Press Releases & Statements

June 12, 2018

Cardin Seeks Specifics, Urges Continued Diplomacy Following North Korean Denuclearization Summit

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement Tuesday after the completion of a summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong un in Singapore: "This is the beginning of a process toward an important objective - the complete, verifiable, permanent denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. And it is through diplomacy that we can ultimately achieve that goal. We've seen North Korean leade… Continue Reading


June 08, 2018

Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer Announce New Federal Grant for Great Mills High School

BALTIMORE - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressman Steny Hoyer (all D-Md.), today announced that St. Mary's County Public Schools will receive nearly $190,000 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Education Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant program. Specifically, the grant will aid the ongoing recovery effort of students, faculty and staff of Great Mills High School after the tragic school shooting that took place in March. "I… Continue Reading


June 08, 2018

Cardin, Van Hollen, 38 Senators to Trump: Uphold Our American and Humanitarian Values and End Your Cruel Policy of Separating Children from Parents at the Border

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) joined 38 of their Democratic Senate colleagues in demanding the Trump administration stop further traumatizing children and end Trump's inhumane policy of separating innocent boys and girls from families who cross the Southwest border seeking asylum in the United States. Citing the American Academy of Pediatrics, the senators stressed the short- and long-term damage to these children from being unnecessarily separated from… Continue Reading


June 07, 2018

Cardin, Van Hollen Praise Nominee Stephanie Gallagher For Federal District Court Seat in Maryland

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today praised the nomination of Magistrate Judge Stephanie Agli Gallagher to fill the existing vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, Northern Division, located in Baltimore. "Judge Gallagher brings tremendous experience to the courtroom as a sitting U.S. Magistrate Judge in Baltimore, as well as being a former prosecutor, private law firm attorney, and judicial law clerk," said Senator Cardin. "He… Continue Reading


June 06, 2018

Cardin Statement on the Anniversary of D-Day

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) issued the following statement in recognition of the 74th anniversary of D-Day: "On this day 74 years ago, thousands of American troops alongside our allies executed a bold assault on the beaches of Normandy. The bravery of those troops on D-Day in their stand against Nazi tyranny and oppression has been admired by a grateful world ever since. The Nazi regime upended democratic freedoms and espoused a system of persistent human rights violations bent… Continue Reading


June 06, 2018

Cardin Welcomes Beginning of Oral Arguments in Foreign Emoluments Case

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement ahead of oral arguments beginning Thursday morning in Blumenthal, Nadler, et al. v. Trump. Cardin is a plaintiff in the case and led the Senate in introducing a resolution calling on President Trump to remove conflicts of interest between his office and his private business by divesting his assets or placing them in a blind trust: "I welcome the beginning of … Continue Reading


June 06, 2018

Cardin Announces Congressional Passage of Major Small Business Investment and Lending Legislation

Washington - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, today announced Senate passage of two key small business bills to unlock capital for innovative small businesses with high-growth potential and to strengthen the Small Business Administration's (SBA) 7(a) loan program. Both bills now head to President Trump for his signature. "The small business committees in Congress are working together to produce common sense le… Continue Reading


June 06, 2018

Cardin Meets with Minority Entrepreneurs in Baltimore City

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneuship Committee, met earlier this week with dozens of minority business owners and entrepreneurs for a conversation on what tools they needs to increase opportunities and capacity, along with improving their chances for success. Senator Cardin outlined recent developments in Washington, including resources in the recently passed omnibus spending bill for the Small Business Administration and p… Continue Reading


June 05, 2018

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce $370,000 for Affordable Housing in Baltimore

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) have announced $227,500 for the Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore, Inc. and $142,500 for the St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center through NeighborWorks America. This funding will support efforts to develop and preserve affordable housing, revitalize and sustain neighborhoods, and create jobs in Maryland. These are two of four grants being announced for Maryland, totaling over $1 million dollars in NeighborWorks funding. S… Continue Reading


June 05, 2018

Cardin Statement on LGBT Pride Month 2018

WASHINGTON -U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Special Representative on Anti-Semitism, Racism, and Intolerance for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly, issued the following statement recognizing June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. Among the many events around the state and region, Capital Pride (DC) takes place June 7-10. Baltimore Pride 2018 will be June 15-17. Frederick Pride is June 23. LGBT Pride Night at Camden… Continue Reading


June 05, 2018

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce $370,000 for Affordable Housing in Baltimore

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) have announced $227,500 for the Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore, Inc. and $142,500 for the St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center through NeighborWorks America. This funding will support efforts to develop and preserve affordable housing, revitalize and sustain neighborhoods, and create jobs in Maryland. These are two of four grants being announced for Maryland, totaling over $1 million dollars in NeighborWorks funding. S… Continue Reading


June 05, 2018

Cardin Introduces Bill to Provide a Pathway to a Debt-Free Undergraduate Education for Future Public Servants

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, has introduced legislation that will expand access to debt-free public service career pathways for Americans willing to place service over salary and assist our communities, states and nation. Cardin's bill, S. 2984, the Strengthening American Communities Act, expands the ways in which public servants can finance their undergraduate educations. Rather than taking out student loans to pay for their degrees, t… Continue Reading


June 04, 2018

Cardin Responds to Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Special Representative on Anti-Semitism, Racism, and Intolerance for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly, issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. "In a ruling that was a personal victory for one baker in Colorado, the United States Supreme Court made it clear that LGBT individuals should not be discriminated a… Continue Reading


June 04, 2018

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce over $250,000 for Educator Training at UMD College Park

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) have announced $261,442 in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund summer workshops at the University of Maryland (UMD) College Park for early career geoscience educators from across the United States. "Our educators are the heart of our communities. They have the difficult, often thankless task of preparing our children for the challenges they and our country will face in the years ahead. I know that ou… Continue Reading


June 01, 2018

Cardin Calls Friedman’s Politicized Comments about Support for Israel Wrong, Insensitive

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement after U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said in a press interview earlier this week, among other troubling statements, "there's no question Republicans support Israel more than Democrats." "Among the many reasons I could not support David Friedman's nomination last year was because he proudly participated in efforts to drive a partisan wedge into longstanding … Continue Reading


May 31, 2018

Cardin Statement on Trump Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Finance and Foreign Relations committees, issued the following statement in response to President Trump imposing new steel and aluminum tariffs on the European Union, Canada, and Mexico. "Alienating and strong-arming our friends and neighbors, ignoring consequences, disrupting markets and costing Americans money seems to be the norm for President Trump when it comes to trade and just about everything else. What's lacking in al… Continue Reading


May 30, 2018

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce $550,000 Investment in Cumberland Infrastructure

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) have announced $550,000 in federal funding through the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for roadway improvements to Baltimore Street in the City of Cumberland. "This latest federal investment in Cumberland's infrastructure will improve some of the area's most heavily used roads, allowing local commerce to grow and motorists to reach their destinations safely and efficiently. That's a win for residents on all fronts," … Continue Reading


May 25, 2018

Cardin Calls Trump’s Latest Attack in Federal Workers “Outrageous”

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) responded swiftly to the Trump Administration's latest attack on federal workers through three Friday-night executive orders. "President Trump has been relentless in his needless assault on federal workers. This latest strike is an outrageous attempt to strip legal rights and due process from employees and bust unions. Despite more than a year as President of the United States, Donald Trump has failed to recognize that the two million men and women s… Continue Reading


May 25, 2018

Cardin Commemorates Memorial Day 2018

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement in recognition of Memorial Day 2018, which this year is celebrated on Monday, May 28. "Across our proud nation this Memorial Day weekend, we remember the men and women of our Armed Forces who made the greatest sacrifice imaginable. Whether it was on the battlefield of Antietam, the beaches of Normandy or in the mountains of Afghanistan, thousands of Americans h… Continue Reading


May 24, 2018

Cardin Statement on the NFL’s New Policy

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) issued the following statement in response to the National Football League's new policy on standing during the national anthem prior to games. "This country stands for the constitutional protections of the First Amendment - the right of freedom of speech. That's what this country is about. "I share the NFL players' concerns about civil rights in America, particularly as our president adds fuel to the fire every day through his inflammatory comments… Continue Reading

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Page 85 Page 86 Page 87 Page 88 Page 89 Page 90 Page 91 Page 92 Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 96 Page 97 Page 98 Page 99 Page 100 Page 101 Page 102 Page 103 Page 104 Page 105 Page 106 Page 107 Page 108 Page 109 Page 110 Page 111 Page 112 Page 113 Page 114 Page 115 Page 116 Page 117 Page 118 Page 119 Page 120 Page 121 Page 122 Page 123 Page 124 Page 125 Page 126 Page 127 Page 128 Page 129 Page 130 Page 131 Page 132 Page 133 Page 134 Page 135 Page 136 Page 137 Page 138 Page 139 Page 140 Page 141 Page 142 Page 143 Page 144 Page 145 Page 146 Page 147 Page 148 Page 149 Page 150 Page 151 Page 152 Page 153 Page 154 Page 155 Page 156 Page 157 Page 158 Page 159 Page 160 Page 161 Page 162 Page 163 Page 164 Page 165 Page 166 Page 167 Page 168 Page 169 Page 170 Page 171 Page 172 Page 173 Page 174 Page 175 Page 176 Page 177 Page 178 Page 179 Page 180 Page 181 Page 182 Page 183 Page 184 Page 185 Page 186 Page 187 Page 188 Page 189 Page 190 Page 191 Page 192 Page 193 Page 194 Page 195 Page 196 Page 197 Page 198 Page 199 Page 200 Page 201 Page 202 Page 203 Page 204 Page 205 Page 206 Page 207 Page 208 Page 209 Page 210 Page 211 Page 212 Page 213 Page 214 Page 215 Page 216 Page 217 Page 218 Page 219 Page 220 Page 221 Page 222 Page 223 Page 224 Page 225 Page 226 Page 227 Page 228 Page 229 Page 230 Page 231 Page 232 Page 233 Page 234 Page 235 Page 236 Page 237 Page 238 Page 239 Page 240 Page 241 Page 242 Page 243 Page 244 Page 245 Page 246 Page 247 Page 248 Page 249 Page 250 Page 251
Showing page   of 251