Press Releases & Statements

March 04, 2009

SENATOR CARDIN ANNOUNCES SBA DISASTER LOANS AVAILABILE IN COUNTIES HARD HIT BY 2008 DROUGHT

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), today announced that the Small Business Administration is making federal economic injury disaster loans available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and most private, non-profit organizations located in Maryland as a result of drought that began on June 1 through September 30, 2008.     These loans are available in the following counties:   Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Harfo… Continue Reading


March 02, 2009

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $2 MILLION FOR BAY BRIDGE AIRPORT

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Benjamin L. Cardin and Senators Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the Bay Bridge Airport in Stevensville, MD $2.06 million through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) to extend its runway.   "I strongly support investing in airport safety and this federal grant will provide for needed infrastructure improvements to the runway at Bay Bridge Airport," said Senato… Continue Reading


March 02, 2009

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE $450,000 FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY AIRPARK

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the Montgomery County Airpark $450,000 through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) to remove obstructions near the runway to increase flight safety.   "Montgomery Airpark is a critical hub for Montgomery County's economy and I am committed to ensuring it has the resources needed to meet safety standards," s… Continue Reading


February 27, 2009

SENATOR CARDIN HOLDS PRESS CONFERENCE TO TOUT NEW $8,000 FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS TAX CREDIT AS WAY TO BOOST HOMEOWNERSHIP

ANNAPOLIS -- U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today held a press conference to promote the new $8,000 refundable tax credit for first-time homebuyers. Senator Cardin's amendment to provide a refundable tax credit to new homebuyers was included in the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA), which was signed into law by President Obama on February 17.     The refundable tax credit is for $8,000, or 10 percent of the home's value, for indi… Continue Reading


February 27, 2009

CARDIN, SPECTER INTRODUCE BILL TO RETURN EQUAL PROTECTION UNDER THE LAW TO U.S. JUSTICE SYSTEM

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA), the Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee, today introduced the Justice Integrity Act of 2009 , which is designed to help restore public confidence and eliminate any bias in our criminal justice system. In introducing the bill, Senator Cardin thanked Vice President Joe Biden, a former member of the Senate Judiciary Committee,… Continue Reading


February 26, 2009

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE $1.6 MILLION FOR MARYLAND AIRPORT

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the Maryland Airport in Indian Head $1.61 million through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) to construct a new runway. This funding is for phase one of the project and will be used to build a 4300 foot runway to accommodate larger General Aviation business aircraft.   "I strongly support this fede… Continue Reading


February 26, 2009

CARDIN JOINS SANDERS AND CLYBURN TO ANNOUNCE A MAJOR EXPANSION OF COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE CENTERS

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today joined Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-SC) to announce the introduction of legislation that could provide primary health care for all Americans. Authored by Congressman Clyburn and Senator Sanders, Senator Cardin is among the 21 Senate original co-sponsors of the Access for All Americans Act that expands the health center program created by Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA… Continue Reading


February 26, 2009

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $4 MILLION FOR THE SALISBURY-OCEAN CITY WICOMICO REGIONAL AIRPORT

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport $4.74 million through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) to extend its runway. This funding is for phase one and it will be used to build a 900 foot runway extension and other related projects.   "Federal infrastructure investments like the Salisbury-Oc… Continue Reading


February 26, 2009

SENATOR CARDIN APPLAUDS PRESIDENT OBAMA'S FY 2010 BUDGET FOR ITS HONESTY AND FOR RESTORING IMPORTANT NATIONAL PRIORITIES

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), a member of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee, released the following statement about President Barack Obama's FY 2010 budget: "President Obama's FY 2010 budget is an honest and responsible plan that will enable our nation to confront the difficult challenges we face without gimmicks that hide the true cost of government.   The President's budget resets America's priorities by including proposals that will end our… Continue Reading


February 26, 2009

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE CE MORE THAN $165,000 FOR CUMBERLAND AIRPORT

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the Greater Cumberland Regional Airport $167,639 through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) to rehabilitate its runway.   "I strongly support investing in airport safety and this federal grant will provide for needed infrastructure improvements to the runway at Greater Cumberland Regional Airpor… Continue Reading


February 24, 2009

CARDIN CALLS PRESIDENT OBAMA'S SPEECH TO JOINT SESSION OF CONGRESS HONEST AND DIRECT

Washington , DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin Cardin (D-MD), released the following statement in response to President Obama's first speech to a Joint Session of Congress. Senator Cardin is a member of the Senate Committees on Budget, Foreign Relations, Judiciary, Environment and Public Works, and Small Business & Entrepreneurship. He also serves as Chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (also known as the U.S. Helsinki Commission).   "P… Continue Reading


February 23, 2009

SENATOR CARDIN VISITS NORTH POINT H.S. AND MEETS WITH CHARLES CO. EDUCATORS ABOUT IMPROVING SCIENCE & MATH CURRICULUMS

WHITE PLAINS, MD - As a strong supporter of strengthening science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), today visited North Point High School to tour science, technology, engineering and math classes.   He also held a luncheon roundtable discussion with Charles County educators about the need to improve our educational system so that American students will be prepared for the jobs of the future.   " A… Continue Reading


February 19, 2009

CARDIN, MIKULSKI, CUMMINGS, SARBANES ANNOUNCE STAFFING AWARD FOR HOWARD COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski and Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) today announced Howard County Fire and Rescue Services have been awarded more than $1.3 million in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFGP). As a member of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, Senator Mikulski continues to fight to increase federal funding for the AFGP each y… Continue Reading


February 14, 2009

CARDIN SAYS BOLD HELP FOR FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS, SMALL BUSINESSES AND ALL AMERICANS IS ON THE WAY; PRAISES PASSAGE OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY PACKAGE

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Budget Committee and the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, released the following statement after Senate passage of the Conference Report on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act by a vote of 60-38. The House of Representatives passed the measure earlier in the day 246-183. It now goes to President Obama for his signature.  "The American people have been hurtin… Continue Reading


February 13, 2009

CARDIN HOLDS FORUM WITH PRINCE GEORGE'S CO. SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS ABOUT ECONOMIC RECOVERY PACKAGE

LARGO - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today held an open forum with Prince George's County small business owners to discuss the economic downturn and provisions in the economic recovery package that could provide them with some relief.    " Our nation's economic recovery is dependent on the growth of small businesses," said Senator Cardin, a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.   "My top priority is to ensure th… Continue Reading


February 12, 2009

CARDIN NAMED TO LEADERSHIP POSITIONS IN ENVIRONMENT AND JUDICIARY COMMITTEES

Washington , DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today was officially named chairman of two key Senate subcommittees:  the Judiciary Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee, which is charged with oversight of our country's anti-terrorism efforts; and, the Environment and Public Works Water and Wildlife Subcommittee, which works to keep our drinking water clean and protect key wildlife.   "It is an honor to take over the leadership of two Senate sub… Continue Reading


February 12, 2009

CARDIN NAMED CHAIR OF TERRORISM AND HOMELAND SECURITY SUBCOMMITTEE

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) was named Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee today, following an organizational meeting of the full Judiciary Committee.  Chairman Cardin's subcommittee has jurisdiction over the U.S. Government's anti-terrorism enforcement and policy, including the anti-terrorism enforcement and policy of the Departments of Homeland Security and State.  The subcommittee also has oversight of the espionage laws… Continue Reading


February 11, 2009

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE $20,000 FOR ALLEGANY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded a $20,000 grant to the Allegany County Board of Education to purchase new laboratory equipment for elementary and middle school science kits.    "Education is the cornerstone of the American Dream, and training in science and technology is essential to high-paying, high quality jobs that will drive the future of America's e… Continue Reading


February 11, 2009

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE $120,000 FOR CITY OF CUMBERLAND

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded a $120,000 grant to the City of Cumberland, MD.  The grant will be used to make a new Allegany County Human Resources Development Commission (HRDC) community and senior center more energy efficient.   "This ARC grant will offer assistance to the residents of Cumberland who are in the greatest need," said Senat… Continue Reading


February 10, 2009

CARDIN PRAISES SENATE PASSAGE OF THE AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT

Washington , DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statement following Senate passage of H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.   "The bill we passed in the Senate today is a victory for all Americans. I am very pleased that we were able to move forward on legislation that gives President Obama the tools he needs to deal with our severe economic times. We've provided a balance of ta… Continue Reading

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