Press Releases & Statements

September 18, 2019

Cardin, Democrats Oppose Labor Department Proposal to Create Duplicative, Lower-Quality Unregistered Apprenticeships

WASHINGTON - Forty-five Democratic Senators, including U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) sent a letter to Acting Secretary Patrick Pizzella opposing the Labor Department's recent proposal to undermine the highly effective and widely supported registered apprenticeship program. The proposed rule would create duplicative, unnecessary, and lower-quality "industry-recognized apprenticeship programs" (IRAPs), that would not provide the same crucial benefits and protections as long-established registere… Continue Reading


September 18, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen Applaud $50,000 for American Legion Dorchester Post 91

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) applauded the awarding of $50,000 in federal funds for the American Legion Dorchester Post No. 91 in Cambridge, Md. The funding, provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Economic Impact Initiative Grants program, will be used to purchase new furnishings and equipment for the Post, to replace those damaged by a fire in 2016. "Post 91 serves as a great resource to local Veterans and the greater Camb… Continue Reading


September 17, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Call on CSX to Prioritize Repairs to Cumberland Bridges

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, Senator Chris Van Hollen, a member of the Environment and Public Works and Appropriations committees, and Congressman David Trone, who represents Allegany County (All D-Md.) are asking CSX to take responsibility for repairs to bridges in Cumberland that have created safety risks and impeded traffic. "Cumberland and CSX share a close and interconnected history … Continue Reading


September 16, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen, Raskin Announce over $760,000 for Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment in Montgomery County

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Representative Jamie Raskin (all D-Md.) announced $760,875 in federal funding for volunteer fire departments in Montgomery County. The funding includes $536,195 for the Montgomery County Volunteer Fire-Rescue Association and $244,680 for the Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Department to support their volunteer recruitment and training efforts. The funding was awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Staffing fo… Continue Reading


September 13, 2019

Cardin, Brown Visit Child Development Center at Joint Base Andrews After President Trump Cut Funding for New Facility

rince George's County, Md. - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and Congressman Anthony G. Brown (Both D-Md.) toured the oldest child care center at Joint Base Andrews on Friday. The center, built in 1941, has endured sewage backup, heating/ventilation/air conditioning failures, and both mold and pest management issues. Portions of the facility are off limits due to roof leaks that have created multiple hazards. The child care center was scheduled to be replaced with a larger, more secure and modern facili… Continue Reading


September 13, 2019

Cardin, Bipartisan Senators Urge UAE To Live Up To Their U.N. Funding Commitment To Prevent Thousands Of Deaths In Yemen

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) a senior member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Friday joined a bipartisan group of 7 senators in calling on Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates to fulfill his country's $750 million commitment to the United Nations to help fund critical programs aimed at alleviating the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. In the letter, the members warn that critical programs that provide vaccinations, food, fuel, and medicine … Continue Reading


September 13, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Urge Transportation Secretary Chao to Extend Essential Air Service at Hagerstown Regional Airport

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, Senator Chris Van Hollen, a member of the Environment and Public Works and Appropriations Committees, and Congressman David Trone (All D-Md.) have written to U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, asking her to reconsider the recent "contradictory and shortsighted" notice that Hagerstown Regional Airport (HGR) would lose its Essential Air Service (EAS) fund… Continue Reading


September 12, 2019

Cardin, Collins Applaud the Passage of Resolution to Recognize Direct Support Professionals in Health Care

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) led the Senate this week in recognizing the contribution of Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) to the nation's health care system. Their resolution, S.Res. 312, was introduced as part of National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week (September 8-14), which honors those who provide home and community-based health services to the chronically ill, seniors, and those living with a disability. With the help of direct … Continue Reading


September 12, 2019

Cardin Responds to Trump Rulemaking that Puts Public Water At Risk

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), the top Democrat on the Environment and Public Works Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration's final action to eviscerate the Clean Water Rule. "Clean, safe water is a right of every person in this country. The 2015 Clean Water Rule recognized the necessity of protecting our nation's small streams, wetlands, and other critical waters, including those that help supply publ… Continue Reading


September 12, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Announce More than $395,000 for Allegany County Maker Space

WASHINGTON ­­- U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced more than $395,000 in federal funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for the Western Maryland Works (WMW) Allegany County Maker Space. The new Cumberland center will house training programs in advanced manufacturing and other sectors, office space for selected start-ups, a collaborative work space for the community, and classes taught by Small Business Deve… Continue Reading


September 11, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen Laud Final Confirmation of U.S. District Court Judge for Maryland

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) praised the long-awaited confirmation of U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephanie Gallagher to fill the vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. Judge Gallagher will occupy the seat previously held by Judge William D. Quarles, Jr., who announced his retirement effective February 2016. The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts previously declared this Maryland seat as a judicial emergency based on the length… Continue Reading


September 11, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen, Sarbanes, Raskin, Trone Announce $50K for Montgomery County MLK Day of Service

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen John Sarbanes, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) announce the recent award of $50,000 for Montgomery County's Volunteer Center through the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency responsible for volunteering and service programs. The grant will support the Volunteer Center, which is a part of the County's Office of Community Partnerships, in engaging 3,000 volunteers on next year'… Continue Reading


September 11, 2019

Cardin Statement on the Anniversary of 9/11

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) released the following statement to commemorate the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States. "September 11, 2001 is etched in my memory forever. Like so many others, I will always remember the sights, the sounds and the feelings I experienced on that day with the horror of terrorists hitting the World Trade Center and Pentagon, and then Flight 93 going down in a field in Shanksville, Pa. It seems like yesterd… Continue Reading


September 10, 2019

Cardin, Collins Bill to Protect America's Scenic Byways Passed by Congress

WASHINGTON - Following passage in the Senate Monday night, legislation authored by U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) to protect and promote America's scenic roadways is headed to the White House to be signed into law. The Reviving America's Scenic Byways Act of 2019 (S. 349), which was introduced in February and was approved by the Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) in June, would restart the dormant designation process for the National Scenic Byways Program… Continue Reading


September 10, 2019

Cardin, Cardin Announce over $407,000 for Water Witch Fire Company in Cecil County

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) announced $407,142 in federal funding for the Water Witch Fire Company in Port Deposit, Md. The funding, awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program, will be used to purchase 48 complete sets of turn-out gear and spare bottles and to replace the Company's air cylinder/compressor which is used for refilling oxygen tanks. "The availability of the best tools for our … Continue Reading


September 06, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Announce over $47,000 for Midland Volunteer Fire Company

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman David Trone (all D-Md.) announced $47,587 in federal funding for the Midland Volunteer Fire Company. The funding, awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program, will be used to replace hydraulic rescue tools that are 40 years old. "The availability of the best tools for our first responders is a matter of life and death - for them and for the people they regular… Continue Reading


September 05, 2019

Maryland Lawmakers Urge Appropriators to Boost Capital Funding for NIH After National Academy of Sciences Study

WASHINGTON - U.S Senator Ben Cardin and Senator Chris Van Hollen, with Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (All D-Md.) are calling on Senate and House appropriators to follow the recommendations laid out in a recent study by the National Academy of Sciences that calls for $1.3 billion -- $700 million urgently - to upgrade older facilities at the National Institutes of Health Bethesda campus. "The r… Continue Reading


September 05, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen, Sarbanes Announce Over $103,000 for the Annapolis Fire Department

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) announced $103,964 in federal funding for the Annapolis Fire Department. The funding, awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program, will be used to purchase seven automated chest compression units. Chest compression units, which administer chest compressions in place of manual CPR, are a critical tool for first responders assisting a pat… Continue Reading


September 03, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen, Cummings, Hoyer Announce Over $116,000 for Economic Development Program at the University of Maryland/Morgan State University

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Representatives Elijah E. Cummings and Steny Hoyer (all D-Md.) announced $116,667 in federal funding for the University Center Economic Development Program at the University of Maryland and Morgan State University Joint Center for Economic Development. The funding, awarded through the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA), will be used to provide the program with research tools and technical assistan… Continue Reading


August 30, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen, Cummings Announce $2.8 Million for Environmental Workforce Training at UMBC

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (all D-Md.) announced $2,822,789 in federal funding for an innovative environmental workforce training program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). The funding, provided through the National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) program, invests in the next generation of scientists by implementing a thesis-master's program focusing on Chesapeake Bay's socio-ecological challeng… Continue Reading

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