Press Releases & Statements

November 10, 2010

SENATOR CARDIN ATTENDS GROUNDBREAKING FOR FT. MEADE'S NEW SOLIDER AND FAMILY ASSISSTANCE CENTER

FORT MEADE, MD - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today attended the groundbreaking for a new Soldier and Family Assistance Center (SFAC) at Fort George G. Meade. The groundbreaking was for two modular buildings that will house the installations Soldier and Family Assistance Center and Warrior Transition Unit administrative offices. "Our soldiers are the best in the world and we have made a promise that we will be there for them to provide the support and services they need as… Continue Reading


November 10, 2010

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE $900,000 GRANT TO UPGRADE U.S. 113 TO FOUR-LANE DIVIDED HIGHWAY

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) announced the Federal Highway Administration has awarded about $900,000 to Maryland to design and buy the right-of-way needed to widen U.S. 113 and build an interchange at the highway's intersection with MD 12. The senators secured this money in the fiscal 2010 transportation spending bill. The existing highway will be upgraded to a four-lane divided highway, with shoulders to ac… Continue Reading


November 10, 2010

CARDIN CALLS UPROAR OVER CONSTRUCTION AN EXCUSE TO DELAY NEGOTIATIONS, URGES ABBAS TO RETURN TO DIRECT TALKS WITH ISRAEL

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement regarding criticism of recently proposed Israeli housing units in East Jerusalem .   "Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is right to call the current uproar over planning for new construction in East Jerusalem 'overblown.' Jerusalem is the undivided capital of the State of Israel. This episode seems to be… Continue Reading


November 09, 2010

SENATOR CARDIN, CONGRESSWOMAN EDWARDS ATTEND DEDICATION OF EDMONSTON'S RENOVATED 'GREEN' STREET

EDMONSTON, MD -- U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) and U.S. Congresswoman Donna Edwards (MD-4) joined Edmonston Mayor Adam Ortiz at the dedication of Edmonston's Decatur Street renovations that have transformed the Prince George's County community into one of the most environmentally friendly in our nation. The $1.3 million project, funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), has provided more than 50 jobs. It enabled Edmonston to … Continue Reading


November 08, 2010

CARDIN, MIKULSKI APPLAUD DECISION TO GRANT DISASTER DESIGNATION

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today praised the U.S. Department of Agriculture for granting Maryland's request for a natural disaster designation for 22 counties because of drought and excessive heat. "Mother Nature was not kind to Maryland farmers this summer, with drought and excessive heat taking a heavy toll on their livelihood," said Senator Cardin. "I am pleased to see USDA coming through with financial resources to he… Continue Reading


November 08, 2010

CARDIN LAUDS MOMENTUM FOR BRINGING CLEAN ENERGY JOBS TO MARYLAND WITH OFFSHORE WIND PROJECTS

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today praised the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) for making Maryland the second state ready to move beyond the planning stage for developing viable offshore wind power generation.   The official notice, a Request for Interest in the proposed offshore wind leasing area that is as close as 10 nautical miles off of Ocean City and 20 miles from Assateague , will be published in… Continue Reading


November 08, 2010

SENATOR CARDIN JOINS USDA IN ANNOUNCING 13 GRANTS TO FUND ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECTS TO HELP MARYLAND FARMERS AND RURAL BUSINESSES

U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today joined U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development State Director Jack Tarburton and U.S. Congressman Roscoe Bartlett (MD-6) to announce that USDA Rural Development is providing grants for 13 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in Maryland under the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). The announcement was made at Sunnyside Farms, Inc., a major chicken-egg production facility in Carroll County. Sunnyside will receive a $220,50… Continue Reading


November 04, 2010

SENATOR CARDIN JOINS EPA OFFICIALS IN ANNOUNCING $3.4 MILLION FOR PROJECTS THAT WILL HELP REDUCE CHESAPEAKE BAY POLLUTION

BALTIMORE - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today joined officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Chesapeake Bay Program to announce $3.4 million for 34 environmental projects in the six Chesapeake Bay watershed states and the District of Columbia to help reduce pollution to local streams, creeks and rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. The grants are funded by the EPA's Chesapeake Bay Program and a variety of other federal and private partners. They are administered by … Continue Reading


November 04, 2010

CARDIN ASKS ATTORNEY GENERAL HOLDER TO INVESTIGATE DECEPTIVE ROBO CALLS MADE TO MARYLAND DEMS ON ELECTION DAY

Washington, DC - The day after Election Day 2010, U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, urged Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate anonymous, automated phone calls made to predominantly African-American and other voters in Baltimore and elsewhere around the state intentionally designed to suppress voter turnout.   "Targeting voters with deceptive messages in a deliberate attempt to suppress voter partici… Continue Reading


November 01, 2010

SENATORS QUERY SECRETARY CLINTON ON PENDING DECISION ON TRANSCANADA TAR SANDS PIPELINE

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and colleagues are raising questions about the pending approval of the TransCanada Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. In a letter sent Thursday to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the lawmakers sought answers to a series of concerns they have about the pipeline. Signing the letter, in addition to Cardin, Leahy and Merkley, are Senators Roland Burris (D-IL), Chris Dodd (D-CT), Kirsten Gillib… Continue Reading


October 28, 2010

CARDIN, SARBANES CELEBRATE NATIONAL WEATHERIZATION DAY

GLEN BURNIE, MD - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, U.S. Congressman John Sarbanes (both D-MD) today joined Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Secretary Raymond Skinner to celebrated National Weatherization Day by visiting the Glen Burnie home of Evette West-Brooks, which was recently retrofitted to be more energy efficient.   Funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) … Continue Reading


October 27, 2010

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE $41 MILLION GRANT TO HELP FAMILIES PAY ENERGY BILLS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (Both D-Md.) today announced Maryland will receive more than $41 million to prevent Marylanders from having to choose between paying their heating and cooling bills and paying for food and medicine. The $41,073,570 Low Income House Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) block grant will help low-income families, seniors with fixed incomes and people with disabilities pay for heating costs through the coldest months of win… Continue Reading


October 27, 2010

CARDIN STATEMENT ON ARREST IN POTENTIAL METRO BOMBING PLOT

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee, released the following statement in response to the FBI arrest of a man for attempting to assist others whom he believed to be members of al-Qaeda in planning multiple bombings at Metrorail stations in the Washington, DC, area. "Metro riders received a fresh reminder today that there are still individuals and organizations who seek to do … Continue Reading


October 25, 2010

SENATOR CARDIN ANNOUNCES 'SPICER TRACT' ACQUISITION FOR BLACKWATER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

CAMBRIDGE, MD -- U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today announced a major expansion of the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge with the purchase of the 766-acre Spicer Tract on the eastern portion of the Refuge. Blackwater NWR, located in Dorchester County, is one of our nation's premier wildlife refuges, consisting of 27,000 acres that include one-third of Maryland's tidal wetlands and some of the most ecologically important areas of our State. … Continue Reading


October 22, 2010

SENATOR CARDIN APPLAUDS INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION RULING THAT UNFAIR TRADING PRACTICES HAVE HARMED U.S. PAPER COMPANIES

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today praised the U.S. International Trade Commission's (USITC) ruling that the U.S. paper industry has been harmed by the unfair dumping of coated paper products on the U.S. market. The USITC ruling, which was a 6-0 vote, means that the U.S. Department of Commerce (DoC) will issue antidumping and countervailing duty orders on imports of these products from China and Indonesia "This ruling by the International Trade Commis… Continue Reading


October 22, 2010

CARDIN, MIKULSKI, CUMMINGS WIN FIGHT TO SAVE DEFENSE JOBS IN WESTMINSTER

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski and Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (all D-Md.) announced that General Dynamics Robotics Systems in Westminster, Maryland, will be able to keep 118 highly-trained employees working on a critical Army modernization program. The General Dynamics team in Westminster has been working for years to help develop a self-controlled robotic navigation system, called the Autonomous Navigation System, for the next gene… Continue Reading


October 20, 2010

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE $800,000 HUD GRANT TO IMPROVE PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY GREEN LINE CORRIDOR

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (Both D-MD) today announced that the Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission, in partnership with the Prince George's County Department of Public Works and Transportation and Economic Development Corporation, has been awarded $800,000 under the HUD Community Challenge Planning Grant Program. Funds will be used to plan for the expansion of the corridor around Prince George's County's four southern Metro Gre… Continue Reading


October 18, 2010

CARDIN, MIKULSKI HELP BREAK GROUND ON NEW AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER, NEW ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES FOR FREDERICK MUNICIPAL AIRPORT

Frederick, MD -- U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (Both D-MD) today joined federal, state and local officials to officially break ground on construction for a new air traffic control tower to be built at Frederick Municipal Airport. The FAA is funding the $5.3 million tower project through the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Construction is expected to begin almost immediately, with completion expected within 18 months. "Fred… Continue Reading


October 18, 2010

CARDIN, HOYER, O'MALLEY, AND MIKULSKI SEND LETTER TO CONSTELLATION, EDF URGING CONTINUED NEGOTIATION ON LOAN GUARANTEE FOR CALVERT CLIFFS PROJECT

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5), Governor Martin O'Malley, and Senator Barbara A. Mikulski sent a letter today to Mayo A. Shattuck III, President and Chief Executive Officer of Constellation Energy Group, and Henri Proglio, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Électricité de France, requesting that the two companies engage in active negotiations immediately in order to reach agreement on a plan to proceed with the develo… Continue Reading


October 13, 2010

CARDIN CRITICIZES EPA RUSH DECISION TO ALLOW E15 FUEL BLENDS

Washington, DC -- U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, issued the following statement today regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) decision to allow the commercial sale of E15 fuel blends - transportation fuels comprised of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline - for automobiles made in model year 2007 or more recently.   … Continue Reading

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