Press Releases & Statements

March 15, 2007

CARDIN FIGHTS TO BOLSTER LONG-TERM HEALTH CARE IN BUDGET RESOLUTION

Oren Shur (Cardin): 202-224-4524 Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON - Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, today secured passage of an amendment to help millions of American seniors by improving the quality of long-term health care. The Senator's amendment makes room in the FY2008 Budget Resolution for efforts to improve long-term care in a fiscally responsible manner. "As the Baby Boomers move towards retirement, it&a… Continue Reading


March 13, 2007

CARDINANNOUNCES $7.5 MILLION FOR BP SOLAR TO PROMOTE SOLAR ENERGY USE

Susan Sullam, 410-962-4436 Oren Shur, 202-224-4524 WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin announced today that BP Solar International, based in Frederick, will receive $7.5 million in funding this year from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as part of an initiative to promote solar energy and to reduce our nation's dependence on foreign energy. BP Solar was selected because of its low-cost approach to grid parity. BP Solar could receive another $19 million over a… Continue Reading


March 08, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE $361,843 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR WESTERN MARYLAND FIREFIGHTERS

Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 Oren Shur: 202-224-4524 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Benjamin L. Cardin and Senators Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) today announced that three Western Maryland fire departments have been awarded a total of $361,843 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 incre… Continue Reading


March 08, 2007

SEN. CARDIN'S STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF JOINT RESOLUTION TO TRANSITION U.S. POLICY IN IRAQ

Oren Shur: 202-224-4524 Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON - In response to the Joint Resolution introduced today by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to transition the United States' policy on Iraq, Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) released the following statement of support: "As Iraq falls deeper into civil war and American soldiers continue to die on a daily basis, a change in course is long overdue. In order to bring about success in Iraq, we must t… Continue Reading


March 08, 2007

HEARING ON PROTECTING THE RIGHT TO VOTE: ELECTION DECEPTION AND IRREGULARITIES IN RECENT FEDERAL ELECTIONS

Chairman Conyers, Ranking Member Smith, thank you for the opportunity to testify today before the House Judiciary Committee on the critical subject of election deception and irregularities in recent federal elections. I am privileged to appear before you with such a distinguished panel of members of Congress, including Senator Obama, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, and Congressman Emmanuel. In the interest of full disclosure, let me begin by stating that I greatly enjoyed my previous service… Continue Reading


March 08, 2007

SEN. CARDIN, REP. SARBANES SPONSOR BILLS TO HONOR STAR-SPANGLED BANNER AND WAR OF 1812

Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 Oren Shur: 202-224-4524 WASHINGTON - Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) and Rep. John Sarbanes (MD-3) today introduced legislation to honor Maryland's unique role in America's history and ensure that the bicentennial anniversary of the War of 1812 is properly recognized five years from now. "When Washington D.C. was burning to the ground, the brave people of Maryland took up arms and defended our young nation," said Sen. Car… Continue Reading


March 08, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE FEDERAL FUNDING FOR EASTERN SHORE FIREFIGHTERS

Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 Oren Shur: 202-224-4524 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) today announced that two Eastern Shore fire departments have been awarded a total of $45,449 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… Continue Reading


March 07, 2007

HEARING: THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY'S FISCAL 2008 BUDGET REQUEST

Thank you, Madam Chairman, for scheduling this hearing on EPA's fiscal 2008 budget request. I am deeply concerned that this budget request fails to provide the investments needed to restore the health of our nation's waters and of the Chesapeake Bay, in particular. Last month marked the 20th anniversary of the enactment of the Water Quality Act of 1987 - the last time the Clean Water Act was reauthorized. That act reaffirmed the goals of eliminating pollution from our… Continue Reading


March 07, 2007

SEN. CARDIN: MINORITY VOTER SUPPRESSION AND INTIMIDATION WILL NOT BE TOLERATED

Oren Shur, 202-224-4524 Susan Sullam, 410-962-4436 Click here to listen to Sen. Cardin speak on voter intimidation WASHINGTON - Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) testified today before the House Judiciary Committee on the need to combat voter deception and election irregularities that have occurred in Maryland and across the nation in recent elections, disproportionately affecting minority communities. He was joined on a panel with Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL), and Reps… Continue Reading


March 02, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE FEDERAL FUNDING FOR EASTERN SHORE FIREFIGHTERS

Susan Sullam, 410-962-4436 Oren Shur, 202-224-4524 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) today announced that three Eastern Shore fire departments have been awarded a total of $162,171 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 it… Continue Reading


March 02, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE FEDERAL FUNDING FOR PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS

Susan Sullam, 410-962-4436 Oren Shur, 202-224-4524 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) today announced that two fire departments in Prince George's County have been awarded a total of $179,223 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 eac… Continue Reading


March 02, 2007

CARDIN: PRINCE GEORGE'S BOY'S DEATH FROM TOOTH ABSCESS IS A NATIONAL TRAGEDY

Oren Shur, 202-224-4524 Susan Sullam, 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON - In a speech today on the Senate Floor, Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) expressed his condolences and personal outrage about the death of Deamonte Driver, a 12-year-old boy from Prince George's County who died last week from a brain infection brought on by a tooth abscess. The Senator described Deamonte's death a national tragedy and called on Congress to make sure that dental coverage for children in i… Continue Reading


March 02, 2007

HEARING ON STATE, REGIONAL & LOCAL PERSPECTIVES ON GLOBAL WARMING

Madam Chair: Thank you for holding this hearing today. Justice Louis Brandeis famously said that "States are the laboratories of democracy." This hearing certainly attests to the truth of that dictum. The regional, state, and local initiatives to slow, stop, and ultimately reverse the growth of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that we will hear about today are truly significant. Consider California: if it were its own country, it would have the world's 8th largest econ… Continue Reading


March 02, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ST. MARY'S COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS

Susan Sullam, 410-962-4436 Oren Shur, 202-224-4524 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) today announced that the Seventh District Volunteer Fire Department in St. Mary's County has been awarded $18,193 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 fi… Continue Reading


March 02, 2007

CARDIN, BINGAMAN INTRODUCE MEASURE TO EXTEND DENTAL CARE TO LOW-INCOME CHILDREN

Oren Shur, 202-224-4524 Susan Sullam, 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) and Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) today introduced the Children's Dental Health Improvement Act of 2007 (S. 739) to improve the access to and delivery of dental care to uninsured children through a number of steps, including allowing states flexibility to cover dental services through the State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP). In speeches yesterday on the… Continue Reading


March 02, 2007

SEN. CARDIN BRIEFS FAITH-BASED COMMUNITY LEADERS ON RECENT TRIP TO NEW ORLEANS

Susan Sullam, 410-962-4436 Oren Shur, 202-224-4524 BALTIMORE -- U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today met with members of Maryland's faith-based community to brief them about his Feb. 26 trip to New Orleans with the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee (EPW). Sen. Cardin toured New Orleans to get a first-hand look at the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina and the progress - or lack of progress - that has been made since the hurricane struck on Au… Continue Reading


March 02, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE $365,744 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS

Susan Sullam, 410-962-4436 Oren Shur, 202-224-4524 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski(both D-MD) today announced that two Washington County fire departments have been awarded a total of $365,744 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… Continue Reading


March 01, 2007

SEN. CARDIN FIGHTS TO IMPROVE SECURITY IN AMERICA'S COURTHOUSES

Oren Shur, 202-224-4524 Susan Sullam, 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON - Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today voted to increase funding for enhancing the security of Federal court buildings, strengthens the laws protecting judges, family members, and witnesses, and makes carrying a "dangerous weapon" into a Federal court facility illegal. Sen. Cardin is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which today passed the Court Security Improvement Act of 2005. "The safety o… Continue Reading


March 01, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE $35,000 FOR WESTERN MARYLAND COMMUNITIES

Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded the Maryland Department of Planning $35,000 in ARC funds to support two Western Maryland projects - the Transition Age Youth Continuation Program and the Adventure Sports Center International Events Management Plan. "This funding is a federal investment in Western Maryland communities today and tomor… Continue Reading


February 26, 2007

SEN. CARDIN TOURS NEW ORLEANS, PARTICIPATES IN EPW COMMITTEE HEARING ON REBUILDING EFFORT

Oren Shur, 202-224-4524 Susan Sullam, 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON - Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today toured regions of New Orleans devastated by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005 and, as a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), participated in a field hearing on the rebuilding efforts. The EPW field hearing, headed by Chairman Barbara Boxer (D-CA), focused on comprehensive approaches to coastal wetlands restoration and hurricane and storm damage prote… Continue Reading

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