Press Releases & Statements

November 13, 2014

Cardin, Bipartisan, Bicameral Group of Legislators Announces Bill to Support Hong Kong’s Freedom and Democracy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chairman of the East Asia and Pacific Subcommittee and Ranking Member Marco Rubio (R-FL) were joined by the Congressional-Executive Commission on China chair U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and co-chair U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-4) along with Roger Wicker (R-MS), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and U.S. Representatives Dan Lipinski (IL-3), Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA-12), and Frank Wolf (VA-10) introducing of the H… Continue Reading


November 12, 2014

Cardin Statement on Historic U.S.-China Climate Agreement

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs and the Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife, released the following statement on the agreement between the United States and China to reduce carbon emissions: "Climate change is real and we are seeing the impacts from Baltimore to Beijing and across the globe. American leadership and innovation, coupled with international cooperatio… Continue Reading


November 12, 2014

Cardin Statement on the Passing of Judge Edgar Silver

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) released the following statement mourning the passing of Judge Edgar Silver. "I was deeply saddened by the passing of Edgar Silver. He was a loyal friend, valued mentor and trusted advisor, not only to me but also to my family for many years. Judge Silver was well known for possessing a sharp legal and legislative mind. He was equally renowned for having an incredibly kind heart. He had the rare ability to transcend generations and connect with pe… Continue Reading


November 10, 2014

Cardin Offers Birthday Greetings to the U.S. Marine Corps

BALTIMORE - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) issued the following statement to commemorate the founding of United States Marine Corps, which occurred on November 10, 1775. "In honor of the U.S. Marine Corps' birthday, I want to offer my most sincere thanks to Marines past and present. For 239 years the Marine Corps and Marine Corps families have made innumerable sacrifices in defense of our nation," Senator Cardin said. On November 10th, 1775, the Second Continental Congress established t… Continue Reading


November 09, 2014

Cardin Statement on Bae and Miller release

BALTIMORE - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia and Pacific Affairs, made the following remarks on the release of American citizens Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller who had been held by the DPRK. "Welcome home to Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller. Their release from the DPRK was long overdue and very welcome. As Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs, I have followed both cases closely and have long urged for their releas… Continue Reading


November 07, 2014

Cardin, Rubio Urge President Obama to Press China On Human Rights During Visit

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) today urged President Barack Obama to raise the issue of human rights and the need for political reform with President Xi Jinping during his visit to China next week. In a letter to President Obama, Cardin and Rubio, the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs, respectively, expressed concern over the Chinese government's emphasis on "authoritarian cont… Continue Reading


November 07, 2014

Cardin Statement Honoring the Selflessness, Valor and Service of U.S. Military Veterans

As America renews its commitment to honoring the millions of courageous men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces, we applaud the innumerable sacrifices that they and their loved ones have made for this great country. Whether on the front lines or the home front, their contributions to protecting our freedom cannot be overstated. We honor and appreciate their service and dedication on this Veterans Day, and on every day of the year. Our nation's debt to our veterans does not end… Continue Reading


November 05, 2014

Cardin Statement on the 2014 Election Results

BALTIMORE - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) issued the following statement. Senator Cardin is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations, Environment and Public Works, Finance and Small Business and Entrepreneurship committees. "I believe that elections have consequences. While some may predict further gridlock and political polarization with a Congress led by one party and the President of another, I firmly believe we must find a way to work together on the issues of most importance to the Ameri… Continue Reading


November 05, 2014

Cardin, Mikulski Announce Federal Grant for New Snow Plow in Carroll County

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDARD) has awarded a $37,500 grant to the town of Union Bridge in Carroll County for a one-ton plow and dump truck to be used as a public works vehicle and snow plow. "Rural Marylanders deserve to have roads that are smooth in the summer and clear in the winter, and this federal grant will help ensure that those who live in western Carroll Cou… Continue Reading


October 30, 2014

Cardin Hires Medical Doctor Beth Vrabel as Health Policy Advisor, Environmental Communications Vet Tim Zink as Press Secretary

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin announced that Dr. Beth Vrabel has joined his Capitol staff as Health Policy Advisor. In this role, she will serve as the senior advisor to the senator on all aspects of health care policy and implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Dr. Vrabel fills the vacancy left by former Policy Director Priscilla Ross. Also recently joining Team Cardin is Tim Zink, who serves as Press Secretary. Mr. Zink is based at Senator Cardin's primary state office in Baltimore. … Continue Reading


October 30, 2014

Cardin Statement On Anonymous Insults Of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement in response to an article in The Atlantic citing anonymous sources criticizing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "Outlandish remarks made by anonymous sources leave scars that mask the truth of America's relationship with Israel: we have no greater ally in the Middle East. The truth is what President Obama says and does when he stands with Israel, its … Continue Reading


October 28, 2014

Cardin, Mikulski Applaud Federal Grant to UMD to Study the Cause of Intersex Fish in Chesapeake Bay Watershed

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today welcomed news of a $238,055 grant from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to the University of Maryland (UMD) for a study designed to deepen our understanding of the factors behind the intersex fish that have been documented throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed and the safety of America's drinking water supplies. The UMD researchers will explore the source and effects of gestagens - natural and synthetic contracep… Continue Reading


October 27, 2014

Cardin, Mikulski, Ruppersberger, Sarbanes, State Officials And Fort Meade Leaders Announce $10 Million In Federal Funds To Decrease Congestion At Fort Meade By Widening MD 175

BALTIMORE - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski together with Representatives C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.), Secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation James T. Smith, Jr., Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman, State Senator James "Ed" DeGrange, Sr., Fort Meade Garrison Commander Colonel Brian Foley and BWI Partnership Chairman Gene Condon today at a press conference at Fort Meade announced $10,000,000 in … Continue Reading


October 24, 2014

Cardin, Mikulski Announce More Than $7.3 Million In Federal Funds To Upgrade Critical Water And Wastewater Infrastructure In Kent County

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced Kent County and the Town of Galena have been awarded $7,308,000 in federal funds through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development to upgrade critical water and wastewater infrastructure. "Investing in Kent County's water and wastewater infrastructure is the right thing to do for public health, for the health of the Chesapeake Bay and to save energy, but it also creates local jobs and su… Continue Reading


October 22, 2014

Cardin, Edwards and Anne Arundel Small Businesses Talk About Support Needed for Regional Growth

GAMBRILLS, Md. - U. S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, and U.S. Representative Donna F. Edwards (Md.-04) today joined a roundtable organized by the West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce on the challenges and opportunities that face local small businesses. Senator Cardin and Representative Edwards shared their perspectives and heard from about 30 area small business owners, as well as representatives from the Small Business … Continue Reading


October 15, 2014

Cardin Lauds WTO Ruling Against India’s Ban on U.S. Chickens

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and the Environment and Public Works Committee, released the following statement upon news that the United States had won a major victory at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in its challenge to India's ban on U.S. products, including chickens and eggs. "The best poultry in the world is raised right here in Maryland. Ensuring that our poultry producers have complete access to the global foo… Continue Reading


October 15, 2014

Cardin, Mikulski Announce $62 Million In Federal Energy Assistance Funding For Low-Income Maryland Families

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced that $62 million in federal energy assistance funds will be available to Maryland families struggling to pay their heating bills this winter through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). In fiscal year 2013, Maryland LIHEAP provided 113,787 households with LIHEAP financial assistance. "We cannot leave the most vulnerable Maryland families in the dark and cold. This federal funding is goo… Continue Reading


October 14, 2014

Cardin Showcases Worldwide Educational Opportunities Available at University of Maryland University College

LARGO, Md. - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today visited with students at the University of Maryland University College Academic Center at Largo, home of the largest public university in the nation that is helping to make a four-year education more affordable, especially for our military members and their families. UMUC encourages hybrid education, which mixes classroom and online courses, as students' schedules allow. While at the Academic Center at Largo, Senator Cardin participated in a vid… Continue Reading


October 13, 2014

Cardin Birthday Greetings for the U.S. Navy

Baltimore, Md. - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), issued the following to commemorate the United States Navy's Birthday, which is Monday, October 13: "In honor of the U.S. Navy's birthday, I want to thank all the sailors who have served and are serving, as well as their families, for the untold sacrifices they have made in the name of protecting our nation and defending freedom, democracy and stability around the world. I stand in appreciation of their ability, dedication and courage. Former… Continue Reading


October 08, 2014

Cardin, Mikulski, Cummings, Ruppersberger and Sarbanes Write DOJ in Support of an Investigation of BPD

We urge your Department to conduct this investigation expeditiously and take the steps necessary to help restore public confidence in the Baltimore City Police Department." WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski, as well as the U.S. Representatives for Baltimore Elijah E. Cummings, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and John P. Sarbanes (All D-Md.), have written to Attorney General Eric Holder to officially voice their support for a federal investigation into allegations of bru… Continue Reading

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