Press Releases & Statements

September 11, 2009

SENATORS CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE FUNDING TO HELP DOCUMENT ACID MINE DRAINAGE PROBLEM IN GARRETT COUNTY

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) announced today that Garrett County has been awarded a $20,000 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grant to commission a study to document the economic benefits of the acid mine drainage remediation program.   Acid mine drainage occurs when mineral deposits that contain sulfides are uncovered during the mining process.   The contaminated water enters streams and rivers, often ki… Continue Reading


September 11, 2009

CARDIN VISITS GOODWILL INDUSTRIES TO VIEW PROGRAM TO HELP PRISONERS RE-ENTER SOCIETY

FREDERICK, MD - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today visited Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley, Inc. in Frederick for a tour of its program that provides re-entry services to prisoners.   The Senator, who is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has supported legislation to provide counseling and job training to prisoners who are close to release as a way to reduce recidivism.   "The Department of Justice has found that approximately two-thirds o… Continue Reading


September 11, 2009

CARDIN APPLAUDS EPA EXTENDED REVIEW OF MOUNTAINTOP COAL MINING PERMITS

Washington, DC - U .S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Water and Wildlife Subcommittee released the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it has identified 79 proposed surface coal-mining projects in Appalachian states for further, detailed reviews of their pending permits.   The extended reviews will be carried out under an enhanced coordination process between EPA and the Army… Continue Reading


September 10, 2009

CARDIN EXPRESSES SUPPORT FOR U.S. DRAWDOWN, CONCERN OVER IRAQ-SYRIA RIFT

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chairman of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, released the following statement in response to today's Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Iraq featuring U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Christopher Hill: "I'm pleased with the performance of U.S. forces as our drawdown efforts continue.  In his testimony, Ambassador Hill notes huge gains in Iraqi forces' capabilities and cohesion.  … Continue Reading


September 09, 2009

CARDIN LAUDS THE PRESIDENT'S CALL FOR ACTION ON HEALTH CARE REFORM, REITERATES SUPPORT FOR A PUBLIC OPTION

"I applaud the President for directly confronting one of the most pressing issues facing our country today - the skyrocketing cost of health care.   The need for health reform is very real, as each day 14,000 Americans lose their health insurance.  Throughout the summer, at town hall meetings and other events across our state, I have met face-to-face with many Marylanders who have struggled to afford their current health coverage or have been denied access by insurers. The Preside… Continue Reading


September 09, 2009

CARDIN, MIKULSKI, KRATOVIL ANNOUNCE ACQUISITION OF 823 ACRES FOR BLACKWATER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) and U.S. Congressman Frank Kratovil (MD-1) today announced that the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge will acquire 823 acres as part of a grants program under the North American Wetlands Conservation Act of 1989 (NAWCA).   The new acreage will help preserve marsh, shoreline, wooded swamp and forested upland habitat for migratory waterfowl. The refuge serves as an important resting and… Continue Reading


September 08, 2009

CARDIN ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF DRAFT CHESAPEAKE BAY REAUTHORIZATION, INCLUDING NEW FUNDING FOR STATES AND NEW ENFORCEMENT PROVISIONS

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), chairman of the Environment and Public Works Water and Wildlife Subcommittee that has jurisdiction over the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Chesapeake Bay Program, today released details of the Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem Restoration Act of 2009. The Cardin-authored reauthorization gives state and local governments of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Area strong new enforcement tools and more than $1.5 billion in new grant authority to re… Continue Reading


September 04, 2009

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE RURAL DEVELOPMENT GRANT FOR TOWN OF ACCIDENT

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) today announced that the Town of Accident in Garrett County has been awarded a $32,140 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development grant to purchase a town dump truck and snow plow.     "The new dump truck and snow plow will replace a truck that is no longer in service due to safety concerns," Senator Cardin said. "This federal grant will help provide the needed e… Continue Reading


September 04, 2009

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE RURAL DEVELOPMENT GRANT FOR SHARED OPPORTUNITY SERVICE

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) today announced that Shared Opportunity Service in Chestertown has been awarded an $8,656 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development grant to purchase safety and education playground equipment for the family support center it operates in Chestertown, MD.   Shared Opportunity Service, Inc. (SOS) is the non-profit 501(c)(3). The agency was established in 1996 as a result of… Continue Reading


September 02, 2009

SENATORS CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE $50K FOR CAROLINE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) announced today that Caroline County Historical Society has been awarded a $50,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development grant to help preserve five small, one room historic buildings.    Once restored, the buildings will serve as tourist information stops at various locations throughout Caroline County.     "Caroline County has a rich history and culture and… Continue Reading


September 02, 2009

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE $70,000 FOR ALLEGANY COLLEGE TO ESTABLISH HVAC TRAINING PROGRAM

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) today announced that Allegany College has been awarded a $70,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development grant to assist in establishing a HVAC Apprenticeship Training Program to teach students specific skills that will allow them to pursue careers in the heating ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industries.   The HVAC Apprenticeship Training Program te… Continue Reading


September 02, 2009

CARDIN, MIKULKSI ANNOUNCE $272,500 IN ENERGY CONSERVATION GRANTS FOR LAUREL, HAGERSTOWN

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.), today announced $272,500 in grants have been awarded to Maryland through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG).    The city of Hagerstown has been awarded $179,500 and the city of Laurel has been awarded $93,000 in this round of grants.  Funding for the EECBG program was included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment … Continue Reading


August 27, 2009

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE $63,000 GRANT FOR HIGH SPEED INTERNET FOR HANCOCK SCHOOLS

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded a $63,000 grant to the Washington County Public Schools to install three miles of fiber optic cable through Hancock. The cable will enable over 600 students enrolled in Hancock Elementary, Middle and High School to have access to high speed internet access. "High-speed Internet service is the information highway of the 21st Centur… Continue Reading


August 27, 2009

CARDIN ANNOUNCES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS APPROVAL FOR MID-CHESAPEAKE BAY PROJECT

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today announced that the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) has given a favorable rating to the Mid-Chesapeake Bay Island Ecosystem Restoration project, a major step in keeping the Port of Baltimore channel open and restoring two major islands in the Chesapeake Bay.     On July 27, Senator Cardin accompanied Major General Robert L. Van Antwerp, commanding general for the Army Corps of Engineers, on a helicopter fly-ove… Continue Reading


August 26, 2009

STATEMENT BY U.S. SENATOR BENJAMIN L. CARDIN ON DEATH OF SENATOR EDWARD KENNEDY

"Today, I join all Americans in mourning the death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, one of the most influential and dedicated Senators of our time. Senator Kennedy was a legislator's legislator who had the leadership, wisdom and profound understanding of complicated issues to accomplish great things for our nation.   His passing leaves an enormous hole in the U.S. Senate.   "During Senator Kennedy's 46 years in the Senate, he had a tremendous impact on the issues that hav… Continue Reading


August 21, 2009

CARDIN, MIKULKSI ANNOUNCE $78.3 MILLION IN RECOVERY ACT FUNDS FOR MARYLAND TRANSIT

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) today announced that the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is receiving $78,321,223 in federal grant money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  Funds will be used for priority infrastructure projects, including the purchase of buses and railcars, expanding parking and service, repairing station platforms and tunnels, upgra… Continue Reading


August 20, 2009

SENATORS CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $4 MILLION FOR MD SHIPYARDS AS PART OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY PACKAGE

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has announced grants to two Maryland shipyards totaling more than $4 million as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).   A grant of $2.4 million has been awarded to General Ship Repair Corp. in Baltimore City.   The shipyard, which is located on Key Highway, will use the funds to build a n… Continue Reading


August 17, 2009

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE $30,000 TO REHABILITATE HANCOCK COMMUNITY CENTER

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded a $60,000 grant to the City of Hancock, Maryland. The grant will be used to rehabilitate a community center to provide young people with social, recreational and educational programming like Boy and Girl Scouts. "Every child should have ample opportunities to learn and play and grow in a safe environment with sol… Continue Reading


August 17, 2009

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE $200,000 FOR CAREER TRAINING IN GARRETT COUNTY

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded a $200,000 grant to the Garrett County Board of Commissioners to purchase equipment for the Career Technology Training Center (CTTC). "Federal investments like this help keep Maryland's workforce competitive even during tough economic times. High school graduates, community college students and adults seeking new skills … Continue Reading


August 17, 2009

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE $60,000 FOR SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE IN CUMBERLAND

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded a $60,000 grant to Western Maryland SCORE for its Regional Small Business Assistance program. "Small businesses have always been the engine that drives our economy forward, particularly in tough times. This Appalachian Regional Commission grant will help create jobs and develop local businesses who will deliver the kind … Continue Reading

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