Press Releases & Statements

November 14, 2008

CARDIN, MIKULSKI URGE PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA TO EXPEDITE DOD CLEANUP OF FT MEADE AND FT DETRICK

Washington , DC - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (Both D-MD) sent a joint letter Thursday to President-elect Barack Obama urging him to bring the Department of Defense (DOD) into compliance with orders from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to clean up hazardous sites at Fort Meade, Fort Detrick, and elsewhere across the country, as soon as his administration takes office.  Since 2003, the DOD has ducked its environmental responsib… Continue Reading


November 10, 2008

COMMEMORATING VETERANS' DAY

On this 11 th day of the 11 th month, we unite as a nation to honor the brave men and women who have served in our nation's military. For generations, their valor, honor and sacrifice have served as the foundation of America's hope, opportunity and leadership throughout the free world.   To our veterans and their families, I thank you for your dedication to service and country, as well as your strength of character and c… Continue Reading


November 10, 2008

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE $744,955 GRANT TO IMPROVE MAJOR GARRETT COUNTY INTERSECTION

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) announced today that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded Garrett County a $744,955 grant to make intersection improvements and realign a section of Glendale Road at U.S. Rt. 219 (Garrett Highway) in the Deep Creek Lake area.     "ARC grants provide important funding to stimulate economic development and growth and greater employment opportunities," said Senat… Continue Reading


October 31, 2008

CARDIN TELLS McDANIEL COLLEGE STUDENTS THE NEXT ADMINISTRATION AND CONGRESS MUST DEAL WITH CRITICAL ISSUES

WESTMINSTER - From the recession to national security to protecting and restoring our environment, U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today told McDaniel College students at a Town Hall meeting that "our nation is at a crossroads and the next Administration and Congress must work together to find solutions to the serious challenges facing our nation."   Senator Cardin, a member of the Senate Budget, Environment and Public Works, Foreign Relations, Judiciary, and S… Continue Reading


October 30, 2008

CARDIN WELCOMES PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY AFRICA TRADE OFFICE AS IT OFFICIALLY OPENS FOR BUSINESS

Largo , MD - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD ), a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, participated today in the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Prince George's County Africa Trade Office (ATO). The ATO was established this year to strengthen business ties and expand trade and investment opportunities between Prince George's County and Africa through outreach, training and education.     … Continue Reading


October 29, 2008

SENATOR CARDIN TEACHES U.S. GOVERNMENT CLASS AT RANDALLSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL

RANDALLSTOWN, MD -- U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin today taught a 9 th grade U.S. government class at Randallstown High School and talked to the students about the importance of government and the need for them to get involved.   The Senator was pleased to hear that earlier in the day Randallstown students held a "mock" election.   The Senator is a member of five Senate committees -- Judiciary, Foreign Relations, Budget, Small Business and Environment and Publi… Continue Reading


October 28, 2008

SENATOR CARDIN TELLS PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY SENIORS THEY WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN IN THE ECONOMIC RECOVERY

Mitchellville, MD - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today visited with seniors at the Collington Episcopal Life Care Community in Mitchellville, Prince George's County, where he discussed the state of the economy and issues facing the next Congress.   "Seniors have been hit especially hard during our current economic crisis," said Senator Cardin. "After years of playing by the rules and contributing to the economic growth of our nation, many have seen t… Continue Reading


October 24, 2008

SENATOR CARDIN TOURS JOPPATOWNE HIGH SCHOOL HOMELAND SECURITY MAGNET PROGRAM

JOPPA, MD -- U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin today visited the Joppatowne High School Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Magnet Program to learn about the nation's first comprehensive program devoted to training high school students for careers in homeland security and emergency preparedness.  The Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC) process has recommended that more than 8,000 new jobs move to Harford County's Aberdeen Proving Ground by 2011. Many of these jobs will … Continue Reading


October 17, 2008

CARDIN WELCOMES TAKOMA PARK RESIDENTS BACK HOME TO RENOVATED GREEN APARTMENTS

Takoma Park , MD - U.S Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) joined local elected officials from Montgomery County and Takoma Park today to celebrate the fruition of the Takoma Park Preservation Project. This $14.8 million housing rehabilitation project has helped stave off evictions for dozens of local families and created affordable, energy-efficient housing for 75 families. Grants from Montgomery County, Enterprise, Citibank, and NeighborWorks America helped make this project possible.… Continue Reading


October 17, 2008

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE $600,000 FOR SOJOURNER-DOUGLASS COLLEGE TO EXPAND NURSING PROGRAMS

WASHINGTON - U.S. Benjamin L. Cardin and Senators Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) today announced the U.S. Department of Education has awarded Sojourner-Douglass College $600,000 to expand their licensed practical nursing education program.  The grant is awarded under the Predominantly Black Institutions and Schools Program.   "Investment in education is one of the best ways to boost Maryland's economy and provide quality, high-paying jobs for our citizens," said Senator … Continue Reading


October 16, 2008

CARDIN PRESENTS $75,000 CHECK TO ANNAPOLIS MARITIME MUSEUM

ANNAPOLIS, MD - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), today joined with the National Park Service (NPS) in presenting a ceremonial check for $75,000 to the Annapolis Maritime Museum for creation of the "Oysters on the Half Shell" exhibit.   The exhibit will be part of the NPS's Chesapeake Gateways Network and will highlight both the natural history of the oyster and the cultural history of the people who made their living in the oyster industry.   "I am a strong … Continue Reading


October 16, 2008

CARDIN TOURS HARRY HUGHES CENTER FOR AGRO-ECOLOGY IN QUEENSTOWN

QUEENSTOWN, MD - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), today joined with former Maryland Gov. Harry Hughes in a tour of the Harry Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology, a leading non-profit institution that is committed to helping Maryland farmers and foresters stay profitable while improving the health of the Chesapeake Bay.   The Center has received approximately $5 million in federal funding for 54 research projects to improve the farming and forestry practices in the B… Continue Reading


October 16, 2008

CARDIN PRESENTS $45,000 CHECK TO QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY FOR FERRY POINT

CHESTER, MD - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), today joined with the National Park Service (NPS) to present a ceremonial check to the Queen Anne's County Commissioners for $45,000 to create the Ferry Point Trail, an interpretive walking trail and bridge that will be part of the NPS's Chesapeake Gateways Network.     The Ferry Point Trail will create an interpretive walking trail highlighting the cultural and environmental aspects of the Chesapeake Bay, the … Continue Reading


October 07, 2008

SENATOR CARDIN JOINS STATE LEADERS TO URGE ALL MARYLANDERS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2008 ELECTION

ANNAPOLIS - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin today joined with U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler and the chairs of the Maryland Democratic and Republican parties to urge Marylanders who are eligible to vote to register by the October 14 deadline. There are approximately one million Marylanders who are eligible to vote, but have not yet registered for the November 4 Election.  The last day to register is October … Continue Reading


October 03, 2008

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE NEW FUNDING TO MAINTAIN ALLEGANY COUNTY ROADS

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) announced today that the USDA Rural Development program has awarded the Town of Lonaconing a $33,500 Community Facility Grant to purchase equipment to maintain local roads in Allegany County.   "I am proud that we are able to help rural Maryland communities such as Lonaconing keep up with essential operations that affect the day to day lives of citizens." said Senator Cardin.… Continue Reading


October 03, 2008

SENATE PASSES CARDIN-MIKULSKI SPONSORED RESOLUTION HONORING OLYMPIC SWIMMERS

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (Both D-MD) praised the passage this week of Senate Resolution 700 congratulating Marylander Michael Phelps and the members and coaches of the United States Olympic Swimming Team for their record-breaking performance at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China.   "The people of Maryland and all Americans are privileged to have had such an outstanding group represent us at the Olympic … Continue Reading


October 01, 2008

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE $15 MILLION TO PROTECT HIGH-RISK NON-PROFITS FROM TERRORIST ATTACKS

WASHINGTON, DC - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD), today announced that the fiscal year 2009 Homeland Security spending bill includes $15 million in federal funding to help protect high-risk non-profit institutions from terrorist attacks.  The legislation passed the Senate as part of the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act.  The bill now heads to the President to be signed into law.   "Congress h… Continue Reading


October 01, 2008

CARDIN PRAISES RAIL SAFETY AND AMTRAK PROVISIONS PASSED BY THE SENATE

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today praised Senate passage of H.R. 2095 which authorizes over $13 billion over five years for federal passenger rail programs - including expansion of Amtrak - mandates new safety measures, and authorizes dedicated federal funding for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. This bill passed the Senate by a vote of 74-24 and the House of Representatives by a voice vote. It now heads to the President to be signed into law.… Continue Reading


October 01, 2008

STATEMENT OF SENATOR BENJAMIN L. CARDIN ON THE EMERGENCY ECONOMIC STABILIZATION ACT OF 2008

Mr. CARDIN.     Mr. President, we are here tonight to take emergency action to rescue our nation's economy.      Before us is a compromise measure--the  product of an intense process that Congress has entered into reluctantly.    It is the result of negotiations between Democrats and Republicans, between House and Senate,  and between Congress and the Administration.        This evening, as we prepare to vote, Americans still have many questions as to how the bill'… Continue Reading


October 01, 2008

CARDIN: CONGRESS HAS A RESPONSIBILITY TO ACT TO PROTECT AMERICAN TAXPAYERS AND RESTORE CONFIDENCE IN AMERICA'S ECONOMY

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statement following the Senate's passage of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. The measure passed by a vote of 74-25. "The bipartisan Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 passed by the Senate tonight was necessary to protect all Americans from the impact of our current economic crisis. Like most Americans, I resent that we have been forced in to… Continue Reading

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