Press Releases & Statements

April 26, 2010

CARDIN SAYS WALL STREET REFORM WILL PROTECT AND EMPOWER CONSUMERS WHILE PREVENTING FUTURE FINANCIAL CRISES

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) called on all Senators to allow the debate on Wall Street reform legislation to move forward to day after cloture on the motion to proceed on the bill fell short 57-41.   "Our economy is showing early signs of recovery, but Marylanders and Americans nationwide are still hurting.   After more than a year to examine the root causes of the crisis, the bill blocked from consideration today would have helped … Continue Reading


April 22, 2010

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE OVER $900,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ARSON INVESTIGATORS

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) today announced International Association of Arson Investigators, headquartered in Crofton, Anne Arundel County, received $986,850 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFGP). Senator Mikulski is on the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the AFGP and fights each year to increase its federal funding. Senator… Continue Reading


April 22, 2010

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE OVER $43,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR HARFORD COUNTY FIRE COMPANY

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) today announced the Level Volunteer Fire Company in Harford County received $43,178 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFGP). Senator Mikulski is on the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the AFGP and fights each year to increase its federal funding. Senator Cardin is a member of the Budget Committ… Continue Reading


April 22, 2010

SENATORS PLEDGE NOT TO PLACE SECRET HOLDS ON LEGISLATION OR NOMINEES

WASHINGTON, DC - Following several days of heated floor debate on the issue, U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) and a group of at least 20 other senators are sending a letter to Senate leadership pushing to change the way the Senate does business by putting an end to rules that allow members to secretly block legislation and nominations.     Cardin and his colleagues are pledging to not place 'secret holds' and are calling upon Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority … Continue Reading


April 21, 2010

CARDIN, MIKULSKI PRAISE SELECTION OF MARYLAND TO RECEIVE $20 MILLION FOR INVESTMENT IN ENERGY EFFICIENCY

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) praised the selection of Maryland to receive $20 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds to help Maryland families and businesses retrofit homes and businesses with clean energy and energy-efficiency technology that will help conserve energy and reduce costs.   The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development has proposed a holistic, community-based approach to … Continue Reading


April 21, 2010

CARDIN STATEMENT ON THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE U.S. AND ISRAEL

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senator today to congratulate the State of Israel on the 62 nd anniversary of its independence. His remarks highlighted the sacrifices Israel has made over the last six decades and the threats and challenges ahead as Israel seeks peace with its neighbors. Excerpts of his comments are below. The full statement can be found at cardin.senate.gov. "Since Israel's founding 62 years ago, every American administrat… Continue Reading


April 21, 2010

CARDIN STATEMENT ON THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE U.S. AND ISRAEL

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senator today to congratulate the State of Israel on the 62 nd anniversary of its independence. His remarks highlighted the sacrifices Israel has made over the last six decades and the threats and challenges ahead as Israel seeks peace with its neighbors. Excerpts of his comments are below. The full statement can be found at cardin.senate.gov. "Since Israel's founding 62 years ago, every American admini… Continue Reading


April 21, 2010

CARDIN LEADS SENATE IN PASSING RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF DR. DOROTHY HEIGHT

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, lauded the Senate for passing by unanimous consent a resolution honoring the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Dorothy I. Height, who passed away Tuesday.   "Dorothy Height was instrumental in the civil rights movement with her insistent voice for racial justice and gender equality in America.   Known among many as the 'glue' that held the civil rights lead… Continue Reading


April 20, 2010

CARDIN CALLS CIVIL RIGHTS DIVISION ACTIVITY STARK CONTRAST TO PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today chaired a full committee hearing entitled " Oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division ."   The witness for the hearing was Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Tom Perez of Maryland.   "The Civil Rights Division has a proud … Continue Reading


April 20, 2010

CARDIN STATEMENT ON EQUAL PAY DAY

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) issued the following statement in commemoration of Equal Pay Day.   "Forty-seven years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act women are still making less than their male counterparts.  In 1963, women earned 59 cents to every dollar a man earned, but we have failed to reach parity in wages. We must do better, which is why I have co-sponsored the Paycheck Fairness Act, which will increase penalties for employers who pay differen… Continue Reading


April 20, 2010

CARDIN STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER DOROTHY I. HEIGHT

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement upon news of the passing of Dorothy I. Height. "Dorothy Height was instrumental in the civil rights movement with her insistent voice for racial justice and gender equality in America.   Known among many as the 'glue' that held the civil rights leaders together; she fought tirelessly for more than six decades for a better more just country.  She like… Continue Reading


April 20, 2010

CARDIN, KERRY, DURBIN INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO ADDRESS THE CHALLENGES OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), along with Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today introduced legislation that will meet the challenges of urbanization in developing countries and expand existing U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) efforts to craft better strategies for sustainable urban development.   The Sustainable Urban Development Act of 2010 (S. 3229) will target the challeng… Continue Reading


April 20, 2010

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GRANT FOR UNIVERSTY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE COUNTY

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) today announced the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) will receive $131,265 in grant funding from the United States Department of Education (USDE).  The funds will be used to increase the number of U.S. nationals and permanent residents seeking a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering.     "UMBC is one of our premier institutions in engineering, math and science and this grant will ena… Continue Reading


April 19, 2010

SENATOR CARDIN HELPS BREAKGROUND FOR NEW FT. MEADE SOLDIER ASSISTANCE CENTER

FT. MEADE, MD - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today joined officials from Ft. Meade and the Maryland congressional delegation at a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Soldier and Family Assistance Center, which will provide resources, support services and guidance to soldiers and their families assigned to the Warrior Transition Unit (WTU).  In 2009, Senator Cardin met with Department of Defense officials to secure funding for this new facility.     "When I visited the Warr… Continue Reading


April 19, 2010

EARTH DAY 2010

For 40 years, Americans have joined together annually to celebrate the Earth and dedicate themselves to protecting and renewing the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the land that sustains our families. This year, along with millions of Americans across the country, I'm making a commitment to improve our sustainability and move us closer to a clean energy economy. I am encouraged by the momentum in Congress for clean energy legislation that will create millions of jobs, help end our depend… Continue Reading


April 19, 2010

STATEMENT BY U.S. SENATOR BENJAMIN L. CARDIN ON DEATH OF ARCHBISHOP WILLIAM D. BORDERS

I join all Marylanders today in mourning the passing of Archbishop William Donald Borders, a religious leader who touched the lives of everyone who knew him.   Archbishop Borders came to Baltimore during the crisis surrounding school busing, a very difficult time for our community.   His common sense approach and steady voice calmed the atmosphere and was credited with helping to defuse tensions.   The Archbishop was a Chaplain during World War II, seeing combat first hand in Italy and… Continue Reading


April 15, 2010

CARDIN, MIKULSKI, KRATOVIL ANNOUNCE $115,000 FOR NEW HEALTH CENTER AT CAMP FAIRLEE

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski and U.S. Congressman Frank Kratovil (all D-MD) today announced that the Easter Seals Society will receive $115,000 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding for construction of a new medical facility at KentCounty's Camp Fairlee Manor, which serves children and adults with a diverse range of disabilities.   "CampFairlee provides an important service for families who have loved ones with disabi… Continue Reading


April 15, 2010

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE OVER $66,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENTS

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) today announced two volunteer fire departments in Washington County have received $66,516 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFGP). Senator Mikulski is on the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the AFGP and fights each year to increase its federal funding. Senator Cardin is a member of the Budget Committ… Continue Reading


April 15, 2010

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE $96,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY FIRE/EMS DEPARTMENT

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) today announced Prince George's County Fire/EMS has received $96,000 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFGP). Senator Mikulski is on the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the AFGP and fights each year to increase its federal funding. Senator Cardin is a member of the Budget Committee, which each … Continue Reading


April 15, 2010

TEAM MARYLAND BRIEFED ON THE PROGRESS AND CHALLENGES FACING THE CHESAPEAKE BAY

Washington, DC - Members of the Maryland Congressional Delegation convened today at the U.S. Capitol to hear from experts on the state of the Chesapeake Bay and current federal and state initiatives to restore this regional and national treasure. Attendees at the briefing included Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski, as well as Congressmen Steny Hoyer (MD-5), Chris Van Hollen (MD-8), Roscoe Bartlett (MD-6), Elijah Cummings (MD-7), John Sarbanes (MD-3), and Congressman Frank Krato… Continue Reading

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