Press Releases & Statements

November 13, 2007

MARYLAND'S BRAC-IMPACTED COMMUNITIES GET RELIEF FROM CARDIN, MIKULSKI IN SPENDING BILL

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education 2008 spending bill has been sent to the President for his signature, and includes increased funding for federal Impact Aid and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) programs. In meetings with Maryland's local leaders to discuss the impact of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission's 2005 recommendations, both Senato… Continue Reading


November 13, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI SEND BILL TO PRESIDENT WITH $1.4 MILLION FOR EASTERN SHORE DEFENSE PROJECT

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the Department of Defense 2008 spending bill, which includes $1.4 million for a defense project on the Eastern Shore, has been sent to the President for his signature.  The legislation funds the Department of Defense and will go toward critical research, development, test and evaluation programs, as well as weapons and equipment required for the U.S. Armed Forces.  "We need to do ev… Continue Reading


November 13, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI SEND BILL TO THE PRESIDENT WITH $20.8 MILLION FOR SOUTHERN MARYLAND DEFENSE PROJECTS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the Department of Defense 2008 spending bill, which includes $20.8 million for defense projects in Southern Maryland, has been sent to the President for his signature.  The legislation funds the Department of Defense and will go toward critical research, development, test and evaluation programs, as well as weapons and equipment required for the U.S. Armed Forces.  "We need to do ev… Continue Reading


November 13, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI SEND BILL TO PRESIDENT WITH NEARLY $5.2 MILLION FOR MARYLAND MEDICAL FACILITIES

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education 2008 spending bill, which includes nearly $5.2 million for Maryland medical facilities, has been sent to the President for his signature.  The bill includes additional federal funding for priority nurse training facilities, women's health initiatives and seniors programs, as well as critical increases for the National Institutes of Health … Continue Reading


November 13, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI SEND BILL TO PRESIDENT WITH $2 MILLION FOR WESTERN MARYLAND DEFENSE PROJECT

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the Department of Defense 2008 spending bill, which includes $2 million for a defense project in Western Maryland, has been sent to the President for his signature.  The legislation funds the Department of Defense and will go toward critical research, development, test and evaluation programs, as well as weapons and equipment required for the U.S. Armed Forces.  "We need to do every… Continue Reading


November 13, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI DENOUNCE PRESIDENT'S VETO OF CRITICAL EDUCATION, NURSING, HEALTH PRIORITIES

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today condemned President Bush's veto of the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education 2008 spending bill, which included nearly $10 million in critical funding for Maryland medical facilities and education programs at the State's community colleges and higher education institutions.  The legislation also increased funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National In… Continue Reading


November 13, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI SEND BILL TO PRESIDENT WITH $12 MILLION FOR HARFORD, CECIL & CARROLL COUNTY DEFENSE PROJECTS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the Department of Defense 2008 spending bill, which includes $12 million for defense projects in Harford, Cecil and Carroll Counties, has been sent to the President for his signature.  The legislation funds the Department of Defense and will go toward critical research, development, test and evaluation programs, as well as weapons and equipment required for the U.S. Armed Forces.  "… Continue Reading


November 13, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI SEND BILL TO PRESIDENT WITH $29.4 MILLION FOR D.C. METRO AREA DEFENSE PROJECTS

  WASHINGTON, D.C. -  Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the Department of Defense 2008 spending bill, which includes $29.4 million for defense projects in the Washington, D.C., metro area, has been sent to the President for his signature. The legislation funds the Department of Defense and will go toward critical research, development, test and evaluation programs, as well as weapons and equipment required for the U.S. Armed Forces. … Continue Reading


November 13, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE FUNDING TO CONSTRUCT ACCESS ROAD TO GARRETT COUNTY BUSINESS PARK

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded $536,858 to the Garrett County Board of Commissioners to construct an access road for the McHenry Business Park. This road will help attract approximately 10-15 new businesses and 435 new jobs in the business park. "This is a federal investment in jobs today and jobs tomorrow in Western Maryland. I'm so proud that Garrett Co… Continue Reading


November 13, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI SEND BILL TO PRESIDENT WITH $31.1 MILLION FOR BALTIMORE AREA DEFENSE PROJECTS

  WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the Department of Defense 2008 spending bill, which includes $31.1 million for defense projects in the Baltimore area, has been sent to the President for his signature. The legislation funds the Department of Defense and will go toward critical research, development, test and evaluation programs, as well as weapons and equipment required for the U.S. Armed Forces. "We ne… Continue Reading


November 08, 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 Willards Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded $107,350 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. "First re… Continue Reading


November 08, 2007

ON HONORING OUR HEROES ON VETERANS DAY

This Veterans' Day, we unite as a nation to remember and honor the millions of brave men and women who have served our nation in uniform. Because of their noble service and tremendous sacrifices, the United States stands as a beacon of democracy, hope and opportunity to the rest of the world. To all veterans and their families, I thank you for your courage, your character, your strength, and the enduring power of your example. All Americans owe you our gratitude and appreciation for your … Continue Reading


November 08, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE FEDERAL FUNDING FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad has been awarded $5,160 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. "First respo… Continue Reading


November 08, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI PRAISE SENATE OVERRIDE OF PRESIDENTIAL VETO OF WATER BILL

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD), today praised the Senate for overriding the President's veto of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) by a vote of  79 to 14.   The House overrode the veto earlier this week.   With the Senate action, the bill is now law.   "By a strong bipartisan majority, this Congress has stood up to the President and said we need to reinvest in America," said Senator… Continue Reading


November 07, 2007

SENATE COMMITTEE OVERWHELMINGLY APPROVES CARDIN CO-SPONSORED SMALL BUSINESS BILL

WASHINGTON - The Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee today unanimously approved bipartisan legislation co-sponsored by U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) that will address many of the barriers that make it difficult for small businesses to participate in the federal contracting process.     The Small Business Contracting Revitalization Act , S. 2300, which was approved by the Committee in a vote of 19-0, would improve oversight of … Continue Reading


November 05, 2007

ON THE NOMINATION OF MICHAEL MUKASEYTO BE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES

I have the privilege of serving on the Judiciary Committee, and for the past several weeks we have been considering the nomination of Michael Mukasey to be the 81st Attorney General of the United States.  I had the pleasure of meeting with Judge Mukasey several weeks ago in my office, and discussed my concerns with the Department of Justice in some detail with him.  I questioned Judge Mukasey extensively during our Judiciary Committee hearings, and focused my concerns on the weak record o… Continue Reading


November 05, 2007

SENATOR CARDIN ANNOUNCES HE WILL VOTE AGAINST JUDGE MUKASEY FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), today announced on the Senate floor that he will vote against the nomination of Judge Michael B. Mukasey to be Attorney General.  The Senator, a member of the Judiciary Committee, said his decision was directly related to the inability of Judge Mukasey to clearly define torture or to distance himself from the Administration on this issue. "I have confidence in Judge Mukasey's qualification and fitness to be Attorney General, but I a… Continue Reading


November 02, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI DENOUNCE PRESIDENT'S VETO OF WATER BILL

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin  and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD), today denounced President Bush's veto of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) as a failure to provide for important national programs that would protect our nation against devastating floods and restore important natural habitat that could offer protection from future hurricanes.    "This measure has overwhelming Congressional support," said Senator Card… Continue Reading


November 02, 2007

DELMARVA SENATORS APPLAUD DHS RULE CHANGE TO EASE BURDEN ON EASTERN SHORE FARMERS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin, Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) today applauded the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) rule change that will avoid imposing additional regulations on poultry farmers using 7,500 pounds or more of propane gas to fuel their farms.  In an August letter to DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff, the Senators criticized the agency's proposed regulations, which could have affected as many as 20,000 individual family-owne… Continue Reading


November 01, 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 Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded $27,000 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.  Senator Cardin is on the Budget Committee. "First resp… Continue Reading

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