Press Releases & Statements

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


August 14, 2009

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE $250,000 TO EXPAND SAFE, AFFORDABLE WATER SUPPLY IN FROSTBURG

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski   (both D-MD) announced today that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded $250,000 to the City of Frostburg to construct water supply improvements in the Mt. Savage community.     "This ARC grant will help ensure that the people of Frostburg continue to have access to a safe, affordable, and reliable water supply. As a member of the Senate Committee on… Continue Reading


August 13, 2009

SENATOR CARDIN DISCUSSES HEALTH CARE REFORM WITH GRAYSHORE

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August 12, 2009

SENATOR CARDIN PRESENTS TRI-STATE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER WITH CHECK FOR $1.2 MILLION

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August 12, 2009

SENATOR CARDIN HOLDS HEALTH CARE TOWN HALL MEETING AT HAGERSTOWN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

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August 10, 2009

SENATOR CARDIN, REP. CUMMINGS TOUR BALTIMORE CITY'S HEALTHY START PROGRAM

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August 10, 2009

SENATOR CARDIN HOLDS HEALTH CARE TOWN HALL MEETING AT TOWSON UNIVERSITY

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August 07, 2009

BIPARTISAN COALITION URGES AFGHANISTAN TO ENSURE WOMEN CANDIDATES AND VOTERS FULL PARTICIPATION IN THE AUGUST 20 ELECTIONS

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August 06, 2009

CARDIN, SNOWE ANNOUNCE BILL TO GUARANTEE QUALITY OF MORTGAGE SECURITIES

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August 06, 2009

NOMINATION OF JUDGE SONIA SOTOMAYOR TO BE ASSOCIATE JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT

The confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to be an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court will be my first Supreme Court Justice confirmation vote as a Senator. It is an honor for me to represent the people of Maryland in the United States Senate and to serve on the Judiciary Committee.   I particularly want to thank Chairman Leahy and Ranking Member Sessions for the dignified manner in which the Committee handled the nomination process of Judge Sotomayor. … Continue Reading

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