Press Releases & Statements

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


August 05, 2009

CARDIN WELCOMES RELEASE OF DETAINED AMERICAN JOURNALISTS IN NORTH KOREA

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 reports of the pardon and release of Laura Ling and Euna Lee: "I welcome the reported release of the two American journalists detained in North Korea.  I commend President Clinton's efforts to secure their release.  The North Korean regime has finally done the right thing by granting the re… Continue Reading


August 04, 2009

CARDIN APPLAUDS BALTIMORE RED LINE LIGHT RAIL DECISION

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) , a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Transportation Subcommittee, today praised Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley for advancing the locally preferred alternative for Baltimore's Red Line.   The light rail project will run 14 miles from east to west, operating between Woodlawn and the Johns Hopkins Bayview medical complex.    … Continue Reading


August 04, 2009

CARDIN APPLAUDS PURPLE LINE LIGHT RAIL DECISION

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) , a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Transportation Subcommittee, today praised Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley for advancing the Purple Line development for Prince George's and Montgomery Counties. The proposed 16.3-mile light rail line will connect major centers of Bethesda/Chevy Chase, Silver Spring, University of Maryland/College Park, and New Carrolton with residential and busines… Continue Reading


August 03, 2009

CARDIN CALLS FOR EXPANDED REGIONAL COOPERATION TO RENEW THE HEALTH OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) , chairman of the Water and Wildlife Subcommittee of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today called for expanded clean water authority and more robust interstate cooperation to help renew the health of the Chesapeake Bay.   Senator Cardin made his remarks at the second in a series of hearings leading up to the introduction of legislation to reauthorize the Chesapeake Bay progr… Continue Reading


August 03, 2009

CARDIN, LANDRIEU, SNOWE, SHAHEEN PUSH FOR MORE EFFECTIVE TRADE POLICIES TO HELP SMALL FIRMS

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), along with U.S Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chair Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Ranking Member Olympia J. Snowe (R-ME), and fellow Small Business Committee member Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), today wrote to Gene Dodaro, Acting Comptroller General of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), asking for a study on the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee's (TPCC) progress in implementing an effective government-wide… Continue Reading


July 31, 2009

CARDIN, BURR INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN BILL TO CLOSE THE TREATMENT GAP FOR OSTEOPOROSIS AND OTHER BONE HEALTH CONDITIONS

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) and Richard Burr (R-NC) have introduced the "Access to America's Orthapaedic Services Act of 2009" (S. 1548) to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal diseases and conditions such as osteoporosis, arthritis, and trauma-related injuries. More than one in four Americans has a musculoskeletal condition requiring medical attention… Continue Reading


July 29, 2009

CARDIN CALLS FOR INCREASED SUPPORT FOR DISPLACED PERSONS IN PAKISTAN TO HELP STABILIZE THIS NUCLEAR NATION

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 conjunction with a hearing held by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today on the ongoing displacement crisis in Pakistan: "Over two million Pakistanis have been displaced as a result of conflict between Taliban militants and Pakistani security forces.  Pakistan's stability is of vital, strategic … Continue Reading


July 29, 2009

SENATORS FEINSTEIN AND CARDIN INTRODUCE MEASURE TO BAN INHUMANE PRACTICE OF ALLOWING HUNTERS TO SHOOT WILDLIFE FROM AIRCRAFT

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) today introduced legislation to explicitly ban the inhumane practice of allowing hunters to shoot and kill wildlife, such as wolves, from aircraft.   "Hunting is a part of America's culture and history, but there is no sport in aerial practices that lead to such cruel and painful deaths for wild animals. This bill wi… Continue Reading


July 29, 2009

CARDIN LAUDS SENATE APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE FOR INCLUDING $150 MILLION FOR DEDICATED METRO FUNDING

Washington, DC - Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today praised his colleagues on the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee, including fellow Marylander Senator Barbara A. Mikulski, for providing the first of 10-years of dedicated funding for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Metrorail.     "Last month's tragedy was a wake-up call to all … Continue Reading


July 29, 2009

SENATE APPROVES CHANGES TO METRO COMPACT, CONGRESS MOVES CLOSER TO PROVIDING DEDICATED FUNDING FOR METRORAIL

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD), with Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner (both D-VA), praised the Senate today for adopting the final measure ( S.J.Res.19) required to authorize $3 billion in combined, dedicated federal and local funding for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Late Tuesday, the Senate gave its unanimous consent and approval to a… Continue Reading


July 28, 2009

CARDIN CALLS FOR A NEW APPROACH TO U.S. INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE TO BETTER SUPPORT OUR NATIONAL SECURITY GOALS

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, today called for innovative reforms to our nation's foreign assistance program that match the high priority diplomacy has in enhancing our national security. Senator Cardin is an original co-sponsor of the bipartisan Foreign Assistance Revitalization and Accountability Act of 2009 (S. 1524) introduced today by … Continue Reading


July 28, 2009

CARDIN PRAISES US-CHINA DIALOGUE ON CLIMATE CHANGE, CALLS LACK OF HUMAN RIGHTS DISCUSSION A MISSED OPPORTUNITY

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Environment and Public Works committees, and Chairman of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, released the following statement in response to the inaugural Strategic and Economic Dialogue between the U.S. and China: "The significant dialogue that the United States started this week with China is a positive step in strengthening the relationship between the United States and China. I am pleased t… Continue Reading


July 28, 2009

SENATOR CARDIN INTRODUCES GRANT PROGRAM FOR LAND PRESERVATION IN NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today introduced legislation to create a new grant program to fund land preservation in the National Capitol region, which includes portions of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. Co-sponsors of the bill include Senators Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD), James Webb (D-VA) and Mark R. Warner (D-VA).   "It's critical that we preserve open space in the National Capital region and this l… Continue Reading


July 28, 2009

CARDIN VOTES FOR JUDGE SOTOMAYOR TO BE THE NEXT ASSOCIATE JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) praised Judge Sonia Sotomayor for her legal acumen and patience today, as he and a majority of the Senate Judiciary Committee voted in support of her nomination to be the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.   Following are his remarks made just prior to the vote.   "I want to thank Chairman Leahy and Senator Sessions for the positive and fair manner in which they conducted … Continue Reading


July 28, 2009

CARDIN SAYS CIVILIAN COURTS HAVE THE CAPACITY TO TRY AND CONVICT TERRORISTS AND RESTORE THE RULE OF LAW

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) , chairman of the Judiciary Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee, today called on the administration to expedite its plans to shut down the U.S. detention facility at Guantánamo Bay. To facilitate that planning, Senator Cardin chaired a hearing with representatives of the Departments of Justice and Defense, along with other legal experts, to examine how terrorists currently being held by the … Continue Reading

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