Press Releases & Statements

June 20, 2014

Cardin, Boozman Lead Bipartisan Effort To Accelerate Global Development Partnerships And Promote Innovation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and John Boozman (R-Ark.), along with Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), have introduced bipartisan legislation to authorize the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Global Development Lab to expand innovative public-private partnerships focused on helping hundreds of millions of people worldwide lift themselves out of extreme poverty. S. 2502, the Global Development Lab Act, also is cosponsored by Senators Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and Tim Ka… Continue Reading


June 19, 2014

Global Development Lab

MR.CARDIN. Mr. President, I rise today to discuss the Global Development Lab and the legislation I am introducing along with Senators Boozman, Coons and Isakson that codifies the Global Development Lab and provides the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) with the flexibility it needs to make the Lab the gold standard in global development innovation. This year, the Office of Science & Technology and the Office of Innovation & Development Alliances at USAID were abolishe… Continue Reading


June 18, 2014

Cardin Statement On The Situation In Iraq

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement on developments in Iraq: "Following more than a decade of training Iraqi military forces, it's disappointing to see the deteriorating situation in Iraq. It's time for the Iraqi people to take responsibility for the security and sustainability of their own country. If peace and cooperation are to be achieved, Prime Minister Maliki must move immediately toward… Continue Reading


June 18, 2014

Cardin, Mikulski Announce More Than $7 Million In Federal Funds To Strengthen Ecosystems Damaged By Super Storm Sandy

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced that the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has awarded $7.16 million in federal funding through the Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Competitive Grant Program to Maryland communities struggling to recover from Super Storm Sandy. These funds are intended to reduce community risk by strengthening natural ecosystems that were damaged by Super Storm Sandy. "Super Storm Sandy cost our country b… Continue Reading


June 18, 2014

Cardin Statement on Juneteenth, A Celebration of Freedom for African Americans

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) is a cosponsor of S.Res.474 , which was approved unanimously by the Senate and commemorates Juneteenth 2014. The resolution includes specific recognition of Frederick Douglass who was born in the State of Maryland in 1818, escaped from slavery and became a leading writer, orator, publisher, and one of the United States' most influential advocates for abolitionism and the equality of all people. "On this 149th anniversary of Juneteenth, America cel… Continue Reading


June 18, 2014

Cardin Statement on Acting VA Secretary Gibson's Visit to Baltimore

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) issued the following statement: "I want to thank Acting Secretary Gibson for his urgency in responding to the needs of our veterans and efforts to improve services in Maryland. I was pleased to hear from him this afternoon, following his visit to the Baltimore VA Regional Medical Center. During his short tenure leading the Department of Veterans Affairs Acting Secretary Gibson's efforts to improve access and quality of care are commendable. I lo… Continue Reading


June 17, 2014

Cardin, Mikulski Announce Federal Funding To Purchase Life-Saving Firefighting Equipment In Allegany County

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the Bedford Road Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded $66,500 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program to purchase life-saving firefighting equipment. "Every day, the men and women of volunteer fire departments put their lives on the line to protect our Maryland communities from harm. We are thankful for their courage and… Continue Reading


June 13, 2014

Cardin Statement on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month 2014

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), issued the following statement in recognition of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month: "This has been a watershed time for equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Americans, indeed for all Americans. It's been almost a year since the United States Supreme Court struck down portions of the Defense of Marriage Act and blocked enforcement of Proposition 8 in California, allowing loving families the federal legal rec… Continue Reading


June 13, 2014

Cardin, Mikulski Announce Federal Funding To Boost Manufacturing In Washington County

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced that Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded the Washington County Board of Commissioners $25,000 for a manufacturing supply chain study. The study will provide the Washington County Economic Development Commission with information to assist in developing a targeted list of potential supply chain vendors and better understanding linkages with companies within Washington County. In addition to the… Continue Reading


June 13, 2014

Cardin Calls On Marylanders To Reflect On Their Rich History For Flag Day 2014

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) issued the following statement in advance of Flag Day, June 14, 2014. "In 1777, the Second Continental Congress adopted a flag all Americans could salute and unite beneath. The Flag Act read, "Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation." With that simple statement, one of the most prolific visual manif… Continue Reading


June 12, 2014

On World Day Against Child Labor, Cardin Urges Largest Tobacco Companies to Prohibit Child Labor in the Supply Chain

Letter follows the release of a national report showing children experience sudden, serious health ailments while working in tobacco fields, curing barns WASHINGTON, D.C.-Seventeen U.S. Senators led by Ben Cardin (MD) Tom Harkin (D-IA) today sent a letter to the ten largest tobacco companies urging them to prohibit child labor in their supply chain. The letter comes on the heels of a new report by Human Rights Watch. The report found that nearly three-quarters of the child tobacco workers … Continue Reading


June 12, 2014

Cardin, Mikulski, Hoyer, Van Hollen Statement on FERC’s Decision to Deny Request to Extend Comment Period on Cove Point Environmental Assessment

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD), Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5), and Congressman Chris Van Hollen (MD-8) voiced disappointment after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) denied their request to extend the public comment period on the environmental assessment (EA) on Dominion's proposed natural gas liquefaction facility at Cove Point: "We are extremely disappointed by FERC's denial of our simple request for an additional 30 days f… Continue Reading


June 12, 2014

Cardin Calls The Veterans Care Act A Step Toward Restoring Trust In The VA

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) spoke from the Senate floor on Wednesday to thank his colleagues on behalf of Maryland's 470,000 veterans for making veterans' health care a priority by passing H.R. 3230/S.2450, the Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014. Senator Cardin lauded the work of Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders and Senator John McCain for developing this bipartisan agreement and "demonstrating to the Nation th… Continue Reading


June 11, 2014

Cardin, Collins Lead Bipartisan Group Of 88 Senators With Concerns About Palestinian Unity Government

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) led a bipartisan supermajority of 88 Senators in sending a letter to President Barack Obama expressing strong reservations about U.S. relations with the newly formed Palestinian unity government. "The recent formation of a Palestinian Authority unity government supported by Hamas, a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization that has never publicly accepted the Quartet principles, represents a serious setback to efforts… Continue Reading


June 11, 2014

The Veterans Care Act

Mr. CARDIN. Mr. President, I rise today on behalf of the 470,000 Maryland veterans in order to thank my colleagues for making veterans' health care a priority by passing S. 2450, the Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014. I specifically applaud the Chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee - Senator Sanders - and Senator John McCain for developing this bipartisan agreement and demonstrating to the Nation that the Congress can work together to m… Continue Reading


June 11, 2014

Cardin Seeks To Curb Costly Stormwater Runoff Damage To Roads And Waterways

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife, has introduced legislation to better control the harmful volumes of polluted stormwater generated from our nation's federal aid highways. Highway stormwater is a growing threat to water quality, aquatic ecosystems and the fish and wildlife that depend on the health of these ecosystems. The force of excessive stormwater flows and volumes from highways presents grea… Continue Reading


June 09, 2014

Cardin, Mikulski Announce More Than $1 Million In Federal Grant Funding To Improve Infrastructure And Efficiency At Eastern Shore Airports

Easton/Newnam Field Airport and Cambridge-Dorchester Airport awarded federal funds WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced that Talbot and Dorchester Counties have been awarded $1,429,026 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for infrastructure upgrades at the Easton/Newnam Field Airport and an environmental study at the Cambridge-Dorchester Airport. "Ensuring safety and … Continue Reading


June 06, 2014

Cardin Brings Together Federal And State Officials With Maryland Farmers With Details Of New Funding For Helping The Chesapeake Bay And Maryland Farmers

Cockeysville, Md. - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and chairman of the Water and Wildlife Subcommittee, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Jason Weller, and Maryland Secretary of Agriculture Buddy Hance visited a local Baltimore County farm Friday and met with national and state conservation partners for a kickoff of the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). Card… Continue Reading


June 06, 2014

Cardin Hails Senate Confirmation of Sylvia Burwell to Lead Health and Human Services and Continue Progress of the Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Finance Committee and its Health Care Subcommittee, welcomed the overwhelmlng confirmation Thursday of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) director Sylvia M. Burwell to lead the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Shortly before the vote, Senator Cardin joined a bipartisan group of senators in supporting Burwell and urged her swift confirmation. Video of his remarks can be found here. He used the opportunity a… Continue Reading


June 06, 2014

The 70th Anniversary of D-Day

Mr. CARDIN. Mr. President, I rise today to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Normandy invasion by Allied Forces. On June 6, 1944, a date known ever since as D-Day, a mighty armada crossed a narrow strip of sea from England to Normandy, France and broke the Nazi grip on Western Europe. The day before - June 5, 1944 - a fleet of 3,000 landing craft, 500 naval vessels, and 2,500 miscellaneous ships left English ports bound for Normandy, France. The amphibious landing was the largest effor… Continue Reading

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