Press Releases & Statements

November 26, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Announce nearly $450,000 for Housing Vouchers in Western Maryland

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman David Trone (all D-Md.) today applauded the recent award of $447,975 for Western Maryland Public Housing Authorities through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Housing Choice Voucher program. The Housing Authority of Washington County will receive $97,328 while the Frederick Housing Authority will receive $350,647. These vouchers will help individuals with disabilities obtain market-rate housing in… Continue Reading


November 25, 2019

Cardin Joins Senate Dems To Urge HUD To Reject Proposed Changes To The Fair Housing Act’s Disparate Impact Standard

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) joined Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, and forty-four senators to send a letter to Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson, urging him to reject changes proposed in the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) August 19, 2019 Proposed Rulemaking: HUD's Implementation of the Fair Housing Act's Disparate Impact Standard (the Proposed Rule… Continue Reading


November 25, 2019

Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces $477,000 for Local Police Departments for DNA Processing

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Representatives Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) announced $477,000 in federal funding for the Baltimore County Police Department and the Baltimore City Police Crime Laboratory to process DNA samples. The Baltimore County Police Department will receive $225,000 and the Baltimore City Police Crime Laboratory will receive $252,000. The funding, awarded through the Department of Justice's DNA Capacity Enhancement and Ba… Continue Reading


November 22, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer Announce over $98,000 for Newburg Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Representative Steny Hoyer (all D-Md.) have announced more than $98,000 in federal funding for the Newburg Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department, Inc. to replace outdated rescue equipment, including the "jaws of life," spreaders, cutters, rams, jacks, and stabilizers. These tools are used for rescuing people from entrapment in vehicle crashes and other wreckage. The funding was awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Ag… Continue Reading


November 22, 2019

Cardin Announces New Cosponsors to Bipartisan ERA Resolution

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) announced Friday the addition of 16 cosponsors for the bipartisan resolution to remove the deadline for the Equal Rights Amendment (S. Res. 6). Thirty-seven states, of the 38 needed, have already ratified the amendment, which was first proposed in 1972. Earlier this month, the House Judiciary Committee marked up and reported favorably companion legislation, H.J. Res. 79. The full House could consider the resolution as early as December. "There should… Continue Reading


November 22, 2019

Cardin: GAO Says Failure to Prepare for Climate Change Impacts Will Cost Taxpayers

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, announced Friday the results of a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) outlining how unprepared the federal government is for climate change and extreme weather events. In a study requested by Senator Cardin, GAO lays out what small investments in resilience have been made to date, but laments the vast financial exposur… Continue Reading


November 21, 2019

Cardin: Glad We Fully Funded the Fast-Approaching Census But Yet Another Continuing Resolution is No Substitute for Regular Appropriations Bills

WASHINGTON -U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), ranking member of the Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee and a member of the Senate Finance Committee, issued the following statement after Senate passage of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020 that funds the federal government until December 20 and provides full-year funding for the 2020 Decennial Census. "For the second time in as many months, Congress averted a government shutdown at the last minute. On the upside, we were … Continue Reading


November 21, 2019

Cardin and Democratic Colleagues Call Out Trump Admin Efforts to Promote Junk Plan Coverage Under Questionable Legal Authority

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) joined Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and 22 Senators in sending a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), requesting that the agencies answer for the Trump administration's efforts to promote junk plans to the American public during the Open Enrollment period for health insurance coverage. The Senators draw attention… Continue Reading


November 21, 2019

Cardin Remarks on Trump Pardons for War Criminals

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered the following remarks today following pardons granted by President Trump. "As I start my remarks, I just want to underscore how valuable the Department of Defense Fellows program is to our individual offices. I can tell you firsthand that Captain Ng's presence in my office has given me capacity to deal with issues concerning the appointments that I have the issues that are pending … Continue Reading


November 21, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen, Maryland Congressional Delegation Announce nearly $14 Million for Bus System Improvements Statewide

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced the award of more than $13,866,000 for the improvement and modernization of bus systems throughout Maryland from the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program (49 U.S.C. 5339). This federal funding will support the replacement, rehabilitation, purch… Continue Reading


November 21, 2019

Cardin Joins Colleagues to Introduce Bicameral Refugee Protection Act of 2019

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin joined Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif-19), in introducing the Refugee Protection Act of 2019. Building upon previous versions of the Refugee Protection Act introduced by Senators Leahy and Lofgren, the Refugee Protection Act of 2019 is a comprehensive blueprint for restoring and reinvigorating U.S. refugee and asylum systems in response to the Trump administration's attem… Continue Reading


November 21, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce more than $1 Million for Eastern Shore Bus Upgrades

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today announced the award of nearly $1.1 million to the Maryland Transit Authority (MTA) for Eastern Shore bus system improvements from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program (49 U.S.C. 5339). Part of a nearly $14 million statewide investment, this federal funding will support the replacement of vehicles. The Shore Transit Project (Tri-County Council) will receive $850,000 and… Continue Reading


November 21, 2019

Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces $1.65 Million for New Towson Circulator

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes (all-Md.) today announced the award of more than $1.65 million for Baltimore County to fund the Towson Circulator with a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program (49 U.S.C. 5339). Part of a nearly $14 million statewide investment, this federal funding will support the purchase of new buses and infrastructure for the Towson Circ… Continue Reading


November 21, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer, Sarbanes, Brown, Raskin, Trone Announce more than $11 Million for Metrobus Upgrades

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny Hoyer, John Sarbanes, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all-Md.) today announced the award of $11,040,000 for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) for Metrobus system improvements from the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program (49 U.S.C. 5339). Part of a nearly $14 million statewide investment, this federal funding will suppo… Continue Reading


November 21, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer Announce $76,500 for St. Mary’s County Bus Maintenance Facilities

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Steny Hoyer (all D-Md.) today announced the award of $76,500 to the Maryland Transit Authority (MTA) for St. Mary's County bus system improvements from the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program (49 U.S.C. 5339). Part of a nearly $14 million statewide investment, this federal funding will be used to expand vehicle maintenance facilities. "These projects will expand th… Continue Reading


November 20, 2019

Cardin, Rubio, Risch, Menendez Praise House Passage Of Hong Kong Human Rights And Democracy Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and and Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Chairman Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Ranking Member Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) praised the House passage of their Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act (S. 1838), sending the bill directly to President Trump's desk for signature. The amended bipartisan bill unanimously passed the Senate last night. "For 24 consecutive weeks, the people of Hong Kong have been asking for their democracy,… Continue Reading


November 20, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen Urge MDTA to Support Nice Bridge Protected Bike/Pedestrian Lane

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) sent a letter to Maryland Secretary of the Department of Transportation and Chairman of the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Pete Rahn, urging the Board's support of a bike/pedestrian path in the contract for the proposed replacement of the Nice Bridge. The MDTA Board plans to vote on this proposal at tomorrow's meeting. The Senators write, "The Nice Bridge is vital to the economy of Charles County, Southern … Continue Reading


November 19, 2019

Cardin Calls on MLB to Scrap Its New Minor League Scheme

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee and lifelong Orioles fan, issued the following statement in response to Major League Baseball's (MLB) new plan for its minor league affiliates. "I am opposed to this new scheme for minor league baseball. Frederick has had a professional baseball team since 1989. Salisbury first hosted a team in 1922, and Hagerstown's professional baseball history predates the original Baltimore Orioles, going back to 1896. Ea… Continue Reading


November 19, 2019

Cardin, Casey, Van Hollen Call on USDA to Target Unspent Funds Toward Helping Farmers in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Reduce Runoff Pollution

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) have written to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue urging him to use his authority to transfer unspent funds to conservation programs that will help agricultural producers and landowners voluntarily improve their farms and private forests by reducing runoff pollution. The senators are asking that previously non-expended funds from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) be directe… Continue Reading


November 19, 2019

Cardin, Rubio, Risch, Menendez Praise Senate Passage of Hong Kong Human Rights And Democracy Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Chairman Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Ranking Member Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) praised the Senate passage of their Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act (S. 1838). The amended bipartisan bill was unanimously reported by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations in September. "Both the United States Senate and House of Representatives have now demonstrated bipartisan solidarity with the peo… Continue Reading

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