Press Releases & Statements

May 06, 2016

Cardin Explores Higher Education Affordability with Washington College Students, Leaders of Eastern Shore Colleges and Universities

CHESTERTOWN, Md. - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Washington College President Sheila C. Bair hosted Washington College students and leadership from University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Chesapeake College, Wor-Wic Community College and Salisbury University in a discussion on ways that students in Maryland can reach their higher education goals without saddling themselves with debt. "We need to remember that we've taught our children that the American dream is achievable for those individu… Continue Reading


May 06, 2016

Cardin Statement on WMATA Emergency Maintenance Plan

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, issued the following statement regarding the announcement of "Safe Track," a WMATA rehabilitation plan for Metrorail service that is likely to disrupt every line and numerous people's lives for extended periods of time. "Make no mistake, the 'Safe Track' plan unveiled today is going to be painful, and the severity of the remedy to what ails … Continue Reading


May 06, 2016

Cardin Updates Environmental Community on Efforts to Repel Threats to Safe Water, Healthy Chesapeake Bay

ANNAPOLIS - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) this week provided Maryland environmental policymakers and organizations an update on recent legislative advances he has championed to improve infrastructure and better protect America's waters, while sharing ideas on a host of additional concerns brought forward by participants. "The Chesapeake Bay restoration effort starts with and is carried forward by science, so we must support science at every opportunity," said Senator Cardin to representatives… Continue Reading


May 04, 2016

Cardin Marks Yom HaShoah 2016

BALTIMORE- U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and author of the bipartisan Genocide Prevention Act of 2016, issued the following statement in observance of Yom HaShoah 2016. This year observed from sundown May 4 through sundown May 5, Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, commemorates the millions of innocent lives lost during The Holocaust (Shoah) and remembers the individuals who risked their lives by resisting the Nazi's Final Sol… Continue Reading


May 03, 2016

Cardin Statement on World Press Freedom Day

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, released the following statement Tuesday in commemoration of World Press Freedom Day: "Across the globe, journalists take incredible risks to serve an essential function: holding governments and leaders accountable to their citizens. A free press preserves our ability to speak truth to power, and promotes the kind of open society where ideas flourish. Yet far too often reporters face inti… Continue Reading


May 02, 2016

Cardin Commemorates International Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month

WASHINGTON - April is International Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month, and U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, has engaged in a full range of activities highlighting the need to strengthen U.S. atrocity prevention capabilities and to maintain a strong commitment to holding perpetrators accountable. As author of the Syrian War Crimes Accountability Act of 2015 and the Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2016, Cardin knows Bash… Continue Reading


May 02, 2016

Cardin Statement on Jacobson’s Confirmation as Ambassador to Mexico

"Mexico is one of our most important bilateral relationships on matters ranging from trade to immigration to security, and our top diplomatic post in the country was vacant for far too long. I offer my congratulations to our next Ambassador to Mexico, Roberta Jacobson, whose career, experience, and temperament will serve her exceptionally well in this important role representing our nation. I look forward to working with her."… Continue Reading


April 29, 2016

Made in MD: Cardin Caps Earth Month with Visit to Highly Green General Motors Production Facility

WHITE MARSH, Md. - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) this week took his "Made in Maryland" jobs tour to the General Motors Baltimore Operations facility, GM's exclusive producer of electric motors and drivetrains, which strives to be a highly green and environmentally friendly plant. Senator Cardin, a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, met with company leaders, plant managers and representatives of the United Automobile, Aerospa… Continue Reading


April 28, 2016

Senate Passes Cardin, Corker Resolution Supporting Colombia’s Efforts to Pursue Peace, End Armed Conflict

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate passed a resolution Wednesday evening that recognizes the sustained U.S. bipartisan commitment towards Colombia and supports efforts to pursue peace through a negotiated end to the country's enduring armed conflict. The resolution was offered by U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), the ranking member and chairman, respectively, of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. "I'm very pleased the U.S. Senate has reaffirmed its commitment to e… Continue Reading


April 28, 2016

Cardin Condemns Killing of Civilians in Syria Hospital Bombing

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, released the following statement Thursday after a Doctors Without Borders-supported hospital in Aleppo, Syria was bombed, killing dozens. There were many injuries and the death toll was likely to rise: "Today's bombing and killing of dozens of innocent civilians at a Doctors Without Borders-supported hospital in Aleppo is the clearest sign yet that the Assad regime and its Russian allie… Continue Reading


April 28, 2016

Cardin Legislation to Fix America’s Water Infrastructure Problems Forms Base of Water Resources Development Act Approved by EPW Committee

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, praised the bipartisan effort to finally move forward sweeping reforms and support to our nation's drinking water systems by providing new federal tools to address many of the issues faced as our water infrastructure crumbles due to age and growing demands. The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) contains language first introduced in 2009 by then Chairman of the EPW Water and Wildlife … Continue Reading


April 28, 2016

Cardin Chesapeake Bay Oyster Restoration, Aquaculture Priorities Included in Water Resources Development Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today lauded the inclusion in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of provisions he authored to aid the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay and its oyster populations, which are near historic lows. Specifically, Senator Cardin introduced a measure to increase funding for the restoration of wild oyster populations in the Chesapeake Bay from $60 million to $100 million, which wou… Continue Reading


April 28, 2016

Corker, Cardin: State Department Authorization Bill For 2017 Passes Committee

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today announced committee passage of the bipartisan U.S. Department of State Authorization Act of 2017. The legislation requires U.S. leadership at the United Nations (U.N.) to end sexual abuse and exploitation by peacekeepers, promotes efficiencies in personnel and management at the State Department, and restructures the consular fee system for issui… Continue Reading


April 27, 2016

Cardin, Gardner, Menendez, Schatz Introduce Asia-Pacific Maritime Legislation to Enhance U.S. Regional Leadership, Support Allies

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of both the Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and the SFRC East Asia Subcommittee, Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Chairman of the SFRC East Asia Subcommittee, Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), a senior member of the SFRC, and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) introduced legislation Wednesday to enhance American maritime capacity and leadership and increase support to our allies in the Asia-Pacific region. The Asia-Pacific Maritime Security Initiative Act… Continue Reading


April 27, 2016

Cardin Statement Commemorating Armenian Genocide Anniversary

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and former chairman of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, issued the following statement commemorating the 101st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide: "This year marks 101 years since the Armenian Genocide, which claimed the lives of 1.5 million innocent men, women, and children at the hands of the Ottoman Turks. Last year, the world gathered to commemorate the victims and to call on our leaders to… Continue Reading


April 26, 2016

Justice Deferred: Cardin Calls for Votes to Clear Backlog of Federal Judges

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a former member of the Senate Judiciary Committee (2007-2010), today joined fellow Senate Democrats in making multiple unanimous consent requests to confirm numerous judicial nominees that have been languishing on the executive calendar. The Senate Republican leadership objected to each request. "While millions of Americans across the Northeast head to the polls to perform their civic d… Continue Reading


April 26, 2016

Cardin Statement On Meeting With Vietnamese Human Rights Delegation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement Tuesday after meeting with members of the Vietnamese delegation to the U.S.-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue: "I was pleased to have the opportunity to meet today with the Vietnamese delegation to the annual U.S.-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue. Progress on issues such as human rights, good governance, transparency, anti-corruption, and legal reform is absolutely … Continue Reading


April 25, 2016

Cardin Statement on Bangladeshi Murders, Including USAID Worker and LGBT Advocate Xulhaz Mannan

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, released the following statement Monday upon news that Tanay Majumder and Xulhaz Mannan, an employee of USAID who also founded Bangladesh's first LGBT magazine, Roopbaan, were murdered last night: "I condemn in the strongest way possible the murders of Xulhaz Mannan and Tanay Majumder in Bangladesh last night. Mr. Mannan had been a pioneering LGBT advocate in the nation, and also serve… Continue Reading


April 25, 2016

Cardin Statement on World Malaria Day 2016

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement recognizing World Malaria Day on April 25, 2016: "Despite being treatable and preventable, malaria continues to be a leading cause of death and disease in dozens of countries around the world. In 2015 alone, there were more than 214 million reported cases of malaria resulting in an estimated 438,000 deaths. Of these 438,000 deaths, 90 percent were in sub-Saharan… Continue Reading


April 25, 2016

Cardin, Rubio, Colleagues Condemn Ethiopia’s Crackdown on Civil Society

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced a resolution with 11 other Senators today condemning the lethal violence used by the government of Ethiopia against protestors, journalists, and others in civil society for exercising their rights under Ethiopia's constitution. The resolution calls for the Secretary of State to conduct a review of U.S. security assistance to Ethiopia in light of allegations that Ethiopian securi… Continue Reading

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