Press Releases & Statements

February 07, 2008

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE FEDERAL FUNDING FOR FROSTBURG FIREFIGHTERS

  WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the Frostburg Fire Company has been awarded $170,477 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFGP). Senator Mikulski is on the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the AFGP and fights each year to increase its federal funding. Senator Cardin is on the Budget Committee. "I know how… Continue Reading


February 07, 2008

ENCOURAGED BY PROGRESS, SENATOR CARDIN SAYS GREATER ACTION NEEDED TO COUNTER ANTI-SEMITISM IN EUROPE

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), Co-Chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission), along with Chairman Alcee Hastings (D-FL), chaired a hearing today on efforts to combat anti-Semitism in Europe. This was the second in a series of hearings with leading experts and government officials dedicated to this topic. "Despite our best efforts, the record level of violence and negative sentiments against the Jewish commu… Continue Reading


February 07, 2008

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SOMERSET COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the Fairmount Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded $33,725 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFGP).  Senator Mikulski is on the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the AFGP and fights each year to increase its federal funding.  Senator Cardin is on the Budget Committee. "I know h… Continue Reading


February 06, 2008

SENATOR CARDIN CALLS FOR QUICK PASSAGE OF SENATE ECONOMIC STIMULUS PACKAGE

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statement summarizing his remarks on the floor of the Senate calling for an end to stalling tactics that are delaying passage of a much-needed economic stimulus plan. (His full remarks are available at cardin.senate.gov .   "These are very difficult times. The stock market is lower, oil prices are higher, and jobs are being lost. When one looks… Continue Reading


February 04, 2008

SENATOR CARDIN: PRESIDENT BUSH'S BUDGET SHORT-CHANGES MARYLANDERS

WASHINGTON - Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), issued the following statement in response to the President's FY2009 Budget Proposal released earlier today:   "The President's budget embraces a very different set of priorities from the majority of Americans. It short-changes Maryland and short-changes America. His budget does little to help middle-class Americans or restore confidence in the long-term health of the American econ… Continue Reading


February 04, 2008

DEMOCRATS DECRY BUSH ADMINISTRATION'S POLICY FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS

WASHINGTON--  Members of the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship expressed extreme disappointment at the Bush Administration's failure to help women-owned firms gain equal access to federal contracts under a law enacted seven years ago.  In a letter to the Administration, Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-Mass.), Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.), and Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee Chairman Joseph Lieb… Continue Reading


February 04, 2008

SEN. CARDIN & REP. SARBANES ANNOUNCE $141,000 IN NEW FEDERAL FUNDING FOR TOWSON UNIVERSITY'S FORENSIC CHEMISTRY INSTITUTE

TOWSON, MD -- U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) and   U.S. Representative John Sarbanes (D-3), today announced that Towson University will receive $141,000 in federal funding to help establish the Forensic Chemistry Institute.   Towson University intends to partner with local, state, federal and private crime labs to create the Forensic Chemistry Institute, which will specialize in education, interdisciplinary research, training, testing and consulting in … Continue Reading


February 01, 2008

SENATOR CARDIN APPLAUDS EFFORT TO STOP POST-ELECTON VIOLENCE IN KENYA

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and its subcommittee on Africa , welcomes the agreement, brokered by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to end the month-long violence in the East African nation of Kenya.   "I applaud the successful mediation effort by Kofi Annan" stated Cardin.   "The United States, Great Britain and the African Union should support the parties in their efforts to ce… Continue Reading


February 01, 2008

SENATOR CARDIN DENOUNCES SLOW DEPLOYMENT OF DARFUR PEACEKEEPERS

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, described the slow deployment of the hybrid United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) as "deplorable and unacceptable."  Senator Cardin was responding a statement earlier this week by the head of UN peacekeeping, Mr. Jean Marie Guehenno that the full deployment of the 26,000 member force could take all year. "The United States and the international community have … Continue Reading


January 31, 2008

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE KENSINGTON RECEIVES NATION'S LARGEST GRANT FOR A FIRE ENGINE

  WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded $600,000 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFGP) to purchase a new fire engine. This is the largest grant in the nation ever awarded to a volunteer fire department for an engine. Senator Mikulski is on the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommitt… Continue Reading


January 31, 2008

SENATOR CARDIN EARNS GRADE OF A FROM NAACP FOR HIS SENATE VOTING RECORD ON CIVIL RIGHTS

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) has earned the grade of "A" from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for his support of key legislation important to the African-American and civil rights communities. The Senator earned a score of 100% in the NAACP's Civil Rights Federal Legislative Report Card for the first session of the 110th Congress, which began Jan. 4, 2007 and ended Dec. 21, 2007. The report card tracked key votes in the Sen… Continue Reading


January 31, 2008

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE FEDERAL FUNDING FOR BALTIMORE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS

  WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the Rosedale Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded $30,756 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFGP). Senator Mikulski is on the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the AFGP and fights each year to increase its federal funding. Senator Cardin is on the Budget Committee. "… Continue Reading


January 31, 2008

CARDIN, MIKULSKI AND HOYER ANNOUNCE $2.8 MILLION APPROPRIATIONS FOR SOUTHERN MD COMMUTER BUS FACILITIES

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) and U.S. Representative Steny Hoyer (D-5), today announced that Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's counties will receive $2.8 million in federal transportation funding to construct Park and Ride lots that will be able to accommodate the growing number of people who use the commuter bus service from Southern Maryland to Washington.   The funding will be used for planning, design … Continue Reading


January 31, 2008

CARDIN, MIKULSKI PRESS FOR ADEQUATE FUNDING OF TARGETED CASE MANAGEMENT

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (Both D-MD) have co-sponsored legislation designed to ensure that Maryland and other states receive proper reimbursement from the federal government for medical and social services provided to children and families with complex health-care needs. The bill, S.2578, would place a moratorium until April 2009 on proposed federal regulations that limit the scope of federal health-care reimbursements, and it would ensure … Continue Reading


January 29, 2008

SENATOR CARDIN RESPONDS TO PRESIDENT BUSH'S LAST STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

WASHINGTON, DC - Following President Bush's last State of the Union address, U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Budget, Judiciary, Environment and Public Works, Small Business and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement: "Like most Americans, I have serious concerns about our country. I was encouraged to hear the President speak at such length about how we might jumpstart our economy and restore the confidence of the middle class. We need to … Continue Reading


January 25, 2008

SENATOR CARDIN CALLS EPA DECISION ON EMISSIONS WAIVER UNACCEPTABLE AND WRONG

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), participated today in an oversight hearing of the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to deny Maryland and 14 other states from adopting the "California Waiver."  The waiver would allow Maryland to adopt California's more stringent vehicle emission standards, which would reduce greenhouse gasses by 30% in all vehicles sold by 2016 as well as providing major redu… Continue Reading


January 25, 2008

CARDIN AND MIKULSKI CO-SPONSOR CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 2008

Washington, DC - U. S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (Both D-MD) announced their co-sponsorship of the Civil Rights Act of 2008 . This legislation, introduced by Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) and Congressman John Lewis (D-GA), would restore the original intent of Congress and strengthen the protections of Americans' civil rights.     "Discrimination for any reason has no place in America. The Civil Rights Act of … Continue Reading


January 24, 2008

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE FEDERAL FUNDING FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the Mt. Aetna Volunteer Fire Department in Hagerstown has been awarded $43,814 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFGP). Senator Mikulski is on the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the AFGP and fights each year to increase its federal funding. Senator Cardin is on the Budget Committee. … Continue Reading


January 24, 2008

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE FEDERAL FUNDING FOR EASTERN SHORE FIREFIGHTERS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced two Eastern Shore fire departments have been awarded a total of $87,189 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFGP).  Senator Mikulski is on the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the AFGP and fights each year to increase its federal funding.  Senator Cardin is on the Budget Committee. "I… Continue Reading


January 23, 2008

CARDIN CO-SPONSORS BILL TO ALLOW MARYLAND TO SET NEW EMISSIONS STANDARDS FOR VEHICLES

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), today co-sponsored legislation that would allow Maryland and 14 other states to cut greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks in an effort to reduce global warming.   In December, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Stephen Johnson ignored the advice of EPA's own scientists and legal counsel and denied a "waiver" allowing Maryland and 14 other states to cut greenhouse gas emissions from cars and … Continue Reading

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