Press Releases & Statements

November 10, 2011

CARDIN, MIKULSKI PRAISE SENATE COMMITTEE PASSAGE OF BILL TO CREATE HARRIET TUBMAN NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARKS

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both- D-MD) today praised Senate committee passage of legislation to create two national historical parks to honor the life of Harriet Ross Tubman, the most famous "conductor" on the Underground Railroad. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted to report the bill favorably for consideration by the full Senate. Senator Cardin introduced the bill earlier this year along with Senators Mikulski and Senators Charles S… Continue Reading


November 10, 2011

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE FUNDS TO STRENGTHEN STEM EDUCATION IN BALTIMORE’S MIDDLE SCHOOLS

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) won $2,992,325 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education's Investing in Innovation (i3) program to use innovative methods, like robotics instruction and career mentors, to strengthen the mathematics skills of middle school students and get more students involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. "Science and math educatio… Continue Reading


November 09, 2011

CARDIN SAYS TRANSPORTATION REAUTHORIZATION IS ESSENTIAL FOR JOB CREATION

Washington, DC -- U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, issued the following statement on passage of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century or "MAP-21", the transportation reauthorization bill by the EPW Committee: "We need more jobs in America today and investing in our nation's highways, bridges, and transportation infrastructure is one the best federal investments this nation can make,… Continue Reading


November 08, 2011

CARDIN URGES STATE DEPARTMENT NOMINEE TO ELEVATE THE RELEASE OF MARYLANDER ALAN GROSS FROM CUBA

Washington, DC - At a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing for Roberta Jacobson, to be Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), called the continued incarceration of Maryland resident Alan Gross by the Cuban regime a "gross violation of human rights." Senator Cardin asked Ms. Jacobson, if confirmed, to prioritize Alan Gross's release, which she agreed to do. "For nearly two years, the Cuban government has held Alan Gross under horrible… Continue Reading


November 08, 2011

CARDIN PRAISES THE VA FOR SPONSORING VIRTUAL ON-LINE CAREER FAIR FOR VETERANS

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) today praised the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for sponsoring a nationwide, virtual online job fair on Nov. 10, from 11 a.m. at 4 p.m. EST. "Finding a job in this economy has been a challenge for millions of Americans and we owe it to our veterans to make sure they have the most up-to-date access to job information," said Senator Cardin. "I commend the VA for using all the resources at its disposal to connect veterans with employers who… Continue Reading


November 04, 2011

CARDIN COMMITS TO TRANSFORM ANACOSTIA RIVERFRONT INTO MODEL URBAN WATERWAY AND PARK

BLADENSBERG, MD- U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chairman of the Senate Water and Wildlife Subcommittee, today joined top officials from Maryland, the District of Columbia and key U.S. federal to highlight progress made to restore the Anacostia River Watershed and call attention to projects underway to transform it into a model urban waterway and park. Home to more than 800,000 residents, 43 species of fish and more than 200 species of birds, the restoration of the Anacostia River Watershed an… Continue Reading


November 03, 2011

CARDIN CONCERNED ABOUT THE STATE OF MARYLAND INFRASTRUCTURE IN LIGHT OF LATEST MOVE TO BLOCK SENATE ACTION ON JOB CREATION

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), released the following statement after the Senate was blocked from considering the Rebuild America Jobs Act, which would have provided investment in America's crumbling roads, bridges and airports, and would have established a national infrastructure bank to leverage private and public capital to fund a broad range of projects. A recent CNN poll shows that 72% of Americans support investing in infrastructure to create jobs. "Yet again, as … Continue Reading


November 03, 2011

CARDIN ANNOUNCES $7 MILLION IN GRANTS TO HELP VICTIMS OF CRIME

ANNAPOLIS-U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, D-MD, today joined Governor Martin O'Malley to announce that the U.S. Justice Department is awarding $7,623,460 in Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funding to help provide services for victims of violent crime in Maryland. The funds will be distributed by the Governor's Office of Crime Control & Prevention (GOCCP) to local programs and agencies. This funding supports programs that improve the treatment of victims of by providing them with such services as crisi… Continue Reading


November 01, 2011

CARDIN, VAN HOLLEN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE FUNDING FOR WALTER REED RELOCATION

Rockville, MD - Today Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen, Senator Barbara Mikulski, and Senator Ben Cardin announced that the Department of Defense would provide $88.9 million of the $90 million the State of Maryland and Montgomery County requested to address traffic mitigation issues around the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. "This funding announcement is welcome news for the thousands of wounded warriors and their families who will use the new Walter Reed National Mili… Continue Reading


October 31, 2011

CARDIN JOINS GOVERNOR O'MALLEY TO ANNOUNCE $2.2 MILLION IN S*T*O*P VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN GRANTS

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin today joined Governor Martin O'Malley to announce that Maryland is distributing $2.2 million worth of federal funds to organizations throughout the state that work to help women who are the victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. The funds from the S*T*O*P (Services, Training, Officers and Prosecutors) Violence Against Women (VAWA) are grants allocated from the US Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.… Continue Reading


October 31, 2011

CARDIN, RUPPERSBERGER ANNOUNCE BILL TO CREATE “HOTELS FOR HEROES” PROGRAM FOR MILITARY FAMILIES

(Baltimore, MD) - Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) today announced legislation creating a program that would allow Americans to donate hotel reward points to members of the Armed Forces who are traveling to receive care through the military health system and their families. "Hotels for Heroes," S. 1776, would be an expansion of the national "Hero Miles" program that provides free round-trip airfare to wounded warriors recovering at military or VA medical … Continue Reading


October 31, 2011

CARDIN HOLDS HEALTH CARE JOBS EXPO ON EASTERN SHORE

CAMBRIDGE, MD -- U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) today held a Health Care Jobs Expo at Eastern Shore Hospital Center to connect Marylanders with jobs in the health care field. Maryland is one of the nation's leaders in health care, currently employing more than 290,000 Marylanders in the health care industry. The Affordable Care Act will bring approximately 30 million Americans - who currently have no health coverage -- into our nation's health care system by 2014. The Governor's Workforce Inv… Continue Reading


October 31, 2011

CARDIN ANNOUNCES “TIDELAND PARCEL” ACQUISITION FOR BLACKWATER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

VIENNA, MD -- U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today announced a major expansion of the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) with the purchase of the 825-acre Tideland parcel along the Nanticoke River. The acquisition is the first purchase of land within the Nanticoke Unit of the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge's boundary and conserves two tracts of land, one along a section of the Nanticoke River near Vienna, MD and another to the north on the Marshyhope Creek near Brookview, MD.… Continue Reading


October 28, 2011

CARDIN MEETS WITH MARYLAND HOUSING OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS FORECLOSURE CRISIS

CROWNSVILLE, MD -- U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) today met with officials of the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and statewide housing advocates to discuss the continuing foreclosure crisis and to discuss ways to get the Maryland housing market back on track. President Obama recently announced that his Administration would adjust the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) to make it easier for borrowers to refinance their mortgages. In the first nine month… Continue Reading


October 28, 2011

CARDIN ADDRESSES MARYLAND CLEAN ENERGY SUMMIT

BALTIMORE -- U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) today addressed the Maryland Clean Energy Summit on how clean energy technology can help stimulate business growth that will lead to more jobs. More than 300 business executives, elected officials and academic leaders gathered at the event, which was hosted by the Maryland Clean Energy Center, to identify ways to further leverage the burgeoning clean energy industry to generate jobs in the face of the nation's "jobless recovery." "Creating jobs is… Continue Reading


October 27, 2011

CARDIN CELEBRATES NEW JOBS AND BUSINESS EXPANSION IN THE FEDERAL CENTER AT WOODLAWN ENTERPRISE ZONE

Towson, MD - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin today joined Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and executives from CSC and Maricom to celebrate the first major business expansion in the new Federal Center at Woodlawn Enterprise Zone. Maricom, a CSC company, upgraded a 1970s era office building to today's technology standards to support work with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Maricom currently employs 200 workers in Baltimore County and is recruiting for more than 35 additi… Continue Reading


October 26, 2011

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE GRANTS TO IMPROVE PRIMARY CARE FOR MEDICARE BENEFICARIES IN MARYLAND

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) today announced that nine community health centers in Maryland will receive funding over a three-year period to improve the coordination and quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries. The funding for centers in Maryland is part of the $42 million Advanced Primary Care Practice demonstration project involving 500 community health centers in 44 states, which was contained in the Affordable Care Act. Under this Advanced Pr… Continue Reading


October 25, 2011

CARDIN BILL RENEWS CHESAPEAKE GATEWAY GRANT PROGRAM THAT HELPS BOOSTS TOURISM ECONOMY

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chairman of the Senate Water and Wildlife Subcommittee, has introduced legislation (S. 1740) 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 binds our region together throug… Continue Reading


October 25, 2011

CARDIN, BIPARTISAN GROUP OF LAWMAKERS INTRODUCE “INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS BILL OF RIGHTS”

WASHINGTON - With more and more Americans booking travel online, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin has joined a group of bipartisan Senators and Congressmen in introducing the International Travelers Bill of Rights (ITBOR), S. 1753, a bill that helps consumers make informed decisions when booking travel online. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, more than 30 million Americans traveled overseas in 2009. Maryland accounts for nearly one million international visits. More than 40 percent of tra… Continue Reading


October 25, 2011

CARDIN, SENATORS URGE SUPERCOMMITTEE TO REDUCE DEBT THROUGH CLEAN ENERGY AND CONSERVATION

WASHINGTON -With less than five weeks until the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction is due to submit its plan to reduce the long-term national debt, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, sent a letter to the Democratic and Republican Co-Chairs of the committee urging them to seek savings in federal energy costs through a number of clean energy and energy efficiency strategies. Senator Cardin has consistently expressed support for c… Continue Reading

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