Press Releases & Statements

November 24, 2014

Cardin Urges Marylanders to Participate in “Small Business Saturday”

BALTIMORE - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, is urging consumers to shop at local, independently owned businesses on the 5th annual "Small Business Saturday" - the Saturday between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Senator Cardin recently cosponsored a resolution (S. Res. 548), which designated November 29, 2014 as "Small Business Saturday". "Small Business Saturday gives Americans the chance to support small, independently own… Continue Reading


November 24, 2014

Cardin: Congress Must Fix the Renewable Fuel Standard

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, issues the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement that "it will not be finalizing 2014 applicable percentage standards under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program before the end of 2014": "The EPA continues to be faced with having to administer what amounts to an unworkable statute when it comes to Renewable Fuel Standard. … Continue Reading


November 20, 2014

Cardin on Immigration Reform: The House of Representatives Should Vote on the Senate-Passed Comprehensive Bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement in response to President Barack Obama's speech to the nation on steps his administration will be taking on immigration. "Comprehensive immigration reform is long overdue. No matter what side of this debate you are on, most of us agree that America's immigration system is badly broken. What we need is a balanced immigration system that is fair. Border prote… Continue Reading


November 18, 2014

Cardin Disappointed the Senate was Blocked from Considering Reforms to the Flawed FISA Law

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) issued the following statement after the Senate was blocked Tuesday from beginning debate on the USA Freedom Act, which reforms FISA: "I am disappointed that Senate Republicans filibustered legislation that would have made critical reforms to our nation's surveillance laws by protecting our nation against terrorist attacks while safeguarding civil liberties. The USA FREEDOM Act would have ended the bulk collection program of the National Security A… Continue Reading


November 18, 2014

Cardin Condemns Terrorist Attack in Jerusalem

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement on the terror attack in Jerusalem that killed three Americans and one Briton: "The senseless targeting of innocent civilians has to be stopped; it is unacceptable under any circumstances. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those killed and injured in the Jerusalem attack, as well as the people of Israel, who have endured far too many of these… Continue Reading


November 18, 2014

Cardin Lauds Passage of Mikulski Child Care Bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) praised Senate passage of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG). He offered the following remarks to congratulate his fellow Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski, S. 1086's lead sponsor, on the passage of this bipartisan legislation: "I'm proud that we were able to come together to reauthorize a successful program that will increase the safety of our children and make significant improvements to our current child care programs. Senator M… Continue Reading


November 18, 2014

Cardin Votes Against Extending the Keystone XL Pipeline

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), a senior member of the Environment and Public Works and Foreign Relations committees, issued the following statement Tuesday after the vote against a measure to authorize an extension of the Keystone XL pipeline. "We should never allow politics to override the rule of law, science and the health and safety of our communities. This debate was about giving a competitive advantage for the shipping of the world's dirtiest oil from Canada through the U… Continue Reading


November 17, 2014

Cardin Discusses College Affordability at Anne Arundel Community College

BALTIMORE - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), today visited Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) for a roundtable discussion on the increasing cost of higher education nationwide. Senator Cardin spoke with students, College President Dawn Lindsay and financial aid officers about the financial hardships faced by students at AACC. Americans of all ages hold a combined $1 trillion in student loans, a sum greater than that of credit card debt. "There are very few families in America who can af… Continue Reading


November 17, 2014

Persistent Anti-Semitism In OSCE Region Threatens Security And Stability, Says U.S. Helsinki Commission

WASHINGTON-Ten years after the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) adopted the Berlin Declaration on Anti-Semitism, which outlined concrete measures to fight anti-Semitism in the OSCE region, leaders from the United States joined their counterparts from other OSCE participating States at an anniversary conference to discuss challenges posed by contemporary anti-Semitism. High-level government representatives and political leaders at last week's event in Berlin highligh… Continue Reading


November 17, 2014

Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act Of 2014

Mr. President, I rise in support of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) reauthorization bill, S. 1086, which is now pending before the Senate. I urge my colleagues to pass this legislation, which would send it to the President for his signature. I want to congratulate my colleagues, Senator Mikulski for her leadership on this bill, and Senator Harkin, Senator Alexander, and Senator Burr. This reauthorization has truly been a bipartisan effort and illustrative of the Senate HELP … Continue Reading


November 14, 2014

Cardin Applauds Labor Rights Initiative in Myanmar

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chairman of the East Asian and Pacific Affairs Subcommittee, released the following statement in response to the launch of the Initiative to Promote Fundamental Labor Rights and Practices in Myanmar by The Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the United States of America, Japan, Denmark and the International Labour Organization (ILO): "Good governance, labor rights, and successful trade relations are inextricably linked. The United States sets the … Continue Reading


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

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