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October 25, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen Call For Job Training Investments In Build Back Better Bill

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) joined Senators Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) in urging President Biden, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi to invest in job training in the upcoming Build Back Better bill, as negotiations on the legislation continue in Congress. In the letter, the Senators stress the need to grow a workforce with the necessary skills to match the jobs that will be created by the bipartisan infrastructure pack… Continue Reading


October 22, 2021

Maryland and Virginia Senators Call for WMATA’s Full Cooperation to Address Safety Issues

In joint letter, senators urge greater transparency and communications with riders WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (Both D-Md.) and Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (Both D-Va.) wrote to Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) CEO Paul Wiedefeld Thursday urging cooperation, transparency, and action to address safety concerns and restore public confidence in the transit agency. The senators called for WMATA's full cooperation with the National Transportation S… Continue Reading


October 19, 2021

Cardin, Rubio Laud Committee Approval of Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Reconstruction Efforts, Promote Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Efforts in Haiti

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) praised passage today in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee of their legislation, the Haiti Development, Accountability, and Institutional Transparency Initiative Act (S. 1104). First introduced in April, the Cardin-Rubio bill prioritizes the protection of human rights and anti-corruption efforts in Haiti by fostering strong relationships with independent civil society groups. The legislation also requires the U.S. State Department to… Continue Reading

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September 05, 2021

Minority-owned startups face extra hurdles – Senator Ben Cardin wants to help

Ben Cardin comes from a family of small business owners. His grandfather, who emigrated to the US from Russia more than 120 years ago, turned an independent grocery store into a chain of food distribution businesses. His success was one of the factors helping Cardin enter the world of politics at the age of 24, where he ultimately rose to become an influential member of the US Senate. He is now in his third term representing Maryland, and the ranking member of the small business and entrepreneur… Continue Reading


July 12, 2021

Maryland’s congressional delegation meets with Baltimore mayor, police commissioner to discuss ways to quell violence

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 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