Press Releases & Statements

May 01, 2007

CARDIN TELLS THE AG COMMITTEE THAT THE FARM BILL'S CONSERVATION PROGRAMS ARE IMPORTANT TO MARYLAND FARMERS

Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin today testified before the Senate Agriculture Committee to urge inclusion in the farm bill of "important conservation programs that will give farmers the resources they need to be profitable while at the same time helping to improve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay." The farm bill is up for reauthorization this year. The Senator told the Committee that agriculture is Maryland's largest indus… Continue Reading


April 27, 2007

CARDIN ANNOUNCES RURAL DEVELOPMENT LOAN TO RENOVATE NEW BUILDING FOR FEDERALSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT

Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin announced today that the Federalsburg Police Department will receive a $456,560 loan from Rural Development funds to renovate a building for the new police department. The department's current building is in need of a new heating system, new communications equipment and additional space for holding cells for prisoners. Currently, there are no holding cells and prisoners are restrained by chains hooked to… Continue Reading


April 26, 2007

SEN. CARDIN VOTES FOR CHANGE IN IRAQ

Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 Oren Shur: 202-224-4524 WASHINGTON - Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today voted in support of the Iraq Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill [H.R. 1591] to ensure that our troops in Iraq have the equipment needed to stay safe, while requiring a reduction in troop levels and new direction in Iraq. This measure passed the House of Representatives yesterday, and passed the U.S. Senate today by a vote of 51-46. "Last fall, the American people sp… Continue Reading


April 24, 2007

CARDIN PRESSES EPA ADMINSTRATOR TO APPROVE CLEAN AIR RULE BY JULY 15

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin today called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Stephen Johnson to approve the "California Clean Car" rules by July 15 during a Senate Environment Public Works Committee (EPW) hearing. The change would allow Maryland and 10 other participating states to enact the same tough emission standards that now govern California's cars and light trucks (including SUVs and small pickups), requiring automakers to reduce emissions of … Continue Reading


April 24, 2007

CARDIN ANNOUNCES FUNDING TO INSTALL NEW CENTRAL WATER SYSTEM FOR GLENN HEIGHTS

Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 Oren Shur: 202-224-4524 WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide a total $1.2 million in Rural Development funds to install a central water system a Harford County subdivision. Private wells in the Glenn Heights subdivision have been contaminated by trichloroethylene (TCE) and tetrachloroethylene (PCE), substances that can cause liver and kidney damage and cancer. "Cont… Continue Reading


April 24, 2007

CARDIN AND MIKULKSI INTRODUCE BILL TO GIVE STATES THE RIGHT TO STOP LNG PLANTS

Susan Sullam, 410-962-4436 Oren Shur, 202-224-4524 WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski have introduced legislation to give state and local governments the right to veto the location of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) terminals. The measure would strike a provision in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 that gave the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission (FERC) power to preempt state and local concerns about the location, construction and operation of LNG faci… Continue Reading


April 20, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $500,000 FOR FIRE PREVENTION & SAFETY

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) and a Montgomery County organization were awarded a total of $523,707 in federal funding for fire safety and prevention 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 in… Continue Reading


April 20, 2007

STATEMENT BY U.S. SENATOR BENJAMIN L. CARDINON THE DEATH OF TWO MINERS AT TRI-STAR MINING, INC.

My thoughts and prayers are with the families who lost loved ones in this tragedy. I am committed to a comprehensive investigation of this disaster so that we have a full understanding of what occurred and what steps need to be taken to avoid future accidents. Mining is a dangerous business, but we owe it to the men and women working in our nation's mines to ensure their safety while on the job.… Continue Reading


April 19, 2007

CARDIN INTRODUCES BILL TO MAKE NEW FEDERAL BUILDINGS MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT

Oren Shur (Cardin), 202-224-4524 or Susan Sullam (Cardin), 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON - Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today introduced legislation to require the federal government to construct all new buildings in a more energy efficient, environmentally friendly manner. The American Green Building Act would require all new federal buildings to abide by green building Leadership and Energy in Environmental Design (LEED) silver standards, which are established by the United States G… Continue Reading


April 19, 2007

STATEMENT ON THE INTRODUCTION OF THE AMERICAN GREEN BUILDING ACT

Mr. President, we need to make this country energy independent, and to enact a comprehensive, long-term energy policy that will give Americans the energy they need, while protecting our environment and our national security. As one step in this direction, today I am introducing the American Green Building Act. Our federal government is the largest single energy consumer in the world. Buildings account for over a third of America's energy consumption. Buildings also accoun… Continue Reading


April 19, 2007

CARDIN INTRODUCES BILL TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO LIFE-SAVING COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING

Oren Shur: 202-224-4524 Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON - Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today introduced the Colon Cancer Screen for Life Act in order to remove some of the barriers that too often stand in the way of patients receiving lifesaving screening for colon cancer. Joining Sen. Cardin as original co-sponsors are Senators Joe Lieberman (I-CT), Susan Collins (R-ME), Ben Nelson (D-NE), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC). "It is always tragic when a life is lost to … Continue Reading


April 19, 2007

CARDIN: AG GONZALES TESTIMONY LEAVES MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS ABOUT FIRINGS OF U.S. ATTORNEYS

Oren Shur: 202-224-4524 Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON - Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today joined his colleagues on the Committee in questioning Attorney General Alberto Gonzales about his role in the firings of eight U.S. Attorneys last year. Following today's Judiciary Committee hearing, Sen. Cardin issued the following statement: "Although Attorney General Gonzales finally admitted that he misspoke re… Continue Reading


April 18, 2007

CARDIN AND MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE $2.7 MILLION FOR GARRETT CO. AIRPORT RUNWAY EXTENSION

Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the Garrett County Airport $2.7 million grant to complete the runway extension from 3,000 feet to 6,000 feet. "Airports are important to the economic development and health of a region," said Senator Cardin. "This federal funding will enable Garrett County to extend the runway so that larger aircraft… Continue Reading


April 18, 2007

CARDIN AND MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE $2.2 MILLION FOR FREDERICK AIRPORT EXTENSION PROJECT

Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the Frederick Municipal Airport $2.2 million to purchase land for a runway extension. The extension would increase the runway from 5,220-feet to 6,000 feet. "The Frederick Municipal Airport has become an important facility to the Washington region and Western Maryland," said Senator Cardin. "This pro… Continue Reading


April 17, 2007

CARDIN OPENS SENATE FIELD OFFICE IN PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY

Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 Oren Shur: 202-224-4524 On Saturday, April 14, U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) opened his Senate Field Office in Prince George's County. The Senator was joined by Prince George's County elected officials, and community and business leaders in a ribbon cutting ceremony and reception. Those attending included: Del. Melony Griffith; Bowie Mayor Fred Robinson; Terry Speigner, Chair of the Prince George's Co. Democratic Centr… Continue Reading


April 17, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE FUNDS FOR ALLEGANY COLLEGE TO PROVIDE HOME HEALTH AID TO COMMUNITY

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded $40,000 to the Allegany College of Maryland for the Home Health Aide Program development project. There is a shortage of home health aides in Western Maryland, and this program will train at least 15 people a semester to serve as aides for elderly, convalescent, and/or disabled persons living in their own homes instead of a health facility.… Continue Reading


April 12, 2007

100 DAYS: FRESHMEN DEMOCRATIC SENATORS HIGHLIGHT NEED FOR CHANGE IN IRAQ

Washington, D.C. - Freshmen Democratic Senators, elected to send the country in a new direction, today discussed the U.S. Senate's accomplishments in the first 100 days of the 110th Congress, including the continuing efforts to transition the mission in Iraq and hold the Bush Administration accountable. Senators have answered the American people's call to put partisanship aside, bring accountability back to government and change course in Iraq. In its first 100 days at wor… Continue Reading


April 12, 2007

CARDIN VOTES TO EXPAND LIFE-SAVING STEM CELL RESEARCH

Oren Shur: 202-224-4524 Susan Sullam, 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON - Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today proudly voted for the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007 [S. 5], which will permit federal funding on new stem cell lines and help our nation's scientists develop treatments for medical conditions that affect more than 100 million Americans. The Senate passed the bill this evening, 63-34. Sen. Cardin spoke on the Senate floor in support of the legislation yester… Continue Reading


April 10, 2007

CARDIN AND MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE $739,000 IN FUNDING FOR CHESAPEAKE BAY GATEWAYS & WATERTRAILS PROGRAM

Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 Oren Shur, 202-224-4524 WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski announced today that the National Park Service will make $739,000 in funding available for the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Program and Watertrails Network this year, including funds to begin implementing the new Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. The Gateways Network is a partnership system of parks, refuges, maritime museums, historic seaports and water… Continue Reading


April 10, 2007

CARDIN: EXPANDING STEM CELL RESEARCH WILL GIVE HOPE TO MILLIONS

Oren Shur: 202-224-524 Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON - Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today issued his strong support for the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007 [S. 5], which will expanding embryonic stem cell research and help our nation's scientists develop treatments for medical conditions that affect more than 100 million Americans. "I believe we have a moral responsibility to appropriately advance embryonic stem cell research to help millions … Continue Reading

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