Press Releases & Statements

June 02, 2008

GREENING THE SUPPLY CHAIN

Good morning. It's a pleasure to be with you. The purpose of this conference is to showcase initiatives that Steelcase, Johnson Controls, General Motors, Baxter International and their partners have made to "green" their supply chains.   Greening the supply chain will have an enormously positive impact on energy use and the environment - it's like a stone thrown into a pond: the ripples head in all directions and keep going. I want to thank the co-hosts of today's conference… Continue Reading


May 29, 2008

CARDIN, MIKUSLKI ANNOUNCE FUNDING FOR GARRETT COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded $30,000 to the Garrett County Board of County Commissioners for Project Lead the Way, a program that will help prepare 10th grade students for both careers and postsecondary education in engineering fields.     "Education is the cornerstone of the American Dream, and training in science, technology, engineering an… Continue Reading


May 29, 2008

CARDIN, COLLINS INTRODUCE ORAL HEALTH INITIATIVE TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO DENTAL CARE

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) and Susan M. Collins (R-ME) announced they have introduced bipartisan legislation to identify and coordinate federal programs that combat dental disease and improve access to oral healthcare. The Cardin-Collins Oral Health Initiative Act of 2008 would draw upon the resources across the Department of Health and Human Services to maximize the impact of existing oral health programs and policies, and - for the first time… Continue Reading


May 23, 2008

STATEMENT BY U.S. SENATOR BENJAMIN L. CARDIN ON MEMORIAL DAY

"On this Memorial Day, I express my profound gratitude to the men and women who served in our Armed Forces and who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.  We are the beneficiaries of their dedication to our nation, and we pledge that we will always remember and honor them.    "As we pay homage to our nation's fallen heroes, we also pray for our soldiers who are still in harm's way in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the world.   … Continue Reading


May 22, 2008

CARDIN REITERATES CALL FOR A NEW DIRECTION IN IRAQ; LAUDS SENATE FOR PASSING NEW GI BILL AND URGENT DOMESTIC NEEDS TO HELP AILING ECONOMY

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today praised his Senate colleagues for supporting amendments to help our economy and expand educational benefits for veterans through a new, 21 st Century GI Bill. But he expressed disappointment that his colleagues supported the continuation of the President's aimless policy in Iraq that has cost far too many lives and strained our resources.   … Continue Reading


May 22, 2008

CLOSING THE JUSTICE GAP: PROVIDING CIVIL LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO LOW-INCOME AMERICANS

            The Committee will come to order.   I want to thank Chairman Leahy for allowing me to chair this Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today, entitled "Closing the Justice Gap: Providing Civil Legal Assistance to Low-Income Americans."               Today's hearing will highlight the growing access to justice gap, and to explore what actions Congress can take to remedy this critical problem.               Access to justice for A… Continue Reading


May 22, 2008

CARDIN, MIKULSKI PRAISE SENATE OVERRIDE OF FARM BILL VETO

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD), today praised the Senate's overwhelming, 82-13 vote to override the President's veto of the Farm Bill, which will provide $438 million and an unprecedented guarantee of funding for environmental programs that help protect the Chesapeake Bay, America's largest estuary.   Senators Mikulski and Cardin had long urged their colleagues to pass this vital legislation that helps restore the h… Continue Reading


May 21, 2008

CARDIN STATEMENT ON SENATOR TED KENNEDY

Washington , DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) released the following statement upon news that Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) has been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor:   "I join the nation in sending my well wishes to my colleague, Senator Ted Kennedy. He and his family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.   "Senator Kennedy is a… Continue Reading


May 21, 2008

ON MEMORIAL DAY

"On this Memorial Day, I express my profound gratitude to the men and women who served in our Armed Forces and who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.  We are the beneficiaries of their dedication to our nation, and we pledge that we will always remember and honor them.    "As we pay homage to our nation's fallen heroes, we also pray for our soldiers who are still in harm's way in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the world.  … Continue Reading


May 21, 2008

CARDIN QUESTIONS BIG OIL EXECUTIVES ON RECORD PRICES AND RECORD PROFITS

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today joined his colleagues in questioning top executives of the major oil companies about the skyrocketing price of o il.  Hearing witnesses included BP America, Shell Oil Company, Chevron Corporation, ConocoPhillips Company, and Exxon Mobil Corporation.   "We have a problem: we are dependent on foreign oil and that has caused problems for our national security, e… Continue Reading


May 19, 2008

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE $1.1 MILLION EPA GRANT TO MARYLAND TO HELP CLEAN UP UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD), announced today that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Maryland Department of the Environment a $1,180,435 grant to clean up approximately 275 leaking underground storage tanks.   Maryland had 11,026 leaking underground storage tanks.   To date, 10,253 of these sites these sites have been cleaned up through the federally funded Leaking Underground Storage … Continue Reading


May 19, 2008

SEN. CARDIN JOINS CHESAPEAKE BAY TRUST, NOAA AND THEIR PARTNERS TO AWARD $540,000 IN GRANTS TO RESTORE CHESAPEAKE BAY SHORELINES

LONDONTOWN, MD - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin today joined the Chesapeake Bay Trust, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Restoration Center (NOAA), The Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment, and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation in announcing more than $540,000 in grants to promote Living Shorelines projects in the Chesapeake Bay region. The Chesapeake Bay Trust and NOAA will work with these grantees and partners to focus on reversing the impacts of coastal d… Continue Reading


May 16, 2008

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE INCREASED FUNDING FOR MARYLAND HOMELAND SECURITY PRIORITIES

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced significant federal investments in Maryland's transit and port security following the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announcement of awards for state infrastructure grants.   In addition to providing $38.4 million for transit security in the National Capital Region and Baltimore, up from $29.3 million last year, Maryland received $6.6 million in port security funding, a $2.9 … Continue Reading


May 15, 2008

HONORING AMERICA'S FINEST

Mr. President, this week, 358 new names were inscribed on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, representing officers from across the country over the course of many years.  We often take for granted the thousands of brave officers who dedicate their lives to protecting our streets and our communities every day across Maryland and across America.  But this week, during National Police Week, we all should take a moment to thank these brave men and women - America's Finest - who risk the… Continue Reading


May 15, 2008

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE FUNDING FOR ALLEGANY COLLEGE DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAM

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded a $24,000 grant to Allegany College for the Distance Learning Enhancement Program.   The funding will make it possible for 250 additional students on the Cumberland campus to receive training using distance learning curriculums.   "Education is the key to the American Dream and this ARC grant will make it easie… Continue Reading


May 15, 2008

CARDIN, MIKULSKI PRAISE SENATE PASSAGE OF FARM BILL PROVIDING IMPORTANT FUNDING TO PROTECT THE CHESAPEAKE BAY

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD), today praised Senate passage of the farm bill, which for the first time will provide more than $438 million in guaranteed funding for environmental programs that help protect the Chesapeake Bay.  The Senate approved the measure by a vote of 81 to15, and the House approved the same bill on Wednesday by a vote of 318 to 106, both veto-proof margins. The Chesapeake Bay is America's largest estuary. The… Continue Reading


May 13, 2008

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE SCHOLARSHIP FUNDING FOR BALTIMORE COUNTY

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) in Essex, Md. has received $497,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support 20 annual scholarships to promote full-time enrollment and degree achievement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.   "America's future ability to compete and succeed globally depends on the investme… Continue Reading


May 13, 2008

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE GRANT TO PURCHASE NEW PATROL CAR FOR FEDERALSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) today announced that the Federalsburg Police Department will receive a grant of approximately $25,000 from Rural Development funds to purchase a new patrol car for the police department.   The Federalsburg area has a population of approximately 2,600 with a median income of $24,266. The Police Chief is currently using his own vehicle for work.   "Caroline Coun… Continue Reading


May 12, 2008

TEAM MARYLAND HONORS MOTHER'S DAY WITH FIGHT FOR NEW, EXPECTING MOMS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (Both D-MD) led Team Maryland colleagues Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer (D), Albert Wynn (D), Roscoe Bartlett (R), Elijah E. Cummings (D), C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D), Chris Van Hollen (D) and John Sarbanes (D) today in a fight for Maryland's Healthy Start program.   Maryland has been waiting for more than two years for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to re-approve the program.   Without CMS' approval,… Continue Reading


May 12, 2008

SENATOR CARDIN JOINS SBA AND MARYLAND OFFICIALS TO ANNOUNCE NEW INITIATIVE TO HELP BALTIMORE INNER-CITY BUSINESSES

BALTIMORE - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today joined with U.S. Congressman John Sarbanes (D-MD), Baltimore City Mayor Sheila Dixon, and officials from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to announce a new initiative that will identify and provide resources to 20 Baltimore inner-city businesses that exhibit a high potential for growth.   The SBA has targeted Baltimore and 10 other cities to participate in the Emerging 200 Initiat… Continue Reading

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