Press Releases & Statements

October 09, 2015

Cardin Statement Recognizing International Day of the Girl

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement recognizing the International Day of the Girl on October 11, 2015. "The International Day of the Girl is a day where we recognize the fundamental rights of girls, recommit to investing in the future of girls, and to ending the continuing violence that girls face around the world. "The threats and violence directed against girls are staggering. In Central … Continue Reading


October 09, 2015

Cardin Announces Much-Needed Federal Funds to Aid Survivors of Torture in Maryland

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today announced that The Tahirih Justice Center in Baltimore has been awarded a $247,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Refugee Resettlement to fund the Empowering Survivors of Torture (EST) program. The EST program is a collaborative effort that seeks to provide holistic, trauma-informed, and culturally and linguistically appropriate services to survivors … Continue Reading


October 09, 2015

Cardin Introduces Legislation to Encourage Police Departments to Improve Training and Standards

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today introduced the Law Enforcement Trust and Integrity Act (LETIA), S. 2168. The legislation takes a comprehensive approach to addressing the issue of police accountability and building trust between police departments and their communities. This legislation also provides incentives for local police organizations to voluntarily adopt performance-based standards to ensure that incidents of misconduct will be reduced through appropriate management, tr… Continue Reading


October 08, 2015

Electrify Africa Bill Passes Senate Foreign Relations Committee

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), and Chris Coons (D-Del.), all members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today praised committee passage of the Electrify Africa Act of 2015 (S.2152), which was also cosponsored by Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). With nearly 600 million Africans without electricity, this legislation will leverage private sector resources thr… Continue Reading


October 08, 2015

Cardin, Democratic Colleagues Outline Gun Violence Prevention Principles

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) joined Senate Democrats Thursday in unveiling a set of principles to prevent gun violence and launching a major effort to ramp up public pressure on Congress to pass new laws to stop gun violence. "Today, I stood with Senate Democrats and called for Congress to finally take commonsense measures to end the plague of gun violence in America. The legislative principles we unveiled strengthen current background checks, close dangerous loopholes, and h… Continue Reading


October 07, 2015

Cardin, Mikulski, Warner, Kaine In Praise Committee Passage Of New Legislation To Improve Metro Safety

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski ( both D-Md.) today announced new legislation (S. 2093) with Senators Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.), that would improve safety oversight of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) has been passed today by the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs (HSGAC). The legislation, which was introduced on September 29, would alter the way members of the Metro Board of Directors are appointed. "It's t… Continue Reading


October 07, 2015

Cardin Lauds Federal Funding to Maryland Universities to Prevent Spread of Dangerous Diseases

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) lauded the announcement that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has selected two academic institutions in Maryland to become Prevention Epicenters. Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland are two of six institutions receiving a combined $11 million to identify possible new and improved ways to prevent the spread of infectious diseases like Ebola in health care facilities. The goal is to help doctors and nurses better protect the hea… Continue Reading


October 05, 2015

Cardin Statement on Casualties in Kunduz

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the tragic bombing this Saturday in Kunduz, Afghanistan. "I extend my deepest condolences to the individuals and families of those killed or injured in Saturday's tragic bombing of the Doctors without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Doctors without Borders is an unparalleled organization, working in the most dangerous and difficult war zones a… Continue Reading


October 05, 2015

Cardin Calls on Mikulski and Appropriations Committee Leadership for Immediate, Emergency Funding to Increase U.S. Humanitarian Support for Syria, Capacity for Refugee Admissions

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today, with fellow committee members Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), along with 18 other senators called on U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Vice Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), as well as U.S. Senate Foreign Relations State, Foreign Operations, and Related Prog… Continue Reading


October 05, 2015

Cardin, Mikulski, Hoyer, Applaud NOAA’s Announcement to Designate Mallows Bay as a National Marine Sanctuary

WASHINGTON, DC -U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski along with Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (all D-Md.), today applauded the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) announcement of its intent to designate Mallows Bay-Potomac River as a National Marine Sanctuary. NOAA is asking for the public's input on protecting Mallows Bay, a 14-square mile area of the tidal Potomac River adjacent to Charles County, which includes threatened shipwrecks of national significance that … Continue Reading


October 02, 2015

Senate Unanimously Approves Cardin Legislation Streamlining Access to Emergency Mental Health Services

BALTIMORE - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health Care, lauded Senate passage of legislation he authored to extend the duration of a demonstration program that allows individuals with severe mental illnesses to receive the help they need instead of becoming stuck in the revolving door of emergency room visits, relapses, jail, homelessness, and death. The Improving Access to Emergency Psychiatric Care Act of 2015 (S.599) extends the current three-y… Continue Reading


October 01, 2015

Cardin Statement on the Shooting at Umpqua Community College

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) released the following statement: "Once again, our nation has been shaken by a mass shooting of innocents who were simply going about their daily routines. My prayers are with the victims, their families, Umpqua Community College and the people of Oregon. The depravity that could motivate someone to carry out this type of savage attack seemingly is unfathomable, yet we've witnessed this type of behavior all too often across the country. After seei… Continue Reading


October 01, 2015

Cardin Declares Missed Opportunity on Ozone Rule

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today called the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement that it would set the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ozone at 70 parts per billion (PPB) "a missed opportunity" to protect the lives of millions. "While this announcement is clearly a step in the right direction, it is unfortunately a missed opportunity for the EPA to do more to protect the health… Continue Reading


October 01, 2015

Cardin Introduces Iran Policy Oversight Act of 2015

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Chris Coons (D-DE), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Mark Warner (D-VA), Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Brian Schatz (D-HI), introduced the Iran Policy Oversight Act of 2015, legislation that builds upon the bipartisan commitment to oversight outlined in the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 that passed the U.S. Senate 98 to… Continue Reading


September 29, 2015

Cardin, Mikulski Congratulate Eight Maryland Schools Receiving Blue Ribbon Awards

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today congratulated eight schools across Maryland that were designated by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan with a National Blue Ribbon Award. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools where students either achieve very high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap. The schools include: Cardinal Hickey … Continue Reading


September 29, 2015

Cardin, Mikulski Announce Over $240,000 in Funding to Help Homeless Veterans

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski (Both D-Md.) today joined Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald to announce $240,884 in renewal funding offered through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program to Way Station, Inc. in Frederick County to help address the needs of the chronically mentally ill homeless Veteran population. "In the richest state in the richest country in the world, it is simply unacceptable that anyone, especia… Continue Reading


September 29, 2015

Cardin Urges Oil Companies, Investors, Regulators to Note Magnitude of Losses in Shell’s Arctic Failures

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee and senior member of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, today called on oil companies and prospective investors to take close account of the billions of dollars in losses anticipated by Royal Dutch Shell upon announcing that it planned to end exploration in Alaska's Chukchi Sea. Shell indicates that it has spent at least $7 billion so far on the search and is liable for at least $1 billion in futur… Continue Reading


September 25, 2015

Senators to Obama: Just Say No to Arctic Oil Drilling

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Al Franken (D-MN), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Ed Markey (D-MA), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Gary Peters (D-MI), today sent a letter urging the Obama Administration not to approve oil drilling off the coast of Alaska. Just two months after the Administration allowed Shell to drill two exploratory wells in Alaska's … Continue Reading


September 25, 2015

Cardin Statement on Meeting with President Xi Jinping

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement following his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping and senate leaders. "The visit by President Xi serves as an important opportunity to continue and build a positive and cooperative relationship between our two nations. While we must expand upon areas of mutual interest, China must demonstrate through concrete actions its commitments to pursuing ongoing refo… Continue Reading


September 25, 2015

Cardin and Team MD Send Letter Calling on U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to Immediately Restore Rental Assistance for Families in Howard County and Baltimore Region

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin today led a delegation including Senator Barbara A. Mikulski, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and John P. Sarbanes (all D-Md.) in sending a letter to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Julian Castro calling on the agency to immediately restore housing rental assistance for families in Howard and Baltimore Counties, particularly Columbia, as well as the City of Baltimore under the federal Housing Choice Voucher Program. T… Continue Reading

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