Press Releases & Statements

March 18, 2015

Cardin, Mikulski Sponsor Legislation Giving Students a Fair Shot at Affordable Higher Education

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today became original cosponsors of the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act. Introduced by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), the legislation would allow those with outstanding student loan debt to refinance at the interest rates that were approved last year for new borrowers. A previous version of the bill was voted on in the 113th Congress, and every Senate Democrat and three Senate Republicans voted to mov… Continue Reading


March 18, 2015

Cardin Condemns Attack on Tourists at Tunisian Museum

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement regarding today's terrorist attack on the National Bardo Museum in Tunis, Tunisia. "I hope the world will speak in a united voice condemning today's terrorist attack on innocent tourists at the Bardo Museum. The targeting of civilians at a site that houses some of the greatest treasures of antiquity is cowardly. My thoughts and prayers are with the people o… Continue Reading


March 18, 2015

Cardin, Reid, Leahy, Durbin Lead Reintroduction Of Bill To Create Nationwide Standard For Restoring Voting Rights For Americans Released From Prison

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), along with Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Constitution Subcommittee Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), and Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) have introduced a bill, the Democracy Restoration Act, to strengthen co… Continue Reading


March 17, 2015

Cardin, Rubio, Menendez Seek To Hold Assad And Others Accountable For War Crimes In Syria

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, have joined with Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) to introduce S. 756, the Syrian War Crimes Accountability Act of 2015, legislation that would establish a Syria-specific standard of reporting and accountability for crimes against humanity. In the four years since the war in Syria began, one thing has remained clear: war tactics… Continue Reading


March 17, 2015

Cardin Brings Senate Small Business Committee to Bowie State

Bowie, Md. -- U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, chaired a field hearing Monday exploring the successes and challenges of programs designed to support minority small businesses gain access to capital. Minorities make up just 22% of American businesses, despite representing more than 35% of the population. This achievement gap results in part from the significant obstacles that minority business owners face in accessing cap… Continue Reading


March 16, 2015

Cardin, Reid, Boxer Introduce New Grant Program to Upgrade America’s Crumbling Water Infrastructure

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), and Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Minority Leader, and Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, have introduced a bill, S. 741, The Water Infrastructure Resiliency and Sustainability Act. This legislation aims to help local communities meet the challenges of upgrading water infrastructure systems to meet the hydrological changes we are seeing today. The bill directs the U.S. Environ… Continue Reading


March 16, 2015

Cardin Reinforces Unwavering Commitment to Civil Servants in Town Hall Meeting at U.S. Census Bureau

SUITLAND, Md. - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today told the hundreds of federal employees at a town hall meeting at the U.S. Census Bureau that he would continue working to bring an end to the cycle of short-sighted and overly austere federal budgets of recent years. "No more shutdowns. No more sequestration. No more temporary Continuing Resolutions. Let's get a long-term budget that gives you the stability you need to deliver on program goals," said Senator Cardin. "We have got to find … Continue Reading


March 16, 2015

Cardin Offers Condolences to the People of Vanuatu

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations East Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee, issued the following statement regarding the destruction caused by Cyclone Pam to the archipelago nation of Vanuatu: "I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to the people of Vanuatu over the tragic loss of life and terrible destruction caused by Cyclone Pam over the weekend. Many nations in the Pacific remain particularly exposed as more and more extre… Continue Reading


March 13, 2015

Cardin Discusses Progressive Tax Reform and Green Business with Business Leaders in Prince George’s County

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee and Ranking Member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, today participated in events in Bowie and Landover to discuss his recently introduced tax reform proposal with county business leaders and to hear from local small businesses that are improving their bottom lines by successfully marketing their environmentally sustainable practices. "The Prince George's County bu… Continue Reading


March 13, 2015

Cardin Hosts Town Hall with Federal Employees at Census Bureau

SUITLAND, Md. - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today told the hundreds of federal employees at a town hall meeting at the U.S. Census Bureau that he would continue working to bring an end to the cycle of short-sighted and overly austere federal budgets of recent years. "No more shutdowns. No more sequestration. No more temporary Continuing Resolutions. Let's get a long-term budget that gives you the stability you need to deliver on program goals," said Senator Cardin. "We have got to find way… Continue Reading


March 13, 2015

Cardin, Mikulski Continue Fight For Maryland’s Seafood Industry, Joined By 13 Bipartisan Senators In Calling On Secretaries Of Labor And Homeland Security To Work Together To Immediately Resume Processing Of H-2b Applications

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.), , today were joined by a group of 13 bipartisan Senators calling on Secretary of Labor Tom Perez and Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to immediately coordinate and resume accepting and processing H-2B visa applications. Seasonal workers returning to the United States under H-2B visas are critical to ensuring Maryland's seafood businesses have the labor force they need during peak harvest season. The departm… Continue Reading


March 13, 2015

Cardin Announces More Than $7.5 Million in Federal Funds to Support Maryland’s Small Business Growth

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, lauded news today that Maryland has received $7,598,484 in State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) funds to help small businesses access the capital they need to grow and create jobs. To date, more than $15 million in SSBCI funds have been disbursed to the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development to support businesses and the local economy. "When I tr… Continue Reading


March 12, 2015

Cardin Condemns Attack on Police Officers in Ferguson, Missouri

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding the shooting of two police officers at a protest outside the Ferguson, Mo. Police Station. "The cycle of violence in Ferguson must be broken. We can never accept or justify this type of violence in our society as commonplace or in any way justified. This heinous attack targeted two law enforcement officers and the rule of law they, and all men and women in uniform, swear to uphold. My prayers are with the t… Continue Reading


March 12, 2015

Cardin, Cochran Offer Bipartisan Plan to Preserve Local Transportation Authority

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today announced that they are again working jointly to preserve local control over transportation dollars for priority, non-highway community projects. The Senators have introduced the Transportation Alternatives Program Improvement Act (S.705), which makes minor improvements to the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). These improvements would not change the structure of TAP, but instead address implementation issues… Continue Reading


March 11, 2015

Small Business Investment Company Capital Act Of 2015

Mr. CARDIN. Mr. President, I am pleased join my colleague, Senator Risch, in introducing the Small Business Investment Company Capital (SBIC) Act of 2015. And I am pleased that Congressman Chabot, Chairman of the House Small Business Committee, is introducing the same bill on the House side today. This bipartisan legislation makes a common-sense change to the Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) program run by the Small Business Administration (SBA). This change will provide increas… Continue Reading


March 09, 2015

Cardin, Mikulski, 10 Senate Colleagues Push Obama Admin. to Reject East Coast Drilling

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin, a senior member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.), along with Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and nine Senate colleagues today pushed the Obama administration's Interior Department to protect the Atlantic coast from new offshore oil drilling that could ruin hundreds of miles of coastline from a BP-like spill. The recently released draft five-year offshore drilling program proposes holding an oil drilling leas… Continue Reading


March 09, 2015

Cardin seeks tougher penalties for ID thieves

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Federal lawmakers want tougher penalties on criminals who commit tax fraud using a stolen ID. U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and others have filed a new version of a bill aimed at combating identity-theft-related tax fraud. Such tax fraud crimes continue to grow in number and touch victims from all walks of life. Just last month, authorities indicted four Florida residents for stealing the identities of assisted-living residents and medical-facility patients and using t… Continue Reading


March 09, 2015

Cardin Named Special Representative on Anti-Semitism, Racism and Intolerance for OSCE Parliamentary Assembly

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the senior Democratic Senator on the Commission for Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission), has been named as the Special Representative on Anti-Semitism, Racism, and Intolerance for the 57-nation Organization Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly. Among Senator Cardin's responsibilities in this position will be to raise awareness in and re… Continue Reading


March 06, 2015

Cardin, Mikulski, Bipartisan Senate Coalition Introduce Resolution Recognizing International Women’s Day

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) together with Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and a bipartisan coalition of Senators today announced that they have introduced a resolution to recognize March 8, 2015 as International Women's Day (IWD) and commemorate the achievements of women around the world. "International Women's Day reminds us to celebrate the contributions women make around the world and here at home," Senator Mikulski said. "Every day, women f… Continue Reading


March 04, 2015

Cardin Calls DOJ Report on Ferguson Police Deeply Troubling and Cause to Ban Racial Profiling By All Law Enforcement

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), author of legislation that would ban racial profiling by all law enforcement, issued the following statement in response to the Department of Justice (DOJ) report that the policies and practices of the Ferguson, Mo., police department "reflect and exacerbate existing racial bias." The investigation was launched following the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed African American teen killed by a Ferguson police officer. "DOJ's review of the Ferguson… Continue Reading

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