Press Releases & Statements

March 13, 2017

Cardin, Van Hollen Lead Bipartisan Maryland Delegation in Letter to Secretary Chao about Investing in Critical State Infrastructure Projects

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) led the full Maryland Congressional Delegation in urging Department of Transportation Secretary Chao to consider critical state infrastructure projects as part of the FASTLANE grant system. The lawmakers highlighted three projects, making clear that each are vital to improving the economy and transportation across the state: Howard Street Tunnel project, which is aimed at improving freight movement out of the Port of Bal… Continue Reading


March 13, 2017

Cardin Says CBO Score Shows the Grave Danger of Republican Replacement Plan for ACA

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Finance Health Care Subcommittee, issued the following statement on the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office report on the House plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act. More than 400,000 Marylanders gained health coverage because of the Affordable Care Act. "The Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act comes down to this: a multi-billion dollar tax cut for the very wealthiest Americans - who get to keep the high … Continue Reading


March 10, 2017

Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer, Brown Statement on an Update on the Fully Consolidated FBI Headquarters

WASHINGTON - Today, the General Services Administration (GSA) announced that the decision on the selection of a site and developer for the new consolidated Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters would be postponed until the full funding of the project is provided by Congress. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) with Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) and Congressman Anthony Brown (MD-04) released the following statement in response to the announcement. "We are disappoint… Continue Reading


March 10, 2017

Cardin Shares Foreign Affairs Funding Priorities With Senate Budget Committee


March 08, 2017

Cardin Statement on Friedman Nomination for Ambassador to Israel

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement Wednesday on David Friedman's nomination to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Israel: "The U.S.-Israel relationship is a strategic anchor for the United States in the Middle East and one of our most important relationships with any country. The bilateral relationship is also sustained by the deep bonds of friendship between the people of our two countries. Given th… Continue Reading


March 08, 2017

Cardin Statement on New Chinese Trademarks for Trump Organization

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement Wednesday after the Chinese government granted 38 new trademarks to the Trump Organization: "This is an astonishing development. For a decade prior to his election as president, Donald Trump sought, with no success, to have lucrative and valuable trademarks granted in the world's biggest market. He was turned down each and every time. The floodgates now appear… Continue Reading


March 08, 2017

Cardin Statement On International Women’s Day 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement Wednesday recognizing International Women's Day: "At home and abroad, how a country treats its women is very much a barometer for economic and social success of that country. When women succeed, societies prosper. When women live without limitations on their ability to work, without restrictions on their access to justice, and without fear of violence because… Continue Reading


March 07, 2017

Cardin Calls House Plan for Repealing Affordable Care Act Misguided and Inadequate

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Finance Health Care Subcommittee, issued the following statement on the House plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act. "The House GOP health plan is yet another misguided, ill-conceived attempt to shift health care costs to the millions of hardworking, middle-class Americans who rely on the affordable, comprehensive coverage provided by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Maryland families have repeatedly told me how fearful they ar… Continue Reading


March 07, 2017

Cardin Joins Bipartisan Effort Outlining Concerns with H-2B Visa Cap

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) has joined a bipartisan group of 30 other senators in sending a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, outlining concerns that the H-2B visa statutory cap will be reached soon. The Senators requested the Department of Homeland Security to conduct an audit to determine the number of unused visas during the first half of the fiscal year, and also requested that any unused visas be made available to eligible petitioners. The H-2B temporary… Continue Reading


March 06, 2017

Cardin Joins Bipartisan Letter to President Trump Expressing Opposition to Mexico City Policy & Questioning Impact of Expansion on U.S. Global Health Programs

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, joined Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Susan Collins (R-ME) and three other Senators in sending a bipartisan letter to President Donald Trump today expressing their opposition to the Mexico City Policy that the Trump Administration reinstated on January 23, 2017. The Mexico City Policy blocks U.S. funding for foreign NGOs that provide basic women's health care, including critical family pla… Continue Reading


March 06, 2017

Cardin Statement on Trump’s New Refugee, Travel Ban

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement Monday after the White House announced its second attempt at an executive order temporarily banning citizens of Muslim-majority countries and all refugees from entering the United States: "Despite minor changes, the Administration's new executive order is just as legally objectionable and morally reprehensible as the original. "There is a real threat that thi… Continue Reading


March 06, 2017

Cardin Statement On Latest North Korean Missiles Launch

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement Monday after North Korea launched four missiles that fell into the Sea of Japan: "Today's latest provocation is yet another reminder of the threat North Korea poses to the United States and our allies in the Pacific. The Kim regime continues to develop and test missiles aimed at undermining the vital alliance structures we share with our partners in the regio… Continue Reading


March 03, 2017

Cardin Statement on Repeal of the Department of Education Rule that Expanded Local Control

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) released the following statement after the Republican-led Senate voted to use the Congressional Review Act to repeal the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) accountability regulations. The Department of Education's rule provided states with additional local control of education while at the same time maintaining federal safeguards to ensure our most vulnerable students are not forgotten. "The legislative process is broken when we are voting to peel bac… Continue Reading


March 02, 2017

Response to the President's Address to Congress

"Mr. President, on Tuesday night, along with my colleagues, I listened to the President of the United States address the joint session of Congress. As the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, I was particularly interested to hear what the President would be saying about American foreign policy. "I heard him say during the speech that American foreign policy would be based on the respect of the sovereign rights of nations, which is something that I strongly believe in. I t… Continue Reading


March 02, 2017

Cardin Votes Against Perry and Zinke in Defense of the Chesapeake Bay

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works, issued the following statement on the confirmations of Ryan Zinke to be the Secretary of Interior and Rick Perry to be the Secretary of Energy. Senator Cardin voted against both nominations in defense of the Chesapeake Bay and the health of the Mid-Atlantic Coast. "The Mid-Atlantic Coast and the fragile Chesapeake Bay, especially, are at greater risk with the confirmation o… Continue Reading


March 02, 2017

Cardin Leads 32 Colleagues in Resolution Urging Trump to Comply with Constitution by Severing Relationship with Private Business

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a Member of the Senate Finance Committee, led 32 of his colleagues Thursday to introduce a resolution calling upon President Trump to follow the precedent established by prior Presidents and convert his assets to simple, conflict-free holdings, adopt blind trusts managed by an independent trustee with no relationship to the President or his businesses, or take other equivalent measures in o… Continue Reading


March 02, 2017

Cardin, Van Hollen, Delaney Welcome Fanta Jawara Home to Maryland

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) and Representative John K. Delaney (D-Md.-06) released the following joint statement Thursday after their constituent, Fanta Jawara, arrived in the United States following imprisonment in The Gambia during political unrest in that country last year. As her Federal elected officials, the Senators and Congressman had consistently advocated for her release from prison: "Fanta's return home to Maryland today closes a difficult,… Continue Reading


March 02, 2017

Team Maryland Works to Defend Marylanders from the Repercussions of Repealing the Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON - Members of Maryland's Congressional delegation gathered Wednesday to hear from state officials and health care experts how Marylanders would be affected. Members held an in-depth discussion with Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Secretary Dennis Schrader, as well as leaders of Maryland's largest insurer CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, the University of Maryland Medical System and a family practitioner whose shared stories about the positive impact of the ACA on patien… Continue Reading


March 02, 2017

Cardin Statement on Carson Nomination for HUD Secretary

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) issued the following statement on the Senate vote to confirm Dr. Ben Carson to be the next Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. "Dr. Ben Carson has an inspiring life story and became a legend in neurosurgery at Maryland's own Johns Hopkins University. As impressive as his medical resume might be, he is not the right choice to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, one of our federal government's most complex ag… Continue Reading


March 02, 2017

Bipartisan U.S. Senators To Mulvaney: Protect Foreign Affairs Spending In Budget

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, led three of his bipartisan Committee colleagues Thursday in a letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney expressing profound concern about the Administration's reported plan to pursue deep cuts to America's international affairs spending, which includes funding for the Department of State and U.S. foreign assistance. "Our foreign affairs and foreign assistance budgets … Continue Reading

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