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November 24, 2021

Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces Nearly $800,000 to Boost University of Maryland Medical System Telehealth Services

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) today announced $795,146 for the University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore to bolster telehealth services. "The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear that telehealth is an essential service," said the lawmakers. "Expanding telehealth services will benefit everyone from patients to health care workers. We will continue to increase availability of safe and effective… Continue Reading


November 22, 2021

Cardin, Van Hollen, Brown and Trone Announce $3 Million to Hire Law Enforcement Professionals to Reduce Crime in Prince George’s and Allegany Counties

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Anthony G. Brown and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $3 million in federal funding to hire 24 law enforcement professionals in Prince George's and Allegany Counties through the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program. This program seeks to reduce crime and advance public safety through community policing by providing direct funding for the hiring of career law enforcement officers, increasing their community… Continue Reading


November 22, 2021

Maryland Delegation Presses Postmaster General DeJoy for Update on Readiness for Holiday Mail Surge

Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, Andy Harris, M.D., and David Trone (all Md.) wrote to United States Postal Service (USPS) Postmaster General Louis DeJoy requesting a progress report on the Postal Service's efforts to ensure mail is delivered in a timely manner this holiday season. In the letter, the lawmakers press for answers from the Postmaster General on speci… Continue Reading

Ben In The News

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