study’s authors met virtually Thursday with U.S. Sen. […]

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Jun 22, 2021

Sen. Cardin: More Republicans Likely To Support Era Ratification Deadline Removal

Source: Maryland Reporter Author: Bryan Renbaum

U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., said Tuesday that he believes more Republicans will eventually decide to back legislation that would remove the deadline for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. The […]

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Jun 14, 2021

Maryland Dems want to tighten tax loopholes, favor millionaires surtax

Source: The Star Democrat

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin, both Maryland Democrats, want to tighten up tax loopholes leveraged by the wealthy — including billionaires such as Amazon founder […]

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May 20, 2021

Cardin wants more federal oversight, national standards for local police

Source: The Star Democrat

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., wants to see more federal oversight and more uniform national standards for local police departments. Cardin introduced federal legislation on Thursday that includes […]

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Apr 27, 2021

Could Biden infrastructure bill turn Baltimore's Highway to Nowhere into a city park? | COMMENTARY

Source: Baltimore Sun Author: Dan Rodricks

Gov. Larry Hogan and the so-called moderates he treated to crab cakes in Annapolis last week think of infrastructure in the most conventional terms — fixing roads and bridges. Hogan is a […]

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Apr 13, 2021

Obstacles and expectations loom as Democrats draft Biden's $2T infrastructure bill

Source: Politico Author: Sarah Ferris and Marianne Levine

President Joe Biden is reassuring skeptical Republicans that he’s willing to give ground on his signature infrastructure package — underscoring exactly how much work his own party has left to […]

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