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October 18, 2018

Cardin, Van Hollen Oppose EPA Methane Standards Roll Back

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.), both members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, this week joined 20 of their Senate colleagues in sending a letter urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to extend the public comment period for the proposed rule to weaken methane standards and to provide adequate justification for modifying the national standards. In 2016, the EPA adopted the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for methane emissions fro… Continue Reading


October 18, 2018

Cardin and Van Hollen Join Effort to Give Workers a Greater Voice at Public Companies

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-MD) are joining 11 of their Senate colleagues in calling on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to use its upcoming Staff Roundtable to consider implementing reforms that will promote worker engagement, drive long-term growth and investment, and give workers a greater voice in public companies by allowing workers to be elected as company board members. In the letter, the Senators note research has shown that company boards with work… Continue Reading


October 17, 2018

Cardin, Van Hollen Call on DeVos to Release More Information about the Department of Education’s Failure to Faithfully Implement the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) on Tuesday joined a bicameral group of more than 150 Democrats in calling on Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to explain and rectify the Department of Education's failed implementation of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. "Without swift action, millions of dedicated teachers, first responders, service members and other public servants will face substantial harm due to preventable failures on the part of the Departmen… Continue Reading

Ben In The News

May 08, 2018

I voted against the Iran nuclear deal. Withdrawing from it is a mistake.

(JTA) - President Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, known as the Iran nuclear deal, is bad policy and calls into question America's international credibility. Mr. Trump has now set the international community on a slippery slope, imperiling the national security interests of the United States and our allies, particularly Israel. I voted against the Iran nuclear deal three years ago because I felt it left certain long-term questions abou… Continue Reading


December 12, 2017

Democrats Grapple With Calling On Trump To Resign

Democrats are grappling with how best to tackle the allegations of sexual harassment against President Donald Trump now that they have pushed Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), who was also accused of sexual misconduct, from their midst. Some Democrats say that Trump should resign over the allegations numerous women have levied against him. Several of those women told their stories again this week as part of a growing movement to hold powerful men accountable for their actions. "These allegati… Continue Reading


December 05, 2017

Lawmakers Slam Tillerson for Botched State Department Redesign

While Secretary of State Rex Tillerson fends off rumors he could be out of a job within weeks, he is also facing growing criticism from diplomats and lawmakers in both parties over his management of the department. The latest salvo came on Tuesday, when Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.) sent Tillerson's deputy, John Sullivan, a sharp letter expressing "significant concerns" over Tillerson's plans to redesign the State Department and urging Tillerson and his deputy to lift the dep… Continue Reading