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October 10, 2019

Van Hollen, Cardin, Trone Announce $168,000 for Allegany County First Responders

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Representative David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $168,000 in federal funding for fire departments in Allegany County. The funding, awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program, includes: $95,238 for the Cresaptown Volunteer Fire Department to purchase a gear washer and to install a diesel exhaust extraction system, which removes harmful carcinogens from fire engines idling in en… Continue Reading


October 09, 2019

Cardin, SFRC Dems Call on Chairman Risch to Convene Committee Hearings on Trump-Ukraine Scandal

Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today joined all Democratic members of the Committee in sending a letter to Committee Chairman Jim Risch (R-Idaho) to request that he immediately convene hearings on the Trump-Ukraine scandal. As the Senate committee of jurisdiction responsible for conducting oversight of the conduct of U.S. diplomacy and foreign policy, the Foreign Relations Committee Democrats requested prompt hearings with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as well as key Department officials who were i… Continue Reading


October 09, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer Announce over $121,000 for Volunteer Fire Departments in Prince George’s County

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Steny Hoyer (all D-Md.) announced $121,904 in federal funding for volunteer fire departments in Prince George's County. The funding includes $71,428 for the Berwyn Heights Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad to purchase and install two self-loading power cot stretcher units and two new stair chairs and $50,476 for the Brandywine Volunteer Fire Department to replace hydraulic rescue tools, which are outdated and beyond their use… Continue Reading

Ben In The News

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


September 20, 2019

Guest Column: Cardin Explains the impact of Climate Change on Maryland Jobs

Our climate is changing. We have seen an increase in the frequency and severity of violent storms, multi-year-long droughts in the heartland and the American West, recurring severe heat waves, wildfires and sea level rise. In Maryland-where 70% of the population lives in coastal areas-we are already seeing the impact on our communities. Damaging and unpredictable storms have brought historic flash floods to Montgomery and Prince George's Counties this summer, stranding commuters and destroying v… Continue Reading


August 15, 2019

Empowering Minority Entrepreneurs

In 1977, former Congressman Parren Mitchell fought to pass an amendment to a $4 billion federal public works program requiring city and state recipients to set aside 10 percent of the funds for minority-owned businesses. Congressman Mitchell would go on to call the amendment his "proudest congressional accomplishment." Congressman Mitchell understood that any plan to shrink the wealth gap in America must include entrepreneurship, and that the federal government has an important role to play in … Continue Reading