Press Releases & Statements

May 31, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE FUNDS FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY GEOGRAPHC INFORMATION SYSTEM

Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436   WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Benjamin L. Cardin (both D-Md.) today announced the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded $109,795 to the Washington County Commissioners for the Washington County Enterprise Geographic Information System (GIS). The project will create a GIS that can compile and disseminate geographical mapping information across multiple forums, greatly improving access to GIS data in the public domain. Co… Continue Reading


May 29, 2007

STATEMENT BY U.S. SENATOR BENJAMIN L. CARDIN ON THE DEATH OF PARREN MITCHELL

Parren Mitchell was a giant of a man whom I greatly admired. He was fearless, determined and committed to breaking down racial barriers. His life was dedicated to fighting for justice and equal opportunity for all Americans. He was an inspiration to those of us who care about providing a voice to Americans who are often denied a chance at the American Dream.… Continue Reading


May 25, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE NEW VETERANS' HEALTH CARE FACILITIES AT ANDREWS AFB AND FT. DETRICK

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will open two new community-based clinics in Maryland - one at Andrews Air Force Base in Prince George's County and another at Fort Detrick in Frederick County. The new facilities, called community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), will become operational in 2007 and 2008. "We have a sacred trust with the veterans who risked their live… Continue Reading


May 25, 2007

STATEMENT BY U.S. SENATOR BENJAMIN L. CARDIN ON HIS VOTE FOR THE IRAQ SUPPLEMENTAL SPENDING BILL

"I voted for the Supplemental Appropriations bill because, in the end, I am committed to fund our troops in harms way. But I am greatly disappointed. "At each turn I have opposed the President's Iraq policies, from the initial vote to authorize action in that nation, to the most recent votes in the Senate calling for the near-term redeployment of our troops. My commitment remains to change our mission in Iraq and bring our troops home."… Continue Reading


May 25, 2007

STATEMENT BY U.S. SENATOR BENJAMIN L. CARDIN ON MEMORIAL DAY, MAY 28, 2007

"On this Memorial Day, I want to pay special tribute to the men and women who served in our Armed Forces and made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. As we remember them and pray for the families they left behind, we honor them and all they gave for our nation. "Today, as we honor our nation's fallen heroes, we also pray for our soldiers who are still in harm's way in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the world. We honor their commitment to our nation and we pray … Continue Reading


May 25, 2007

CARDIN INTRODUCES VOLUNTARY MEDICARE QUALITY REPORTING LEGISLATION

Susan Sullam: 410-962-4478 WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, D-MD, today introduced legislation to create an appropriate framework for quality measure reporting for Medicare providers. Sen. Cardin was joined by Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) as an original cosponsor of the bill. The Voluntary Medicare Quality Reporting Act of 2007 would require the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to follow a deliberative process to develop a new, voluntary quality re… Continue Reading


May 25, 2007

STATEMENT OF SENATOR BENJAMIN L. CARDIN ON THE VOLUNTARY MEDICARE QUALITY REPORTING ACT OF 2007

Mr. President, today I rise to introduce the Voluntary Medicare Quality Reporting Act of 2007. I thank my good friend, the gentleman from Pennsylvania, Mr. Specter, for joining me in this effort. This is an important bill for tens of millions of Medicare beneficiaries, for the physicians, nurse practitioners and allied health professionals who treat them, and for the future of the Medicare program. At the end of this year, providers will again face the prospect of an across-the¬board cut in… Continue Reading


May 24, 2007

CARDIN INTRODUCES BILL TO ACHIEVE ENERGY INDEPENDENCE

Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, D-MD, today introduced legislation that would create a framework for the United States to become energy independent in a decade, and put us on the path to become fossil fuel independent. The Energy Independence Act would create a bipartisan Blue Ribbon Commission to study and review policy changes that are needed for the United States to achieve energy independence. Starting in 2009, the Commission wou… Continue Reading


May 24, 2007

STATEMENT OF SENATOR BENJAMIN L. CARDIN ON DR. HALEH ESFANDIARI

Mr. President, I rise today to call the Senate's attention to the ongoing plight of Dr. Haleh Esfandiari. Dr. Esfandiari is the Director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars here in Washington, D.C. She holds dual U.S. and Iranian citizenship and visits her ailing 93 year old mother twice a year. During her return to the United States on her last visit, Dr. Esfandiari's vehicle was robbed by three knife wielding men. She lost her luggage and… Continue Reading


May 24, 2007

SENATE PASSES CARDIN, MIKULSKI RESOLUTION CALLING FOR RELEASE OF MARYLAND SCHOLAR FROM IRANIAN PRISON

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate today passed a resolution introduced by Maryland Senators Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) and Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD) calling on the Iranian government to drop all charges against Dr. Haleh Esfandiari and immediately release her from prison. Dr. Esfandiari, a resident of Potomac, MD, has dual Iranian and U.S. citizenship. She is Director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center and has been detained in Iran since December 2006. On May 8, she was impri… Continue Reading


May 23, 2007

CARDIN BILL TO CREATE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER NATIONAL HISTORIC TRAIL PASSES KEY SENATE COMMITTEE

Susan Sullam: 410-962-4435 WASHINGTON - A key Senate Committee has approved Senator Benjamin L. Cardin's legislation to establish the Star-Spangled Banner Trail as a National Historic Trail to commemorate the War of 1812. "The War of 1812 and the defense of Fort McHenry are sources of pride for Maryland and for the entire nation. As the bicentennial approaches, we need to honor, cherish and help all Americans remember these important landmarks in our nation's… Continue Reading


May 22, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI INTRODUCE RESOLUTION CALLING FOR RELEASE OF MARYLAND SCHOLAR FROM IRANIAN PRISON

WASHINGTON - Maryland Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski today introduced a resolution calling on the Iranian government to drop all charges against Dr. Haleh Esfandiari and immediately release her from prison. Dr. Esfandiari, a resident of Potomac, MD, has dual Iranian and U.S. citizenship. She is Director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center and has been detained in Iran since December 2006. On May 8, she was imprisoned in Evin Prison, and on May 21 she … Continue Reading


May 22, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI FIGHT FOR MARYLAND'S FAIR SHARE TO RE-EQUIP NATIONAL GUARD

Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following up on concerns raised by Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley regarding the Maryland National Guard's readiness to deal with local emergencies, Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today urged National Guard Bureau Chief Lieutenant General Steven Blum to re-equip National Guard units based on risk. The National Guard is funded as a national program, with state allocations coming fro… Continue Reading


May 22, 2007

MD, VA SENATORS INTRODUCE BILL TO PROVIDE $1.5 BILLION TO REVITALIZE AGING METRORAIL SYSTEM

Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON -- Maryland Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski today introduced legislation to provide the Washington-area Metrorail system with $1.5 billion in funding over a 10-year period. Virginia Senators John Warner and Jim Webb joined in co-sponsoring the bill. The federal funds will require an equal match from Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia. In 2006, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) cele… Continue Reading


May 18, 2007

AGREEMENT ON OAK HILL PROPERTY REACHED

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, and Mayor Adrian Fenty today reached agreement concerning the Oak Hill property. The District will continue to exercise its claim to construct a new juvenile justice facility on approximately 40 acres of land at the Oak Hill site south of the Little Patuxent River. Senator Cardin will continue to pursue moving the site of the juvenile detention center to the District of Columbia and reserves all his options. T… Continue Reading


May 17, 2007

CARDIN BILL CREATING COMMISSION TO COMMEMORATE WAR OF 1812 PASSES KEY SENATE COMMITTEE

Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin's bill to create a special Commission to plan, coordinate and facilitate the bicentennial celebration of the War of 1812 today passed the Senate Judiciary Committee. The legislation calls for creating a Star-Spangled Banner and War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission to commemorate the historic events associated with the War of 1812. Senator Cardin also has introduced legislation to officially designate th… Continue Reading


May 17, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI HONOR MARYLAND TEACHERS OF THE YEAR

Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today met with Maryland Teacher of the Year Michelle Hammond of Stephen Decatur Middle School in Worcester County. The Senators also congratulated Teachers of the Year from each of Maryland's counties. "As a social worker and legislator, my goal has always been to make sure everyone in America has access to a first-rate education, so that no child or commun… Continue Reading


May 17, 2007

CARDIN PRAISES SENATE PASSAGE OF BUDGET RESOLUTION

Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, D-MD, called passage of the Budget Resolution for FY 2008 "an important step in putting our nation back on a sound financial footing." The five-year budget resolution funds critical national priorities while returning the budget to surplus by 2012. "This budget moves our country in the right direction," said Senator Cardin, a member of the Senate Budget Committee. "It balances the budg… Continue Reading


May 16, 2007

CARDIN AND MIKULSKI PRAISE PASSAGE OF WATER BILL THAT WILL INCREASE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S COMMITMENT TO IMPROVING THE BAY

Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski praised Senate passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) today as "bringing the federal commitment to improving the Chesapeake Bay to a new level." The nearly $14 billion measure, which passed the Senate by a vote of 91 to 4, funds most of the Army Corps of Engineers' water projects across the country. Senator Cardin, a member of the Senate Envir… Continue Reading


May 11, 2007

CARDIN CO-SPONSORS GLOBAL WARMING BILL THAT WILL ALSO HELP REDUCE U.S. RELIANCE ON FOREIGN ENERGY SOURCES

Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, D-MD, has co-sponsored legislation to reduce our nation's greenhouse gas emissions and lessen our dependence on foreign energy. The Global Warming Pollution Reduction Act, S. 309, would require that U.S. emissions of key pollutants such as carbon dioxide be capped in 2010, reduced to 1990 levels by 2020, and 80% below 1990 levels by 2050. To achieve emissions reductions, the bill calls for more reli… Continue Reading

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