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November 14, 2019

Cardin Legislation Would Accelerate Development of Quieter Airplanes

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) introduced legislation this week, the Cleaner, Quieter Airplanes Act (S. 2837) that would make it a priority of the U.S. Government, through the National Aeronautics & Space Administration's (NASA), to boost research into electric aircraft technology. Such authority would transform America's aviation industry to develop airplanes that produce less greenhouse gas pollution and less noise, keeping domestic aviation companies competitive with the international in… Continue Reading

November 13, 2019

Cardin, Senate Democrats Introduce House-Passed Violence Against Women Act

WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) joined Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and all 47 Democratic senators in introducing the Senate companion to the House-passed Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act. The bill, which would reauthorize VAWA through 2024, preserves advancements made in previous reauthorizations and includes a number of additional improvements to the current law. "One in four women will experience domestic viol… Continue Reading

November 13, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce Nearly $40,000 to Assist Low-Income Families in Kent County with Home Repair

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) announced the recent award of nearly $40,000 in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Housing Preservation Grant Program funds to repair and rehabilitate the homes of low-income residents in Kent County. The recipient nonprofit corporation, Rebuilding Together Kent County MD, Inc., will offer low-income homeowners grants and/or low-interest loans to fund critical home improvement projects. This money will also ensure th… Continue Reading

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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