Press Releases & Statements

August 21, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce $334,000 to Fight Opioid Crisis on the Eastern Shore

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) announced $334,000 in federal funding to fight the opioid crisis on the Eastern Shore, as part of $2.4 million for Maryland overall. This investment will help health centers increase access to high-quality integrated mental health and substance abuse disorders services, including opioid addiction. The funding, awarded through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as part of the Integrated Behavioral Health … Continue Reading


August 21, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Announce $166,976 to Address Lead-Based Paint in Cumberland

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman David Trone (all D-Md.) have announced $166,976 in federal funding to address lead-based paint in Cumberland, Maryland. The funding, awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), will go to the Housing Authority of the City of Cumberland for projects at Jane Frazier Village, Queen City Tower, and Fort Cumberland Homes, including: Routine lead-based paint testing at Jane Frazier Village (12… Continue Reading


August 21, 2019

Cardin Opposes Trump Administration Effort to Overturn Flores Settlement

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin issued the following statement in response to DHS and HHS announcing a new rule to overturn the Flores Settlement Agreement. "I strongly oppose the Trump Administration's attempt to overturn the Flores settlement, which is specifically designed to protect the welfare of migrant children through vigorous judicial oversight. I recently witnessed first-hand at the border how the Trump Administration is already failing its legal and moral obligations to protect… Continue Reading


August 21, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen, Brown, Raskin Announce $481,000 to Fight Opioid Crisis in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Anthony Brown and Jamie Raskin (all D-Md.) announced $481,000 in federal funding to fight the opioid crisis in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties, as part of $2.4 million for Maryland overall. This investment will help health centers increase access to high-quality integrated mental health and substance abuse disorders services, including opioid addiction. The funding, awarded through the Health Resources and Service… Continue Reading


August 21, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer Announce More than $750,000 for University of Maryland Biodiversity Research Project

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Steny Hoyer (all D-Md.) announced the recent award of more than $762,000 in federal funding for the University of Maryland, College Park through the National Science Foundation (NSF). The project will advance scientists' understanding of how environmental factors affect where species occur, focusing on specific at-risk species. This research is important to inform biodiversity preservation efforts. "Preserving Maryland's… Continue Reading


August 19, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen, Cummings, Ruppersberger, Sarbanes Announce $898,750 to Address Lead-Based Paint in Baltimore

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) have announced $898,750 in federal funding to address lead-based paint in Baltimore, Maryland. The funding, awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), will go to the Housing Authority of Baltimore City for lead-based paint risk assessments, inspections, abatement, interim controls, and clearance examinations. "No paren… Continue Reading


August 16, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer, and Sarbanes Announce More than $1 Million for Maryland Disaster Resiliency Projects

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny Hoyer and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) today announced more than $1 million in federal funding for two disaster resiliency research projects in Maryland through the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). These projects are two of twelve awarded nationwide to inform more resilient building designs, codes, and standards by improving our understanding of how earthquakes, wind and fire affect structures. The… Continue Reading


August 16, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer Announce Almost $1 Million to Boost STEM at UMD

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Steny Hoyer (all D-Md.) have announced $996,074 in federal funding to boost Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education at the University of Maryland (UMD), College Park. The funding, provided through the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Division of Research on Learning, will create a year-long intensive training program for 40 scholars and ultimately expand STEM education research and broaden partici… Continue Reading


August 16, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce Nearly $300,000 for Atlantic Sturgeon Research in the Bay

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) have announced more than $296,000 in federal funding for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to study Nanticoke River Atlantic sturgeon. Atlantic sturgeon were thought to have all but disappeared from Maryland waters due to overfishing and habitat loss, until biologists in Maryland and Delaware recently found adult sturgeon in the Nanticoke River and its streams for the first time in 40 years. The funding, awarded … Continue Reading


August 15, 2019

Cardin Statement on Israel Barring Congresswomen from Visiting

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Special Representative on Anti-Semitism, Racism, and Intolerance for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly, released the following statement: "I disagree adamantly with Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) in regards to our policy toward the State of Israel and the BDS movement that seeks to marginalize a strong ally of the… Continue Reading


August 15, 2019

Maryland Congressional Delegation Presses Governor Hogan to Ensure All Eligible Marylanders Can Vote in 2020

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, along with Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-MD) sent a letter to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan requesting information regarding the State of Maryland's efforts to address problems that occurred during the 2018 elections. The letter also pressed Hogan to work with the Maryland State Board of Elections and other state and fe… Continue Reading


August 15, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Announce $15,000 for Nonprofit Professional Development in Western Maryland

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman David Trone (all D-Md.) announced $15,000 in federal funding for the United Way of Washington County (UWWC) for its Nonprofit Professional Development Opportunities project. These funds, provided through the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), will be used for conducting eight training sessions over a two-year period for approximately 200 nonprofit professionals in Western Maryland. The objective of the training progra… Continue Reading


August 14, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Press Army for Answers on Shutdown at Frederick Research Lab, Lack of Notification

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, along with Senator Chris Van Hollen and Representative David Trone (All D-Md.) are demanding answers from the U.S. Army about the recent cease and desist order issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) at Fort Detrick, Md. The lawmakers have requested detailed information about USAMRIID's specific deficiencies and how long the Army has been aware of them. The A… Continue Reading


August 14, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen, and Cummings Announce $150,000 for Morgan State University

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (all D-Md.) have announced $150,000 in federal funding for Morgan State University. The funding will create a one-year pilot program that will help increase students' proficiency and success in programming skills with the goal to retain them as computer science majors. It is a part of a continued focus on STEM education in Maryland and across the country, and it was awarded through the National Science … Continue Reading


August 14, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer Announce $1.1 Million to Boost STEM Education at University of Maryland, College Park

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Steny Hoyer (all D-Md.) have announced $1,115,270 in federal funding for the University of Maryland, College Park. The funding, awarded through the National Science Foundation (NSF), will allow the University to study how educational simulations can help undergraduate students understand and engage with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers. The project aims to enhance the career awareness and skills o… Continue Reading


August 12, 2019

Cardin Condemns the Administration’s Proposal to Weaken the Endangered Species Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, released the following statement condemning the Department of Interior's proposal to weaken key provisions of the Endangered Species Act, announced today. "The new regulations finalized today that weaken vital sections of the Endangered Species Act serve as yet another example of the Trump Administration ignoring the interests of Marylanders. In the Fish and Wildlife Service's most recen… Continue Reading


August 11, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce $2.8 Million for Coastal Management Program in Maryland

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) have announced $2.8 million in federal funding to help administer Maryland's federally approved coastal management program. This funding was provided through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Coastal Zone Management Program to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. This investment will create jobs and provide continued assistance on everything from coastal hazards and recurrent flo… Continue Reading


August 09, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce $23.8 Million in 2019 Preparedness Funding for Maryland

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) hailed the recent award of more than $23.8 million in fiscal year 2019 federal preparedness grants for Maryland. Preparedness grants are allocated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to state, local, tribal and territorial governments as well as non-government entities. Rather than reacting to a specific disaster, they support citizens and first responders in preparing… Continue Reading


August 09, 2019

Cardin, Trone, Van Hollen Announce More Than $100,000 in New USDA Investments in Allegany County

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen along with Congressman David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $105,775 in U.S. Department of Agriculture funding for two projects in Allegany County. Allegany College of Maryland in Cumberland, MD, received more than $61,000 in federal funding in order to expand rural learning programs that provide educational instruction and job training for adult students. Allegany College will use the funding for technology upgrades in three classro… Continue Reading


August 09, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce Nearly $130,000 in USDA Rural Business Development Grants for the Eastern Shore

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) announced the recent award of nearly $130,000 in federal funds for jurisdictions on Maryland's Eastern Shore through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Business Development Grant (RDBG) Program. Grants are as follows: $30,000 to Kent County for the development of job training programs to equip adult students with marketable fiber optics and cyber security skills. The County will contribute an additional $17,… Continue Reading

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