Press Releases & Statements

May 15, 2013

Cardin Says Water Resources Bill Invests In Maryland Infrastructure And Environment-Dependent Jobs

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and Chairman of its Water and Wildlife Subcommittee, called Senate passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA/S. 601) a crucial investment in Maryland's economy, the newly expanded Port of Baltimore and the National Treasure that is the Chesapeake Bay. "Clean water means good jobs for Marylanders. The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) invests in the health of t… Continue Reading


May 13, 2013

Cardin Says Ensuring Compliance with the Law should not be Politicized

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, in response to allegations that some staff at the Internal Revenue Service inappropriately targeted certain organizations for extra scrutiny based on their political leanings, made the following remarks: "The Internal Revenue Service has a responsibility to ensure that organizations that receive tax-exempt status are complying with the law and not performing impermissible activities. However, under no circumstances should we tolerate targeting organiza… Continue Reading


May 13, 2013

Cardin And Law Enforcement Officials Call For Passage Of A National Blue Alert System Based On Maryland’s Public Safety Law

Rockville, MD - In honor of National Police Week, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) toured the new Rockville City Police Station today and urged the passage of a national Blue Alert System. Senator Cardin was joined in Rockville by Mayor Phyllis Marcuccio, Rockville Police Chief Terry Treschuk, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, and Captain James DeWees, who is the Washington-Metro Troop Commander for the Maryland State Police. Based on the success of the Amber Alerts for missing childr… Continue Reading


May 10, 2013

Cardin, Mikulski Praise Obama Administration For Ending Air Traffic Controller Furloughs And Keeping 149 Federal Air Traffic Control Contract Towers Open

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin (both D-MD) today praised the Obama Administration for keeping all of the 149 federal air traffic control contract towers (ATC) in the country open. This includes the five federal ATC contract towers in Maryland located in Easton, Frederick, Hagerstown, Martin and Salisbury-Ocean City. The announcement by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) comes after passage of legislation by Congress giving the U.S. Department of Trans… Continue Reading


May 10, 2013

Cardin Holds Roundtable Discussion On Immigration Reform

BALTIMORE, MD -- U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) today held a roundtable discussion on immigration reform with stakeholders of comprehensive immigration reform. On April 17, the Border Security Economic Opportunity and Immigration Act, S. 744, was introduced in the U.S. Senate. This measure, which has bipartisan support, would strengthen border security, create a fair legalization program, and create a workable system to ensure that employers only hire legal workers in the future. Maryla… Continue Reading


May 10, 2013

Cardin, Collins Lead Senate In Brewing Up Jobs By Stimulating The American Craft Beer Industry

Washington, DC - Just days before the start of American Craft Beers Week, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Susan Collins (R-ME), have introduced a bill to stimulate regional economies nationwide with a reduction in the excise tax on each barrel of beer (one barrel is 31 gallons) brewed by small brewers. Joining as original cosponsors of the "Small BREW Act" (S. 917, The Small Brewer Reinvestment and Expanding Workforce Act) are Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Mark Begich (D-AK), Tom Carper (D-… Continue Reading


May 09, 2013

Cardin Introduces Joint Resolution To Allow More Time For States To Ratify The Equal Rights Amendment

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD), today introduced a joint resolution to remove the deadline for the states' ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Tom Harkin (D-IA), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Carl Levin (D-MI), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Richard Durbin (D-IL), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), Christopher … Continue Reading


May 09, 2013

Floor Statement On Introduction Of Joint Resolution For Removal Of Ratification Deadline For Equal Rights Amendment

Mr. President, as we prepare to celebrate Mother's Day this Sunday, today I am introducing a joint resolution which would remove the deadline for the states' ratification of the equal rights amendment, ERA. I thank Senators Kirk, Mikulski, Murkowski, Harkin, Sanders, Levin, Menendez, Stabenow, Heinrich, Boxer, Gillibrand, Durbin, Lautenberg, Murphy, Baldwin, Landrieu, Brown, and Begich for joining me as original cosponsors. When Congress passed the ERA in 1972, it provided that the … Continue Reading


May 09, 2013

Maryland Senators Announce Almost $1.7 Million For Maryland Community Health Centers To Increase Access To Health Care

Funds will boost community health centers' ability to care for additional patients and create jobs WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) along with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced new funds to help more uninsured Marylanders enroll in affordable health insurance coverage made available by the Affordable Care Act. In Maryland an estimated $1,693,076 is available to support 16 community health centers' ability to hire s… Continue Reading


May 09, 2013

Cardin Praises The Resilience Of South Korea And Our 60-Year Alliance

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs, welcomed South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye to Washington. Tuesday, Senator Cardin introduced a bipartisan resolution commemorating the 60th anniversary of the US-Republic of Korea (ROK) Alliance and congratulating President Park on her historic election as Korea's first woman president. "President Park is a testament to her nation's resilience. Lik… Continue Reading


May 09, 2013

Cardin Statement On The Latest Stalling Of Tom Perez Nomination To Be Labor Secretary

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) called on Republicans to allow the nomination process to continue in a fair and open manner, following yet another delay of a committee vote on the nomination of Marylander Thomas "Tom" Perez today in the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee. "Tom Perez is a decent and hardworking public servant. I have known Tom for years, from his time as head of the Montgomery County Council to his current position as Assistant Attorney … Continue Reading


May 06, 2013

Cardin Calls Senate Passage Of Marketplace Fairness Act A Win For Maryland Businesses And Taxpayers

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Small Business Committee and a cosponsor of the Marketplace Fairness Act, lauded Senate passage today of the legislation that will level the playing field for brick-and-mortar small businesses and collect hundreds of millions of dollars of uncollected sales tax for the state of Maryland. The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 would give states the option to require the collection of sales and use taxes already owed under Sta… Continue Reading


May 06, 2013

Statement By Senator Cardin On Visit By Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America

BALTIMORE - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) today issued the following statement after the Maryland Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America visited his state office to thank him for his support of gun control legislation. "Last month the Senate failed to pass, bipartisan, commonsense gun control that 90% of Americans favored. Today, I met with members of the Maryland Chapter of Moms Demand Action on Gun Sense in America. I stand with them in continuing to call for passage of gu… Continue Reading


May 06, 2013

Cardin, Mikulski Announce Federal Funding To Purchase Life-Saving Ems Equipment In Queen Anne’s County

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded $44,672 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The award will be used to purchase emergency medical services equipment. "Our first responders need the right resources at the ready to protect them as they protect the public during natural disasters or man-made crises.… Continue Reading


May 06, 2013

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

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the Salisbury Fire Department has been awarded $187,389 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The West Side Volunteer Fire Department also received an AFG award for $60,805. Both awards will be used to purchase life-saving firefighting equipment. "Our first responders need the right resources at the ready to protect them a… Continue Reading


May 06, 2013

Cardin, Mikulski Announce Federal Funding To Purchase Fire Prevention Equipment In Prince George’s County

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the Volunteer Fire Company #1 of Capitol Heights, MD has been awarded $139,419 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) grants, a part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program (AFG). The award will be used to purchase smoke detectors for families in Capitol Heights. "Our first responders need the right resources at the ready to… Continue Reading


May 06, 2013

Service Academy Appointments

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), today announced that 15 Marylanders have accepted appointments to the U.S. Service Academies for the 2013-2014 academic year. The five U.S. service academies -- the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy -- recruit top-notch young American men and women who will appreciate an excellent education and a chance to serve their country. "Every year, it is m… Continue Reading


May 01, 2013

Cardin, Mikulski Praise Administration For Ending ATC Furloughs And Keeping 149 Contract Towers Open

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin (both D-MD) today praised the Obama Administration for keeping all of the 149 federal air traffic control contract towers (ATC) in the country open. This includes the five federal ATC contract towers in Maryland located in Easton, Frederick, Hagerstown, Martin and Salisbury-Ocean City. The announcement by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) comes after passage of legislation by Congress giving the U.S. Department of Trans… Continue Reading


April 29, 2013

Cardin Kicks Off “Made In Maryland” Tour; Holds Roundtable Discussion With Eastern Shore Economic Development Officials

WYE MILLS, MD -- U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, today visited the Paul Reed Smith (PRS) Guitar Factory in Stevensville to kick off his "Made in Maryland" tour highlighting the importance of manufacturing in Maryland in job creation and in future economic growth. The PRS Guitar Factory makes high-end guitars favored by some of the most prominent musicians in the world, including guitar great Carlos Santana. The company was foun… Continue Reading


April 26, 2013

Cardin Hails Passage Of Bill To End Air Traffic Controller Furloughs

Washington, DC -- U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, praised Senate action late Thursday to alleviate the furloughs of air traffic controllers due to sequestration. The House of Representatives approved the measure on Friday. "Getting our air traffic controllers back on the job is the right thing to do. The reverberations of flight delays throughout our economy have been harmful. We've found a fix for this one problem, but it's time for us to take broade… Continue Reading

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