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February 24, 2021

Small Business Committee Votes to Advance SBA Administrator Nominee Isabel Guzman

Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today issued the following statement after the committee advanced the nomination of Isabella Casillas Guzman to be U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator on a bipartisan vote of 15-5: "During her confirmation hearing earlier this month, Isabel Guzman showed that her experience working on small business policy at the federal and state level has prepared her to lead SBA's ongoing effort to support Ame… Continue Reading

February 24, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Announce More Than $4.5 Million for Early Childhood Education in Western Maryland

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced more than $4.5 million in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs to expand early learning, development, health services, and family well-being in Garrett and Washington counties. "Early childhood education is critical for preparing our children for future schooling and setting them up for success, particularly in light of the challenges brought on by the pandemic. This new… Continue Reading

February 23, 2021

Maryland Delegation Members Applaud New FEMA-Supported Mass Vaccination Site in Waldorf

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny Hoyer and Anthony Brown (all D-Md.) applauded the announcement of a new Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mass vaccination site in Waldorf, Md. The site will be located at the Regency Furniture Stadium, at 11765 St. Linus Dr., Waldorf, Md., 20602 and is expected to open for operation in early March. "Providing Marylanders access to vaccines and ensuring equitable distribution is our top priority. This new federally-sup… Continue Reading

Ben In The News

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