Press Releases & Statements

September 14, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE FEDERAL FUNDING FOR WICOMICO COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS

  WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and  Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the Fruitland Volunteer Fire Company in Wicomico County has been awarded $55,670 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. "First responders are our … Continue Reading


September 12, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE SENATE PASSAGE OF $21 MILLION FOR BRAC-RELATED TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS

  WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and  Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the Senate has passed the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) 2008 spending bill, which includes $21 million in funding for key Maryland transportation projects. Today's vote continues the Senators' commitment to help communities manage growth related to the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission's recommendations. Senator Mikulski is a member of the TH… Continue Reading


September 12, 2007

SENATOR CARDIN HAILS SENATE PASSAGE OF BILL TO HONOR KOREAN WAR VETERANS

Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin today praised U.S. Senate passage of bipartisan legislation that would grant a federal charter to the Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA), a non-profit fraternal veterans' organization.     "The Korean War is often referred to as the 'forgotten' war.   This legislation will ensure that the nearly 1.2 million American veterans of the Korean War receive the f… Continue Reading


September 12, 2007

THE TRANSPORTATION AND HOUSING BILL, H.R. 3074

Mr. President, I rise today in strong support of a strong bill, H.R. 3074, the Transportation and Housing funding bill for Fiscal Year 2008.   I congratulate Chairman Murray and Ranking Member Bond for producing a bill that invests in America's critical infrastructure and housing needs.                 This bill faces a veto threat from President Bush because it exceeds the funding levels he proposed back in February by about five percent.   I want to congrat… Continue Reading


September 11, 2007

CARDIN CRITICAL OF CONTINUED VIOLENCE AND POLITICAL INSTABILITY IN IRAQ

Susan Sullam: 202-224-4524 WASHINGTON -- At a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin today questioned the success of the "surge" strategy, pointing to several recent reports to Congress that made clear that Iraq remains wracked by sectarian violence and the continued failure of the Iraqi government and Iraqi National Police force.   Gen. David Petraeus and U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker testified before the Sen… Continue Reading


September 11, 2007

WE MUST INTERNATIONALIZE THE EFFORT IN IRAQ

MR.CARDIN.   Mr. President, on September 3, 2007, President Bush told a room full of troops at Al-Asad Air Base that the build-up of U.S. troops has strengthened security - and that the military successes are paving the way for the political reconciliation and economic progress in Iraq.    "When Iraqis feel safe in their own homes and neighborhoods," said President Bush, "they can focus their efforts on building a stable, civil society." Well, I believe that the last part of tha… Continue Reading


September 11, 2007

CARDIN, HOYER, USDA SECRETARY TOUT BARC AS LEADING AGRICULTURE REASEARCH FACILITY

Susan Sullam, 410-962-4436     BELTSVILLE , MD - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, D-MD, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer, D-MD, and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns, visited the Beltsville Agriculture Research Center (BARC) today to tour the BARC complex and receive briefings by researchers on projects underway at the world-class facility.   "BARC… Continue Reading


September 10, 2007

CARDIN APPLAUDS SENATE IN PASSING LANDMARK HIGHER EDUCATION BILL

Alex Hughes: 202-224-4524 WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin today joined a bipartisan majority of Senators in voting to approve the College Cost Reduction Act. This legislation will provide over $20 billion in new student aid and benefits, which will mean an additional $24.6 million in grant aid next year and $267.9 million over five years for Maryland students. The bill passed the Senate today with a vote of 79-12.   "Thousands of Ma… Continue Reading


September 10, 2007

CARDIN DEMANDS CORRECTION TO HELP SENIORS GET CANCER SCREENING

Susan Sullam: 202-224-4524 WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, D-MD, today called on Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt to correct erroneous information on the Medicare.gov web site about  the program's colorectal cancer screening benefits.   In 1997, then-Rep. Cardin led the fight to add coverage of preventive benefits to traditional Medicare.   Last year, the President signed legislation that eliminated the req… Continue Reading


September 07, 2007

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 Lutherville Volunteer Fire Department in Baltimore County has been awarded $36,000 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 "First responders are our tr… Continue Reading


September 07, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ALLEGANY COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS

  WASHINGTON, D.C.- Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the Good Will Fire Company #1 in Allegany County has been awarded $112,841 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. "First responders are our tru… Continue Reading


September 07, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CECIL COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and  Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the Volunteer Fire Company #1 of Chesapeake City in Cecil County has been awarded $54,188 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. "First responders are ou… Continue Reading


September 07, 2007

FLOOR STATEMENT OF U.S. SENATOR BENJAMIN L. CARDINON THE COLLEGE COST REDUCTION AND ACCESS ACT

Mr. CARDIN.   Mr. President, I rise today in strong support of the Conference Report to accompany the College Cost Reduction and Access Act now before the Senate.   The Conference Report and the underlying bill make extraordinary progress on one of the most critical challenges before this Congress: making college affordable for all our nation's deserving students.                                  We all know that education plays a crucial role in helping people purs… Continue Reading


September 06, 2007

CARDIN HAILS COMMITTEE PASSAGE OF BILL TO END VOTER INTIMIDATION

Alex Hughes: 202-224-4524 WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D- MD) today applauded the Senate Judiciary Committee as it voted to approve Prevention of Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation in Federal Elections Act , S. 453. Senator Cardin cosponsored this legislation, introduced by Senators Charles E. Schumer (D- NY) and Barack Obama (D-IL), in response to widespread concerns of voter deception and intimidation nationally. … Continue Reading


September 06, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE SENATE PASSAGE OF $67.2 MILLION FOR SOUTHERN MARYLAND MILITARY FACILITIES

  WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.), today announced the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs 2008 spending bill (H.R.2642) provides more than $963 million for projects at Maryland's military facilities, including $698.6 million in Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) projects. The legislation, which passed the Senate today, contains provisions for military installations nationwide, with federal funding totaling $21.55 billion t… Continue Reading


September 06, 2007

THE FISCAL YEAR 2008 MILITARY CONSTRUCTION & VETERANS AFFAIRS APPROPRIATIONS BILL (H.R. 2642)

Mr. President, I rise today to express my support for H.R. 2642, the Fiscal Year 2008 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill.   This is an important bill, one that makes the necessary investments in caring for our veterans, in improving the quality of life for our military families, and in building and improving the facilities integral to our military's current and future mission and our national security.   The legislation provides $64.7 billion in discretionary fu… Continue Reading


September 06, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE SENATE PASSAGE OF NEARLY $165 MILLION FOR FORT MEADE

  WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin  and  Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.), today announced the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs 2008 spending bill (H.R.2642) provides more than $963 million for projects at Maryland's military facilities, including $698.6 million in Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) projects. The legislation, which passed the Senate today, contains provisions for military installations nationwide, with federal funding totaling $21.55 billion … Continue Reading


September 06, 2007

SENATOR CARDIN HAILS SENATE COMMITTEE PASSAGE OF BILL TO HONOR KOREAN WAR VETERANS

Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin today praised Senate Judiciary Committee passage of bipartisan legislation that would grant a federal charter to the Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA), a non-profit fraternal veterans' organization.     "The Korean War is often referred to as the 'forgotten' war.   This legislation will ensure that the nearly 1.2 million American veterans of the Korean Wa… Continue Reading


September 06, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE SENATE PASSAGE OF NEARLY $445 MILLION FOR D.C. AREA MILITARY FACILITIES

  WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and  Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.), today announced the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs 2008 spending bill (H.R.2642) provides more than $963 million for projects at Maryland's military facilities, including $698.6 million in Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) projects. The legislation, which passed the Senate today, contains provisions for military installations nationwide, with federal funding totaling $21.55 billion t… Continue Reading


September 06, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE SENATE PASSAGE OF NEARLY $287.1 MILLION FOR ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND

  WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators  Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.), today announced the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs 2008 spending bill (H.R.2642) provides more than $963 million for projects at Maryland's military facilities, including $698.6 million in Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) projects. The legislation, which passed the Senate today, contains provisions for military installations nationwide, with federal funding totaling $21.55 billion … Continue Reading

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