Press Releases & Statements

May 06, 2009

CARDIN JOINS SENATORS IN EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR PUBLIC HEALTH INSURANCE OPTION

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) announced his support for the inclusion of a public health insurance option in comprehensive health care reform. Writing with Senators Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI), Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD) Russ Feingold (D-WI), and Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Senator Cardin, joined 16 additional Senators in outlining how reform with a public health insurance option could lower health costs, improve quality of care, and ensure access in rural and other underserved… Continue Reading


May 06, 2009

CARDIN TESTIFIES BEFORE COMMERCE COMMITTEE ON THE FUTURE OF NEWSPAPERS AND LOCAL JOURNALISM

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) testified today before the Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet chaired by Senator John Kerry (D-MA). Commenting on the future of journalism and options to help salvage community newspapers that are disappearing across the country, Senator Cardin outlined his bill, The Newspaper Revitalization Act. The bill, S. 673, would create a new option under the Internal Revenue Code for a "qualified newspaper corporat… Continue Reading


May 06, 2009

THE FUTURE OF JOURNALISM

MR. CARDIN:  Chairman Kerry, Ranking Member Ensign, and members of this Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today. Today, newspapers across the country are closing their doors, slashing their staff, and shuttering bureaus in the United States and around the world.  The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Seattle Post -Intelligencer, The Rocky Mountain News, the Philadelphia Daily News, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe and my own Baltimore Sun are either in… Continue Reading


May 05, 2009

CARDIN CHAIRS TERRORISM AND HOMELAND SECURITY SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING THAT EXPOSES OPPORTUNITIES FOR PASSPORT FRAUD

Washington - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee, today expressed his concern over the significant vulnerabilities found in the issuance of U.S. passports.  Senator Cardin made his remarks during a subcommittee hearing he chaired entitled, "The Passport Issuance Process: Closing the Door to Fraud." Witnesses from the General Accountability Office (GAO), which investigated the ease of using fraudulent documents… Continue Reading


May 01, 2009

CARDIN, MIKULSKI SUBMIT APPROPRIATIONS REQUEST FOR FIRST YEAR OF DEDICATED METRO FUNDING

WASHINGTON , DC - U.S . Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (Both D-MD) today announced the submission of their formal request to the Senate Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee to provide federal matching funds of $150 million for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Last October, Congress adopted legislation authorizing $1.5… Continue Reading


May 01, 2009

SENATE PASSES BIPARTISAN RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY

Washington, D.C. - In honor of World Press Freedom Day on Sunday, May 3 rd, the U.S. Senate has passed a resolution recognizing the threats to freedom of the press around the world and reaffirming the United States' commitment to promoting this essential right globally.  The resolution, S.Res.124, introduced by Senators Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), Russ Feingold (D-WI), Ted Kaufman (D-DE), Richard Lugar (R-IN), John Kerry (D-MA), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Robert Casey (D… Continue Reading


May 01, 2009

SENATOR CARDIN MEETS WITH MARYLAND MEDICAL COMMUNITY TO DISCUSS SWINE FLU OUTBREAK

BALTIMORE - As the number of confirmed cases of swine flu continued to grow in the United States, U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), chairman of the Homeland Security and Terrorism Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today held an informational meeting to discuss the growing threat from the swine flu virus with his Health Advisory Committee and members of the Maryland health care community.     The Senator was joined by Jeff Rivest, CEO of the Univ… Continue Reading


April 29, 2009

CARDIN PRAISES BUDGET AS A BLUEPRINT FOR FIXING OUR ECONOMY AND TACKLING HEALTH CARE

Washington , DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, praised Congressional passage today of the Fiscal Year 2010 Concurrent Budget Resolution, saying that it lays out important priorities for our nation's future economic health.  The Senate passed the measure 53-43.  It was passed 233-193 by the House of Representatives earlier in the day.   "America's economy is still in crisis, but the budget r… Continue Reading


April 29, 2009

SENATOR CARDIN PRAISES 25% INCREASE IN FUNDING FOR SBA IN BUDGET RESOLUTION

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Budget Committee and of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, today praised Senate passage of the FY 2010 Budget Resolution, which included his amendment to increase funding for the Small Business Administration (SBA) by $180 million, from $700 million to $880 million.     "The SBA has suffered severe budget cutbacks over the past eight years, and th… Continue Reading


April 29, 2009

CARDIN LAUDS SENATE CONFIRMATION OF KATHLEEN SEBELIUS AS SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

  Washington - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today praised the 65-31 Senate vote to confirm Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius as the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). He released the following statement after the vote:   "As our nation begins to cope with a potential flu pandemic, it is increasingly urgent that the void of senior leadership at HHS and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention be filled quickly. … Continue Reading


April 29, 2009

BIPARTISAN SENATE COALITION SEEKS TO BROADEN PRESIDENT'S AUTHORITY TO SANCTION IRAN

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today joined a bipartisan coalition of 25 U.S. Senators introducing legislation to provide the president with expanded authority to stop Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons.  The Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act explicitly empowers the president to impose new economic sanctions on foreign firms involved in the export of gasoline and other refined petroleum products to the Islam… Continue Reading


April 29, 2009

CARDIN CALLS FOR AN END TO RACIAL DISPARITY IN DRUG SENTENCING GUIDELINES

Washington - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today called the sentencing disparity between crack cocaine and powder cocaine a civil rights injustice that unfairly punishes minorities. Senator Cardin made his remarks during a hearing of the Judiciary Crime and Drugs Subcommittee entitled "Restoring Fairness to Federal Sentencing: Addressing the Crack-Powder Disparity." "There is no excuse for breaking the law by using and/or sel… Continue Reading


April 29, 2009

CONFIRMATION HEARING FOR ANDRE DAVIS, THOMAS PEREZ, AND DAVID HAMILITON

            The Committee will come to order.   Let me thank Chairman Leahy for asking me to chair today's hearing.   Today we consider two judicial nominations: Judge Andre Davis of Maryland to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit, and Judge David Hamilton of Indiana to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit.               We also consider today an important nomination for a leadership position in the Department of Justic… Continue Reading


April 29, 2009

CARDIN, MIKULSKI PRAISE OBAMA NOMINEES FOR FOURTH CIRCUIT AND DOJ CIVIL RIGHTS DIVISION

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (Both D-MD), participated today in the nomination hearing for Judge Andre M. Davis, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit, and Thomas E. Perez, to be Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice (DOJ). Senator Cardin, a member of the Judiciary Committee that will consider the nomination, presided over the hearing. Senator Mikulski, along with former… Continue Reading


April 28, 2009

MARYLAND SENATORS, CONGRESSMEN ANNOUNCE RECOVERY ACT FUNDING FOR PORT OF BALTIMORE

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski  and Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and Frank Kratovil (all D-Md.) praised the announcement today of $10.8 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to continue maintenance dredging of the Port of Baltimore and its shipping channels.    This funding will help clear the maintenance backlog at the … Continue Reading


April 27, 2009

SENATOR CARDIN APPLAUDS SECRETARY SALAZAR'S DETERMINATION TO REVERSE BUSH ADMINISTRATION'S RULING THAT REMOVED STREAM PROTECTION FROM MOUNTAINTOP COAL MINING

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), today applauded Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar's announcement that he will reverse a Bush Administration rule allowing coal mine operators to dump mountaintop fill within 100 feet of a stream. The rule, issued by the Office of Surface Mining, was linked to a separate Bush Administration rule that allowed the waste to be dumped directly into streams.   In March, Senator Cardin joined with Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) to introduce th… Continue Reading


April 27, 2009

SENATOR CARDIN ATTENDS GROUNDBREAKING FOR NEW FORT MCHENRY VISITORS CENTER

BALTIMORE -- U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-M) today joined Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, former Senator Paul Sarbanes, and Congressman John Sarbanes (MD-3) in breaking ground for a new state-of-the-art Visitors Center at the Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine.   The new Visitors Center is expected to be completed by fall 2010, in time to commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812.     In 2005, then-Congressman Cardin work… Continue Reading


April 24, 2009

SENATOR CARDIN TELLS TANEYTOWN BUSINESS GROUP THAT SMALL BUSINESSES ARE THE KEY TO OUR ECONOMIC RECOVERY

TANEYTOWN, MD - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today told the Taneytown Business Breakfast that the recently enacted economic recovery package and omnibus appropriations contain important provisions that will provide them with some relief during these difficult economic times.    " 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 Entrepreneursh… Continue Reading


April 22, 2009

CARDIN JOINS VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN FOR EARTH DAY ANNOUNCEMENT OF $300 MILLION IN RECOVERY ACT FUNDS FOR CLEAN CITIES PROGRAM

LANDOVER, MD - In celebration of Earth Day 2009, U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, visited the WMATA Carmen Turner Maintenance and Training Facility in Landover, MD, with Vice President Joe Biden, Governor Martin O'Malley, and Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards (MD-4) for the announcement of $300 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for state and local governments, and transit… Continue Reading


April 22, 2009

SENATORS CARDIN, MIKULSKI APPLAUD ANNOUNCEMENT THAT NPS WILL INVEST MORE THAN $6.6 MILLION IN PROJECTS ACROSS MARYLAND

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) today applauded the announcement by the National Park Service (NPS) that it will invest $6,608,000 in eight Maryland national historic icons or landscapes as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).    The NPS also announced additional funding of $7.2 million for projects located in Maryland and surrounding states.   "From Ft. Mc… Continue Reading

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