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January 23, 2020

Cardin Says New Water Rule Will Degrade Water Quality and Poses a Public Health Danger

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, responded to the announcement today of a new water rule by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) R.D. James. The new replacement rule will gut Obama-era regulations that define the waters of the United States (WOTUS) -- the rivers, streams and wetlands that fed into the drinking water supply of 1 in 3 Americans. "Cl… Continue Reading


January 23, 2020

Cardin, Rosen, Lankford, Menendez, Cramer Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Commemorating 75th Anniversary of Liberation of Auschwitz by Allied Forces

Today, U.S. Senators 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 for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly, joined his colleagues Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), and Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) announced the introduction of S.Res. 481, a bipartisan resolut… Continue Reading


January 17, 2020

Cardin: Martin Luther King Jr. Led a Movement Guided by Peace and Compassion that Challenged the Forces of Hate and Intolerance

BALTIMORE - To commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2020, 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. "On January 20, we honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his prolific fight for freedom and equality. At the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement, he called upon the nation and its leaders to codify legal a… Continue Reading

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December 27, 2019

Why Small Business Saturday is important to Maryland

Small-business owners support every facet of our communities, from our schools and Little League teams to our houses of worship and community organizations - reinvesting their profits back into the community at much higher rates than large companies. According to a 2018 study, an estimated two out of every three dollars spent with a small business stays in the community, and every dollar spent with a small business generates 50 cents in additional local business activity.… Continue Reading


November 19, 2019

Communities need alternatives to driving

As Congress looks to define how best to invest in our nation's infrastructure, we should start by acknowledging two undeniable realities: Investing in all types of infrastructure is critical for ensuring economic growth today and prosperity for generations of Americans in the future. Secondly, transportation is one of the leading contributors to the growing air pollution from vehicles and engines and runoff from roads, highways and bridges to surface water that present formidable threats to our health, well-being and security.… Continue Reading


September 22, 2019

Ben Cardin: We must support the Kirwan Commission recommendations

As Maryland's nearly 900,000 public school students have started the school year and parents have begun to attend Back-to-School nights, many have met new teachers - not only new to their class, but new to the school system as a whole. Forty-seven percent of Maryland teachers have been leaving the profession before their third year of teaching, creating a legacy of less experienced teachers in front of the classroom and a higher burden of recruitment and training expenses across the sta… Continue Reading