Press Releases & Statements

April 29, 2019

Cardin Statement on Richard Lugar

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement on the passing of his former colleague, Senator Richard Lugar (R-Ind.). "Richard Lugar was a public servant, a statesman and a friend. He reached across the aisle to get things done on behalf of the American people and to embolden America's leadership around the world. For more than three decades in the Senate, he worked to make peace more of a reality. I was p… Continue Reading


April 29, 2019

Cardin Statement on the Fatal Shooting at Chabad of Poway

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly's Special Representative on Anti-Semitism, Racism and Intolerance, expressed his condolences Monday after the weekend shooting at a synagogue near San Diego, Calif. The fatal tragedy came exactly six months after the horrific shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pa. "I join the civilized world in mourning today for the Chabad of Poway and Lori Gilbert-Kaye, who was the latest victim of gun violence in a house of … Continue Reading


April 29, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen, Cummings Announce More than $1 Million in FEMA Funding for Baltimore County

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Representative Elijah E. Cummings (all D-Md.) have announced more than $1 million from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for road repairs in Catonsville, Maryland. This funding represents the most recent portion of federal relief for the flash floods which devastated Howard County, Baltimore County, and Baltimore City in May of 2018. The grant will go through the Maryland Emergency … Continue Reading


April 26, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen to EPA: Change Course and Extend Methylene Chloride Protections to Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.), members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) and more than a dozen of their Senate colleagues, sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Assistant EPA Administrator Alexandra Dunn decrying the agency's March decision to exclude commercial applications from a ban on the use of methylene chloride, a lethal and likely carcinogenic chemical found i… Continue Reading


April 25, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen Raise Concerns about Potential Patent Infringement by Pharmaceutical Company Gilead Science and High Price of Its HIV-Prevention Drug, Truvada

WASHINGTON - A group of seven U.S. Senators including Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today raised concerns about reports that pharmaceutical company Gilead Science is marketing an HIV-prevention drug that infringes upon patents owned by the United States Government and selling it at a price that makes the drug unaffordable for many Americans. The Senators asked the Department of Health and Human Services to detail what steps have been taken to make sure that government-held patents… Continue Reading


April 22, 2019

Cardin, Collins Introduce Legislation to Support Volunteer Firefighters & First Responders

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Susan Collins (R-Maine), the Chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, introduced the Volunteer Responder Incentive Protection Act (VRIPA), bipartisan legislation to enhance communities' ability to recruit and retain volunteer firefighters and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel. "Local communities depend on the public service of volunteer firefighters to stay safe and secure. These … Continue Reading


April 19, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce Nearly $4 Million for Affordable Housing and Community Development in Western Maryland

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today announced nearly $4 million in grant awards to Western Maryland to support affordable housing and community development. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) has allocated $2.4 million combined through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program for Cumberland, Frederick, Gaithersburg and Hagerstown. Fredrick also received more than $1.5 milli… Continue Reading


April 19, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce Nearly $350,000 for Salisbury to Expand Affordable Housing and Community Development

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today announced $349,401 awarded to Salisbury to support affordable housing and community development on the Eastern Shore. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) has allocated funds through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. In addition, the State of Maryland received over $15 million in grants for smaller jurisdictions across the state. Th… Continue Reading


April 19, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce $14 Million for Affordable Housing, Emergency Housing and Community Development in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today announced $14 million in grant awards to Montgomery and Prince George's County to support affordable housing and community development. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) has allocated funds for Montgomery County, Prince George's County and the City of Bowie (CDBG) through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, The Emergency Solutions … Continue Reading


April 19, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce More than $45 Million for Affordable Housing, Emergency Housing and Community Development in Baltimore City and the Greater Baltimore Region

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today announced more than $45 million in combined grant awards to Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Howard County and Harford County to support affordable housing and community development. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) has allocated funds for the region through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, The Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG)… Continue Reading


April 19, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce More Than $2 Million for Affordable Housing, Emergency Housing and Community Development in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today announced more than $2 million in grant awards to Annapolis and Anne Arundel County to support affordable housing and community development. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) has allocated funds for the City of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, The Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) and the… Continue Reading


April 19, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce More Than $17 Million in Funding for Maryland AmeriCorps

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today announced more than $17 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency responsible for AmeriCorps. "The AmeriCorps program brings together federal, state, and local partners to strengthen our communities and address our greatest challenges," said Senator Cardin. "I'm pleased to congratulate the staff and volunteers on their 25th anniversary and look for… Continue Reading


April 18, 2019

Cardin Urges All Americans to Read the Mueller Report

BALTIMORE - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following response to the public release of a redacted version of the Special Counsel's Report on the Investigation Into Russian Interference In the 2016 Presidential Election. "I encourage all Americans to read the Mueller report and draw their own conclusions. The report lays out in stark detail Russia's attacks on our country before and during our 2016 presidential election. I… Continue Reading


April 16, 2019

Cardin, Carper, Duckworth Urge EPA, Army Corps to Abandon ‘Dirty Water Rule’ Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - At the close of the public comment period, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) led 13 other senators in sending a letter yesterday to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) R.D. James urging them to reverse course on the dangerous Dirty Water Rule proposal to gut the Obama-era regulations to protect the Waters of the United States (WOTUS). Also known a… Continue Reading


April 12, 2019

Cardin, Scott, Johnson, Correa Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Recognition of April as National Minority Health Month

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), along with Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) and Congressman J. Luis Correa (CA-46), are leading a bipartisan, bicameral coalition introducing a resolution to promote minority health awareness and to bring attention to the discrepancies in health care faced by minority populations including American Indians, Alaska Natives, African Americans, Hispanics, Native Hawaiians, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. These g… Continue Reading


April 12, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce $4.4 Million for Public Housing in Western Maryland

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) have announced $4.4 million in federal funding for the development, financing, and modernization of public housing developments and for management improvements in Western Maryland. This grant was awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Public Housing Capital Fund. The funding was awarded as follows: · Frederick Housing Authority - $824,403.00 · Housing Authority of the Ci… Continue Reading


April 12, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce $1.8 Million for Public Housing on the Eastern Shore

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) have announced $1.8 million in federal funding for the development, financing, and modernization of public housing developments and for management improvements on the Eastern Shore. This grant was awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Public Housing Capital Fund. The funding was awarded as follows: · Housing Authority of Crisfield - $703,814.00 · Havre de Grace Housing … Continue Reading


April 12, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce $4 Million for Public Housing in Anne Arundel County

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) have announced $4 million in federal funding for the development, financing, and modernization of public housing developments and for management improvements in Anne Arundel County. This grant was awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Public Housing Capital Fund. The funding was awarded as follows: · Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County - $1,461,697.00 · Housing Au… Continue Reading


April 12, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce $1.4 Million for Public Housing in Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) have announced $1.4 million in federal funding for the development, financing, and modernization of public housing developments and for management improvements in Prince George's and Montgomery Counties. This grant was awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Public Housing Capital Fund. The funding was awarded as follows: · College Park Housing Authority - $174,601.00 · H… Continue Reading


April 12, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce $19.8 Million for Public Housing in Baltimore City

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) have announced $19.8 million in federal funding for the development, financing, and modernization of public housing developments and for management improvements in Baltimore, Maryland. This grant was awarded to the Housing Authority of Baltimore City through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Public Housing Capital Fund. "Every Marylander - every American - deserves a safe and affordable place to c… Continue Reading

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