Press Releases & Statements

September 17, 2015

Cardin Addressed NAACP Rally for Justice, Calls for Ending Racial Profiling, Restoring Voting Rights, Promoting Economic Equality

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), author of the End Racial Profiling Act, discussed the need to continue to fight for justice, civil rights, voting rights and equal economic opportunity at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's (NAACP) America's Journey for Justice rally at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday. "The NAACP's Justice Summer March gives me great hope for this country. I was honored to stand among the men and women who have trekked more than a thousan… Continue Reading


September 16, 2015

Cardin, Mikulski, Delaney Announce $110,000 in Federal Funds to Increase High-Speed Internet Access to the Allegany County Board Of Education

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski, together with U.S. Representative John Delaney (all D-Md.), today announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded the Allegany County Board of Education $110,000 to extend the One Maryland Broadband Network to additional sites in Cumberland, Md. In addition to ARC funds, the Allegany County Board of Education will provide $55,000 and the City of Cumberland will provide $55,000, bringing the total project funding to $… Continue Reading


September 15, 2015

Cardin, Mikulski Announce More Than $2 Million In Federal Funding For Cambridge-Dorchester Airport

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced that the County Council of Dorchester County has been awarded a $2,187,610 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to extend runway 16/34 at Cambridge-Dorchester County Regional Airport. "Maryland's regional airports keep people, goods and considerable portions of our economy on the move," said Senator Cardin, a member of the Senate Environment and P… Continue Reading


September 11, 2015

Cardin Statement Remembering September 11, 2001

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement to commemorate the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States. "The September 11 attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in a field near Shanksville, Pa., on the way to our Nation's Capital, were intended to crush the American spirit, but instead they galvanized it to new strengths. The memories of that hor… Continue Reading


September 11, 2015

The Fourteenth Anniversary Of The 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

Mr. CARDIN. Mr. President, in a solemn ceremony today, a new visitor center and museum was opened at the site near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where 40 courageous Americans were killed fourteen years ago tomorrow attempting to regain control of United Airlines Flight 93 from four hijackers. The 9/11 Commission Report makes it clear that the hijackers intended to crash Flight 93 either into the White House or the Capitol Building. Our individual and collective memories of that horrific day r… Continue Reading


September 10, 2015

Senator Cardin Statement on Iran Vote

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the Iran votes in the Senate. "The extensive debate in the Senate this week on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran (JCPOA) further makes clear that my decision to oppose the agreement was a close call. Throughout the hours of intense deliberations and speeches, Senators passionately advocated for their positions based their informed ass… Continue Reading


September 10, 2015

Cardin, Mikulski, Delaney Announce More Than $600,000 in Federal Funds to Educate Hagerstown Community College Students in Advanced Manufacturing

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski, together with U.S. Representative John Delaney (all D-Md.), today announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the Hagerstown Community College (HCC) $617,648 to support the development of a new advanced manufacturing technology degree program, an industrial technology certificate program and a basic electronics certificate program. "So many great products are built in Maryland and the state is well-positioned… Continue Reading


September 10, 2015

Cardin, Mikulski Announce More Than $2.2 Million to Expand Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today hailed the announcement by the U.S. Department of the Interior that the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission has approved $2.235 million for the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge to acquire 758 acres, including an extensive portion of emergent marsh on the Nanticoke River. With this funding, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will seek approval for a total of five tracts of land from two different owners. Fo… Continue Reading


September 09, 2015

Cardin, Mikulski Praise Obama Nominee Stephanie Gallagher For Maryland District Court Seat

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today praised President Obama's nomination of Magistrate Judge Stephanie Agli Gallagher to fill the upcoming vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, Northern Division, located in Baltimore. "Judge Gallagher brings tremendous experience to the courtroom as a sitting U.S. Magistrate Judge in Baltimore, as well as being a former prosecutor, private law firm attorney, and judicial law clerk," said… Continue Reading


September 08, 2015

Cardin, Mikulski Laud FCC Rule Change Allowing Garrett County Residents to Access Relevant Local Television Stations

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski, are lauding a rule change by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that would allow satellite subscribers in counties in multistate Designated Market Areas (DMAs) to have greater choice in the local broadcast news, sports, public affairs, political information and emergency information they receive. Currently, residents in Garrett County, Md., are grouped into the Pittsburgh, Pa., media market and cannot access local programing… Continue Reading


September 08, 2015

Labor Day 2015

BALTIMORE - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) issued the following statement in recognition of Labor Day 2015, which is Monday, September 7. "Labor Day is a chance to reflect on the immense impact American workers have had in shaping this great nation. From infrastructure to advanced technologies and everything in between, American workers have always shown their ability to outcompete other workforces. America is a world leader in so many arenas because of the hard work, innovation, and resil… Continue Reading


September 04, 2015

Senator Cardin Announces Position after Reviewing Iran Nuclear Agreement

BALTIMORE - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in an op-ed appearing in The Washington Post announced today his decision to vote to disapprove of the Iran nuclear agreement after completing an in-depth review. Senator Cardin writes, "The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) does contain significant achievements. It imposes severe restrictions on Iran's nuclear program for the next 10 to 15 years. And we retain the ability to snap back int… Continue Reading


September 03, 2015

Cardin Discusses Iran Nuclear Agreement with Students at University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today joined University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh and several dozen students in the School of Public Policy for a conversation on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the international agreement on Iran's nuclear program currently being reviewed by Congress. Senator Cardin, the Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, has examined the JCPOA carefully, consulted numerous experts and is seeking out the pe… Continue Reading


September 03, 2015

Senator Cardin Statement On Resignation Of Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina

BALTIMORE - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the resignation of President Otto Perez Molina and upcoming elections in Guatemala. "President Otto Perez Molina's resignation comes after months of peaceful protests, in which tens of thousands of Guatemalans have gathered across the country to demand an end to corruption and greater accountability from their public officials. Throughout this period, G… Continue Reading


September 01, 2015

Cardin Discusses Iran Nuclear Agreement with Students at Johns Hopkins University

BALTIMORE - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today joined Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels and more than 50 students for a conversation on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the international agreement on Iran's nuclear program currently being reviewed by Congress. Senator Cardin, the Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, has examined the JCPOA carefully, consulted numerous experts and is seeking out the perspectives of a diverse range of Ma… Continue Reading


August 31, 2015

Cardin Statement on the Passing of Maryland Governor Marvin Mandel

BALTIMORE - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) released the following statement on the passing of two-term Maryland Governor and former Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates Marvin Mandel: "Governor Mandel was the Speaker of the House of Delegates when I was first elected to that body. I was witness to and learned from his unique ability to bridge political and geographic divides to get things done for the state of Maryland. Governor Mandel understood that government existed to serve the peop… Continue Reading


August 28, 2015

Cardin: Court Decision to Undermine Clean Water Should Be Revisited

BALTIMORE - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), issued the following response after a federal judge in North Dakota blocked implementation of the Clean Water Rule, which was supposed to enter into force yesterday, August 27: "In deciding to halt the implementation of the Clean Water Rule, the federal court has imperiled the waters that feed the drinking supplies of 1 in 3 Americans. Even before the Clean Water Rule was … Continue Reading


August 28, 2015

Cardin Lauds Guidance to End Discriminatory Profiling in Maryland, Continues to Push for National Ban

BALTIMORE - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding the issuance of guidance to end discriminatory profiling in Maryland, by Attorney General Brian Frosh. Senator Cardin has been the leading voice in the United States Senate calling for the end to discriminatory profiling by law enforcement at all levels nationwide. "For years now, Attorney General Brian Frosh and I have been working to end discriminatory profiling on the state and local levels, respectively. … Continue Reading


August 27, 2015

Cardin: Prince George’s County Housing Market Showing Signs of Recovery

LARGO, Md. - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Committee on Finance, today held a roundtable discussion on housing and home ownership issues in Prince George's County and nationwide. Senator Cardin was joined in the discussion, which focused largely on the ongoing foreclosure crisis, by community leaders and members of state and county government. The conversation followed up on a December 2014 roundtable discussion in Upper Marlboro that included Julian Castro, Secretary o… Continue Reading


August 25, 2015

Cardin, Mikulski, Cummings, Sarbanes Announce More Than $3.6 Million To Help Eliminate Hazardous Lead From Baltimore Homes

BALTIMORE - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski together with Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings and John P. Sarbanes (all D-Md.), today announced the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $3,365,733 million in Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration grant program funding and $325,000 in Healthy Homes supplemental funding to the City of Baltimore. With this grant, the City will be able to address lead hazards in 230 housing units for low- and very low-income fam… Continue Reading

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