Press Releases & Statements

June 26, 2015

Cardin Statement on Obergefell v. Hodges Decision by the Supreme Court of the United States

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) issued the following statement: "The Supreme Court of the United States today reaffirmed that equality is an inherently American value that should not be denied or taken away from anyone. Love is love. The 14th Amendment to the Constitution guarantees the 'equal protection of the laws' to all people, and also provides that one's liberty cannot be deprived without 'due process of law.' The Supreme Court correctly interpreted these two provisions to… Continue Reading


June 25, 2015

Cardin Statement on Gov. Hogan’s Transportation Priorities Announcement

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), released the following statement on Maryland Governor Larry Hogan's announcement regarding how the state will fund transportation priorities: "With the federal government as a strong financial partner, Maryland must be willing to make bold investments in our transportation infrastructure, in order to create jobs and out compete other states in the region. Governor Hogan's… Continue Reading


June 25, 2015

Senator Cardin Statement on the Department of State 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the State Department's release of the annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: "The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, released today by the State Department, is an essential benchmark for assessing progress on human rights globally, and for holding governments accountable for human rights abuses. Often encountering severe r… Continue Reading


June 25, 2015

Cardin Statement on King v. Burwell Decision by the Supreme Court of the United States

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health Care, released the following statement on the Supreme Court's 6-3 decision in King v. Burwell: "The millions of Americans who finally can afford their health coverage because they are receiving federal help with their premiums can exhale at last. The Supreme Court has recognized rightly that Republican attempts to obstruct the Affordable Care Act by failing to set up state-run exchanges did no… Continue Reading


June 24, 2015

Three Cardin Bills Approved By Senate Finance Committee Support Patients and Improve Access to Health Care

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health Care, thanked his colleagues on the Senate Finance Committee for their bipartisan work Wednesday to advance three bills he has introduced to better protect seniors. The bills are designed to prevent patients from receiving unexpected bills for post-acute care in a skilled nursing facility; improve access to emergency psychiatric care for individuals with severe mental illness; and provide home- a… Continue Reading


June 24, 2015

Cardin Votes Against Stand-Alone TPA Measure

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after Senate passage of stand-alone Trade Promotion Authority (TPA): "I believe in delegating trade promotion authority to the President - President Obama and his successors - but we cannot leave the protection of workers' rights to hope and chance when we are negotiating these international agreements. We do not g… Continue Reading


June 24, 2015

Cardin Welcomes Committee Passage of Bipartisan, Six-Year Transportation Bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, today welcomed the committee's passage of a comprehensive, bipartisan transportation bill that provides approximately $275 billion for transportation infrastructure projects over the next six years. While acknowledging that much work remains in order for the measure to gain its final passage, Senator Cardin pointed to the bill's overall incre… Continue Reading


June 23, 2015

Senators Cardin and Cornyn Introduce Legislation Establishing an Interagency Hostage Recovery Coordinator

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), Senate Majority Whip introduced legislation today establishing an Interagency Hostage Recovery Coordinator, a newly established position designated to properly coordinate a unified government response to hostage situations and work to secure the release of all hostages held by terrorist groups. In addition to directing the federal government's response, t… Continue Reading


June 23, 2015

Cardin, Boozman & Tester Introduce Legislation Seeking to Improve Rural Drinking Water

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) have introduced the Water Supply Cost Savings Act, legislation that would provide cost-effective solutions to improve access to high quality drinking water in rural communities. "Wherever you live, all Americans deserve access to safe and clean drinking water. Having modern and reliable water infrastructure protects public health, conserves natural resources, saves energy and creates jobs," said Cardi… Continue Reading


June 23, 2015

Cardin Calls for Investigation, Action to Address Mortgage Industry Housing Discrimination in Minority Communities

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) along with a group of 13 senators have written a letter to federal housing, finance, and consumer protection regulators, calling for an investigation into potential violations of the Fair Housing Act by banks and lenders neglecting the maintenance of foreclosed homes in minority communities in favor of predominantly white communities. The letter asks the regulators to take appropriate actions to put a stop to any unequal treatment. In their letter… Continue Reading


June 23, 2015

Cardin Again Votes No on TPA Cloture

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after the latest cloture vote on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA): "With today's vote, the Republican leadership put worker protections at great risk, so I was unable to vote to move forward this legislation. "I have said from the outset of this debate that I believe it is important for Congress to pass TPA. Five hun… Continue Reading


June 23, 2015

Cardin Applauds Proposal to Cut Emissions by Medium and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), issued the following response after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a joint proposal to establish the next phase of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles: "Maryland is a leader in protecting clean air, sad… Continue Reading


June 23, 2015

Cardin Upbeat about Baltimore’s Recovery at Town Hall Meeting with City Business Leaders

BALTIMORE - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today joined members of the Carroll-Camden Business Association and Financial Executives International for a town hall meeting on a wide variety of issues, many of which were focused on the ongoing recovery of the city's business community following the recent civil unrest. Senator Cardin spoke in detail on the broad package of civil rights and law enforcement reforms, known as the "BALTIMORE Act," that he and Senator Barbara A. Mikulski introduced in … Continue Reading


June 23, 2015

Cardin Statement on Maryland Governor Larry Hogan

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin released the following statement on Maryland Governor Larry Hogan's announcement that he is battling cancer: "Those of us who have worked with Governor Larry Hogan know he is a fighter. I know the governor also enjoys the love of an amazing family. The Hogan family will be in my thoughts and prayers as they navigate this difficult time together. Governor Hogan should know that he has an entire state supporting him in his battle against this terrible disea… Continue Reading


June 19, 2015

Cardin Statement on Denial of FEMA Aid After Baltimore Unrest

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) issued the following after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) denied Governor Larry Hogan's request for a declaration of a major disaster for Baltimore following the unrest stemming from the death of Freddie Gray. In May, Senator Cardin and Team Maryland sent a letter to President Obama supporting Gov. Hogan's request. "We have seen the White House and many cabinet agencies reach out to Baltimore to help with the recovery efforts in t… Continue Reading


June 19, 2015

Cardin Statement on National Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month

BALTIMORE - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Finance Health Care Subcommittee, spoke recently on the floor of the United States Senate on the importance of National Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month. "Alzheimer's is a horrible disease that takes a high physical, financial, and emotional toll on the individuals diagnosed, as well as their loved ones. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Yet of the top ten fatal illnesses it is the only dis… Continue Reading


June 19, 2015

Cardin Statement Juneteenth 2015

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) issued the following statement recognizing Friday, June 19, 2015 as Juneteenth. This year, Juneteenth commemorates the 150th anniversary of the date on which slavery legally came to an end in the United States. Senator Cardin is a cosponsor of S.Res. 201, which was approved unanimously by the Senate and recognizes the significance of this sesquicentennial. "150 years ago today, from a balcony in Galveston, Texas, Major General Gordon Granger annou… Continue Reading


June 18, 2015

Cardin Statement on the Shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) released the following statement: "Words are inadequate to express the heartache of yet another mass shooting. Gun violence regularly takes far too many victims in Baltimore and other cities across the country, but to have a place of worship violated in such a hateful way is inexplicable. My prayers are with the Mother Emanuel AME Church, its congregants and the people of Charleston, South Carolina, at this difficult time. I appreciate the Department… Continue Reading


June 18, 2015

Cardin, Mikulski Introduce Legislative Package to Restore Community Trust in Baltimore and Nationwide

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (Both D-Md.) have announced the introduction of legislation designed to address many of the core issues that have led to an erosion of trust among communities and law enforcement. S. 1610, officially named the "BALTIMORE Act," would help communities nationwide by "Building And Lifting Trust In order to Multiply Opportunities and Racial Equality" (BALTIMORE). "It's finally time that we took comprehensive steps to restore hope and trus… Continue Reading


June 18, 2015

Cardin Statement on Ramadan

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee issued the following statement on the occasion of Ramadan. "Ramadan is marked by a period of fasting and self-reflection, a time defined by prayer, service, and charity. These are universal values, embraced by communities of all faiths and religions. Families across Maryland, throughout the United States, and around the world are now gathering daily to observe this holy month. Throughout this … Continue Reading

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Page 85 Page 86 Page 87 Page 88 Page 89 Page 90 Page 91 Page 92 Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 96 Page 97 Page 98 Page 99 Page 100 Page 101 Page 102 Page 103 Page 104 Page 105 Page 106 Page 107 Page 108 Page 109 Page 110 Page 111 Page 112 Page 113 Page 114 Page 115 Page 116 Page 117 Page 118 Page 119 Page 120 Page 121 Page 122 Page 123 Page 124 Page 125 Page 126 Page 127 Page 128 Page 129 Page 130 Page 131 Page 132 Page 133 Page 134 Page 135 Page 136 Page 137 Page 138 Page 139 Page 140 Page 141 Page 142 Page 143 Page 144 Page 145 Page 146 Page 147 Page 148 Page 149 Page 150 Page 151 Page 152 Page 153 Page 154 Page 155 Page 156 Page 157 Page 158 Page 159 Page 160 Page 161 Page 162 Page 163 Page 164 Page 165 Page 166 Page 167 Page 168 Page 169 Page 170 Page 171 Page 172 Page 173 Page 174 Page 175 Page 176 Page 177 Page 178 Page 179 Page 180 Page 181 Page 182 Page 183 Page 184 Page 185 Page 186 Page 187 Page 188 Page 189 Page 190 Page 191 Page 192 Page 193 Page 194 Page 195 Page 196 Page 197 Page 198 Page 199 Page 200 Page 201 Page 202 Page 203 Page 204 Page 205 Page 206 Page 207 Page 208 Page 209 Page 210 Page 211 Page 212 Page 213 Page 214 Page 215 Page 216 Page 217 Page 218 Page 219 Page 220 Page 221 Page 222 Page 223 Page 224 Page 225 Page 226 Page 227 Page 228 Page 229 Page 230 Page 231 Page 232 Page 233 Page 234 Page 235 Page 236 Page 237 Page 238 Page 239 Page 240 Page 241 Page 242 Page 243 Page 244 Page 245 Page 246 Page 247 Page 248 Page 249 Page 250 Page 251 Page 252 Page 253 Page 254 Page 255 Page 256 Page 257 Page 258 Page 259
Showing page   of 259