Press Releases & Statements

December 23, 2009

FLOOR STATEMENT ON THE PATIENTS PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

It won't be long now until we achieve universal health coverage, affordable care for all Americans. I want to thank Senator Baucus for making this moment possible. I know how hard he's worked for so many weeks - so many months- so that we could bring very different views together. We have all been focused on the goal of achieving affordable health care for every American. Senator Baucus never lost sight of that goal. As a result, we are now just hours away from the last procedural hurdle before… Continue Reading


December 23, 2009

CARDIN SAYS WE WILL PROVIDE UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE AND AFFORDABLE CARE FOR ALL AMERICANS

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), spoke from the floor of the U.S. Senate today as the Senate moved closer to passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Senator Cardin discussed the benefits in the bill to Marylanders and all Americans. He also outlined key amendment he authored, including strengthening the Patients' Bill of Rights provisions and codifying an Office of Minority Health in key federal health agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and… Continue Reading


December 22, 2009

CARDIN PRAISES APPOINTMENT OF CYBERSECURITY COORDINATOR

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), chairman of the Judiciary Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee, today praised the appointment of Howard Schmidt as the new White House Cybersecurity Coordinator.    "I commend the President for appointing a cybersecurity coordinator to make sure that our agencies are all working together on this critical challenge.   Our hearing in November examine… Continue Reading


December 22, 2009

CARDIN, MIKULSKI & VAN HOLLEN JOIN WITH STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS TO ANNOUNCE $300 MILLION FOR ESSENTIAL BRAC TRAFFIC FIX IN NATIONAL CAPITOL REGION

      Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski and Congressman Chris Van Hollen (all D-Md.) gathered today at the edge of MD-355 and steps away from the Medical Center Metro Station with Maryland Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown and Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett to announce unprecedented federal investment in BRAC-related transportation projects outside the gate of what will be the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda… Continue Reading


December 21, 2009

CARDIN STATEMENT ON TEMPORARY EXTENSION OF EXPIRING PATRIOT ACT PROVISIONS

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), chairman of the Judiciary Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee released the following statement following Senate passage of a 60-day temporary extension of provisions of the PATRIOT Act that were about to expire.   "Our priority is to protect the American people - both their safety and civil liberties," said Cardin.  "We must make sure that our law enforc… Continue Reading


December 21, 2009

CARDIN STATEMENT ON NEW RULES TO PROTECT AIR PASSENGERS DURING TRAVEL DELAYS

"Air travel is one of the safest and quickest modes of long distance travel, and today's announcement from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) makes air travel all the safer. Lengthy delays are often an inconvenience beyond the control of the pilot and crew of an aircraft or the airline itself. But the airline passengers are paying customers of the airlines and they should be treated with respect as customers, not freight for delivery. Protecting public health is a serious safety matter … Continue Reading


December 21, 2009

CARDIN STATEMENT ON THE ANNOUNCED AGREEMENT IN COPENHAGEN

Washington, DC - Benjamin L. Cardin, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Environment and Public Works Committees, released the following statement upon the President's announcement that he had secured an agreement in Copenhagen:   "Today, America regained its position as the world's leader in efforts to reverse global warming and reduce dangerous greenhouse gases. Based on a foundation of renewed engagement by his administration and unprecedented… Continue Reading


December 21, 2009

CARDIN ANNOUNCES FINAL PASSAGE OF FUNDING TO SAVE LIVES ON THE BATTLEFIELD AND RESTORE MOVEMENT FOR THOSE WITH SPINAL CORD INJURIES

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) announced that the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of Fiscal Year 2010 passed by the Senate today by a vote of 88-10includes funding for two of his requests that will help save the lives of soldiers suffering from severe blood loss and that will fund a new, innovative therapy to help patients who are paralyzed due to spinal cord injuries. The bill now goes to the President for his signature.   The Department of Defens… Continue Reading


December 21, 2009

CARDIN HAILS THE EXTENSION OF UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS, COBRA TAX CREDITS AND OTHER PROGRAMS TO HELP AMERICANS DURING TOUGH ECONOMIC TIMES

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) participated today in an early morning vote that finalized funding for our military and the Defense Department. In addition, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of Fiscal Year 2010 providessupport for Americans unable to find work in this difficult economy with an extension of unemployment insurance benefits, COBRA tax credits, and transportation-related job programs. It also prevents a drop in the federal poverty… Continue Reading


December 17, 2009

CARDIN HAILS JUVENILE JUSTICE BILL AS A STEP TOWARD BREAKING THE CYCLE OF CRIME

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), praised the Senate Judiciary Committee today for approving The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Reauthorization Act of 2009 (S. 678), which increases federal funding for prevention, intervention and treatment programs for youths. The legislation is critical in making meaningful improvements that expand the important core protections in the bill.   The Juvenile Justice and Delinq… Continue Reading


December 17, 2009

CARDIN INTRODUCES BILL TO EXPAND LAW STUDENT PARTICIPATION IN LEGAL CLINICS

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has introduced legislation that would increase opportunities for law students who work for the federal government to participate in legal clinics, helping more Americans gain access to qualified legal guidance and expanding students' experience in federal law. S. 2888, the Law Student Clinic Preparation Act of 2009 , would allow law students who work for the federal gover… Continue Reading


December 17, 2009

LAW STUDENT PARTICIPATION ACT OF 2009

    Mr. CARDIN: Mr. President, I rise today to introduce the "Law Student Participation Act of 2009."   The bill creates exceptions to federal conflicts of interest law which generally prohibits federal employees from acting as an attorney or agent in a matter adverse to the U.S. government.  The legislation directs the exceptions to federal employees attending law school and participating in legal clinics and employees of the District of Columbia who staff legal clinics. Where the fed… Continue Reading


December 16, 2009

CARDIN APPLAUDS SPOTLIGHT ON HUMAN RIGHTS TREATIES

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), Chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission) and a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement today after the Judiciary Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law hearing entitled "The Law of the Land: U.S. Implementation of Human Rights Treaties."  "I welcome the subcommittee's first hearing to focus attention on U.S. imple… Continue Reading


December 16, 2009

CARDIN, MIKULSKI & VAN HOLLEN FIGHTING FOR $300 MILLION FOR BRAC TRAFFIC FIX IN NATIONAL CAPITOL REGION

Washington, DC - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski and Congressman Chris Van Hollen (all D-Md.) welcomed the House's passage of the Fiscal Year 2010 Defense Appropriations Bill which includes $300 million for BRAC-related transportation mitigation efforts at the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Virginia. Both installations and their surrounding communities stand to be heavily impacted by the 2005… Continue Reading


December 16, 2009

MIKULSKI, CARDIN ANNOUNCE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION GRANTS FOR MARYLAND COLLEGES

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Benjamin L. Cardin (both D-Md.) today announced the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded grants totaling $1.39 million to the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), Morgan State University and Towson University.   NSF grants work to promote the progress of science and to advance the national health, prosperity and welfare by supporting research and education in all fields of science and engin… Continue Reading


December 14, 2009

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE $1.2 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR MARYLAND ORAL HEALTH CAMPAIGN

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) today announced that the omnibus appropriations bill that has passed Congress includes $1.2 million in funding for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Office of Oral Health.   The funding will be used for a campaign to educate low-income, high-risk families about the importance of oral health care.     "Dental care is an essential part of appropriate medi… Continue Reading


December 14, 2009

CARDIN APPLAUDS FINAL SENATE PASSAGE OF $3 MILLION FOR BALTIMORE RED LINE LIGHT RAIL

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Transportation Subcommittee, today praised Senate passage of an omnibus appropriations bill that includes $3 million for the Baltimore Red Line. The light rail project will run 14 miles from east to west, operating from Woodlawn through downtown and to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Campus.  The funds will be used to continue the design and preliminary engineering as the State finaliz… Continue Reading


December 14, 2009

CARDIN ANNOUNCES $550,000 FOR COLLEGE OF NOTRE DAME FOR NEW SCHOOL OF PHARMACY

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) announced today that the omnibus appropriations bill that has passed Congress includes a total of $550,000 in funding for College of Notre Dame's School of Pharmacy.   The funding includes $450,000 for facilities and equipment and an additional $100,000 for lab equipment for the new school.   "It is clear that our nation will face a serious shortage of pharmacists in the coming years, and I commend the Coll… Continue Reading


December 14, 2009

CARDIN APPLAUDS FINAL PASSAGE OF $3 MILLION FOR PURPLE LINE LIGHT RAIL

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD ), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Transportation Subcommittee, today praised Senate passage of the omnibus appropriations bill that includes $3 million for the Purple Line. The new light rail line will connect major centers of Bethesda/Chevy Chase, Silver Spring, University of Maryland/College Park, and New Carrolton with residential and business areas in between including Takoma/Langley.     … Continue Reading


December 14, 2009

CARDIN ANNOUNCES $150,000 IN FUNDING FOR HAGERSTOWN'S DOLEMAN BLACK HERITAGE MUSEUM

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) announced today that the omnibus appropriations measure that has passed Congress includes $150,000 for the Doleman Black Heritage Museum in Hagerstown.   "This funding will help preserve history and make it possible for Marylanders and Americans to visit this outstanding collection of memorabilia detailing the rich African-American culture and history of Maryland," said Sena… Continue Reading

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Page 85 Page 86 Page 87 Page 88 Page 89 Page 90 Page 91 Page 92 Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 96 Page 97 Page 98 Page 99 Page 100 Page 101 Page 102 Page 103 Page 104 Page 105 Page 106 Page 107 Page 108 Page 109 Page 110 Page 111 Page 112 Page 113 Page 114 Page 115 Page 116 Page 117 Page 118 Page 119 Page 120 Page 121 Page 122 Page 123 Page 124 Page 125 Page 126 Page 127 Page 128 Page 129 Page 130 Page 131 Page 132 Page 133 Page 134 Page 135 Page 136 Page 137 Page 138 Page 139 Page 140 Page 141 Page 142 Page 143 Page 144 Page 145 Page 146 Page 147 Page 148 Page 149 Page 150 Page 151 Page 152 Page 153 Page 154 Page 155 Page 156 Page 157 Page 158 Page 159 Page 160 Page 161 Page 162 Page 163 Page 164 Page 165 Page 166 Page 167 Page 168 Page 169 Page 170 Page 171 Page 172 Page 173 Page 174 Page 175 Page 176 Page 177 Page 178 Page 179 Page 180 Page 181 Page 182 Page 183 Page 184 Page 185 Page 186 Page 187 Page 188 Page 189 Page 190 Page 191 Page 192 Page 193 Page 194 Page 195 Page 196 Page 197 Page 198 Page 199 Page 200 Page 201 Page 202 Page 203 Page 204 Page 205 Page 206 Page 207 Page 208 Page 209 Page 210 Page 211 Page 212 Page 213 Page 214 Page 215 Page 216 Page 217 Page 218 Page 219 Page 220 Page 221 Page 222 Page 223 Page 224 Page 225 Page 226 Page 227 Page 228 Page 229 Page 230 Page 231 Page 232 Page 233 Page 234 Page 235 Page 236 Page 237 Page 238 Page 239 Page 240 Page 241 Page 242 Page 243 Page 244 Page 245 Page 246 Page 247 Page 248 Page 249 Page 250 Page 251 Page 252 Page 253 Page 254 Page 255 Page 256 Page 257 Page 258 Page 259
Showing page   of 259