Press Releases & Statements

June 06, 2013

Cardin, Boozman Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging Obama Administration To Continue U.S. Leadership Fighting Global Malnutrition

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and John Boozman (R-AR), have taken the lead on sending a bipartisan letter to President Obama urging his Administration to make a strong commitment to tackling malnutrition at the June 8, 2013 Nutrition for Growth Summit. "Too many children in the U.S. and around the world go to bed without knowing where or when their next meal may come. Nutrition is vital to cognitive development and individual' productivity within societies and the U.S. mu… Continue Reading

June 05, 2013

Cardin Urges President Obama To Engage Chinese President Xi Jinping In A Constructive And Honest Dialogue During Upcoming Summit

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) has written to President Barack Obama in advance of the President's meetings June 7-8 in California with President Xi Jinping of China. Senator Cardin visited Beijing, as well as Seoul and Tokyo, during the Memorial Day work period for his first trip to Asia as Chairman of the SFRC Subcommittee on East Asia and the Pacific. "I am pleased to see that you and President Xi have comm… Continue Reading

June 05, 2013

Bicameral Climate Change Task Force Calls on President Obama to Address Climate Change in Upcoming Meeting with Chinese President Xi

WASHINGTON, DC- Today the Co-Chairs of the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change sent a letter to President Obama urging him to discuss joint action to address climate change with Chinese President Xi Jinping during the upcoming summit in California. The letter focuses on the opportunity for the United States and China to reach agreement to reduce the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are extremely potent heat-trapping gases. In the letter the members write, "Together, the United St… Continue Reading

June 05, 2013

OMB Delays Undermining Administration’s Agenda on Environment, Energy, and Public Health

Washington, DC - With Congress gridlocked on a host of issues, President Obama has pledged to take action in its stead, particularly on issues related to energy and the environment. Unfortunately, according to a letter sent last night by a group of Senate and House Democrats, the President's own Budget office is delaying the implementation of a host of rules and regulations on everything from clean water to worker safety. The letter was signed by U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Sheldon Whi… Continue Reading

June 03, 2013

Cardin Statement On The Passing Of Senator Frank Lautenberg

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) issued the following statement on the passing of his colleague and friend, Senator Frank Lautenberg: "Frank Lautenberg lived the American Dream. The child of immigrant parents, he built a successful business from the ground up and gave back to his community through public service. He has left a legacy of hard work and the determination to improve the lives of millions of Americans, including veterans like himself, children, women and families i… Continue Reading

May 31, 2013

Cardin, Mikulski, Van Hollen Announce Federal Funding For Fire Prevention & Safety Campaign In Montgomery County

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski, along with U.S. Representative Chris Van Hollen (all D-Md.) today announced the Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services has been awarded $26,160 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 initiate an educational campaign on fire prevention and safety in the county. … Continue Reading

May 30, 2013

Cardin, Mikulski Announce Almost $1 Million In Federal Funds For 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, Md., has been awarded a $998,500 Fire Prevention and Safety Grant (FP&S) to continue its online learning and distance education program, Everyone Goes Home. Congress created the NFFF to lead a nationwide effort to remember America's fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the nonprofit has developed and expanded programs to incre… Continue Reading

May 29, 2013

Cardin, Mikulski Announce $1.24 Million In Federal Grants To Provide Homes For Homeless Veterans In Maryland

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced $1.24 million in federal grants through U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide permanent homes for homeless veterans in Maryland. The Housing Authority of Baltimore City will receive $744,586, Housing Opportunity Commission of Montgomery County will receive $196,835 and Housing Authority of Prince George's County will receive $301,182. "The men and women who have served in our… Continue Reading

May 27, 2013

Unwavering Support for those Wounded in Battle

MEMORIAL DAY - May 27, 2013 As Memorial Day 2013 approaches, as our fellow Americans are making plans to have cook-outs, enjoy the outdoors, and spend precious time with their loved ones, I believe we should remember that the reason we are able to enjoy these moments is because of the military service members who have given "the last full measure of devotion" in the service of our great Nation. From the American Revolution to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, brave young men and women have alw… Continue Reading

May 24, 2013


MEMORIAL DAY - May 27, 2013 STATEMENT BY U.S. SENATOR BEN CARDIN Memorial Day is the day we pay tribute to America's fallen heroes -- the men and women who have shown extraordinary courage and valor and who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. We are forever indebted to them and to their families. From the American Revolution to our nation's most recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, American men and women have answered the call to defend our nation. We can never fully repay … Continue Reading

May 23, 2013

Floor Statement On Bill Introduction Of End Racial Profiling Act (ERPA) Of 2013

Mr. President, today I rise to introduce legislation in the Senate that would prohibit the use of racial profiling by Federal, State, or local law enforcement agencies. This legislation is entitled the End Racial Profiling Act (ERPA) of 2013. I thank my colleagues who have joined me as original co-sponsors of this legislation, including Senators Durbin, Blumenthal, Coons, Harkin, Menendez, Stabenow, Levin, Mikulski, Warren, Boxer, Gillibrand, Lautenberg, and Hirono. Last year, the n… Continue Reading

May 23, 2013

Cardin Bill Would Renew Chesapeake Gateway Grant Program That Helps Boosts Tourism Economy

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, has introduced legislation to reauthorize the Chesapeake Gateways and Watertrails program run by the National Park Service. Senator Cardin's bill continues a successful program that helps visitors appreciate the far-reaching role the Chesapeake Bay has had in our region's culture and history while boosting our tourism economy. "The Chesapeake Bay is the economic, historical… Continue Reading

May 23, 2013

Cardin Bill Would End The Use Of Racial Profiling By Law Enforcement

Washington, DC -- U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) has introduced his bill to prohibit the use of racial profiling by law enforcement. Cosponsors of the End Racial Profiling Act, include Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Chris Coons (D-DE), Tom Harkin (D-IA), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Carl Levin (D-MI), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI). It also… Continue Reading

May 23, 2013

Cardin Says Effective Regional Nutrient Trading Programs Are The Best Way To Address Regional Water Pollution Problems

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chairman of the Water and Wildlife Subcommittee, chaired a hearing Wednesday that examined the effectiveness of ongoing nutrient trading programs and the requirements for building a potential federal or interstate nutrient trading framework. Nutrient pollution is devastating water bodies across the country - none more than the Chesapeake Bay - with harmful algal blooms, dead zones, and other impacts. Agriculture represents the largest single sour… Continue Reading

May 23, 2013

CBO Releases Important Carbon Tax Report

WASHINGTON, DC- Today the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an analysis of the policy implications of enactment of a carbon tax. The CBO report makes a compelling case for inclusion of a carbon tax in any legislation to reduce the deficit or reform the tax code. "Climate change is among the biggest threats facing the world today. As a global leader, the United States has a responsibility to reduce our carbon emissions. Finding an effective way to price carbon is necessary s… Continue Reading

May 22, 2013

Cardin Provisions Add Accountability And Human Rights Protections To Syrian Transition Support Act

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, praised the inclusion of key accountability and human rights safeguards in The Syria Transition Support Act, which was approved by the full committee Tuesday. The legislation expands humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people, and authorizes lethal and non-lethal assistance and training to Syrian moderate groups that are properly vetted through all relevant terrorist databases. The bil… Continue Reading

May 21, 2013

Cardin, Kirk, Mikulski Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Help Holocaust Survivors Access Needed Social Services

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), along with cosponsors U.S. Senators Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), today introduced legislation to help Holocaust survivors access needed services, such as health care and nutritional services, without having to live in a nursing home or assisted living facility. ''Responding to Urgent Needs of Survivors of the Holocaust Act'' or the ''RUSH Act'' would add Holocaust survivors to the list of groups receiving priority for social servi… Continue Reading

May 21, 2013

Cardin Leads Bipartisan Effort To Protect Life-Saving Treatments For End-Stage Renal Disease

Washington, DC - A bipartisan group of senators, led by Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Michael Crapo (R-ID), are urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) not to endanger the lifesaving treatments of Americans undergoing treatment for End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) by essentially gutting a crucial service for vulnerable beneficiaries. "These are real people living with a very difficult disease. We want patients to concentrate on their treatments and improving the quality of their … Continue Reading

May 20, 2013

Cardin Says Bipartisan Comprehensive Immigration Reform Is Possible

Hyattsville, MD - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) met today with community leaders from across Prince George's and Montgomery counties in Maryland for a roundtable on immigration reform. Hosted by CASA de Maryland, the roundtable discussion provided an opportunity for Senator Cardin to hear from key stakeholders in the immigration debate and to share the latest proposals coming from Washington. The event follows the first week of deliberation by the Senate Judiciary Committee of comprehensive imm… Continue Reading

May 20, 2013

Cardin, Boozman Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Promote Water Research And Train Scientists

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and John Boozman (R-AR), Chairman and Ranking Member, respectively, of the Senate Environment and Public Works Water and Wildlife Subcommittee, have introduced a bill to reauthorize federal grant funding for water resources research institutes in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Water Resources Research Act (WRRA) will provide continued support for important research on state and regi… Continue Reading

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