We need nine justices on the Supreme Court and we need a fully functioning judiciary in Maryland and across the nation.
Cardin: Senate Republicans Confusing Obstruction with Leadership Threatens to Undermine Judicial Branch
I am disappointed by Senate Republicans’ refusal to do their jobs and hold hearings on a potential Supreme Court nominee. Unfortunately, I am not surprised that Republicans in the Senate are confusing obstruction with leadership. Long before the decision to issue a blanket denial to meet with or hold a hearing on a potential Supreme Court nominee, the Senate Republicans were honing their obstructionist skills by refusing to hold routine votes on non-controversial lower court judges.
“…I support this amendment, which would direct $400 million in matching federal funds to the city of Flint, MI, and forgive the city’s previous Revolving Fund loans, $400 million is about 1/3 of what we are currently appropriating every year for Drinking Water infrastructure for the entire country. And so I ask my colleagues, if it costs $400 million to fix the pipes in Flint, MI, are we going to come to an agreement that we need a substantial increase in the amount of funds appropriated for the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving funds to help all of our American cities?”
Cardin defends federal workers.
Baltimore is known for its people, its friendliness and the real pride of our strong neighborhoods. The city’s spirit was shaken badly during yesterday’s events, as we saw violence escalate to unthinkable levels. What happened to Freddie Gray is something that needs to be investigated fully. In Baltimore and beyond, we want justice. All of us want justice.
Let’s do the right thing and take up this nomination. Senators can vote up or down, but let’s take a vote.
President Obama is right to focus on making the economy work for working families.
I was relieved that the Senate was able to finally overcome procedural roadblocks to pass a $1.014 trillion funding package that avoids a government shutdown, invests in America, and sets priorities, especially in the areas of medical research, defense, education, national security and human rights, transportation infrastructure and rural communities, among many others. I was dismayed at many of the anti-environment, anti-immigrant and anti-consumer policy riders that were forced into the bill.
Expanding Keystone XL is a bad deal for our environment, the American people, and will do little to boost our economy.
Cardin Renews Call for Congressional Action to Ban Racial Profiling by All Levels of Law Enforcement
I welcome the updated DOJ guidance for federal law enforcement agencies that prohibits, for the first time, profiling based on new categories such as national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, and sexual orientation, but the Attorney General should have gone further.
I see that you have got to be very careful that we do not allow authorization to exist that could be used for a long and costly involvement of the United States.
Discriminatory profiling is un-American. It has no place in modern law enforcement and no place within the values of our country
About 90 percent of the Ex-Im Bank’s transactions involve small businesses. The Senators were joined by Bobby Patton, CEO of Patton Electronics Company in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Patton Electronics has used Ex-Im Bank services to sell telecommunications products to new markets overseas.
The “Ex-Im Bank” is a financing tool that helps American companies sell their products or services to foreign customers. The Ex-Im Bank’s charter is set to expire Sept. 30, and unless Congress acts, it will be forced to end its assistance to American companies. In 2013, the Ex-Im Bank supported $37 billion in export sales and 205,000 jobs.
The Export-Import Bank is self-supported through interest payments and fees, turning a profit for the U.S. taxpayer. In 2013, the bank transferred $1 billion to the U.S. Treasury.
America must live up to our humanitarian responsibilities on the Southern Border.
Capitol Hill Briefing: Bipartisan Panel on Restoring Voting Rights
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin
U.S. Senator Rand Paul
Millions of Americans have lost the right to vote — and their political voice — because of a criminal conviction in their past. Now, there is growing bipartisan support on Capitol Hill to restore voting rights to citizens who are working, paying taxes, and raising families in our communities. Senators Ben Cardin and Rand Paul — two key national leaders who have introduced bills to restore voting rights (S.2235 and S.2550) — will join a panel of experts from the faith, law enforcement, and civil rights communities, as well as impacted persons, to discuss the current state of voting rights restoration and explore ways to bring more Americans back into our democracy.
Event hosted by American Civil Liberties Union and the Brennan Center for Justice.
From environmental issues to maritime security, to the nuclear threat of North Korea, and to challenges to human and civil society, the Asia-Pacific region, like so many other parts of the world, needs the leadership of the United States. This leadership begins with our day-to-day diplomatic engagement by our Ambassadors. It's absolutely unacceptable that the United States of America cannot get our own diplomats to the field because of Republican obstructionism.
Since the law's enactment, millions of Americans have benefited from increased consumer protections, free preventive services, and greater access to care, including more than five million Americans who have enrolled in insurance plans through the ACA's marketplaces.
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, and member of The Healthcare Subcommittee welcomed the swift senate confirmation of Office of Management and Budget (O.M.B) director Sylvia M. Burwell to lead the Department of Health and Human Services (H.H.S).
Clean water means good jobs and better health for Marylanders.
A broad-based progressive consumption tax would raise revenue by taxing goods and services, rather than income.
Senator Cardin and members of the Russian Punk Protest Group Pussy Riot hold a press conference.
"A person who works full-time at the federal minimum wage for an entire year will earn $15,080. There is not a single State in our Nation in which a minimum wage worker can afford a two-bedroom unit at Fair Market Rent, working a standard 40-hour work week, according to the National Low Income Housing Coalition. It's time to put an end to all of this. It's time to give every American a fair shot. It's time to restore the American Dream. Let's start by voting today to raise the minimum wage." *** Hours after delivering this floor speech, Senate Republicans filibustered the measure.
Equal pay for equal work isn't just a women's issue- Its a matter of basic fairness that concerns all Americans. I stand with U.S. Senate Democrats in supporting the Paycheck Fairness Act. I hope our friends on the other side of the aisle will join us in giving everyone a fair shot at success.
THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT Unfinished Business for the Constitution
"The facts are clear. The science indicates that what we do here on earth is affecting the liveability of our planet and we can do something about it."
“We can leave our children and grandchildren a cleaner planet and a better future. That's what's at stake here, and that's why we've taken this time.”
The Global Human Rights Accountability Act (Global Magnitsky) serves as encouragement for champions of democracy, promoters of civil rights, and advocates of free speech across the globe.
We Americans pride ourselves on living in the land of opportunity. Well, the fact is, the United States of America is a land of opportunity, but not the land of opportunity. We need to acknowledge that fact so we can get to work making the United States of America the land of opportunity.
Cardin views highlights the of the energy efficiency updates being implemented as part of the Obama Administration's Better Buildings Challenge.
The people of South Sudan deserve to understand the true meaning of safety and security; of peace and prosperity. The United States stands with the people of South Sudan through this difficult time. We must pledge to continue to support those who seek peace, democracy, human rights, and justice for all citizens of the world's newest nation.
Senator Cardin discusses the Ryan-Murray Budget part 1/2
Senator Cardin discusses the Ryan-Murray Budget part 2/2
No other group of predominantly middle class Americans has contributed to deficit reduction the way federal workers have
...despite not a single Republican voicing opposition to Judge Wilkins—he was the latest victim of a filibuster.
Maryland is one of only 21 states that prohibit employment discrimination based on sexual orientation.
America cannot afford to govern crisis to crisis.
Furloughed federal workers from EPA & NWS join Ben to discuss the federal shutdown.
The evidence presented to our committee, which has been backed by numerous sources, makes it clear that President Assad has perpetrated grave crimes against humanity.
The international community cannot stand by and allow the cowardly murder of innocent men, women, and children to go unchallenged.
We're highlighting the diverse products being produced in our great state and we are celebrating the hardworking Marylanders.
Let's end the gridlock holding Perez back and the gridlock that's holding the Nation back.
We must stop this increase in student loan interest rates from taking effect while we work out a long-term solution to protect our students and our nation's future
The Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act of 2013 directs the President to establish goals, performance, and evaluation guidelines for US foreign assistance programs, country assistance plans, and international and multilateral assistance programs. It builds upon previous efforts by including specific measurement guidelines from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the American Evaluation Association (AEA).
We can substantially improve Immigration Reform through commonsense, balanced actions.
First and foremost, we need an immigration system that is fair.
I want to put a human face on these facts and statistics, so I am going to share two stories of individuals who came in contact with our office.
No victim of human trafficking should ever be defined by that experience. By empowering victims and caring for them, we can help them move beyond the past, and embrace a more hopeful future.
The Marketplace Fairness Act , co-sponsored by Senator Cardin, would close a current tax loophole that requires brick-and-mortar retailers to collect sales taxes from customers who make purchases in their stores, but allows many online and catalog retailers to avoid collecting the same taxes since, under current law, residents are expected to remit the sales taxes directly to the state. If enacted, the new law would give states the option to collect sales and use-tax revenues from out-of-state sellers through a new, simplified tax system.
Maryland -- and every state across the country -- cannot afford this irrational, meat-ax approach to deficit reduction. Now is the time to get serious about coming together- working across party and ideological lines to end the sequester in FY '13, and FY14.
The United States has always been a world leader in promoting human rights.
Witnesses: Kim Lane-Princeton University; Sylvna Habdank-Kolaczkowska-Freedom House; Paul Shapiro-U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
Federal workers and their families have made great sacrifices. It is disappointing to see a lack of bipartisan work to avoid placing an undue burden on our federal workers, and the important missions their agencies serve.
I will pursue every route available to make certain that children can receive the affordable oral health benefits that Congress intended
VAWA has a proven track record of protecting women from domestic violence, and it is hard to understand opposition to legislation with the goal of curbing domestic violence. Saving women's lives should not be a partisan issue. The statistics of domestic violence are alarming. Yet domestic violence remains one of the most underreported crimes in the country. These victims need to know they have our support, including access to justice, help with housing, medical care, and economic opportunity.
"John Kerry has dedicated his life to public service in the finest manner"
Washington, DC -- U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, lauded the swift confirmation of Senator John Kerry to be U.S. Secretary of State.
U.S Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) was sworn into the U.S. Senate for a new, six-year term beginning with the 113th Congress. At a reception for his friends and supporters, the Senator said that his top priorities in the new term include creating high-tech jobs, investing in clean energy, restoring and protecting the Chesapeake Bay, passing comprehensive immigration reform and advancing human and civil rights issues.
"There is no need for assault weapons to be held by the public. In my view, there is no legitimate reason for a civilian to possess a military-style weapon or to have large capacity ammunition clips. Congress should also examine whether we can strengthen our background check system for gun buyers, along with criminal penalties for those who illegally purchase or transfer guns.We need to take a look at safety locks for children. We need to look at those who make multiple purchases. We need to look at the gun show purchases. I think we should examine all those to see whether we can make our communities safer, without infringing upon the legitimate right of individuals to possess guns, sportsmen to be able to use guns for hunting. I think all that, obviously, will be protected. But we can do a much better job of protecting public safety. "- Ben Cardin
"The next step should be the passage of the supplemental appropriations bill. I have heard many of my colleagues come to the floor who represent States that are directly affected. I have listened as my colleagues around the Nation have talked about disasters in their communities, and we have always come together as a nation. I know we are in the last days of this legislative session. I just urge my colleagues to let us move this bill forward now. Let's get it done so the Federal Government can be there to help the communities that have been affected by this storm. It is the right thing to do, and I hope my colleagues will"- Ben Cardin
This landmark legislation, passed in conjunction with Permanent Normal Trade Relations for Russia, sets a precedent for future trade and other bilateral agreements by prohibiting gross violators of human rights in Russia from traveling to the U.S and from using our financial system. This legislation serves as encouragement for champions of democracy, promoters of civil rights, and advocates of free speech across the globe that America stands firmly on their side.
“Today is yet another milestone in the search for justice for Sergei Magnitsky, and others like him who stand up against corruption and abuse of power. With this vote, we are setting a precedent for future trade agreements that tells the world that gross violators of human rights cannot escape the consequences of their actions even when their home country fails to act. Human rights cannot and should not be open to compromise,”
I joined with Indiana Senator Richard Lugar in introducing a bipartisan amendment that requires all foreign and domestic companies to include in their annual reports to the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) how much money they pay each government around the world for access to its oil, gas and minerals.
We normally think that countries with lots of oil, gas and minerals are wealthy and have the resources to provide for their citizens. What many don’t know is that roughly 60 developing countries are rich in natural resources, yet home to more than two-thirds of the world’s poorest people. Despite billions of dollars a year in oil, gas or mineral revenue, these countries rank among the worst when it comes to economic growth, authoritarian governance, poverty and political instability.
Creating a reporting requirement with the SEC is a simple step we can take to help ensure that oil revenues are used wisely. I’m proud that the United States has taken the lead on creating a global standard for transparency, but it is important that other countries follow suit. We are working with other countries that have major stock exchanges, like the United Kingdom, to encourage them to take similar action.
Transparency will help us keep markets stable, enhance energy security, and most importantly, helps alleviate poverty by ensuring that the blessings of natural resources do not turn into a curse.
Ben at a press conference on the Paycheck Fairness Act & the fight to ensure equal pay for equal work.
Senator Cardin speaks on the Senate floor during Small Business Week 2012. He talks about the importance of continuing programs & implementing policy that maintains small businesses as the growth engine for America. 5/22/12
Senator Cardin calls for a bipartisan, responsible budget plan that reduces our deficit, supports programs key to job creation & economic growth, respects the dignity of our seniors and helps secure our children's future.
Ben speaks at the Celebration of the 2nd Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act w/Allegany Co NAACP, MD Department of Aging (Lawlah), and Western MD Central Labor Council
Senator Cardin speaks on the Senate floor about the importance of preventing Stafford loan interest rates from doubling, and shares stories about Marylanders who are depending on action to stop the increase from happening.
Senator Cardin releases data showing overwhelming support among Americans for maintaining or increasing funding for sidewalks, bike lanes and bike paths. He is working to ensure funding for bike lanes & paths is included in a federal transportation bill.
Ben at Frostburg State University announcing a $300,000 grant to help protect and restore rivers in the Potomac Highlands region. The funding will help initiate a comprehensive environmental restoration effort that will create jobs and help restore the Potomac watershed.
Senator Cardin testifies at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing "Ending Racial Profiling in America." He has introduced the Ending Racial Profilng Act, which would eliminate racial profiling through changing the policies and procedures underlying the practice.
Ben at a WMATA training & operations center in Hyattsville urges House passage of the Senate multiyear transportation bill, which would fund vital WMATA safety projects & support 1.9 million across the country. 4/10/12
Ben speaks on the Senate floor about the need to pass the Menendez bill that would end taxpayer handouts to Big Oil, who are making record profits thanks to climbing gas prices.
Ben speaks at a press conference and the Trayvon Martin case and the End Racial Profiling Act (ERPA), S. 1670, which would protect minority communities by prohibiting the use of racial profiling by law enforcement officials.
Ben introducing a joint resolution to remove the deadline for the states' ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. 3/23/12
Ben unveils commemorative coins that will go on sale to fund the Bicentennial Celebration of the War of 1812 and the Star-Spangled Banner, our National Anthem. Ben sponsored the legislation that created the coins.
Ben meets with officials at Frederick Municipal Airport to discuss their priorities. He talks about how FAA Reauthorization will help flying become safer, faster, and more cost-efficient.
Ben vows to stand with federal workers at a National Treasury Employees Union rally on Capitol Hill. 2/29/12
Ben speaks with SEIU members about health care reform, workers rights and the importance or children's during a visit to Prince George's Hospital Center. 2/24/12
U.S. Senators Cardin (D-MD), Wicker (R-MS) and Shaheen (D-MI) speak out about the growing issue of human rights violations in Russia, typified by the case of Sergei Matnitsky. They urge Senators to cosponsor the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act, which would impose sanctions on persons responsible for the detention, abuse, or death of Sergei Magnitsky and help promote democracy and the rule of law in Russia.
Ben speaks on the senate floor about the Surface Transportation Reauthorization bill, which will rebuild America's roads and bridges, modernize our transit systems, and create or save millions of high-paying jobs.
Ben visits the headquarters of the Americorps' "Civic Works" program to unveil the Creating American Prosperity Through Preservation Act (CAPP). CAPP will help ensure that historic properties are restored and made useful once again, while creating jobs that will stimulate greater economic activity.
February is Black History Month, a time to honor the important contributions made throughout our nation's history by African Americans. This year,Ben pays special tribute to Harriet Ross Tubman, a Marylander who was a leader of the anti-slavery resistance network known as the Underground Railroad.
Senator Cardin at the Payroll Tax Conference Committee's innaugural meeting. He stresses the need to extend the payroll tax cut in order to put more money into the hands of hard-working Americans so that we can create jobs & grow our economy. 1/24/12.
Ben holds a forum for residents of C. W. Brooks Senior Housing to talk about the budget problems facing our nation and their likely effect on issues of concern to seniors, particularly Medicare and Social Security. The C. W. Brooks facility is a new 60-unit, mid-rise affordable housing development for seniors, which was constructed in part with $10 million in federal stimulus funding. 1/13/12
Ben congratulates The Baltimore County Fire Department on receiving almost $2 million in federal grant money to purchase state-of-the-art lifesaving equipment for victims of cardiac arrest. The money pays for 60 machines that serve as electrocardiogram monitors, defibrilators and pacemakers—one for every career and volunteer medic unit in the county as well as each Emergency Medical Services district supervisor.
Senator Ben Cardin presents Montgomery County Police Officer Edward E. Paden Jr., with the Congressional Badge of Bravery Award. The award was created by Congress in 2008 to honor local, state and federal law enforcement officers who have distinguished themselves for exceptional acts of bravery in the line of duty.
Senator Cardin holds a roundtable discussion with job seekers and employers at the Frederick Workforce Services Center. The Frederick Workforce Services Center is a one-stop career center that links businesses looking for employees with residents seeking employment or career opportunities. January 2012
Senator Cardin stands up for federal workers, who work tirelessly on behalf of the American people and have already made disproportionate sacrifices to help reduce the deficit.
Senator Cardin takes part in a hearing on human rights and the rule of law in Russia. He questions the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, Dr. Phil Gordon.
Senator Cardin joined Senator EPW Committee members Barbara Boxer, Frank Lautenberg and Tom Carper to speak out against GOP attempts to undermine Americans' right to pure water to drink and healthy air to breathe.
Senator Cardin on the Senate floor discusses the necessity of extending renewable energy tax credits in order to create jobs, protect the environment and strengthen national security.
Senator Cardin on the floor urging his colleagues to extend unemployment insurance for millions of American families. Additionally for every $1 we put in the economy for unemployment benefits, we get back $1.61.
Senator Cardin calls for the immediate and unconditional humanitarian release of Marylander Alan Gross from Cuban prison, where he has been held for two years.
Ben tells MSNBC's Al Sharpton about the importance of cutting the payroll tax cut in order to give a helping hand to America's economy and middle class families. 11/30/11
Senator Cardin and other Maryland political leaders speak about bullying.
Ben announces $1.7M for improvements to the Cheltenham Cemetery on Veterans Day of 2011
Ben celebrates the first major business expansion in the new Federal Center at Woodlawn Enterprise Zone in Balt
Senator Cardin speaks on the Senate Floor about creating jobs for return veterans.
Ben holds a health care jobs expo on the Eastern Shore to help Marylanders benefit from
Senator Cardin joins Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger announcing legislation that would help wounded military men & women and their families.
Ben announces Blackwater's 825 expansion that will protect and preserve wildlife and create jobs on Maryland's Eastern Shore
Senator Cardin takes to the Senate floor, urging Congress to pass job-creating legislation after Republicans block a bill that would've created millions of new jobs.
Ben talks the economy and his efforts to advance job-creating legislation in spite of GOP obstructionism.
Ben accepts an award from Oral Health America and the Dental Trade Alliance for his legislative efforts to fight oral health disparities, including his provision creating a guaranteed dental benefit in the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and his law elevating the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities to an Institute. 9/21/11
Senator Cardin urges America to stand by Israel and to oppose unilateral actions at the U.N. that bypass direct negotiations and jeopardize prospects for peace in the Middle East. Senate Floor speech, 9/20/11
Ben unveils bipartisan legislation at Kalkreuth Roofing in Frederick, Maryland that will help the struggling construction industry, create up to 40,000 new jobs nationwide, and increase energy efficiency. 9/19/11
Ben takes to the Senate floor to discuss the urgency of replenishing FEMA's Disaster Relief Fund, which assists Americans who've been adversely impacted by disaster.
Senator Cardin speaks about his efforts to build Harriet Tubman National Park in Maryland with her descendants and advocates during Harriet on the Hill Day, 9/14/11
Senator Cardin at a press conference with the ACLU and Rights Working Group on the End Racial Profiling Act that he plans on introducing in the Senate during Fall of 2011. 9/14/2011
CSPAN coverage of Senator Cardin holding a town hall meeting at the Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville, MD. He addresses seniors' questions and concerns about the the economy, healthcare, our deficit and other issues.
Ben praises the streamlining of the permitting process for oyster aquaculture in Maryland.
Ben visited Kool Smiles' clinic in District Heights to visit parents and children and thank Kool Smiles for their work in ensuring that Maryland children have access to dental care.
Ben talks to federal workers at the U.S. Census Bureau in Suitland, MD about the debt ceiling agreement, thanking them for sacrifices they have already made to reduce our deficit and reassuring them about protections against a further erosion of their compensation.
Ben reassures seniors of the Maryland/DC Alliance for Retired Americans that the budget deal has protections for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
Senator Cardin on the debt-ceiling vote in the Senate.
Senator Cardin updates Marylanders on the latest news on the debt ceiling crisis.
Senator Cardin speaks on the floor of the Senate about the failure of Congress to pass an FAA reauthorization bill.
Senator Ben Cardin talks about the debt ceiling in an interview on MSNBC.
Senator Cardin on the importance of working together on a bipartisan plan to raise the debt ceiling and get our deficits under control.
As August 2nd approaches, Senator Cardin speaks on the Senate floor about why it is so important to uphold the U.S.'s debt obligations, and the GOP's reckless cut, cap and balance proposals that would jeopardize our economy.
Senator Cardin joins Sen Mikulski, students and eight university presidents from institutions with significant minority populations to highlight the importance of Pell Grants the nation's economic prosperity.
Senator Cardin on the devastating consequences for our economy and the American people that would result from a failure to raise the debt ceiling in the United States.
Senator Cardin joined Senators Schumer, Begich and Coons to explain why the American people and our economy are depending on the debt ceiling to be raised, and the devastating consequences of failing to do so.
Cardin stands up for federal workers, who work tirelessly on behalf of the American people and have made huge sacrifices to help reduce the deficit.
Senator Cardin on how a credible plan to reduce the deficit should not just focus on cutting--it must also end wasteful special interest tax loopholes that cost taxpayers billions.
Cardin on why the Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad's (D-ND) budget plan is right for America, and more effective in reducing our deficit than Paul Ryan's plan.
As budget talks continue, Senator Cardin takes to the Senate floor to explain why raising the debt ceiling is a legal and moral imparative. 7/12/11.
Senator Cardin to Minority Leader Mitch McConell: Any credible budget agreement should eliminate wasteful subsidies for ethanol that cost taxpayers $2 billion each year and hurt our economy.
Senator Cardin speaks on the Senate floor about unanimous passage of his resolution reaffirming U.S. commitment to a negotiated settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations
Senator Cardin joins Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson in announcing the Urban Waters Initiative in Baltimore. 6/24/11.
Senator Cardin on why he sponsored a war powers resolution in support of limited U.S. action in Libya to protect civilians. The resolution would prohibit use of ground troops in Libya.
Senator Cardin kicks off "Health and Fitness" week with seniors at Riderwood Village in Silver Spring, MD. He talks about the importance of exercise, nutrition and other preventative measures in staying healthy and bringing down health care costs, and how the Affordable Care Act promotes prevention & wellness.
Ben tells Al Sharpton why eliminating Medicare is off the table in bipartisan budget negotiations, and shares his commitment to lowering healthcare costs, rather than simply shifting them to seniors.
Senator Cardin speaks to seniors at the Clark Senior Center in La Plata, MD about how Democrats kept Medicare solvent by reducing the cost of health care, not by simply shifting costs to seniors.
Senator Cardin on the importance of Medicare for women & seniors.
Senator Cardin meets with over 100 religious leaders in Baltimore to discuss job opportunities and economic empowerment. Josh DuBois of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnership also participated.
Ben Cardin is interviewed on MSNBC about his effort to end oil company subsidies.
Senator Cardin speaks at a press conference about a resolution condemning the violence in Syria and calling for more sanctions.
Senator Cardin praises the brave servicemembers and intelligence officers who carried out the mission to kill the 9/11 mastermind, Osama bin Laden
Senator Cardin leads a forum on federal programs that could help small business.
Senator Cardin chairs a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing at the Edward A. Garmatz Federal Building and United States Courthouse to highlight the need to improve safety and security at all federal courthouses.
Senator Cardin speaks at the National Institutes of Health about how the Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC) in helping bring jobs to Maryland.
Senator Cardin leads a health care career fair.
Senator Cardin on GOP Congressman Paul Ryan's budget plan, and how it does not provide a credible path to address America's deficit.
Senator Cardin on critical programs and funding that were maintained in the 2011 budget compromise.
Senator Cardin urges Democrats and Republicans to work together to avert a government shutdown, and lays out the consequences for failing to do so.
Senator Cardin announces the National Blue Alert Act at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 89 in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
Senator Cardin Praises Head Start
Coming Together to Tackle the Budget Deficit
Senator Cardin speaks to the Future Business Leaders of America at a high school in Howard County about volunteerism.
Senator Cardin speaks on the Senate floor about Iran's threat to global peace.
Senator Cardin was joined by Maryland business leaders who discussed their positive experiences working with Perez. Senator Cardin has been critical of the recent Republican pattern of obstructing President Obama’s nominations, including Tom Perez.
"I am pleased that the President has taken this first step in providing important public disaster relief for 17 Maryland counties and Baltimore City. The request for individual disaster relief is still pending and I will continue to work with the Governor and local officials to help ensure greater assistance for individuals and families affected by Hurricane Sandy.”
CARDIN CALLS SUPREME COURT RULING ON HEALTH CARE LAW THE BEST POSSIBLE DECISION FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
Ben introduces bill to create nationwide Blue Alert System for slain law enforcement officials.
Ben’s reaction to President Obama’s 2011 State of the Union Address
Ben recaps his meeting with then-SCOTUS nominee Elena Kagan.
Ben on the HIRE Act that provided tax relief to businesses hiring previously unemployed workers.
Ben praises Red Dress Sunday-a day when attention is focused on heart disease, particularly among African-American women in churches throughout Baltimore and Maryland.
Ben on the Farm Bill, which provides Maryland farmers with the resources they need stay economically viable while helping to improve the water quality of the Bay.