Press Releases & Statements

August 03, 2012

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE $2 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS TO COMPLETE C&D WESTERN PORTION OF C& D TRAIL

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) today announced a U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) grant for slightly more than $2 million to complete the western 1.8 miles of Chesapeake & Delaware (C&D) Trail. The funding will be used to complete the final Maryland portion of the 17-mile trail linking Chesapeake City, Maryland to Delaware City, Delaware. "Completion of the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Trail has been one of my top priorities," said.… Continue Reading


August 03, 2012

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE ALMOST $200,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR HARRIET TUBMAN UNDERGROUND RAILROAD BYWAY

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) today announced a U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) grant for $195,480 to restore a historic slave cabin as the William Still Family Facility. Located on the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway, the project would open the former slave cabin to the public in time for the 100-year commemoration of the death of Harriet Tubman in 2013. "Harriet Tubman is a true American hero and icon," said Senator Cardin, a mem… Continue Reading


August 02, 2012

Cardin, Mikulski Maryland Delegation in Praising President for Signing Disaster Declaration for State Following Severe Weather

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today applauded President Barack Obama for issuing a Declaration of Disaster for Maryland in the wake of severe storms, straight line winds and extreme heat from June 28 to July 8, 2012. Members of Maryland's Congressional Delegation praising the President's Disaster Delegation include: U.S. Representatives Steny H. Hoyer, Roscoe E. Bartlett, Elijah E. Cummings, Chris Van Hollen, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes… Continue Reading


August 01, 2012

CARDIN SAYS WE NEED TO ACT NOW TO PROTECT OUR COMMUNITIES FROM EXTREME WEATHER

Washington, DC - Calling "extremes the new normal," U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Water and Wildlife Subcommittee, sought answers today as to whether the U.S. is prepared to face the new reality of extreme weather events that impact our nation's infrastructure, our environment, and our public health and safety. He participated in a full committee hearing to review the latest climate change science and local adaptation measures. His full opening sta… Continue Reading


August 01, 2012

EPW HEARING ON US READINESS FOR EXTREME WEATHER

SENATOR BENJAMIN L. CARDIN (D-MD) SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS "Update on the Latest Climate Change Science and Local Adaptation Measures" OPENING STATEMENT WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2012 10:00 AM Dirksen 406 Thank you for holding this hearing, Madam Chairman. I appreciate the opportunity to come together today to talk about such a critical, timely issue. Climate change is upon us; it is real. This year, the United States has seen increased numbers of major, d… Continue Reading


July 31, 2012

CARDIN, MIKULSKI, VAN HOLLEN ANNOUNCE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION GRANT FOR MONTGOMERY COLLEGE

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski along with Congressman Chris Van Hollen (all D-Md.) today announced that Montgomery College's (MC) On-RAMP to STEM program has been awarded nearly $600,000 in grant funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for academically-talented and financially-needy students and veterans majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). As Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and S… Continue Reading


July 30, 2012

CARDIN ATTENDS RIBBON-CUTTING FOR NEW COMMUNITY-BASED HEALTH CLINIC FOR VETERANS

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) today attended the official dedication of the Southern Prince George's County Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) for veterans. The new 10,000-square-foot facility, which opened for patients in October 2011, provides more convenient community-based health-care services for veterans living in Prince George's County. Health services include primary and preventive care, women's health, mental health, audiology and dental, and nutritional counseling. Since Janu… Continue Reading


July 30, 2012

CARDIN ATTENDS OFFICIAL OPENING OF STAR-SPANGLED BANNER NATIONAL HISTORIC TRAIL

S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) today joined U.S. Congressman John Sarbanes (MD-3), officials from the National Park Service (NPS) and Maryland state officials to launch the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail at a ceremony in Baltimore's historic Fell's Point. Partners from all nine regions along the trail were recognized for their hard work to develop the trail in their local areas. "The launch of the Star Spangled Banner Trail is a key part of our nation's bicentennial celebration of… Continue Reading


July 27, 2012

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE FEDERAL FUNDING TO DEVELOP NEXT GENERATION OF FARMERS AT UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND COLLEGE PARK

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced that the University of Maryland (UMD) College Park has been awarded a grant through the National Institute of Food and Agriculture for their Maryland Collaborative for Beginning Farmer Success program to help beginning farmers learn about and establish successful farms. The Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics of UMD will be awarded $845,850. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee,… Continue Reading


July 27, 2012

CARDIN, MIKULSKI, VAN HOLLEN ANNOUNCE $46 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO INCREASE EMPLOYMENT FOR LOW-INCOME OLDER ADULTS IN MARYLAND

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin, Barbara A. Mikulski and U.S. Congressmen Chris Van Hollen (all D-MD) today announced two grants totaling more than $46 million from the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) to two national charitable organizations headquartered in Maryland, Goodwill Industries in Rockville and Senior Service America in Silver Spring. The grants were awarded through the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). SCSEP is a community-service and work-based training prog… Continue Reading


July 26, 2012

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE FEDERAL FUNDING TO HIRE 18 FIREFIGHTERS IN PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE FEDERAL FUNDING TO HIRE 18 FIREFIGHTERS IN PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced that the Prince George's County Fire Department (PGCFD) was awarded grants through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program to hire 18 firefighters. The PGCFD has been awarded $2,589,516 in federal funds. As a member of the Homeland Security… Continue Reading


July 26, 2012

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE FEDERAL FUNDING TO HIRE 12 FIREFIGHTERS IN SALISBURY

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced that the City of Salisbury's Fire Department was awarded grants through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program to hire 12 firefighters. Salisbury has been awarded $1,038,912 in federal funds. As a member of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, Senator Mikulski fights each year to increase federal funding for the fir… Continue Reading


July 26, 2012

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE ARC GRANT TO REHAB WESTERNPORT’S AGING WATER SYSTEM

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) today announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded a $200,000 grant to the Town of Westernport for the Westernport Water Distribution System Improvement project. The grant is expected to improve the quality and reliability of water service to 195 homes and 15 businesses, including the downtown area. Westernport's current water infrastructure is more than 100 years old and has experienced serious le… Continue Reading


July 25, 2012

CARDIN SAYS COMPROMISE ON GREAT APES PROTECTION ADVANCES ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) praised action today by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on S. 810, the Great Apes Protection and Cost Savings Act. This bill would end invasive research and testing on approximately 1,000 chimpanzees in U.S. laboratories and retire the approximately 500 federally-owned chimpanzees currently in laboratories to permanent sanctuary, while saving taxpayers an estimated $30 million every year. "I appreciate the careful consideration… Continue Reading


July 25, 2012

CARDIN BILL PROVIDES FAIR ACCESS TO CORN SUPPLIES FOR POULTRY AND OTHER FOOD PRODUCERS

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) has introduced a bill that would link the corn ethanol production mandate under the Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) to the amount of U.S. corn supplies. S. 3428 creates a simple process so that when the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports on U.S. corn supplies towards the end of each year, based upon the ratio of corn stocks-to-expected use, there could be a reduction made to the RFS mandate for corn ethanol. "Domestic food production is… Continue Reading


July 25, 2012

CARDIN PRAISES SENATE PASSAGE OF MIDDLE CLASS TAX CUT EXTENSION, SAYS OUR ECONOMY CANNOT AFFORD TO LET MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES GET CAUGHT IN PARTISAN GRIDLOCK

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Finance and Budget Committees, made the following statement after the Senate approved the Democratic Middle Class Tax Cut Act of 2012 (S. 3412): "The Senate took positive action today to extend tax cuts for all Americans on their income under $250,000, which will help our economy continue its climb out from the depths of a deep recession. There are still too many Americans-12.7 million - who desperately want the opportu… Continue Reading


July 23, 2012

CARDIN JOINS SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION, OTHER MD OFFICIALS TO ANNOUNCE $45 MILLION TO REPAIR, UPGRADE TRANSIT VEHICLES, FACILTIIES

BALTIMORE - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) today joined U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, U.S. Congressman Elijah Cummings and other Maryland officials to announce $45 million in federal funding for Maryland to replace aging buses and transit facilities that will improve service for thousands of people who take public transit every day. The five projects are among 255 projects in 48 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico selected to receive a share of $787 million in funding. … Continue Reading


July 23, 2012

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION GRANT FOR BALTIMORE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) has been awarded nearly $600,000 in grant funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to recruit and prepare minority college students for careers in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce. As Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science, Senator Mikulski puts money in the federal chec… Continue Reading


July 20, 2012

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE $1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS TO BUILD CHESAPEAKE BAY OYSTER POPULATION

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) today announced the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released over $1 million to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to help restore the Chesapeake Bay's oyster population. The funding, secured by Senator Mikulski in the FY2012 Commerce, Justice and Science (CJS) funding bill, will allow for targeted oyster restoration efforts in the Chesapeake Bay and… Continue Reading


July 20, 2012

MIKULSKI, CARDIN ANNOUNCE $2 MILLION IN THE FEDERAL CHECKBOOK TO IMPROVE OCEAN CITY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin, (both D-Md.) today announced that the Maryland Department of Transportation in Ocean City has been awarded a $2 million grant through the U.S. Department of Transportation's State of Good Repair Program. This program provides assistance for new and replacement buses, related equipment and facilities. Senator Mikulski is a senior member of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee which funds… Continue Reading

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