Press Releases & Statements

June 05, 2009

CARDIN, CHARLES COUNTY COMMISSIONERS BREAK GROUND ON $30 MILLION EXPANSION OF MARYLAND AIRPORT

Indian Head, MD - U.S. Senator Benjamin Cardin (D-MD) led the groundbreaking ceremony for a $30 million expansion of the Maryland Airport. Joining Senator Cardin today were Charles County Commissioners Wayne Cooper (President), Edith Patterson (Vice President), Samuel Graves, Reuben Collins, Gary Hodge, County Administrator Paul Comfort, and Maryland Airport operators Jack Crawford and Gil Bauserman. Representatives of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other state and local o… Continue Reading


June 05, 2009

CARDIN JOINS FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICIALS IN ANNOUNCING MORE THAN $12 MILLION TO HELP RESTORE THE CHESAPEAKE BAY WATERSHED

BALTIMORE - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today joined officials from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) in announcing more than $12.9 million for the Chesapeake Stewardship Grant Program to help restore the Chesapeake Bay watershed.    The Senator, who is chair of the Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife, helped secure $10 million in funding this year for the Chesapeak… Continue Reading


June 04, 2009

CARDIN PRAISES OBAMA SPEECH TO THE MUSLIM WORLD, CALLS ON THE PRESIDENT TO PRESS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS THROUGHOUT THE MIDDLE EAST

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 President Obama's address in Egypt:   "President Barack Obama's speech today took an historic step in attempting to bridge the enormous, dangerous gulf of misunderstanding between the United States and the Muslim world. … Continue Reading


June 04, 2009

MARYLAND'S U.S. SENATORS APPLAUD JUDICIARY COMMITTEE APPROVAL OF DAVIS AND PEREZ NOMINATIONS, URGE SWIFT VOTE BY FULL SENATE

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) today praised Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) for swiftly moving the nominations of Marylanders Judge Andre M. Davis to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit and of Thomas E. Perez to be Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice through the confirmation process. The Senate Judiciary Committee today approved Judge Davis' nominat… Continue Reading


June 03, 2009

CARDIN STATEMENT ON HIS MEETING WITH SUPREME COURT NOMINEE JUDGE SONIA SOTOMAYOR

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider her nomination to the Supreme Court, met with Judge Sonia Sotomayor today at his office. Following their meeting he released the following statement:   "Judge Sotomayor is a very impressive individual. I find her background, which encompasses nearly every level of the judicial process, including prosecutor, co… Continue Reading


June 03, 2009

COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRESIDENTS PRESENT PRIORITIES TO MARYLAND'S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION

WASHINGTON, DC - Maryland's U.S. Senators and Congressional Delegation gathered today for an update on Maryland's Community Colleges and to hear from educators about the latest initiatives they are undertaking to prepare Maryland's future workforce during these difficult economic times. Community College presidents attending the meeting highlighted the role they play in filling critical workforce shortages like health care and the need for increases in federal financial aid, direct-lending to st… Continue Reading


June 02, 2009

CARDIN JOINS EPA IN ANNOUNCING $121.6 MILLION IN ARRA FUNDING FOR MARYLAND CLEAN WATER PROJECTS

BLADENSBURG , MD - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today joined Congressman Christopher Van Hollen (MD-8), officials from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) to announce $121.6 million in funds for Maryland water quality and drinking water projects under President Barack Obama's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).   The ARRA funding will enable construction of water infr… Continue Reading


June 02, 2009

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE $2.3 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR HAGERSTOWN AIRPORT

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the Hagerstown Regional Airport in Hagerstown $2.3 million through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) to construct an aircraft rescue and firefighting building.   "First responders, whether in the air or on the ground, always are on the front lines, keeping our families and our neighborhoods safe fro… Continue Reading


May 29, 2009

CARDIN REQUESTS FUNDING FOR CHESAPEAKE BAY AND CLEAN WATER PROGRAMS

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, today announced his FY 2010 budget appropriations requests that will protect and help clean the Chesapeake Bay watershed while updating Maryland's aging water infrastructure.  The Senate will take up the appropriations bills this summer. A complete list of Senator Cardin's appropriations requests can be found at cardin.senate.gov.  "The Chesapeake Bay, America's largest estuary, is not just a nat… Continue Reading


May 28, 2009

CARDIN REQUESTS FUNDING FOR KEY HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS ACROSS MARYLAND

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, today announced his FY 2010 budget appropriations requests for Maryland, including priorities for the Eastern Shore.  The Senate will take up the appropriations bills this summer. A complete list of Senator Cardin's appropriations requests can be found at cardin.senate.gov.   "The appropriations process must be open and transparent. The American people have a right to know how their tax dollars … Continue Reading


May 28, 2009

CARDIN ANNOUNCES PRIORITY APPROPRIATIONS REQUESTS FOR MARYLAND, INCLUDING PRINCE GEORGE'S AND MONTGOMERY COUNTIES

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, today announced his FY 2010 budget appropriations requests for Maryland, including priorities for Prince George's and Montgomery counties.   The Senate will take up the appropriations bills this summer. A complete list of Senator Cardin's appropriations requests can be found at cardin.senate.gov .   "The appropriations process mus… Continue Reading


May 28, 2009

CARDIN ANNOUNCES PRIORITY APPROPRIATIONS REQUESTS FOR MARYLAND, INCL. BALTIMORE AREA

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, today announced his FY 2010 budget appropriations requests for Maryland, including priorities for the Baltimore region .   The Senate will take up the appropriations bills this summer. A complete list of Senator Cardin's appropriations requests can be found at cardin.senate.gov .   "The appropriations process must be open and transparent. The … Continue Reading


May 27, 2009

CARDIN ANNOUNCES PRIORITY APPROPRIATIONS REQUESTS FOR MARYLAND, INCLUDING FREDERICK, WASHINGTON, ALLEGANY AND GARRETT COUNTIES

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, today announced his FY 2010 budget appropriations requests for Maryland, including projects that would benefit Western Maryland .   The Senate will take up the appropriations bills this summer. A complete list of Senator Cardin's appropriations requests can be found at cardin.senate.gov .   "The appropriations process must be open and transparent.… Continue Reading


May 27, 2009

CARDIN ANNOUNCES PRIORITY APPROPRIATIONS REQUESTS FOR MARYLAND, INCLUDING CARROLL AND HARFORD COUNTIES

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, today announced his FY 2010 budget appropriations requests for Maryland, including priorities for Carroll and Harford counties.  The Senate will take up the appropriations bills this summer. A complete list of Senator Cardin's appropriations requests can be found at cardin.senate.gov .   "The appropriations process must be open and transparent. … Continue Reading


May 27, 2009

CARDIN ANNOUNCES PRIORITY APPROPRIATIONS REQUESTS FOR MARYLAND, INCLUDING SOUTHERN MARYLAND

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, today announced his FY 2010 budget appropriations requests for Maryland, including priorities for the Eastern Shore.  The Senate will take up the appropriations bills this summer. A complete list of Senator Cardin's appropriations requests can be found at cardin.senate.gov.   "The appropriations process must be open and transparent. The American people have a right to know how their tax dollars … Continue Reading


May 26, 2009

CARDIN STATEMENT ON THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF PRESIDENT OBAMA'S SUPREME COURT NOMINEE

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement in response to President Obama's announcement that he will nominate Judge Sonia Sotomayor to serve on the Supreme Court, filling the vacancy left by Justice David Souter. "I welcome the announcement by President Obama of his intent to nominate Judge Sonia Sotomayor to fill the upcoming vacancy on the Supreme Court. We… Continue Reading


May 22, 2009

MARYLAND SENATORS ASK TREASURY SECRETARY GEITHNER TO EXPLAIN LOCAL GM AND CHRYSLER DEALERSHIP CLOSINGS

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (Both MD), sent a joint letter to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner today urging him to obtain more detailed information from Chrysler and General Motors on their recent decision to abruptly close hundreds of local dealerships nationwide.   "Our constituents are rightly concerned about this latest economic threat to their communities, which is why I want to understand the reason General Motors… Continue Reading


May 22, 2009

CARDIN, CASEY RECOMMEND REVIEW OF IRAQI REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT POLICIES

WASHINGTON, DC- U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, and Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chairman of the Helsinki Commission, urged Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano to review procedures impeding the rapid resettlement of Iraqi refugees to the United States.    … Continue Reading


May 21, 2009

CARDIN ANNOUNCES PRIORITY APPROPRIATIONS REQUESTS FOR MARYLAND, INCLUDING EASTERN SHORE

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, today announced his FY 2010 budget appropriations requests for Maryland, including priorities for the Eastern Shore.  The Senate will take up the appropriations bills this summer. A complete list of Senator Cardin's appropriations requests can be found at cardin.senate.gov .   "The appropriations process must be open and transparent. The America… Continue Reading


May 21, 2009

CARDIN PRAISES OBAMA FOR REITERATING THE NEED FOR BALANCE AND THE RULE OF LAW WHILE PROTECTING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), Chairman of Judiciary Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee and Chairman of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, released the following statement in response to President Obama's remarks on national security delivered today at the National Archives:   "For four months now, President Obama has been cleaning up the messes left by the previous administration. For eight year… Continue Reading

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