Press Releases & Statements

October 18, 2011

CARDIN SAYS ADVANCED PLANNING BUFFERED THE SEVERITY OF FLOOD DAMAGE FROM RECENT STORMS

Washington, DC - During a hearing to review the efficacy of the nation's flood system in 2011, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Water and Wildlife Subcommittee, hailed the Army Corps of Engineers for advanced planning that saved Ocean City, Maryland, and other local communities from more severe damage during the recent Atlantic coast storms. While not all communities escaped unscathed, the Army Corps Baltimore District was able to meet the challenge o… Continue Reading


October 14, 2011

SENATOR CARDIN ATTENDS CATOCTIN AQUEDUCT RESTORATION DEDICATION

JEFFERSON, MD - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) today attended the dedication of the restored historic Catoctin Aqueduct, a landmark structure in Frederick County that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Catoctin Aqueduct was first erected in the early 1800s by the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Company to carry the canal over major tributaries of the Potomac River and was known as one of the most beautiful aqueducts on the C&O Canal. The restoration project was a partne… Continue Reading


October 14, 2011

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE ALMOST $750,000 GRANT FOR MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY NATIONAL SECURITY STUDIES PROGRAM

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (Both D-Md.) announced that Morgan State University is one of two academic institutions selected by the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to receive federal dollars in order to promote the objectives of its National Security Studies Program. The grant for $745,146 is provided by the Intelligence Community (IC) Centers of Academic Excellence. "As a hub of America's intelligence and cybersecurity sectors, Maryland has the capaci… Continue Reading


October 13, 2011

CARDIN-AYOTTE BILL WOULD REQUIRE CONGRESS TO PASS BUDGET RESOLUTION BY APRIL 15 OR SUSPEND OTHER BUSINESS

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), both members of the Senate Budget Committee, have introduced a bipartisan bill (S. 1681) that would prohibit Congress from considering any legislation unless a budget resolution is passed by the April 15 deadline. April 15 is the date by which Congress is required by law to pass a budget resolution, but has failed to do so too many times in recent years. Senators Cardin and Ayotte agree on the need for a real enforceme… Continue Reading


October 13, 2011

CARDIN JOINS SENATE COLLEAGUES TO INTRODUCE BILL TO SUPPORT FIRST RESPONDERS

Washington, DC- U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), along with Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA) have introduced legislation to strengthen and improve a federal program that provides an important safety net for first responders who are killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty. The Public Safety Officers' Benefits Act was first enacted in 1976, and provides benefits for certain survivors of public safety officers who die or are disabled as … Continue Reading


October 13, 2011

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $4 MILLION IN FUNDING TO EXPAND, IMPROVE GARRISON FOREST VETERANS CEMETERY

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) today announced the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded the State of Maryland a $4,610,970 grant to expand and improve the Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery in Owings Mills, Maryland. "Our veterans deserve a final resting place fitting of the enormous sacrifices they have made on behalf of our country," said Senator Cardin. "Garrison Forest has provided a dignified, peaceful final resting place for thou… Continue Reading


October 12, 2011

CARDIN STATEMENT ON TRADE AGREEMENTS

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Finance and Foreign Relations Committees, issued the following statement on the Senate approval of bilateral trade agreements with Korea, Panama and Colombia: "I strongly believe that international trade is good for America, but it must be done properly. Such international agreements can boost our country's ties with like-minded nations that share our values, helping to strengthen alliances and advancing American interests… Continue Reading


October 12, 2011

CARDIN HAILS PASSAGE OF LANDMARK JOB-BUILDING ANTI-CURRENCY MANIPULATION LEGISLATION

Washington, DC -- U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, released the following statement following the passage of the Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act (S. 1619), of which he is an original cosponsor. "As our economy recovers from the most devastating economic recession since the Great Depression and we work to create good-paying, high-quality jobs for Americans, we cannot ignore countries like China that engage in clearly unfair trading practices… Continue Reading


October 12, 2011

CARDIN LAUDS OBAMA ADMINISTRATION DECISION TO EXPEDITE PLANNING FOR BALTIMORE RED LINE

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Transportation Subcommittee, today praised Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley for advancing the locally preferred alternative for Baltimore's Red Line. The light rail project will run 14 miles from east to west, operating between Woodlawn and the Johns Hopkins Bayview medical complex. "Baltimore has been underserved by public transit. The Red Line is going to help transform our city and our… Continue Reading


October 07, 2011

CARDIN, REID, BOXER INTRODUCE BILL TO HELP LOCAL COMMUNITIES UPGRADE WATER INFRASTRUCTURE, SPUR ECONOMIC GROWTH

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chairman of the Senate Water and Wildlife Subcommittee, has introduced legislation that will allow local communities to improve their aging water infrastructure, helping to ensure clean, safe water for Americans, creating jobs and adapting to changing hydrological conditions. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, joined Senator Cardin in introducing the Water… Continue Reading


October 07, 2011

CARDIN INTRODUCES BILL TO END RACIAL PROFILING BY LAW ENFORCEMENT

Washington, DC -- U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), former Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Homeland Security Subcommittee, Thursday introduced the End Racial Profiling Act of 2011 (S. 1670), a bill to prohibit the use of racial profiling by law enforcement. U.S. Rep. John Conyers, Jr., Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee plans to introduce companion legislation in the House of Representatives. Senator Cardin's bill is cosponsored by Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Dick Durbin (D-… Continue Reading


October 07, 2011

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ISSUE STATEMENT ON NAS REPORT ON PROPOSED MEDICAL COUNTERMEASURES TEST AND EVALUATION FACILITY AT FT. DETRICK

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD) today issued the following statement regarding the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) report on the site specific risk assessment (SSRA) for the proposed new Army's Medical Countermeasures Test and Evaluation (MCTE) facility at Ft. Detrick. "The Army leadership at Ft. Detrick's proactive partnership with the NAS demonstrates the Army's understanding of local community concerns and their commitment to protecting their neighbor… Continue Reading


October 07, 2011

ON THE DEATH OF CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER FRED SHUTTLESWORTH

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) issued the following statement on the death of civil rights leader Fred Shuttlesworth. "America lost one of its most courageous and tenacious civil rights leaders in the passing of the Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth. As a pastor, civil rights organizer and one of the four founding ministers of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Rev. Shuttlesworth was a unifying force who brought together his own congregation and others from across the … Continue Reading


October 07, 2011

CONGRESS SHOULD PROHIBIT RACIAL PROFILING BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES

Today I am introducing legislation in the Senate that would prohibit the use of racial profiling by federal, state, or local law enforcement agencies. The End Racial Profiling Act (ERPA) had been introduced in previous Congresses by former Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin and I am proud to follow his example. I want to thank Senators Blumenthal, Durbin, Gillibrand, Kerry, Lautenberg, Levin, Menendez, Mikulski, and Stabenow for joining me as original co-sponsors of this legislation. Racial p… Continue Reading


October 06, 2011

CARDIN INTRODUCES BILL TO ENSURE SAFETY OF NANOTECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) today introduced legislation with U.S. Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) to address potential health and safety risks about products that contain nanotechnology materials. "Nanotechnology has become increasingly indispensible in our daily lives-everything from our cellphones and MP3 players, to packaging of our snack foods, to cancer treatments in development employ the use of nanotechnology," said Senator Cardin. "As this burgeoning technology continues to… Continue Reading


October 06, 2011

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE GRANT FOR FIRE STATION IN CECIL COUNTY

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) today announced that the Cecilton Volunteer Fire Company has received a $48,500 U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development (RD) grant to provide the volunteer fire station in Cecilton with new equipment. "It's critical that we ensure that our first responders have the tools they need to keep our families and communities safe," Senator Cardin said. "This grant will give provide the brave men and women of the Cecilt… Continue Reading


October 06, 2011

CARDIN, MIKULSKI LEAD MD DELEGATION IN PRAISING PRESIDENT FOR SIGNING DISASTER DECLARATION FOR STATE FOLLOWING TROPICAL STORM LEE

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) were joined by members of Maryland's Congressional Delegation today in applauding President Barack Obama for issuing a Declaration of Disaster for Maryland in the wake of Tropical Storm Lee. Senators Mikulski and Cardin were joined by U.S. Representatives Steny H. Hoyer, Roscoe E. Barlett, Elijah E. Cummings, Chris Van Hollen, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Donna F. Edwards and Andy Harris. The Disaster Dec… Continue Reading


October 05, 2011

CARDIN ANNOUNCES CHESAPEAKE BAY STEWARDSHIP GRANTS WINNERS

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Water and Wildlife Subcommittee, today joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and local officials to announce the awarding of $10.9 million in grants for environmental projects in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed's six states and the District of Columbia. The projects will preserve 3,729 acres of land, restore 32 miles of riparian areas and stream banks and impleme… Continue Reading


October 05, 2011

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE FEDERAL GRANT TO HELP VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND THEIR FAMILIES

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced $998,955 in U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) grant funding to the Montgomery County Family Justice Center, a community-wide collaboration of public and private agencies that works to assist domestic violence victims and their families. "Too many of our family members, children, and friends suffer in silence at the hands of domestic violence," said Senator Cardin. "Unfortunately, Maryland is not immune to … Continue Reading


October 04, 2011

CARDIN CALLS NUTRIENT POLLUTION A SERIOUS NATIONAL THREAT TO CLEAN WATER

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife, convened a hearing to discuss the causes and impacts of nutrient pollution in the United States and various approaches toward mitigating its effects. Nutrient pollution, caused by excess nitrogen and phosphorus, has negatively affected more than half of the water bodies in the United States, causing harmful algal blooms, hypoxia, declines in fish and wildlife a… Continue Reading

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