Press Releases & Statements

November 18, 2015

Cardin, Senate Democrats Call for Immediate Federal Study on Effectiveness of Public Health Programs that Promote Gun Safety

Accountability Office (GAO) study into the effectiveness of public health and safety programs designed to improve gun safety, including the storage and security of the 300 million guns in American households nationwide. Citing the facts that 43 toddlers so far this year have shot themselves or others and that the lifetime medical costs of treating gunshot U.S. gunshot injuries is $2.3 billion, almost half borne by taxpayers, the Senators urge U.S. Comptroller General Gene L. Dodaro to initiate a… Continue Reading


November 17, 2015

Cardin Statement on Syrian Refugees Coming to the United States

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement on the various statements from primarily Republican governors attempting to stop Syrian refugees from entering their states. A video of his remakrs can be viewed here. "As elected officials, the safety of all Americans is our highest priority. The United States should be doing everything in our power to know who we allow into this country - refugees, busines… Continue Reading


November 17, 2015

Senate Passes Resolution Condemning Terrorist Attacks in Paris

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate on Monday unanimously passed a resolution authored by Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, condemning the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday and offering thoughts and prayers for the victims, condolences to their families, resolve to support the people of France, and a pledge to defend democracy and stand in solidarity with the country of France and all our allies in the fac… Continue Reading


November 13, 2015

Cardin Statement on Paris Attacks

BALTIMORE - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement on the attacks in Paris. "It is with a heavy heart that I offer my sincerest condolences to the family members of the victims who were killed in this tragedy and to the French people during this difficult period. Too frequently of late, France has suffered at the hands of terrorists seeking to cause havoc and devastation in Paris and in other cities throughout… Continue Reading


November 13, 2015

Cardin Statement on the Sixth Anniversary of Sergei Magnitsky’s Murder

BALTIMORE - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and author of the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act (Public Law 112-208), issued the following statement ahead of the sixth anniversary of Sergei Magnitsky's murder. "November 16th marks the sixth anniversary of the brutal death of Sergei Magnitsky, the courageous voice against Russian corruption who was imprisoned and tortured in a Russian prison for 358 days before his death.… Continue Reading


November 13, 2015

Northeast Senators Unite in Call to Save Essential Funding for the Most Densely Travelled Region in the Country

WASHINGTON - Citing the devastating impact of a House provision in the Surface Transportation bill on the most heavily travelled and densely populated corridor in the U.S., Senators from across the Northeast Corridor have united in an urgent request to Senate leaders on the conference committee asking them to stand firm and preserve Senate language on critical funding for bus service in high density regions. The letter, led by Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), was signed by Senators Jack Reed (D-R.I.)… Continue Reading


November 13, 2015

Northeast Senators Unite in Call to Save Essential Funding for the Most Densely Travelled Region in the Country

WASHINGTON - Citing the devastating impact of a House provision in the Surface Transportation bill on the most heavily travelled and densely populated corridor in the U.S., Senators from across the Northeast Corridor have united in an urgent request to Senate leaders on the conference committee asking them to stand firm and preserve Senate language on critical funding for bus service in high density regions. The letter, led by Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), was signed by Senators Jack Reed (D-R.I.)… Continue Reading


November 13, 2015

Cardin Discusses Future of Baltimore City with the Presidents’ Roundtable, Inc.

BALTIMORE - U. S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, today briefed members of the Presidents' Roundtable, Inc., an organization of 20 African-American entrepreneurs in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., area that oversees more than $1.1 billion in assets and employs more than 1,750 workers, on federal efforts to help Baltimore's continued recovery from April's civil unrest. Senator Cardin and members of the President's Roundtable also discussed ways to strengthen … Continue Reading


November 12, 2015

MADE in MD: Cardin Tours Tessemae’s All Natural, Previews Company’s Plans for “Crop Circles” Event to Bring Free, Fresh Produce to Local Residents Living in Food Deserts

BALTIMORE - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, today brought his "Made in Maryland" jobs tour to Tessemae's All Natural, a family-owned craft condiment company whose recipe for success blends healthy ingredients and a commitment to giving back to local communities. Senator Cardin and the Vetter family discussed the company's plans for this weekend's "Crop Circles" event, which will distribute 25,000 pounds of free, fresh prod… Continue Reading


November 12, 2015

Cardin Statement on the Release of Uzbek Political Prisoner Murod Juraev

BALTIMORE - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the below statement following the release of Uzbek political prisoner and dissident Murod Juraev. Last month, Sen. Cardin wrote a letter to Secretary Kerry expressing concern about the erosion of democracy and human rights in Central Asia and highlighted the plight of Murod Juraev. "While I welcome the release of political prisoner and dissident Murod Juraev whose 21-year incarcer… Continue Reading


November 12, 2015

Cardin Statement on Arif Yunus

BALTIMORE - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement in response to the release of Azerbaijani activist Arif Yunus. In August, Mr. Yunus and his wife, Leyla, were convicted of politically motivated charges as part of a troubling crackdown on civil society and free press by the Azerbaijani government. "I welcome the release of Arif Yunus from his unjust detention in Azerbaijan. The charges against Arif and Leyla … Continue Reading


November 12, 2015

Bipartisan, Bicameral Coalition of Lawmakers Request Update from Administration on Efforts to Combat EU Labeling Requirements

WASHINGTON, DC-Today, a bipartisan, bicameral coalition of lawmakers sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman expressing concern over yesterday's announcement by the European Commission for new labeling requirements of Israeli goods produced over the green line. The letter, sent by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), Congressman, Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Congressman Juan Vargas (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Sen… Continue Reading


November 11, 2015

Cardin Statement on Veterans Day 2015

BALTIMORE - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today issued the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day 2015, which is this Wednesday, November 11. "As America celebrates Veterans Day, we stand united in honoring the acts of selfless service from our nation's veterans. Our veterans have protected the American people and defended our values. These Americans are the bravest among us. We applaud the innumerable sacrifices that they and their loved ones have made for this great country. … Continue Reading


November 11, 2015

U.S. Senators and Leading Latin American Legislators Send Letter to President Maduro Calling for Transparent and Democratic Legislative Elections in Venezuela

WASHINGTON - In an unprecedented display of unity, 157 leading legislators from the United States, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru sent a joint letter to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro calling for "free, transparent, and democratic" legislative elections on December 6th. The letter was spearheaded by Senator Ben Cardin, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Senador Aloysio Nunes Ferreira, Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, Federal Senate… Continue Reading


November 10, 2015

Cardin Statement on Senate Passage of Defense Authorization and Veterans Appropriations Bills

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, called the improved National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that was approved by the Senate today an "imperfect but necessary measure to support our military men and women and national security." The Senate also approved the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act. "The men and women of America's military need to know that Congress is there to support them while on … Continue Reading


November 10, 2015

Cardin Legislation, Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act, Passes Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Washington, D.C. - The "Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act of 2015," legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), was approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in a unanimous vote. The bill establishes guidelines for measurable goals, performance metrics, and monitoring and evaluation plans for foreign aid programs and to increase transparency by codifying and increasing the amount of information posted online. The legislation i… Continue Reading


November 10, 2015

Cardin Statement following Meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Senate Leaders

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the below statement following his meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and bipartisan Senate leaders. "Today, I welcomed Prime Minister Netanyahu to the United States. Especially now during this tumultuous period, as Israeli citizens have endured weeks of random and deadly stabbings and other terrorist attacks by Palestinians, I used our meeting to reiterate Israel's abso… Continue Reading


November 10, 2015

Cardin Statement on Elections in Burma

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement on elections in Burma. "I congratulate the people of Burma for coming together on November 8 to participate peacefully in the country's second nationwide parliamentary election since 2008. The election is an important milestone on the path towards democracy and political reform in Burma, but there is still a long way to go. There are significant systematic and … Continue Reading


November 09, 2015

Cardin, Bennet and Blumenthal Colleagues Urge President to Prioritize Strengthened MOU with Israel

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), are leading a group of 16 senators in urging President Obama to prioritize a new, strengthened Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on security assistance with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his visit to Washington this week. A new MOU would help ensure Israel has the tools and resources necessary to prepare… Continue Reading


November 06, 2015

Cardin Hosts Roundtable Discussion in Prince George’s County on Issues Confronting Returning Citizens

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today joined returning citizens, White House and Department of Labor officials, local and federal corrections department leaders, policy advocates, law enforcement, workforce development nonprofits, clergy and elected officials to discuss ways to promote the successful re-entry into society of former inmates who have served their sentences. "To refuse Americans a second chance to redeem themselves permanently damages families and communit… Continue Reading

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