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October 23, 2020

Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces Almost $800,000 to Expand Housing Counseling Services Across Maryland

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 $793,828 in federal funding to expand housing-related counseling, including financial literacy, property maintenance and fiscal management services, across Maryland communities. "The pandemic and the ensuing economic crisis have created significant financial hardship for many across our state. T… Continue Reading

October 23, 2020

Cardin, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Access to Home Health Care Furnished By Telehealth Amid Public Health Emergencies

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 and video telehealth services furnished by home health agencies during the COVID-19 emergency and future public health emergencies. U.S. Representatives Roger Marshall (R-KS), Terri Sewell (D-Ala.), Jodey Arrington (R-Texas), and Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) introduced companion legislation in the House… Continue Reading

October 22, 2020

Cardin Joins 20 Members of Congress Urging Supreme Court to Protect Consumers from Robocalls

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 Justices to uphold the Ninth Circuit's decision in Duguid v. Facebook, Inc, which found that when Congress passed the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), it defined Automatic Telephone Dialing System ("ATDS") to include systems like predictive dialers that dial telephone numbers stored in a list or database and systems that dial… 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