Press Releases & Statements

August 26, 2019

Cardin, Young, Engel, Chabot Call for Accountability on Second Anniversary of Rohingya Genocide

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Special Representative on Anti-Semitism, Racism, and Intolerance for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly joined Senator Young (R-Ind.), House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and Congressman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) to release the following statement on the Burmese military's genocide against the Rohingya minority in Rakhine State, Burma: "Two years ago, the Burmese military began a prem… Continue Reading


August 26, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce $70,000 for Eastern Shore Economic Development

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) have announced $70,000 in federal funding for the Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland for their Economic Development District Planning program. The funding, awarded through the Economic Development Administration (EDA), will be used to develop and implement a comprehensive economic development strategy for Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties. "Small businesses and entrepreneurs are the growth e… Continue Reading


August 23, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Announce Almost $90,000 in USDA Rural Development Grants for Western Maryland

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman David Trone (all D-Md.) have announced $89,300 in Rural Development Grants for Allegany and Garrett Counties. The funding, awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Community Facilities Direct Loans and Grants Program, includes: $50,000 for Allegany County, Md. to help purchase a road maintenance truck that will be used in the Flintstone, Md. service area of the county. The truck is an essential piece… Continue Reading


August 23, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer Announce $3.5 Million for UMD/NIST Quantum Information Research

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Steny Hoyer (all D-Md.) have announced an award of $3.5 million for the University of Maryland (UMD) College Park and the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) and Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS). Research at JQI and QuICS explores the possibilities of quantum mechanics and information processing. This funding, provided by NIST, will be used… Continue Reading


August 22, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen, Raskin Announce $6.1 Million for Ocean Education and Outreach Efforts

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Jamie Raskin (all D-Md.) announced $6,135,835 in federal funding for ocean education and outreach efforts. The funding, awarded through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will go to the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation in Silver Spring, Maryland. The Foundation is a leading voice for U.S. protected waters, working with communities to conserve and expand those places for a healthy ocean, coasts… Continue Reading


August 22, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Announce $668,000 to Fight Opioid Crisis in Western Maryland

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman David Trone (all D-Md.) announced $668,000 in federal funding to fight the opioid crisis in Western Maryland, as part of $2.4 million for Maryland overall. This investment will help health centers increase access to high-quality integrated mental health and substance abuse disorders services, including opioid addiction. The funding, awarded through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as part of the Int… Continue Reading


August 22, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen Applaud Progress on Path to Restore Chesapeake Bay Islands

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today applauded a new agreement between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, and the Maryland Port Administration that allows for the start of final design work in the restoration of James and Barren islands, which are fast disappearing. Primarily using material dredged from Baltimore Harbor approach channels, what is known as the "Mid-Chesapeake Bay Island Ecosystem Restoration Project" (Mid-Bay Island Proj… Continue Reading


August 22, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Announce $1 Million in Funding for Rural Opioid Response in Garrett County

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Representative David Trone (all D-MD) today announced $1 million in federal funding to fight the opioid and addiction epidemic in Garrett County. The funding was awarded to the Stand Together Garrett County Against Drug Abuse consortium, which plans to implement a comprehensive community plan to reverse the trends of substance abuse in the county. Garrett County has been hit particularly hard from the opioid epidemic, with the rural… Continue Reading


August 21, 2019

Cardin Statement on President Trump Calling Jews “Disloyal” for Supporting Democrats

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Special Representative on Anti-Semitism, Racism, and Intolerance for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly, released the following on President Trump's accusation that Jewish Americans who support Democrats are "disloyal." "President Trump continues to give oxygen to anti-Semites around the world by using tropes about the loyalty of Jewish Americans. This must end. It is reprehensible for anyone to en… Continue Reading


August 21, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer Announce $167,000 to Fight Opioid Crisis in Anne Arundel County

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Steny Hoyer (all D-Md.) announced $167,000 in federal funding to fight the opioid crisis in Anne Arundel County, as part of $2.4 million for Maryland overall. This investment will help health centers increase access to high-quality integrated mental health and substance abuse disorders services, including opioid addiction. The funding, awarded through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as part of the … Continue Reading


August 21, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce $334,000 to Fight Opioid Crisis on the Eastern Shore

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) announced $334,000 in federal funding to fight the opioid crisis on the Eastern Shore, as part of $2.4 million for Maryland overall. This investment will help health centers increase access to high-quality integrated mental health and substance abuse disorders services, including opioid addiction. The funding, awarded through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as part of the Integrated Behavioral Health … Continue Reading


August 21, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Announce $166,976 to Address Lead-Based Paint in Cumberland

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman David Trone (all D-Md.) have announced $166,976 in federal funding to address lead-based paint in Cumberland, Maryland. The funding, awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), will go to the Housing Authority of the City of Cumberland for projects at Jane Frazier Village, Queen City Tower, and Fort Cumberland Homes, including: Routine lead-based paint testing at Jane Frazier Village (12… Continue Reading


August 21, 2019

Cardin Opposes Trump Administration Effort to Overturn Flores Settlement

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin issued the following statement in response to DHS and HHS announcing a new rule to overturn the Flores Settlement Agreement. "I strongly oppose the Trump Administration's attempt to overturn the Flores settlement, which is specifically designed to protect the welfare of migrant children through vigorous judicial oversight. I recently witnessed first-hand at the border how the Trump Administration is already failing its legal and moral obligations to protect… Continue Reading


August 21, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen, Brown, Raskin Announce $481,000 to Fight Opioid Crisis in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Anthony Brown and Jamie Raskin (all D-Md.) announced $481,000 in federal funding to fight the opioid crisis in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties, as part of $2.4 million for Maryland overall. This investment will help health centers increase access to high-quality integrated mental health and substance abuse disorders services, including opioid addiction. The funding, awarded through the Health Resources and Service… Continue Reading


August 21, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer Announce More than $750,000 for University of Maryland Biodiversity Research Project

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Steny Hoyer (all D-Md.) announced the recent award of more than $762,000 in federal funding for the University of Maryland, College Park through the National Science Foundation (NSF). The project will advance scientists' understanding of how environmental factors affect where species occur, focusing on specific at-risk species. This research is important to inform biodiversity preservation efforts. "Preserving Maryland's… Continue Reading


August 19, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen, Cummings, Ruppersberger, Sarbanes Announce $898,750 to Address Lead-Based Paint in Baltimore

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) have announced $898,750 in federal funding to address lead-based paint in Baltimore, Maryland. The funding, awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), will go to the Housing Authority of Baltimore City for lead-based paint risk assessments, inspections, abatement, interim controls, and clearance examinations. "No paren… Continue Reading


August 16, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer, and Sarbanes Announce More than $1 Million for Maryland Disaster Resiliency Projects

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny Hoyer and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) today announced more than $1 million in federal funding for two disaster resiliency research projects in Maryland through the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). These projects are two of twelve awarded nationwide to inform more resilient building designs, codes, and standards by improving our understanding of how earthquakes, wind and fire affect structures. The… Continue Reading


August 16, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen, Hoyer Announce Almost $1 Million to Boost STEM at UMD

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Steny Hoyer (all D-Md.) have announced $996,074 in federal funding to boost Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education at the University of Maryland (UMD), College Park. The funding, provided through the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Division of Research on Learning, will create a year-long intensive training program for 40 scholars and ultimately expand STEM education research and broaden partici… Continue Reading


August 16, 2019

Cardin, Van Hollen Announce Nearly $300,000 for Atlantic Sturgeon Research in the Bay

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) have announced more than $296,000 in federal funding for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to study Nanticoke River Atlantic sturgeon. Atlantic sturgeon were thought to have all but disappeared from Maryland waters due to overfishing and habitat loss, until biologists in Maryland and Delaware recently found adult sturgeon in the Nanticoke River and its streams for the first time in 40 years. The funding, awarded … Continue Reading


August 15, 2019

Cardin Statement on Israel Barring Congresswomen from Visiting

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Special Representative on Anti-Semitism, Racism, and Intolerance for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly, released the following statement: "I disagree adamantly with Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) in regards to our policy toward the State of Israel and the BDS movement that seeks to marginalize a strong ally of the… Continue Reading

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