Press Releases & Statements

September 14, 2012

Cardin Attends Press Conference Unveiling War Of 1812 Online Resource For Teachers

DUNDALK, MD -- U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) today joined officials from the National Park Service, Maryland Public Television (MPT), Friends of Fort McHenry and others at Charlesmont Elementary School to unveil a new online educational tool to help educators teach students about the War of 1812. Teachers from across the nation and world will have access to this innovative, online information through Thinkport. The U.S. Department of Education funds Thinkport, which is a partnership betwee… Continue Reading


September 13, 2012

Cardin, Mikulski Co-Sponsor Bill Extending Tax Credits For Employers Who Hire Vets

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) have co-sponsored legislation that would extend the 2011 VOW to Hire Heroes Act tax credit for employers who hire qualified veterans. The original bill, which was signed into law in 2011 and expires at the end of this year, allows employers a $9,600 tax credit for each unemployed or disabled veteran they hire. The VOW to Hire Heroes Extension, S.3536, would extend that tax credit through 2016. "Returning veterans have … Continue Reading


September 13, 2012

Cardin, Mikulski Announce More Than $78,000 Federal Grant to Update Master Plan for Crisfield Municipal Airport

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) today announced that the City of Crisfield and Somerset County have been awarded a $78,418 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) to update Crisfield Municipal Airport's master plan, which will help upgrade operations and improve safety. "This grant reflects my commitment to making sure airport travel continues to be safe and efficient," said Senator Cardin. "Crisfie… Continue Reading


September 13, 2012

Cardin, Mikulski, Ruppersberger Announce More Than $2 Million in Federal Funds For BWI Improvements

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski, and U.S. Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger (all D-MD) today announced a grant of more than $2 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) to remove visual obstructions to Runway 10 at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. The $2,465,422 grant will be used to lower Amtrak overhead wires that obstruct the Approach Lighting System, which will improve runway safety. "This grant ensures that BWI Marshal… Continue Reading


September 12, 2012

National Science Foundation Grant for Biotech Education at Hagerstown Community College

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced that Hagerstown Community College (HCC) has been awarded a $651,249 grant over five years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create a microscopy training center and engage students in biotechnology. As Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science, Senator Mikulski puts funds in the federal checkbook for NSF every year. "I am very pleased with this grant… Continue Reading


September 12, 2012

Cardin, Mikulkski Praise Decision to Keep the Federal Courthouse in Salisbury Open

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski (both D-MD) today praised the decision by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts to keep the Maude R. Toulson Federal Building in Salisbury open. In March, following a proposal to close the Salisbury facility, the Senators wrote a letter to Thomas Hogan, Director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, citing the unique nature of the M.R. Toulson Federal Building and the need for a federal court presence on the Eastern S… Continue Reading


September 12, 2012

Statement on Attacks On U.S. Embassies And The Death Of American Diplomats In Libya

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chairman of the Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign Assistance, strongly condemned the violent attacks that took place Tuesday on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya and the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt. The attack in Benghazi killed U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three other U.S. diplomats. The attack in Cairo caused the evacuation of embassy personnel and r… Continue Reading


September 11, 2012

Cardin Nominates Prince George’s Co. Couple for Angels in Adoption Award

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) has nominated Ellis and Bess Callands of Upper Marlboro for this year's Congressional Angels in AdoptionTM Award. The Callands raised five biological children and then provided foster care and later adopted six special needs children. "The Callands selflessly took it upon themselves bring six special needs children into their home and hearts," said Senator Cardin, who nominated the Callands for the Award. "Adoption is a real gift that can provid… Continue Reading


September 11, 2012

Statement by U.S. Senator Ben Cardin on the 11th Anniversary of 9/11

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) issued the following statement today on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on our nation: "Congress has designated September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance in honor of the brave Americans who lost their lives at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in a once deserted field in Pennsylvania. It was on that day that 3,000 Americans died at the hands of terrorists whose mission was to destroy our country. The Americans who … Continue Reading


September 10, 2012

Cardin, Mikulski Announce More Than $7 Million Over Five Years For STEM Education In Baltimore Public Schools

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced that the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) has been awarded a $7,414,585 grant over five years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund STEM Achievement in Baltimore Elementary Schools (SABES). The project is a partnership between JHU and Baltimore City Public School (BCPS), and works within neighborhoods to build a Community Enterprise for science, technology, education and mathematics (STEM) learn… Continue Reading


September 10, 2012

Cardin and Other Officials Celebrate Grand Opening of ELTA North America Facility In Fulton

FULTON, MD -- U.S Senators Ben Cardin, and Barbara Mikulski (both D-MD), joined Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, Lt. Governor Anthony Brown, Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, Howard Country Executive Ken Ulman and Israeli Ambassador to the United States, Dr. Michael Oren for the opening celebration of ELTA North America's new facility in Fulton. ELTA North America is an Israeli defense company established in 2011 that develops electronic systems solutions in the ground, maritime, airborne a… Continue Reading


September 07, 2012

Cardin Announces a $350,000 Justice Department Grant to Develop Safe Haven Program for Frostburg Families with History of Domestic Violence, Abuse

WASHINGTON -- U.S Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) today announced that the U.S Department of Justice (DoJ) has awarded The City of Frostburg $350,000 under the Safe Havens: Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Grant Program. The grant will be used by Frostburg to develop and implement supervised visitation and safe exchanges of children between parents in cases where there has been a history of domestic violence, child abuse, dating violence, sexual assault and/or sta… Continue Reading


September 07, 2012

Cardin, Mikulski Announce More Than $92,000 in Federal Funds for Cambridge-Dorchester Airport

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) today announced that Dorchester County has received a $92,852 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) for Cambridge-Dorchester Airport. The grant will be used to update the Airport's master plan, helping to identify future needs and ensure the Airport is in compliance with environmental standards and FAA safety guidelines. "This airport provides an important business a… Continue Reading


September 07, 2012

Cardin , Mikulski Congratulate 10 Maryland Schools Receiving Blue Ribbon Awards

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today congratulated ten schools across Maryland that were designated by U.S. Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan with a National Blue Ribbon Award. The Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools that are either academically superior or that demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement. The schools include: Crofton Meadows Elementary School in Anne Arundel County Fa… Continue Reading


September 06, 2012

Cardin, Mikulski Announce $1 Million to National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF), headquartered in Emmitsburg, has been awarded a $1 million Fire Prevention and Safety Grant (FPS) through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) Programs. Senator Mikulski is on the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the AFGP and fights each year to increase its federal funding. Senator Cardin is a mem… Continue Reading


September 06, 2012

Cardin, Mikulski, Van Hollen Announce Federal Funding To Hire Firefighters In Montgomery County

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski, along with Congressman Chris Van Hollen (all D-Md.) today announced the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service has been awarded $3,646,098 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program to rehire 23 fulltime firefighters. As a member of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, Senator Mikulski fights each year to increase fed… Continue Reading


September 06, 2012

Cardin, Mikulski Announce More Than $1.3 Million in Federal Funding for Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) today announced that Wicomico County has received a $1,300,899 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) for the Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport. This is the first of a two part, multi-year grant designed to update and replace aging parts of two separate runways. "This grant is a commonsense investment in safety, and reflects my commitment to renovating a… Continue Reading


September 06, 2012

Statement by U.S. Senator Ben Cardin on the Death of Art Modell

"Art Modell was a visionary leader of the NFL who brought his franchise to Baltimore where they made history as the Ravens. Our city and state benefited from Art Modell's determination and leadership. Art and his wife, Pat, made Baltimore their home where they also became philanthropic leaders. Our community is better because of their commitment and devotion to making a difference. I join all Baltimoreans and Marylanders in mourning the loss of this sports giant."… Continue Reading


September 05, 2012

Cardin, Mikulski Announce $950,000 Grant to Acquire Park Land in Frederick County

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) today announced a $950,000 matching National Parks Service (NPS) grant through the Land and Water Conservation Fund to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The state will use this grant to create a 10-mile long natural connective corridor for public recreation between Catoctin Mountain Park, Cunningham Falls State Park, Frederick Municipal Forest and Gambrill State Park in Frederick County. The new parcels… Continue Reading


September 04, 2012

Cardin Announces $1.1 Million For Baltimore Hands-On Jobs Training And Education For At-Risk Youth

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Senators Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will award a $1.1 million grant to Civic Works in Baltimore to provide educational programming and hands-on job skills training for at-risk youth to prepare them for jobs today and jobs tomorrow. The grant is provided by the DOL's YouthBuild program, which helps out-of school youth aged 16-24 earn a GED or high school diploma while learning critical occupati… Continue Reading

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