Press Releases & Statements

May 02, 2008

CARDIN AND JUDICIARY COMMITTEE REMIND MUKASEY TO FOLLOW THE LAW AND PROTECT ELDERLY, MINORITY AND DISABLED VOTERS

Washington , DC - Today, U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) joined eight other members of the Senate Judiciary Committee in urging the Attorney General to uphold the requirements of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 despite the Supreme Court's recent Crawford v. Marion County ruling that rejected a challenge to Indiana's photo-ID law.     "As we approach another national election, I urge Attorney Gen… Continue Reading


May 02, 2008

CARDIN, MIKULSKI, O'MALLEY ANNOUNCE FIGHT TO PROVIDE RELIEF FOR MARYLAND WATERMEN

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators   Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today joined Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley to announce that the State will seek a disaster declaration from the U.S. Department of Commerce for the Chesapeake Bay blue crab.   A declaration will make Maryland's watermen eligible for emergency disaster funding to ease the economic burden placed on the crabbing industry as it faces a 34 percent reduction in the female crab harvest.   The S… Continue Reading


April 30, 2008

CARDIN, MIKULSKI URGE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO PROTECT FEMALE GENITAL MUTATION VICTIM

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today lent their voices to a bipartisan coalition led by Senators Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine) who have called on Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey to review the recent decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), the nation's highest immigration court, that unjustly denied protection to a young woman who was subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) as a child.   The wom… Continue Reading


April 29, 2008

TEAM MARYLAND CONDEMNS RULING ON ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY OF LIQUIFIED NATURAL GAS SITE

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski, and Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) today condemned the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).   In its report, FERC suggests that - with 151 mitigation measures - the proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility at Sparrows Point in Baltimore would   "have limited adverse environmental impact and woul… Continue Reading


April 29, 2008

OVERSIGHT ON EPA TOXIC CHEMICAL POLICIES

Madame Chairman, thank you. The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. The Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Program is a manifestation of that part of the EPA's mission which includes the evaluation and regulation of toxic chemicals. With over 500 chemicals listed, and over 9,000,000 queries to the IRIS database, IRIS is a valuable resource both within the U.S. and around the world in understanding the potential human ef… Continue Reading


April 29, 2008

CARDIN, MIKULSKI, CUMMINGS CALL FOR RECOGNITION OF USS CONSTELLATION'S ROLE IN ENDING SLAVE TRADE

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski, with Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (all D-Md.) have announced they will introduce a resolution today to recognize the historical significance of the USS Constellation, which is docked in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, and to acknowledge it as an appropriate site to commemorate the bicentennial of the abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade this year.   "Slavery left an indelible mark on American histor… Continue Reading


April 28, 2008

CARDIN, HOYER ANNOUNCE ADDITION OF 73 ACRES TO PISCATAWAY NATIONAL PARK

BRYANS ROAD , MD - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) and U.S. Congressman Steny Hoyer (MD-5 th) joined the Trust for Public Land, the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association and the National Park Service today in announcing the protection of an additional 73 acres of land at Piscataway Park. The new park land builds on the effort to preserve the historic viewshed along the Potomac River across from Mount Vernon.   "Today's ceremony marks an impor… Continue Reading


April 28, 2008

CARDIN CALLS SUPREME COURT DECISION ON VOTER ID REQUIREMENTS MISDIRECTED

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Judiciary Committee, today made the following statement in response to the Supreme Court's ruling that states can require voters to show photo identification:   "I am disappointed by the Supreme Court's decision today in Crawford v. Marion County Election Board rejecting a challenge to Indiana's photo-ID law. Most studies have shown that in-person voter fraud… Continue Reading


April 24, 2008

CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS CELEBRATE SMALL BUSINESS WEEK WITH SMALL BUSINESS LEADERS

Washington, DC - Today Congressional Democrats celebrated National Small Business Week with Asian and Pacific Islander American small business leaders from across the country.  "Skyrocketing energy and fuel costs have hit small businesses disproportionally hard. For this country to grow its way out of our current economic crisis, we need a targeted plan to help small businesses - especially those who are dependent on fuel - survive these tough times. Small businesses have historically lifted ou… Continue Reading


April 24, 2008

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $9 MILLION IN NEW FUNDS FOR UPGRADES TO BOONSBORO'S WASTEWATER SYSTEMS

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) today announced $9.3 million in new funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development program for improvements to the Town of Boonsboro's two wastewater treatment plants.   The funding will help bring Boonsboro's two wastewater systems into compliance with regulations established by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). One wastewater system is owned… Continue Reading


April 24, 2008

CARDIN LAUDS SENATE PASSAGE OF EXPANDED BENEFITS FOR VETERANS

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin praised the Senate's 96-1 passage today of the Veterans Benefit Enhancement Act , which enhances insurance, mental health, education, pay and other benefits for those who have fought on behalf of the United States. Senator Cardin released the following statement:   "Our servicemen and women as well as their families make enormous sacrifices for our fre… Continue Reading


April 23, 2008

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE $380,000 TO COMPLETE ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY OF FREDERICK AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT PLANS

WASHINGTON - U .S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski  (both D-MD) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded the Frederick Municipal Airport $380,000 to conduct an environmental assessment of its   five-year infrastructure development plan.     The Frederick Airport is moving forward with major capital improvements, including lengthening its primary runway, aircraft storage hangars, corporate hangars… Continue Reading


April 18, 2008

CARDIN RESPONSE TO SBA PRESTON NOMINATION FOR HUD SECRETARY

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, issued the following statement in response to reports that President Bush will nominate Small Business Administrator Steve Preston to become the head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).   "As our nation continues to cope with a massive housing crisis and credit crunch, I am encouraged that the President named a replace… Continue Reading


April 18, 2008

SENATOR CARDIN PRESENTS $510,000 CHECK TO CHESAPEAKE CITY FOR COST OF REPLACING WATER AND SEWER PIPES

CHESAPEAKE CITY, MD -- U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today presented Mayor of Chesapeake City Bill Kiessling and other city officials with a ceremonial check for $510,000 to compensate Chesapeake City for damages caused decades ago when the Corps of Engineers deepened the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal .  Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Cardin have worked together to ensure Chesapeake City received reimbursement for the cost of replacing the pipes.   M… Continue Reading


April 16, 2008

PHARMACEUTICALS IN THE NATION'S DRINKING WATER: ASSESSING POTENTIAL RISKS AND ACTIONS TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE

Mister Chairman:               Thank you for holding this hearing today.   While we have made considerable strides in cleaning up our Nation's drinking water by significantly reducing large-scale sources of pollution, technological advances in our ability to monitor the concentrations of contaminants in our Nation's waters have led to the some disturbing findings.     Trace amounts of pharmaceuticals, insecticides, herbic… Continue Reading


April 15, 2008

CARDIN, MIKULSKI FIGHT TO STRIP FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF AUTHORITY TO DETERMINE LIQUIFIED NATURAL GAS SITES

WASHINGTON, DC - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) today joined the Senate effort, led by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), to rescind the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) authority to permit liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals.  Senators Cardin and Mikulski have been outspoken critics of the proposed LNG facility at Sparrows Point in Baltimore.   If the Sparrows Point application is approved, LNG tankers would have to travel through the na… Continue Reading


April 14, 2008

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE FUNDING FOR CUMBERLAND NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING SERVICES

WASHINGTON, DC - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski both D-Md.) today announced the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded $5,000 to the Cumberland Neighborhood Housing Services to perform an economic analysis for the redevelopment of the Wills Creek neighborhood.     "Strong neighborhoods are the critical ingredient to the success of any community," said Senator Cardin.   "I support this federal commitment to help ensure that the… Continue Reading


April 14, 2008

CARDIN AND RUPPERSBERGER ANNOUNCE $310,479 FOR CHERRY HILL LEARNING ZONE

(Baltimore, Maryland) - Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) and Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) announced $310,479 in federal funds for the Cherry Hill Learning Zone Initiative.  The unique partnership between Towson University and the Baltimore City Public Schools improves the economic and educational opportunities for the Cherry Hill community by creating a community-wide network that prepares pre-schoolers for kindergarten, elementary school students for middle and high scho… Continue Reading


April 11, 2008

CARDIN, MIKULSKI PRAISE SENATE PASSAGE OF BILL TO CREATE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER TRAIL AND NEW HERITAGE AREA TO HONOR OUR REGION'S PAST

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both-D-MD) praised Senate passage of legislation to create a new National Historic Trail and a National Heritage Area to honor Maryland and our region's historic past and links to the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and Civil War.      The Senate bill contains Senator Cardin's proposal to designate the route of the British invasion during the War of 1812 as the Star-Spangled Banner National H… Continue Reading


April 10, 2008

CARDIN, MIKULSKI, VAN HOLLEN ANNOUNCE FEDERAL FUNDING FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.), and Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) today announced the Montgomery County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association has been awarded $253,072 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFGP).  Senator Mikulski teamed up with Senator Kit Bond (R-Mo.) to create the AFGP in 2000.  As a member of the Homeland Security Appropriation… Continue Reading

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