Press Releases & Statements

June 04, 2018

Cardin Responds to Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Special Representative on Anti-Semitism, Racism, and Intolerance for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly, issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. "In a ruling that was a personal victory for one baker in Colorado, the United States Supreme Court made it clear that LGBT individuals should not be discriminated a… Continue Reading


June 04, 2018

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce over $250,000 for Educator Training at UMD College Park

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) have announced $261,442 in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund summer workshops at the University of Maryland (UMD) College Park for early career geoscience educators from across the United States. "Our educators are the heart of our communities. They have the difficult, often thankless task of preparing our children for the challenges they and our country will face in the years ahead. I know that ou… Continue Reading


June 01, 2018

Cardin Calls Friedman’s Politicized Comments about Support for Israel Wrong, Insensitive

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement after U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said in a press interview earlier this week, among other troubling statements, "there's no question Republicans support Israel more than Democrats." "Among the many reasons I could not support David Friedman's nomination last year was because he proudly participated in efforts to drive a partisan wedge into longstanding … Continue Reading


May 31, 2018

Cardin Statement on Trump Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Finance and Foreign Relations committees, issued the following statement in response to President Trump imposing new steel and aluminum tariffs on the European Union, Canada, and Mexico. "Alienating and strong-arming our friends and neighbors, ignoring consequences, disrupting markets and costing Americans money seems to be the norm for President Trump when it comes to trade and just about everything else. What's lacking in al… Continue Reading


May 30, 2018

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce $550,000 Investment in Cumberland Infrastructure

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) have announced $550,000 in federal funding through the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for roadway improvements to Baltimore Street in the City of Cumberland. "This latest federal investment in Cumberland's infrastructure will improve some of the area's most heavily used roads, allowing local commerce to grow and motorists to reach their destinations safely and efficiently. That's a win for residents on all fronts," … Continue Reading


May 25, 2018

Cardin Calls Trump’s Latest Attack in Federal Workers “Outrageous”

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) responded swiftly to the Trump Administration's latest attack on federal workers through three Friday-night executive orders. "President Trump has been relentless in his needless assault on federal workers. This latest strike is an outrageous attempt to strip legal rights and due process from employees and bust unions. Despite more than a year as President of the United States, Donald Trump has failed to recognize that the two million men and women s… Continue Reading


May 25, 2018

Cardin Commemorates Memorial Day 2018

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement in recognition of Memorial Day 2018, which this year is celebrated on Monday, May 28. "Across our proud nation this Memorial Day weekend, we remember the men and women of our Armed Forces who made the greatest sacrifice imaginable. Whether it was on the battlefield of Antietam, the beaches of Normandy or in the mountains of Afghanistan, thousands of Americans h… Continue Reading


May 24, 2018

Cardin Statement on the NFL’s New Policy

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) issued the following statement in response to the National Football League's new policy on standing during the national anthem prior to games. "This country stands for the constitutional protections of the First Amendment - the right of freedom of speech. That's what this country is about. "I share the NFL players' concerns about civil rights in America, particularly as our president adds fuel to the fire every day through his inflammatory comments… Continue Reading


May 23, 2018

Cardin, Van Hollen Support Improvements to Veterans’ Health Care

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) released the following statement regarding their support for the bipartisan VA Maintaining Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks (MISSION) Act today: "There are over 9 million veterans enrolled in the VA health care system who deserve access to world-class medical care. We need to keep our promises to these veterans and their families, which is why we supported the VA MISSION Act today. Like most majo… Continue Reading


May 23, 2018

Cardin Response to the Trump Administration’s Domestic Gag Rule, Latest Attack on Women’s Health

BALTIMORE - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Finance Health Care Subcommittee, issued the following statement on the Health and Human Services notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) attacking the Title X Family Planning Program. "It is appalling to see the Trump Administration continue their relentless assault on women's health and wellbeing. Access to family planning services is one of the best tools we have to prevent abortions. President Trump fails to recognize that eve… Continue Reading


May 23, 2018

Cardin Seeks to Improve Treatment for Opioid Abuse

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) has introduced two bills aimed at improving substance use treatment in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The first bill, S.2901, would allow the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to waive outdated restrictions on telehealth reimbursement for diagnosis and/or treatment of a opioid or other substance use disorder. The second bill, S. 2892, directs the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to study state Medicaid programs that currently co… Continue Reading


May 22, 2018

Cardin, Enzi to Pentagon: Speed Payments to Small Business Contractors

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), the Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, and U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), the Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, today introduced bipartisan legislation to speed payments to small contractors doing business with the federal government. The bill directs the Departments of Defense to make every effort to pay small business prime contractors and large prime contractors with small business su… Continue Reading


May 22, 2018

Cardin, Van Hollen Secure Victories for Marylanders as Water Infrastructure Bill Emerges Unanimously from Committee

Maryland senators spotlight new programs to strengthen stormwater, wastewater and drinking water treatment capabilities, help communities rebuild resilient infrastructure following flooding Bill also includes major support for Chesapeake Bay restoration priorities WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.), members of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), together underscored the importance to Maryland communities of new legislation enablin… Continue Reading


May 21, 2018

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce Nearly $70 Million in Homeland Security Grants for Maryland and the National Capital Region

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) Monday announced $69,536,494 in emergency preparedness grants for the National Capital Region and Maryland from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In addition, Maryland jurisdictions were designated as eligible to apply for millions more through competitive grants aimed at protecting critical infrastructure, such as transit and ports, from terrorism. "Protecting Americans from harm is one of the most basic func… Continue Reading


May 21, 2018

Cardin Decries Illegitimate Venezuelan Election, Encourages US-led Regional Strategy to Restore Stability, Democracy

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, released the following statement Monday following the Venezuelan election: "The illegitimate election Nicolas Maduro engineered over the weekend is the clearest sign yet that he lacks both the true will of the Venezuelan people and legitimacy in the international community. Under his brutal dictatorship, democratic governance, public health and safety, and the… Continue Reading


May 18, 2018

Cardin, Van Hollen Join Bipartisan Group of Senators Urging Trump Administration to Combat Anti-Semitism, Appoint Special Envoy

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) have joined a bipartisan group of more than three dozen senators urging President Donald Trump to appoint a Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, a position at the U.S. Department of State that has now remained vacant for over 15 months. In a letter to President Trump, the senators emphasized the importance of the United States leading with action to combat anti-Semitism at home and abroad. "There has been an … Continue Reading


May 18, 2018

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce over $360,000 in Funding to MD Environmental Efforts

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) have announced $369,400 in federal funding through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for Maryland's Department of the Environment (MDE). The funding, obtained through the EPA's National Environmental Performance Partnership System, will support a wide range of ongoing environmental management efforts. Senators Cardin and Van Hollen fought for and secured funding for the EPA in the FY 2018 Omnibus, after the President… Continue Reading


May 17, 2018

Cardin, Cassidy, Nelson Introduce Legislation to Increase Access to Opioid Treatment

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) today introduced the Comprehensive Opioid Management and Bundled Addiction Treatment (COMBAT) Act to increase access to opioid treatment programs and services for seniors on Medicare. The legislation would provide coverage and reimbursement in the form of a bundled payment for opioid treatment programs and services, including medication assisted treatment, counseling, behavioral and group therapy, … Continue Reading


May 17, 2018

Maryland’s Senators and Congressmen Send Bipartisan Letter to Treasury and HHS in Support of State Waiver to Significantly Reduce Health Insurance Costs in Maryland

WASHINGTON - Maryland's bipartisan congressional delegation has written a joint letter to Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar in support of Maryland's waiver for a state reinsurance program, which was authorized by the Maryland General Assembly earlier this year. Reinsurance is a reimbursement system that protects insurers from very high claims by having a third party (the federal or state government) pay part of the insurance company's cl… Continue Reading


May 17, 2018

Team Maryland Brings Federal Law Enforcement Leaders to Washington for Frank Discussion on Crime and Safety in Maryland

WASHINGTON - During the height of National Police Week, Team Maryland gathered as a bipartisan delegation Wednesday for a dialogue with federal law enforcement partners based in Maryland, including the newly confirmed U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur. Also joining the meeting were the Maryland Special Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), along with Mar… Continue Reading

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