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December 04, 2020

Cardin, Hoyer, Van Hollen, Brown Announce Provision in NDAA Conference Report for the Family of Lt. Richard W. Collins, III

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 NDAA Conference Report to provide the family of Lt. Richard W. Collins, III with the benefits they are due following his death. Lt. Collins was a Bowie State University ROTC Graduate when he was murdered in May 2017. Both the House and Senate are expected to pass the NDAA Conference Report in the coming d… Continue Reading


December 04, 2020

Cardin, Van Hollen Urge Congress to Invest $6 Billion To Meet Growing Nutrition Needs

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 (WIC) in next year's spending bill. Nationwide, 1 in 5 parents do not have enough to feed their children. Millions of Americans, especially women, continue to be affected by widespread business closures and subsequent job loss and more low-income households are relying on social safety nets to feed themselves and … Continue Reading


December 04, 2020

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $8 Million to Support Community Health Centers

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 Trone (all Md.) today announced nearly $8.2 million in federal funding to bolster Community Health Centers (CHC) across Maryland. "Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, community health centers in Maryland and across the country have played a vital role in providing quality and affordable care to American familie… Continue Reading

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March 24, 2020

Democratic senator asks Pompeo to stop saying 'Wuhan virus'

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is calling on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other State Department officials to stop using the term "Wuhan virus" or "Chinese virus" to refer to COVID-19. "I am obliged to point out that referring to this global pandemic by anything other than its appropriate, medical names is unhelpful at best, and at worst risks inflaming stereotypes, fear, and xenophobia in the face of a health crisis," Cardin wrote in a Tuesda… Continue Reading


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