Press Releases & Statements

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


February 22, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ALLEGANY COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS

Oren Shur: 202-224-4524 Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) today announced that the Allegany County Commissioners have been awarded a $294,980 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant 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 AFG… Continue Reading


February 22, 2007

SENS. CARDIN AND MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE $12 MILLION GRANT FOR LIGHT RAIL DOUBLE TRACKING

Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON - Maryland Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski today announced that the Baltimore Light Rail system will receive a grant of more than $12.1 million toward final federal funding to double track the system. "With ever increasing congestion of our highways, we need to do all we can to encourage people to use public transportation," said Senator Cardin. "The Light Rail system is a critical part of Baltimore&apos… Continue Reading


February 22, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE FEDERAL FUNDING FOR BALTIMORE COUNTY, ANNE ARUNDEL FIREFIGHTERS

Oren Shur: 202-224-4524 Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) today announced that the Rockaway Beach Volunteer Fire Company in Baltimore County and the Odenton Volunteer Fire Company in Anne Arundel County have been awarded a total of $78,923 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFGP). Senator Mikulski is on the Homeland Se… Continue Reading


February 22, 2007

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CECIL COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS

Oren Shur: 202-224-4524 Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) today announced the Community Volunteer Fire Company in Cecil County has been awarded $183,758 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


February 20, 2007

CARDIN: TROOP ESCALATION IS WRONG FOR AMERICA, WRONG FOR IRAQ

Oren Shur: 202-224-4524 Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 Click here to hear Senator Cardin speak on his opposition to Iraq escalation WASHINGTON - Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) voiced his strong opposition to President Bush's plan to escalate America's presence in Iraq and cast his vote in favor of having an up-or-down vote in the Senate on the President's plan. As a Member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Cardin voted against giving th… Continue Reading


February 16, 2007

CARDIN FIGHT TO MATCH KIDNEY DONORS WITH RECIPIENTS IN NEED

Contacts: Oren Shur; 202-224-4524 Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate today passed the Living Kidney Organ Donation Clarification Act of 2007, which will make it easier for living donors and compatible recipients to find one another. Sen. Cardin, an original co-sponsor of the bill, has been a longtime advocate of promoting organ donation. "Today thousands of Americans are on the clock with kidney disease, hoping and praying to find a compatible donor in t… Continue Reading


February 15, 2007

STATEMENT BY U.S. SEN. BENJAMIN L. CARDIN ON THE DEATH OF WALTER SONDHEIM, JR.

Susan Sullam 410-962-4436 "The passing of Walter Sondheim, Jr., means the end of an era -- an era in which those with leadership, vision and determination could build a great city and chart a course that would help to bring social justice and economic prosperity to our community. "Walter Sondheim was a giant of a man. He did not seek the limelight, but sought only to do good works. In 1954, he was instrumental in integrating Baltimore City Public Schools. His leadership and… Continue Reading


February 14, 2007

FLOOR STATEMENT ON DARFUR

Mr. President, the people of the Darfur region of Sudan are crying out for help during their time of despair. It is time for the United States Government to exercise greater international leadership and take greater strides to stave off a humanitarian disaster. Darfur has been identified as genocide and the international community is permitting it to continue. This is not acceptable. It is not enough to posture and threaten the Government in Khartoum. It is time to exercise moral leade… Continue Reading


February 14, 2007

SEN. CARDIN CALLS FOR INTERNATIONAL ACTION ON GENOCIDE IN DARFUR

Oren Shur; 202-224-4524 Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON - Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) addressed the Senate today to call on the Bush Administration to implement a more aggressive international strategy to address the on-going genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan. "The people of the Darfur region of Sudan are crying out for help during their time of despair. It is time for the United States Government to exercise international leadership and take greater strides … Continue Reading


February 13, 2007

CARDIN CALLS ON HHS SEC. LEAVITT TO ADDRESS RACIAL AND ETHNIC DISPARITIES IN HEALTH CARE

Oren Shur: 202-224-4524 Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON - At a hearing today before the Senate Budget Committee, Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) criticized Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt for again failing to address widespread racial and ethnic health disparities in his testimony to Congress. In Maryland and across the nation today, minority communities have less access to quality health care and are far more likely to suffer from a variety of diseases. … Continue Reading

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