Press Releases & Statements

April 02, 2015

Cardin Decries Terrorist Attack on Kenyan College Students

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Special Representative on Anti-Semitism, Racism, and Intolerance for Organization Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly, released the following statement regarding today's terrorist attack on the Garissa University College, in northeast Kenya: "No religion condones the murder of innocents. The targeting of students, whose only crime was seeking an education, sho… Continue Reading


April 01, 2015

Cardin Statement on Senator Bob Menendez

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee since he joined the Senate in January 2007, issued the following statement: "Senator Bob Menendez has made significant contributions to America's global leadership and national security as Chairman and, most recently, as Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. As the legal process moves forward, I encourage everyone to allow Senator Menendez all of the rights to which he is enti… Continue Reading


April 01, 2015

Cardin Leads Effort to Increase Funding for Holocaust Survivor Assistance Fund

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, is urging Senate appropriators to increase assistance to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) so that the federal government can better support American Holocaust Survivors and their families. In a letter addressed to Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman, Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Cardin and … Continue Reading


March 31, 2015

Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change Leads Letter Supporting International Climate Talks

WASHINGTON - As the Obama Administration prepares to release its greenhouse gas reduction commitment for the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Paris, the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change is today leading more than 100 Members of Congress on a letter supporting President Obama's international climate efforts. Bicameral Task Force co-chairs Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill,), Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), … Continue Reading


March 31, 2015

Cardin, Graham, Fraternal Order of Police Laud Judiciary Committee Passage of “National Blue Alert” Law

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) joined the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) in praising the Senate Judiciary Committee for quickly passing S. 665, The Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu National Blue Alert Act of 2015. The newly introduced legislation would create a nationwide alert system to apprehend violent criminals who have injured or killed police officers, and also would initiate alerts when imminent or credible threats of harm are made against law enfo… Continue Reading


March 31, 2015

Cardin, Collins, Warner, Wicker to Obama: Continue to Stand by Israel at the United Nations

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Co-Chairman of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, sent a letter to President Barack Obama Monday opposing efforts to bypass direct negotiations and impose peace terms on Israel at the United Nations (UN) and … Continue Reading


March 30, 2015

Cardin Children’s Dental Health Amendment Included in Senate FY2016 Budget

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a longtime advocate for pediatric dental coverage and member of the Senate Finance Health Care Subcommittee, issued the following statement after his amendment relating to pediatric oral health was included in the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 11). Amendment 364 establishes a deficit-neutral reserve fund to improve oral health care for children and pregnant women under Medicaid. "Tooth decay is the single most common chronic ch… Continue Reading


March 30, 2015

Cardin, Wicker Bolster ‘Magnitsky Act’ Sanctions

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin, D-Md. and Roger Wicker, R-Miss., were successful in adding a joint amendment to the recently passed Budget Resolution that would expand the "Magnitsky Act's" sanctions on the financial activities and travel of individuals who violate human rights. The "Magnitsky Act," which became law in 2012, placed congressional sanctions on Russian officials responsible for the death of Sergei Magnitsky, an outspoken critic of the Vladimir Putin regime. "Standing… Continue Reading


March 30, 2015

Cardin Statement on Democratic Leader Harry Reid’s Retirement Announcement

BALTIMORE - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding Senator Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) retirement announcement: "I look forward to fighting side-by-side with Harry Reid for the next 22 months on behalf of working families across our country. Harry is one of the best legislators there is, and he gets things done. He has the toughest job in the Senate, but has produced real results by uniting the Senate Democratic Caucus to pass landmark pieces of legislation that… Continue Reading


March 30, 2015

Cardin Rejects Deeply Flawed Republican Budget

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) issued the following statement after voting against the final passage of the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 11). The budget presented by Republican leadership kept the across-the-board cuts of sequestration in place, repealed health benefits for 16.4 million Americans covered under the Affordable Care Act and contained a number of dangerous provisions attacking bedrock environmental protections. "There is so much at stake in setting… Continue Reading


March 26, 2015

Cardin, Mikulski Praise Obama Nominee Paula Xinis For Maryland District Court Seat

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today praised President Obama's nomination of Paula Xinis to fill the vacancy on the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, Southern Division, located in Greenbelt. "Paula Xinis will make an excellent addition to the federal bench in Greenbelt," said Senator Cardin. "She is exceptionally well qualified and has a strong appreciation for the rights and responsibilities of each branch of government, h… Continue Reading


March 25, 2015

Hear The Maryland Crunch!

MR. CARDIN. Mr. President, on this day, I hope Marylanders across our State can "Hear the Maryland Crunch!" of students eating a healthy school breakfast. Thanks to the leadership of Maryland Hunger Solutions, the "Hear the Maryland Crunch!" campaign offers all Marylanders the opportunity to become more aware of the daily struggle of our food insecure children and stand together in support of school breakfast. I wish to continue to highlight this critical issue facing our children. Maryland… Continue Reading


March 25, 2015

Cardin Recognizes Maryland Day

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) issued the following statement in recognition of Maryland Day. "I would like to wish all Marylanders a Happy Maryland Day. Today in 1634, two ships commissioned by Lord Baltimore arrived at an island off the coast of what is now St. Mary's County, so beginning our journey from fledgling settlement to the Old Line State. Some 270 years later, the Maryland State Board of Education designated March 25th as Maryland Day, a day 'to be devoted to Maryland … Continue Reading


March 25, 2015

ICYMI: Cardin, Reichert, Pascrell and Graham Urge Swift Passage of National Blue Alert

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), and U.S. Representatives Dave Reichert (R-Wash.-08) and Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.-09) joined with members of the law enforcement community Tuesday to urge swift passage of Senate and House bills to create a nationwide alert system to apprehend violent criminals who have injured or killed police officers or who have made an imminent or credible threat to the cause serious injury or death of a law enforcement officer. Mode… Continue Reading


March 25, 2015

Senators Call for Reauthorization of Appalachian Regional Commission

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin, (D-Md.), Roger Wicker, (R-Miss.), Shelley Moore Capito, (R-W.Va.), and Kristen Gillibrand, (D-N.Y.), today introduced legislation to reauthorize the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). The legislation, S. 863, would authorize $100 million annually over the next five years, including $10 million a year to improve rural broadband services. "ARC grants have made a real difference in the lives of rural Marylanders by connecting communities and training w… Continue Reading


March 23, 2015

Cardin, Senate Dems Mark Affordable Care Act Anniversary, Decry GOP Efforts To Roll Back Progress

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), leader of the Senate Democrats' #ACAworks campaign, Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), and U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), marked the fifth anniversary of the day President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. At a time when the law's successes are undeniable, Republicans are pushing radical bud… Continue Reading


March 20, 2015

MADE in MD: Cardin Visits AstraZeneca’s Biologics Manufacturing Center, Site of More Than $200 Million Investment

FREDERICK, Md. - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin today toured the AstraZeneca biologics manufacturing center in Frederick as part of his ongoing "Made in Maryland" jobs tour that highlights the diversity of Maryland products and the Marylanders who make them. "A dedication to continued invention is evident at AstraZeneca, which has helped develop and deliver innovative new treatments to benefit patients worldwide. The company's recent multimillion dollar investment in the Frederick manufacturing cen… Continue Reading


March 20, 2015

Cardin Urges Colleagues to Stop Playing Politics with Attorney General Nomination

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), spoke on the Senate floor Thursday night to urge his colleagues to immediately bring Loretta Lynch's nomination to the floor for a confirmation vote to be the next Attorney General of the United States. Video of his remarks is available here. "Refusing to allow a confirmation vote on Loretta Lynch's nomination to be the next Attorney General is pure politics and unprecedented Republican obstructionism. It's just not fair. Loretta Lynch is impressive… Continue Reading


March 20, 2015

Cardin Expresses Concerns About Final Fracking Rule

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, called the final rule issued by Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell on hydraulic fracturing "insufficient to protect public health and environmental safety." He issued the following statement: "We want to be able to tap into the natural gas reserves of this nation, but we must do it in a safe and environmentally sound manner. American families have a right to clean and safe … Continue Reading


March 19, 2015

Cardin: Patent Reform Intrinsically Linked to the Success of Small Businesses

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee (SBC), today voiced concerns that the federal government is not doing enough to update and streamline the patent system to allow small businesses to grow. At a SBC hearing entitled, "Patent Reform: Protecting Innovation and Entrepreneurship," Senator Cardin heard from Maryland small business owners, industry experts and analysts about the need to reform our patent system. "An… Continue Reading

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