Press Releases & Statements

January 26, 2015

Cardin Statement on Amendments to Keystone XL Bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, called on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to uphold his promise to return the Senate to 'regular order' and allow reasonable debate of Democratic amendments to a bill that would authorize the Keystone XL northern leg. "It is disappointing that just over three weeks onto the new Congress, the new leader has lapsed to setting arbitrary deadlines to cut off even the most token of debate o… Continue Reading


January 22, 2015

Cardin Statement on the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) released the following statement on the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision of Roe v. Wade. "Empowering women is one of the most important things we can do for the future of our country. Core to this is the constitutional right women have to make their own choices about their own health and well-being. I have always supported the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, which codified this essential right to privacy. We must allow wom… Continue Reading


January 21, 2015

Cardin Seeks to Roll Back the Dangers of Citizens United

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) marked the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission by calling on his colleagues to take steps to rein in nearly unlimited campaign contributions from special interests and corporations. "Citizens United was one of the worst decisions handed down by the Supreme Court in recent memory and will only corrode the integrity of our democracy the longer it is on the books," said Senator Cardin. "Ne… Continue Reading


January 21, 2015

Cardin Urges Colleagues to Heed President Obama’s Call to Combat Climate Change, Expand Clean Energy

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, praised President Obama for sharing the facts about climate change with the country during his State of the Union address on Tuesday evening. "I agree, Mr. President, it does not take a scientist to know that something dangerous is happening to our climate when we've just experienced 14 or the 15 warmest years on record," said Senator Cardin. "President Obama is absolutely corr… Continue Reading


January 21, 2015

Cardin, Mikulski Announce Additional $6.2 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 Maryland will receive an additional $6.2 million in federal energy assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to help families with modest incomes stay warm this winter. This brings Maryland's total to $68.3 million in federal funds and is made possible through the recently-passed Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015 law. "We cannot leave th… Continue Reading


January 21, 2015

Cardin Says Congress Should Work With the President to Ensure Hard-Working American Families Are a Priority During Our Economic Recovery

WASHINGTON - In response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) issued the following statement. Video is available here. Senator Cardin's guest for the President's speech was Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh (R). "President Obama is right to be concerned that our economic recovery is not reaching all working- and middle-income families. I agree with him that while America's economy has been showing signs of strength, too many familie… Continue Reading


January 16, 2015

Cardin Reflections on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2015

BALTIMORE, Md. - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), issued the following statement in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which is commemorated on Monday, January 19, 2015: "A true patriot, symbolic of the highest ideals of American and human virtue, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has rightfully been honored with a federal holiday for the last 25 years. Dr. King was famous for having a dream, but what made him remarkable was his drive towards making his dream into a reality, for which he ul… Continue Reading


January 16, 2015

Cardin, Cummings, Sarbanes Join Agricultural Leaders, Conservationists in Applauding First Grants to Chesapeake Bay Watershed from New Farm Bill Program

WOODSTOCK, Md. - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Representatives Elijah E. Cummings and John Sarbanes (All D-Md.), U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Chief Jason Weller, Maryland Agriculture Secretary "Buddy" Hance and prominent conservation organizations today assembled at the Howard County Conservancy to celebrate the inaugural round of Chesapeake Bay conservation funding administered under a new Farm Bill program. Speaking at the Gudelsky Environmental E… Continue Reading


January 15, 2015

Team Maryland Urges Support for Red and Purple Line Projects

Team Maryland Urges Support for Red and Purple Line Projects "The entire Baltimore and Greater Washington area Congressional Delegations have fought hard to ensure that federal funds are available to support the Red and Purple Lines." Washington, D.C. (Jan. 15, 2015)-Today, Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski, and Representatives Elijah E. Cummings, Steny H. Hoyer, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, Chris Van Hollen, John P. Sarbanes, Donna F. Edwards, and John K. Delaney (all D-MD) joine… Continue Reading


January 15, 2015

Cardin, Mikulski, Delaney Announce $62,000 for Telehealth Program in Garrett County

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski, together with U.S. Representative John Delaney (all D-Md.) today announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded a $62,000 federal grant to the Garrett County Memorial Hospital (GCMH) to fund a telehealth program that will improve the community's access to specialty medical services. The new telehealth units will help connect seniors, kids and families in Western Maryland with quality specialized health care in t… Continue Reading


January 14, 2015

Cardin Hails the Start of New Farm Bill Funding to Help Maryland Farmers Improve the Health of the Chesapeake Bay

BALTIMORE, Md. -- U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, lauded the announcement today by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack of new conservation grants to support the health of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed region. In total, Secretary Vilsack announced funding for 115 high-impact projects nationwide that will receive more than $370 million in Federal funding as part of the new USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). … Continue Reading


January 13, 2015

Cardin, Schatz Introduce Legislation to Give Federal Workers a Well-Deserved Raise

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawai'i) today introduced legislation to provide a 3.8 percent pay raise to federal workers in calendar year 2016. Federal employees have lost over a billion dollars in salary and benefits due to sequestration and a three-year pay freeze from January 2011 to December 2013. "We have continued to place an increasing burden on federal workers, who now represent the lowest percentage of the total American workforce in the thre… Continue Reading


January 13, 2015

Cardin Issues Statement on Washington Metro Passenger Fatality, Hospitalizations

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today released the following statement on Monday's fatal Metro incident, the latest safety failure of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). "I was deeply saddened to hear the news of Monday's electrical systems malfunction on the Yellow Line that killed one passenger and hospitalized more than 80 others. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those affected by the tragedy. A daily commute or tourist visit to our Nation… Continue Reading


January 13, 2015

Cardin, Portman, Larson and Tiberi Unite to Remove Bad Actors from CMS Bidding Process

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio), both members of the Senate Finance Committee, and Reps John Larson (D-CT-01), and Pat Tiberi (R-OH-12), both members of the House Ways and Means Committee, have introduced joint legislation to protect seniors and those who rely on durable medical equipment, prosthetic and orthotic devices, and supplies from predatory business practices. The Medicare Competitive Bidding Improvement Act (MCBIA), S.148, would ensure … Continue Reading


January 08, 2015

Cardin Statement on Senator Barbara Boxer’s Retirement

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, released the following statement after the announcement that Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Chairwoman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, would not seek reelection in 2016: "I am proud to call Barbara Boxer a good friend and colleague. She has dedicated her career to serving the people of California and she has never been afraid to stand up and fight for what is right. … Continue Reading


January 08, 2015

Cardin, Wyden Introduce Legislation to Help Protect Consumers from Fraudulent Tax Preparers

WASHINGTON - Senator Ben Cardin, (D-Md.), and Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member, Ron (Wyden, D-Ore.), today unveiled legislation that provides the Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) explicit authority to regulate paid tax return preparers. With nearly half of all Americans turning to others to prepare their tax filings each year, this bill requires that preparers demonstrate competency in preparing tax returns, claims for refund and related documents. "Ou… Continue Reading


January 08, 2015

Cardin Meets with Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) met Thursday with current United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta E. Lynch, nominee for Attorney General. "As America's top lawyer, the Attorney General plays a pivotal role in finding the appropriate balance between protecting the safety and security of our nation and protecting the civil rights of our citizens. I was impressed with Ms. Lynch's background and legal expertise. I look forward to following her confirmatio… Continue Reading


January 08, 2015

Cardin Statement on Terrorism Risk Insurance Renewal

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, issued the following statement after the Senate passage of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA): "The renewal of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) is crucial for businesses across Maryland and our nation. Congress is acting to prevent disruptions that could have exposed these businesses to unpredictable premium increases and created a major obstacle for obtaining new project financing. The damag… Continue Reading


January 08, 2015

Cardin, Mikulski Cosponsor Bipartisan Senate Resolution Thanking Pope Francis for His Role in the Release of Marylander Alan Gross, Improved Relations with Cuba

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (Both D-Md.), along with Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), and Susan Collins (R-Maine) today introduced a resolution commending Pope Francis for his leadership in helping to secure the release of Alan Gross, and for working with the governments of the United States and Cuba to achieve a more positive relationship. "I join with people of all faiths in praising Pope Francis… Continue Reading


January 08, 2015

Cardin Supports Federal Investigation of Bombing of NAACP Office

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), released the following statement in support of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) joining the investigation of an explosive device that detonated outside an office of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in Colorado Springs. "I am relieved that no one was injured in what has been determined to have been a deliberate attempt to detonate explos… 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
Showing page   of 251