Press Releases & Statements

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


April 15, 2010

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE OVER $112,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY FIRE COMPANY

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) today announced the First Hose Company of Boonsboro in Washington County has received $112,005 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 Comm… Continue Reading


April 15, 2010

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE OVER $92,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ALLEGANY COUNTY FIRE COMPANY

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski   (both D-MD) today announced the Barton Hose Co. No. 1 in Allegany County has received $92,204 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,… Continue Reading


April 15, 2010

STATEMENT BY U.S. SENATOR BENJAMIN L. CARDINON THE PASSING OF BENJAMIN HOOKS

"I join all Americans today in mourning the loss of Benjamin Hooks, a civil rights hero and icon.   He dedicated his life to the civil rights movement and to ensuring equality and fairness for all Americans.    As Executive Director of the NAACP for 15 years, he worked to ensure expanded employment opportunities for African Americans in baseball and he prevailed on corporations to participate in economic development projects in black communities.   "The NAACP was transformed under his … Continue Reading


April 14, 2010

CARDIN SEEKS QUICKER PROGRESS ON GTMO CLOSURE

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), chairman of the Judiciary Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee at an oversight hearing today for the Department of Justice, urged Attorney General Holder to expedite completion of the long-awaited plan for dealing with terrorist detainees who will neither be tried nor released, and for closing the Guantánamo Bay facility where many are now held.   "As … Continue Reading


April 14, 2010

SENATOR CARDIN APPLAUDS RESURGENCE OF BAY'S BLUE CRAB POPULATION

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today applauded the announcement that the Chesapeake Bay 's blue crab population has increased by 60 percent since last year and is at its highest total population since 1997.   The Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) today released its 2009-2010 Bay-wide dredge survey.   The survey found that the Bay's blue crab population has increased from 400 mill… Continue Reading


April 13, 2010

CARDIN, LANDRIEU INTRODUCE BILL TO PROHIBIT AIRLINES FROM CHARGING FOR CARRY-ON BAGS

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA) have introduced a bill (S. 3195) that would effectively prohibit airlines from charging fees for carry-on luggage. It also would require advanced disclosure of special, often higher fees for specialty checked items. The bill is based on an amendment the two senators proposed last month to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill that was blocked by the minority from being accepted … Continue Reading


April 09, 2010

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT GRANT FOR POCOMOKE CITY

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) today announced the Delmarva Discovery Center in Pocomoke City will receive $150,000 in grant funding from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).  The funds will be used to construct a restaurant, bringing visitors and investment into Worcester County .    … Continue Reading


April 09, 2010

CARDIN STATEMENT ON JUSTICE STEVENS' RETIREMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement in response to the announcement that Justice John Paul Stevens would retire this summer.   "Justice John Paul Stevens has made an indelible mark on the Supreme Court of the United States and the American people. Throughout his four-decades long career, he has set his focu… Continue Reading


April 08, 2010

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE OVER $900,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR BALTIMORE CITY FIREFIGHTERS

WASHINGTON , D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD today announced the Baltimore City Fire Department has been awarded $906,080 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 Budge… Continue Reading


April 08, 2010

CARDIN STATEMENT ON SIGNING OF NEW START TREATY

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after the signing of a new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) by President Obama and Russian President Medvedev earlier today in Prague.   "The signing of the new START treaty between the United States and Russia marks the ongoing commitment of both nations to nuclear security.   It is good for… Continue Reading

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