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July 26, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Praise Biden Nominee Erek Barron for U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today praised President Joe Biden's nomination of Delegate Erek Barron to be the new U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland. If confirmed by the Senate, Delegate Barron (District 24, Prince George County) would be the first Black U.S. Attorney in Maryland's history. "Maryland needs a U.S. Attorney with integrity and independence, as well as the strength and experience to tackle the unacceptably high level of violent crime in Baltimo… Continue Reading


July 26, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Submit Appropriations Requests Supporting Local Workforce Training, Health Care, and Education Projects

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) have released their requests for Congressionally Directed Spending for projects under the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee for Fiscal Year 2022. The senators' requests will help strengthen local health care infrastructure, expand educational and economic opportunities, provide diverse resources for those struggling with addiction issues and solidify Maryland's position as a hub … Continue Reading


July 22, 2021

Cardin on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Package: We Must Be Bold and Deliver for the Future of Our Nation

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, issued the following statement on the bipartisan infrastructure package. "I am disappointed that we could not move forward on the debate of a bipartisan infrastructure package, but I am encouraged that work is continuing so that we will be in a position to review and consider this legislation in the week to come. The final details will be critical. We must be bold to… Continue Reading

Ben In The News

July 12, 2021

https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/crime/bs-md-ci-cr-gun-violence-delegation-meeting-20210712-327zfmwswfhmbfmesmtsbcwx4u-story.html

Members of the Maryland congressional delegation doubled-down in promising their support for reducing Baltimore's violence at a Monday meeting with city leaders. U.S. Senator Ben Cardin said he called for the delegation to meet with Mayor Brandon Scott and Police Commissioner Michael Harrison at City Hall in response to the "unacceptable" level of violence in the city. "Our strong desire is to help you bring down the violence in Baltimore. We know it's not an easy situation. The current level … Continue Reading


July 09, 2021

Democrats renege on JCPOA

In the latest act of reneging on the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, a senior Democrat senator has highlighted the difference between now and 2015, when the nuclear deal was reached, implying that the deal should be revisited. Negotiations over reviving the nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), have hit a diplomatic impasse after the U.S. upped the ante by refusing to give even what was envisaged in the original deal: sanctions relief. Ever since the end of th… Continue Reading


July 02, 2021

In bid for cooperation, Maryland senator seeks Chesapeake Bay funding for Pennsylvania with his first out-of-state earmark

One request stands out among dozens made by Maryland lawmakers seeking millions in federal dollars for projects benefiting the state. That's because the project isn't actually in Maryland. In an unusual approach to a long-standing problem, Democratic U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland told The Baltimore Sun this week that he wants to direct money to Pennsylvania farmers to help them curb damaging runoff that flows from the Susquehanna River into the Chesapeake Bay. Cardin's $2.2 million request… Continue Reading