Press Releases & Statements

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


September 24, 2015

Cardin, Mikulski, Cummings Announce More Than $1 Million In Federal Funds To Help Cover Costs Of Baltimore Law Enforcement

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski together with Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (all D-Md.) today announced that $1,011,443 in federal grant funding has been awarded to the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP) to help defray increased police overtime costs surrounding the civil unrest following the death of Freddie Gray. Federal funding is made available through the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Byrne Justice Assistance Grants (BJAG) program. … Continue Reading


September 24, 2015

Cardin Statement on the Visit of Pope Francis to the United States and Address to Congress

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the visit of Pope Francis to the United States and his address to Congress. "Pope Francis' visit to the United States has stirred millions of Catholics and non-Catholics through his presence and messages of humility, generosity, and service. These are universal values with extra meaning when delivered by Pope Francis who embodies genuine warmth, stea… Continue Reading


September 22, 2015

Cardin, Mikulski Announce Nearly $1.2 Million to Reduce Recidivism, Drug Addiction In Prince George’s County

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced that Prince George's County has been awarded a $1,199,565 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment for the Prince George's County Offender Reentry Program (PGCORP). PGCORP is a program that aims to ensure recovery and prevent recidivism by assisting citizens reentering society through expanded and enhanced services. "There isn't a single mem… Continue Reading


September 22, 2015

Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

I rise today in strong opposition to H.R. 36, an unconstitutional attempt to impose a nationwide ban on abortions when the "post-fertilization age" of the fetus is determined to 20 weeks or greater with extremely limited exceptions. More than 40 years ago, in its landmark Roe v. Wade decision, the Supreme Court made clear that women in this country have a constitutional right to abortion services and that no legislature may ban abortion prior to viability - which is exactly what H.R. 36 atte… Continue Reading


September 22, 2015

Cardin, Mikulski, Delaney Announce $110,000 To Expand Health Career Training Programs At Garrett College

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) has awarded a $110,000 federal grant to Garrett College to expand health career training programs at the Career Technology Training Center in Accident. "By training Garrett College Students to address the needs of the county's aging population, ARC is investing in the medical and economic future of the county,"… Continue Reading


September 21, 2015

Cardin Applauds Maryland’s Strong Showing on White House 2015 HBCU All-Stars List

BALTIMORE- U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today applauded the strong representation of Maryland students and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) among the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities 2015 HBCU All-Stars. Eighty-three undergraduate, graduate and professional students were recognized based on their accomplishments in academics, leadership and civic engagement. With 10 students from the state or attending a Maryland HBCU, Maryland was the … Continue Reading


September 21, 2015

Cardin, Mikulski, Delaney Announce Nearly $1.3 Million In Federal Funds To Grow Critical Water And Wastewater Infrastructure In Garrett County

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski together with Congressman John Delaney (all D-Md.) today announced that the Board of County Commissioners of Garrett County has been awarded nearly $1.3 million in federal grant funding to upgrade critical wastewater infrastructure serving businesses in Western Maryland and support continued job growth in the region. This federal funding is made available through the Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) g… Continue Reading


September 18, 2015

Bipartisan Leadership Of Senate Foreign Relations And Senate Armed Services Committees Welcome Japan’s Passage Of Collective Self-Defense Legislation

WASHINGTON - The bipartisan leadership of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees today welcomed the Japanese parliament's passage of legislation that will permit Japan to engage in collective self-defense, including coming to the aid of an ally. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Foreign Relations Ranking Member Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.), and Armed Services Ranking Member Jack Reed (D-R.I.… Continue Reading


September 17, 2015

Cardin, Mikulski Praise Judiciary Committee’s Approval Of Nominee Paula Xinis For Maryland District Court Seat

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today praised the Senate Judiciary Committee's vote to approve Paula Xinis to fill the vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, Southern Division, located in Greenbelt. Senators Mikulski and Cardin recommended Ms. Xinis to President Obama for this position on the federal bench. The nomination of Ms. Xinis, who is currently a partner at the Baltimore firm Murphy Falcon & Murphy, now moves to the… Continue Reading


September 17, 2015

Cardin Pushes to Keep Federal Workers on the Job Despite Threats of a Shutdown

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), along with Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.), have introduced legislation that would end Republican plans to use federal workers as pawns in their effort to shut down the federal government as a means to defund the importa… Continue Reading


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

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