Press Releases & Statements

February 08, 2007

SENS. CARDIN & MIKULSKI JOIN OTHER MEMBERS OF MD DELEGATION IN URGING ARMY CORP TO REJECT LNG FACILITY

Contact: Susan Sullam, 410-962-4436 Oren Shur, 202-224-4524 WASHINGTON - Maryland Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski today sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urging rejection of the permit application to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility at Sparrows Point. "It is a poor decision to locate a LNG facility in such a densely populated area of Baltimore City and Baltimore County," said Senator Cardin. "I join other members … Continue Reading


February 07, 2007

CARDIN CALLS FOR A VOTE ON BUSH ESCALATION PLAN

Oren Shur; 202-224-4524 Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 Click here to listen to Sen. Cardin speak on the escalation plan WASHINGTON - In a speech today on the Senate floor, Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) called on the Republican leadership to allow an up-or-down vote in the Senate on President Bush's plan to escalate America's presence in Iraq. The Senator expanded on his vision for Iraq's future and announced his support for the Warner-Levin Resolution… Continue Reading


February 06, 2007

STATEMENT BY SENATOR BENJAMIN L. CARDIN ON PRESIDENT BUSH'S FY08 BUDGET

Oren Shur, 202-224-4524 Sullam, 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON - Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today issued the following statement in response to the release of President Bush's FY 2008 budget: "When President Bush puts forward his budget each year, it is a reflection of his priorities. I believe the President's priorities are wrong. It's disappointing that President Bush has chosen yet again to give billions in tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans at th… Continue Reading


February 06, 2007

SEN. BEN CARDIN NAMED CO-CHAIRMAN OF U.S. HELSINKI COMMISSION

Oren Shur; 202-224-4524 Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON - Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) was today named Co-Chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE), better known as the U.S. Helsinki Commission, by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). As the top Senator on the Commission, Sen. Cardin will help lead U.S. efforts to formulate policy for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the largest regional security organization… Continue Reading


February 06, 2007

SENS. CARDIN & MIKULSKI CO-SPONSOR ARC REAUTHORIZATION BILL

Susan Sullam, 410-962-4436 Oren Shur, 202-224-4525 WASHINGTON - Maryland Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski announced today that they have co-sponsored a bipartisan bill to renew funding for the Appalachian Region Commission (ARC) for a five-year period, 2007-2011. The bill will maintain the ARC's major programming initiatives. Under the Appalachian Regional Commission Reauthorization Act, S 496, Maryland could receive approximately $2.77 million in… Continue Reading


February 05, 2007

HEARING: GENOCIDE AND THE RULE OF LAW

Mr. Chairman, I want to thank you for calling this hearing today. Let me also thank you for your role in creating this new subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee. This subcommittee has jurisdiction over the enforcement and implementation of human rights laws, including judicial and executive branch interpretations of those laws. Today we will focus on genocide and the rule of law. I am so pleased that we have a distinguished panel of witnesses who have significant expertise on this subject… Continue Reading


February 05, 2007

CARDIN EXPRESSES CONCERN THAT PRESIDENTS FY 2008 BUDGET WILL HURT CHESAPEAKE BAY

Contact: Susan Sullam, 410-962-4436 Oren Shur: 202-224-4524 WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin expressed deep disappointment and concern that President Bushs FY 2008 budget could have a serious effect on efforts to restore and protect the Chesapeake Bay. The Bay is Marylands greatest natural resource and it is our duty as a nation to restore and protect it for future generations. The Presidents FY 2008 is deeply disappointing because is eliminates or dramatically reduce… Continue Reading


February 02, 2007

CARDIN INTRODUCTES BALTIMORE FAMILY TO SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE HEARINGS; URGES FUNDING FOR CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM

Contacts: Oren Shur, 202-224-4524 Susan Sullam, 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON, D.C. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today appeared before the Senate Finance Committees hearing on the State Childrens Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Sen. Cardin introduced the Bedford family from Baltimore, Md. to the Senate Finance Committee before they testified about their experience with SCHIP. I believe we urgently need universal health coverage in our nation, said Sen. Cardin. But until we get… Continue Reading


February 01, 2007

S. 450: CARDIN INTRODUCES BILL TO ELIMINATE ARBITRARY LIMITS ON MEDICARE REHABILITATION SERVICES

WASHINGTON - Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure that physical, speech and occupational therapies are fully covered by the Medicare system. The Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act would permanently eliminate arbitrary caps that would prevent many seniors from receiving therapy services they need. Without congressional action, outpatient therapy services will be restricted to limits of $1,780 a year, with no exceptions allowed. Outpatient thera… Continue Reading


February 01, 2007

S. 453: SEN. CARDIN CO-SPONSORS BILL TO PROTECT VOTERS FROM DECEPTIVE ELECTION DAY PRACTICES

Contacts: Oren Shur, 202-224-4524 Susan Sullam, 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today co-sponsored the Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act of 2007, a bill designed to protect voters from the type of fraud and intimidation observed at Maryland polls last fall. The bill, introduced by Senators Barack Obama (D-Ill) and Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), would criminalize deceptive practices and gives individual voters the right to take actio… Continue Reading


February 01, 2007

CARDIN VOTES TO INCREASE MINIMUM WAGE

Contacts: Oren Shur, 202-224-4524 Susan Sullam, 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today voted to increase the federal minimum wage to give millions of hard working Americans the pay raise they deserve. The Senator was a co-sponsor of the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 (S. 2), which would increase the federal minimum wage to $7.25 an hour and passed in the Senate this evening by a vote of: 94-3. An increase in the federal minimum wage is long overdue, sa… Continue Reading


January 30, 2007

SEN. CARDIN: MARYLAND IS UNIQUELY VULNERABLE TO GLOBAL WARMING

Contacts: Oren Shur, 202-224-4524 Susan Sullam, 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) highlighted Marylands unique vulnerability to global warming at todays hearing before the Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW). The Senator, a member of the committee, also spoke out for the need to address global warming by enacting a comprehensive energy policy that will lead our nation to energy independence. The impact of global warming is real and right before … Continue Reading


January 26, 2007

CARDIN CALLS FOR CONTINUED INVESTMENT IN NATION'S TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE

CONTACT: Susan Sullam, 410-962-4436 or Oren Shur, 202-224-4524 WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) has joined 71 other U.S. senators in urging the Senate leadership to continue its commitment to invest in Americas transportation infrastructure. The letter requests that the Continuing Resolution include the funding levels consistent with the Safe Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act, (SAFETEA-LU), which was signed into law in 2005. Our transportation … Continue Reading


January 25, 2007

SEN. CARDIN VOTES FOR SENATE RESOLUTION OPPOSING TROOP ESCALATION

Contacts: Oren Shur; 202-224-4524 Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today voted in favor of a bipartisan resolution (S. Con. Res. 2) that opposes President Bushs plan to send 21,000 additional troops to Iraq and offers several recommendations for a different strategy in Iraq. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee today voted to report the resolution to the full Senate. This resolution sends a strong message to President Bush that Democrats an… Continue Reading


January 24, 2007

SEN. BEN CARDIN STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT BUSH'S SOTU ADDRESS

Contacts: Oren Shur: 202-224-4524 Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 Click here to hear Sen. Cardin's reaction to the SOTU WASHINGTON Following tonights State of the Union address by President Bush, Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) released the following statement: I was encouraged by President Bushs commitment to work with both Democrats and Republicans to find solutions to the problems facing American families. Now we need action. The American people have made it cle… Continue Reading


January 23, 2007

SEN. CARDIN SPEAKS OUT ON SENATE FLOOR FOR INCREASE IN MINIMUM WAGE

Contacts: Oren Shur: 202-224-4524 Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today spoke out on the Senate Floor in support of an increase in the federal minimum wage. Sen. Cardin is a co-sponsor of The Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 [S. 2]. I believe it is wrong that millions of hard-working Americans who play by the rules still live in poverty and are unable to provide for their families, said Sen. Cardin. The minimum wage doesnt just affect high scho… Continue Reading


January 22, 2007

MIKULSKI, CARDIN URGE FULL FUNDING OF FDA CONSOLIDATION PROJECT IN WHITE OAK

CONTACT: Susan Sullam, 410-962-4524 Oren Shur; 202-224-4524 WASHINGTON -- Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Benjamin L. Cardin of Maryland today sent a letter to Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, urging him to fund the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) efforts to consolidate its operations at White Oak at $178.5 million, the full amount appropriated by Congress for FY 2007. Curr… Continue Reading


January 22, 2007

CARDIN AND MIKULSKI CALL FOR COMPLETION OF FINAL PHASE OF BALTIMORE HARBOR AND CHANNELS PROJECT

CONTACT: Susan Sullam, 410-962-4436 Or Oren Shur, 202-224-4524 WASHINGTON Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara Mikulski have written to the two leading members of the Environment and Public Works Committee urging the completion of the remaining portions of the Baltimore Harbor and Channels 50 foot project in Maryland and Virginia. Four sections of the channels the Curtis Bay Channel and the Craighill Entrance through Fort McHenry Channel in Maryland, and the York Spit and Rapp… Continue Reading


January 19, 2007

SEN. CARDIN CO-SPONSORS BIPARTISAN SENATE RESOLUTION DENOUNCING TROOP ESCALATION

Contacts: Oren Shur; 202-224-4524 Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today co-sponsored a bipartisan resolution (S. Con. Res. 2) that opposes President Bushs plan to send 21,000 additional troops to Iraq and offers several recommendations for a changed strategy in Iraq. The Senator voted against the war in Iraq and has repeatedly called on President Bush to present the American people with a plan to start bringing our troops home. Last November… Continue Reading


January 19, 2007

SEN. CARDIN VOTES FOR ETHICS REFORM BILL

Contacts: Oren Shur; 202-224-4524 Susan Sullam: 410-962-4436 WASHINGTON Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today voted for The Legislative Transparency and Accountability Act (S.1), a comprehensive ethics reform bill that will bring more openness and transparency to government and limit the influence of special interest lobbyists. The Coleman-Cardin amendment (No. 0039), which creates a website to make Congressional travel records more accessible to the public, was accepted as part of … Continue Reading

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