Press Releases & Statements

August 23, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE FEDERAL FUNDING FOR WESTERN MARYLAND FIREFIGHTERS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and  Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced two Western Maryland fire departments have been awarded a total of $32,569 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 true heroes -… Continue Reading


August 23, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE FEDERAL FUNDING FOR FREDERICK COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS

  WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the Walkersville Volunteer Rescue Company in Frederick County has been awarded a total of $142,500 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 r… Continue Reading


August 23, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE NEW CHESAPEAKE BAY GATEWAYS FUNDING

Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436     WASHINGTON - U. S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced that six Maryland recipients have been selected to receive almost $164,000 in federal grants from the National Park Service for the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network Program The National Park Service's Gateways Network is a partnership system of parks, refuges, museums, historic sites and water tr… Continue Reading


August 21, 2007

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 Deal Island-Chance Volunteer Fire Department in Somerset County has been awarded a total of $91,485 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. "Fi… Continue Reading


August 21, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE $100,000 FOR WICOMICO COUNTY DRUG-FREE COMMUNITY EFFORTS

Susan Sullam, 410-962-4436     WASHINGTON - U.S. Benjamin L. Cardin and Senators Barbara A. Mikulski today announced that the Wicomico County Drug Council of Wicomico County will receive a $100,000 Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Mentoring Program grant.   The Wicomico Drug Council, located in Salisbury, will use the funds to reduce alcohol and drug use among youth 18 years of age and under by reducing the risk factors that cont… Continue Reading


August 21, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE $75,000 FORDRUG FREE COMMUNITY COALITION EFFORTS

Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski today  announced that the Substance Abuse Treatment, Education and Prevention (STEP) Network program in Prince George's County will receive a $75,000 Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Mentoring Program grant.   The STEP Network program, located in Lanham, will use the funds to mentor two emerging community coalitions, the Baltimore Affi… Continue Reading


August 20, 2007

CARDIN CONDEMNS WHITE HOUSE DECISION TO WITHHOLD INFORMATION ON WARRANTLESS WIRETAPS

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today condemned the White House for not releasing documents related to the Administration's warrantless wiretapping program.   In June, the Senate Judiciary Committee in a bipartisan vote of 13-3 issued subpoenas for documents related to the program from the White House, Office of the Vice President, Department of Justice (DOJ) and National Security Council.   … Continue Reading


August 20, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE FEDERAL FUNDING FOR WORCESTER COUNTY POLICE

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) today announced that the Snow Hill Police Department in Worcester County has been awarded $23,561 in federal funding though the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Community Facility Grant Program.   "The Federal government has a responsibility to ensure our nation's law enforcement officers have the equipment and training they need to do the job," said Senator Ca… Continue Reading


August 20, 2007

TEAM MARYLAND CELEBRATES ARMY'S DISBATCH OF FIRST WAVE TO APG

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin, Barbara A. Mikulski and Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (all D-Md.) released the following statements today after U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) announced it will move forward with an early move of an "advance team" from Fort Monmouth, N.J., to Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) in Harford County, Md. The move is the first of many in the transition of Fort Monmouth to APG, in accordance with the recommendations of the 2005 Base… Continue Reading


August 16, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE $14.3 MILLION FOR MARYLAND'S HOMELAND SECURITY ASSETS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced that Maryland and the National Capital Region will receive nearly $14.3 million in additional federal funding from the emergency supplemental fiscal year 2007 spending bill passed by Congress earlier this year. Under the supplemental, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) received $110 million for port security grants, $100 million for transit security grants, and $50 million for emergency… Continue Reading


August 16, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE FUNDING TO EXPAND B&O HERITAGE TRAIL IN GARRETT COUNTY

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded $82,500 in federal funding to the Town of Mountain Lake Park in Garrett County to develop the B&O Heritage Tourism Trail. "This is a federal investment in Western Maryland communities today and tomorrow. I'm so proud Garrett County will be able to use these funds to continue to develop and grow," said Senator Mikulski. … Continue Reading


August 09, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI AND OTHERS QUESTION UNNECESSARY HOMELAND SECURITY ON EASTERN SHORE FARMERS

WASHINGTON  - Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) was joined today by Senators Benjamin L. Cardin (D-Md.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) in questioning Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff's decision to impose additional regulations on poultry farmers using 7,500 pounds or more of propane gas to fuel their farms.   The new regulations, which may affect as many as 20,000 individual family-owned and operated poultry farms nationwide, require farmers to und… Continue Reading


August 08, 2007

CARDIN TOURS ANACOSTIA WATERSHED

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, D-MD, today toured the Anacostia River on a pontoon boat to see first-hand the damage that pollution, debris and runoff have done to the river, a major tributary of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.   The Senator told members of the Anacostia Watershed Society and environmentalists that he is committed to restoring the Anacostia. He told the group that he has proposed a 10-year Army Corps of Engineers' study on ways to restore… Continue Reading


August 08, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE FUNDS TO UPGRADE TECHNOLOGY IN WASHINGTON COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

WASHINGTON - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded $55,000 to Washington County Public Schools that will fund the Boonsboro Campus Technology Infrastructure Modernization project.   The project will provide computers and upgraded technology to students from three schools in Boonsboro, Md.   "This is a federal investment in Western Maryland communities today and tomorrow… Continue Reading


August 07, 2007

CARDIN TOURS HAGERSTOWN AIRPORT

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, D-MD, today toured the Hagerstown Regional-Richard Henson Field to view the on-going runway improvement project.   He also joined with Senator Barbara A. Mikulski in announcing a new Department of Transportation (DOT) grant of $2.9 million to realign and move one of the airport's major taxiways.   The new funding will be used to realign and move a taxiway used primarily by the airport's… Continue Reading


August 03, 2007

CARDIN HAILS SENATE PASSAGE OF CHILDREN'S HEALTH PROGRAM

Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436     WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, D-MD, today hailed Senate passage of expansion of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).   Currently, approximately 6.6 million low-income children receive their health through the CHIP. T he Senate bill would expand coverage to an additional 3.2 million children nationwide, including approximately 42,000 children in Maryland.   … Continue Reading


August 03, 2007

REAUTHORIZATION OF THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM

Mr. CARDIN.  Mr. President, this is an important week in the United States Senate.  It is a week in which we have a chance to make a fundamental difference in the lives of America's children by reauthorizing the Children's Health Insurance Program. The  bipartisan bill we are considering will extend to more than 3 million children comprehensive, affordable, health care coverage, and it will provide  continued coverage to the approximately 6.6 million children in the program today.  … Continue Reading


August 02, 2007

LIEBERMAN-WARNER GLOBAL WARMING LEGISLATION

Today Senators Joseph Lieberman, I-CT, and John Warner, R-VA, released the detailed outline of an economy-wide global warming bill that would significantly limit greenhouse gases.   I am extremely pleased with the comprehensive nature of their bill and the strong, bipartisan leadership they bring to this critical effort.   I also believe this bill has important national security implications because it will lessen our dependence on foreign energy and help achieve energy independence.   … Continue Reading


August 02, 2007

TEAM MARYLAND, U.S. ARMY CONFIRM COMMITMENT TO APG

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a meeting with staff from Senators Benjamin L. Cardin, Barbara A. Mikulski, House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, Congressman C.A. "Dutch" Ruppersberger's (all D-Md.) offices, U.S. Army representatives today confirmed the Army's commitment to the successful implementation of the 2005 BRAC recommendation to close Fort Monmouth in Monmouth County, New Jersey and create a C4ISR Center of Excellence at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) in Harford County, Maryland. … Continue Reading


August 02, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI SPONSOR LEGISLATION TO KEEP REGIONAL CARRIER AT HAGERSTOWN AIRPORT

Susan Sullam: 420-962-4436     WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski today introduced legislation that would require AirMidwest/MESA to maintain service to the Hagerstown Regional-Richard A. Henson Field until Jan. 1, 2008 or until an alternate carrier can be identified. AirMidwest/MESA has said it will stop service to Hagerstown Regional Airport on Sept. 30, 2007.   The Senators have attached their p… Continue Reading

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