Press Releases & Statements

March 02, 2015

Cardin Punctuates Month-long Commemoration of Black History in Speech at Reginald F. Lewis Museum

BALTIMORE - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today capped a month-long commemoration of African-American history in wide-ranging remarks to visitors to the Verizon Black History Month Open House at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Senator Cardin urged the audience to continue pushing for an immediate end to racial profiling by law enforcement; underscored the need for strong funding for the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities; and recounted the emotions that accompanied meet… Continue Reading

March 02, 2015

Cardin Statement on Mikulski Retirement

BALTIMORE - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding Senator Barbara A. Mikulski: "Barbara Mikulski is family. Her retirement from the Senate is more than a loss of a colleague and team captain, but a loss of a close friend and mentor. She's going to leave an incredible void. I will miss her Baltimore gusto, her strong counsel and her populist insight. It has been a privilege to fight by Barbara Mikulski's side on behalf of the people of Maryland for the last e… Continue Reading

March 02, 2015

Cardin and Portman Introduce Bill to Deter Countries from Participating in Anti-Israel Movement

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) announced the introduction of the United States-Israel Trade Enhancement Act of 2015, legislation to combat the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Over the past several years, a growing contingency of countries have sought to isolate and delegitimize Israel through BDS. This legislation leverages ongoing trade negotiations to discourage prospective U.S. trade partners from engaging in e… Continue Reading

February 27, 2015

Cardin, Mikulski Introduce Bill to Make Thurgood Marshall’s Elementary School a National Historic Site

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today introduced the Thurgood Marshall's Elementary School Study Act (S. 610) to honor the legacy of civil rights champion, Supreme Court Justice and Baltimorean Thurgood Marshall. The legislation would recognize his alma matter, Public School 103 in West Baltimore, as a National Historic Site. "Thurgood Marshall was not always known as a civil rights champion and gifted legal mind, he was once a student liv… Continue Reading

February 27, 2015

Cardin, Mikulski, Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge Improvements to Veterans Choice Program

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (Both D-Md.) were joined by 40 colleagues in writing to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald with serious concerns about the implementation of the Veterans Choice Card program. Veterans living in Western Maryland and on the Eastern Shore in particular have seen no change in their care options since the program was implemented. The Veterans Choice Card program was established by Congress last year in response to the nation… Continue Reading

February 27, 2015

Cardin Condemns Killing of Boris Nemtsov

WASHINGTON -U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and senior Democratic Senator on the U.S. Helsinki Commission, issued the following condemnation of the assassination of former Russian Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov in Moscow. Senator Cardin hosted Mr. Nemstov numerous times in Washington before the U.S. Helsinki Commission. "Boris Nemtsov was the definition of courage. I was honored to know him and bear witness to his defense of his be… Continue Reading

February 27, 2015

Cardin Calls on House to Stop Playing Games with Federal Workers Lives and America’s Homeland Security

WASHINGTON - Just hours before the Department of Homeland Security will run out of funds for the current fiscal year, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) called on the Speaker to step up and finally bring a clean funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to the House floor for a vote. The Senate passed a bill by a strong bipartisan vote of 68 to 31 earlier today. "Speaker Boehner should act quickly tonight to pass a clean DHS funding bill that will keep hardworking federal workers … Continue Reading

February 27, 2015

Cardin, Mikulski Announce More Than $8 Million in Federal Funding for New and Expecting Parents Living Near the Poverty Line

WASHINGTON -U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.), and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell, today announced $8,766,550 in federal funding to support the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (Home Visiting Program) in Maryland. These funds will allow Maryland to continue to expand voluntary, evidence-based home visiting services to women during pregnancy and to parents with young children. Nationally, $386 million was awarded to st… Continue Reading

February 26, 2015

Senator Ben Cardin and Congressman John Lewis Discuss Civil Rights with Baltimore Area Students

WASHINGTON - Earlier this week, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Representative John Lewis (D-Ga.-05) discussed the state of civil rights in America with students and teachers from The Park School, Baltimore City College, City Neighbors High School and Christo Rey Jesuit High School. The Baltimore-area students recently visited places significant to the Civil Rights movement, such as Greensboro, Atlanta, Selma, Little Rock, the Mississippi Delta and Memphis. "These Baltimore students were g… Continue Reading

February 26, 2015

Cardin: FCC Is Correct in Upholding the Open Internet

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) praised the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) new ruling to classify broadband Internet as a "telecommunications service" under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934. The FCC's ruling upholds the principles of network neutrality which will preserve and protect the open Internet as a place for innovation and free expression. "The FCC was right to ensure that Americans can access a free and open Internet. Imposing so called 'fast lanes'… Continue Reading

February 26, 2015

Senators Urge Small Business Administration To Expedite Implementation Of Women’s Small Business Procurement Parity Act

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Angus King (I-ME), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) are urging the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to expedite regulations to implement provisions of the Women's Small Business Procurement Parity Act that were included in the FY2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). In a letter yesterday to SBA Administrator Maria Con… Continue Reading

February 25, 2015

Senator Ben Cardin, Representative Hank Johnson Introduce ‘International Decade of People of African Descent’ Resolutions

WASHINGTON - In commemoration of Black History Month, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Representative Hank Johnson (D-Ga.4) have introduced resolutions calling on Congress to designate January 1, 2015, to December 31, 2024, as the "International Decade of People of African Descent." Senator Cardin introduced S.Con. Res. 5 in the Senate. Representative Johnson, along with members of the Congressional Black Caucus including Representatives John Lewis, Alcee Hastings; Charles B. Rangel; John Con… Continue Reading

February 25, 2015

Cardin, Collins Call for a Permanent End to Caps on Therapy Services

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) have re-introduced S. 539, the Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act, which would protect Medicare beneficiaries from arbitrary limits on outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology services that are often needed to recover from debilitating illnesses, such as stroke, or support the effective management of conditions including multiple sclerosis and arthritis. The full bill tex… Continue Reading

February 24, 2015

Cardin Statement on Keystone XL Veto

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, issued the following statement after President Barack Obama vetoed S. 1, a bill that would have overridden the regulatory process and forced the approval of an extension of the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline: "I applaud President Obama for appealing to logic and vetoing the expansion Keystone XL pipeline. He was right to place the regulatory process over expediting big profit… Continue Reading

February 24, 2015

Cardin Leads Group of 14 Senators Introducing Legislation to Protect DHS Employees from a Targeted Republican Shutdown

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and colleagues Senators Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Tom Kaine and Mark Warner (Both D-Va.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) have introduced legislation, the Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act of 2015 (S.554), that would gua… Continue Reading

February 24, 2015

Cardin Urges Colleagues to Reject Brinkmanship, Pass Clean DHS Funding Bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) called on the Senate leadership to finally bring a clean funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to the floor for a vote after the Senate, predictably, failed to approve cloture for a fourth time on H.R 240, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Act of 2015. Congress has five days to fund DHS or force most of the agency to carry out their mission on behalf of the American public without pay. "Four times, the S… Continue Reading

February 23, 2015

Cardin Discusses Groundbreaking Tax Reform Proposal with Maryland Business Leaders

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin today discussed his recently introduced tax reform package, which centers on a progressive consumption tax, with leaders of the Maryland business community. While speaking at the Maryland Chamber of Commerce with representatives from a wide cross-section of business interests, including private companies, utilities, academic institutions and healthcare providers, Senator Cardin explained the details of his proposal, which would represent a comprehensive o… Continue Reading

February 19, 2015

Cardin Seeks Protections for the Baltimore Oriole and other Migratory Birds

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, has introduced legislation (S. 520) to reauthorize the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act, which would help sustain healthy populations of migratory birds that face threats to their health and habitats. The bill promotes international cooperation for long-term conservation, education, research, monitoring and habitat protection for more than 350 species of neotropical migr… Continue Reading

February 18, 2015

Cardin Introduces Bill to Cut Polluted Stormwater that Rushes Off Buildings, Roads, Parking Lots into Rivers, Streams, Chesapeake Bay

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today announced the introduction of the Highway Runoff Management Act, S. 518, a federal measure to reduce the pollution and erosion damage caused by untreated stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces. "We have got to do more to control the unabated flow of pollution into our waterways, along with the erosion that follows surges of stormwater. This bill address these problems head-on, and better places the financial responsibility for the soluti… Continue Reading

February 18, 2015

Cardin, Mikulski Seek to Extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.), have signed on as original cosponsors of legislation that would ensure continued health care coverage to more than 135,000 children in Maryland. Senators Mikulski and Cardin joined Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) in introducing legislation to extend the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through 2019. If Congress fails to act, federal funding for CHIP will end on September 30, 2015, leaving millions children and p… Continue Reading

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