Press Releases & Statements

April 30, 2015

Cardin Calls TSCA and So-Called ‘Secret Science Review’ Bill Dangerous for the Public Health

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), called on Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) to continue working in a bipartisan fashion to improve the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and to set aside plans to move forward on divisive legislation that ignores scientific best practices and weakens important protections. Sen. Cardin believes more improvements are needed to S. 697 before the Senate reports the bill and S. 544 has alr… Continue Reading


April 28, 2015

Cardin Leads Battle Against Colorectal Cancer through “SCREEN Act” Provisions

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Committee on Finance Health Care Subcommittee, recently introduced a measure to help prevent colorectal cancer, which has become the second leading cause of U.S. cancer deaths. Senator Cardin's legislation, S. 1079, the Supporting Colorectal Examination and Education Now Act of 2015, promotes access to colorectal cancer screening. Known as the "SCREEN Act," the measure includes several important improvements on existing policy.… Continue Reading


April 28, 2015

Cardin, Corker Introduce Resolution on the Significance of US-Japan Relationship in Advance of Prime Minister Abe’s Address to Congress

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations committee, and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, yesterday introduced a bipartisan resolution (S.Res.152) on the significance of the United States' relationship with Japan as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives in Washington this week for a state visit where he will address a joint meeting of Congress on Wednesday. "The visit of Prime Minister Abe provides us wi… Continue Reading


April 28, 2015

Cardin Visits Sites of Deadly Anti-Semitic Attacks in Paris and Copenhagen

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, met with local leaders and government officials in Paris and Copenhagen this weekend as follow up to the violent attacks that took place in both cities earlier this year - the siege at a Kosher Market following the Charlie Hebdo massacre and the shooting at a free speech event at Copenhagen's main synagogue. Senator Cardin's engagement included conversations with Jewish, Muslim, African descen… Continue Reading


April 27, 2015

Cardin Statement on the Current Situation in Baltimore

> Baltimore, Md. - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) Released the following statement in response to the latest activity in Baltimore: > > "We need to restore peace to our beloved Baltimore. I am fully committed to seeking justice for the death of Freddie Gray and support the efforts of thousands of Baltimoreans who have participated in non-violent protests and raised their voices in his memory. We need to know the full circumstances of his death and hold accountable those culpable. But… Continue Reading


April 25, 2015

Cardin Statement on Earthquake in Nepal

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the destruction caused by the severe earthquake in Nepal earlier today. "I would like to extend my sincere condolences to the people of Nepal and South Asia over the tragic loss of life and terrible destruction caused by the earthquake this morning. The United States is already engaged with emergency response operations, however, Nepal will need the support… Continue Reading


April 25, 2015

Cardin Statement on World Malaria Day

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement recognizing World Malaria Day on April 25, 2015. He is a cosponsor of a Senate Resolution on World Malaria Day with Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) that underscores the importance of reducing malaria prevalence and deaths to improve overall child and maternal health, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. "In 2015, no child should die of prevent… Continue Reading


April 25, 2015

Cardin Statement on Protests in Baltimore

Baltimore, Md. - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) issued the following statement regarding the situation in Baltimore after Freddie Gray protests have turned violent. "Baltimore is my home. The death of Freddie Gray is a national tragedy that deserves a national conversation. I am fully committed to seeing justice for Freddie Gray but senseless violence will bring us no closer to that goal. As our community watches what was a meaningful and justified protest descend into an ugly scene we hav… Continue Reading


April 24, 2015

Cardin, Mikulski, Delaney Announce More Than $49,000 In Federal Funding To Purchase Life-Saving Firefighting Equipment In Allegany County

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski, together with U.S. Representative John Delaney (all D-Md.) today announced the Tri-Towns Ambulance and Rescue Company has been awarded $49,143 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program to purchase life-saving firefighting equipment. Senator Cardin is a member of the Finance Committee. As the Vice-Chairwoman of the Appropriations Committee, Senator Mikulski fi… Continue Reading


April 23, 2015

Cardin, Mikulski Announce $175,000 For Emergency Improvements To The Water System In The Town Of Henderson

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski, (both D-Md.), today announced that the Commissioners of Henderson received a $175,000 Water and Waste Disposal Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of Rural Development (USDA-RD) to make emergency improvements to the Water System in Henderson, Maryland. "Every American deserves access to clean, safe water. That takes work, work that can be difficult for small or rural communities to do on the… Continue Reading


April 23, 2015

Senate Finance Committee Approves Cardin TPA Amendment to Combat Boycotts of Israel

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement on his amendment to the Trade Promotion Authority legislation that would counter the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. The amendment, which passed unanimously, would require U.S. trade negotiators to make rejection of BDS a principal trade negotiating objective in Transatlantic Trade and… Continue Reading


April 23, 2015

Cardin Statement on Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide which occurs on April 24, 2015. "This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, which claimed the lives of 1.5 million Armenian men, women, and children at the hands of the Ottoman Turks. As the world gathers on Friday to commemorate the victims, we must recognize the magnitude of thes… Continue Reading


April 23, 2015

Cardin Lauds Confirmation of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) proudly cast a vote today to confirm Loretta Lynch. The vote, 56-43, was a welcome rebuttal to the unconscionable fact that she waited 166 days after her nomination for consideration by the full Senate. "The Senate finally has done right by Ms. Lynch, the hardworking employees of the Justice Department and the American people by confirming her as the nation's chief law enforcement officer and top defender of American's constitutional rights. As we… Continue Reading


April 23, 2015

Cardin Statement on the Death of Marylander Warren Weinstein

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement in response to the deaths of Marylander Warren Weinstein and Italian national Giovanni Lo Porto. Weinstein was kidnapped by al-Qaeda while serving as a contractor in Pakistan for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). "My thoughts and prayers are with the families of Dr. Warren Weinstein and Giovanni Lo Porto. Their legacies of altruism, com… Continue Reading


April 23, 2015

Cardin Sends TPA to Full Senate with Expectation of Improvements Ahead to Better Protect Workers

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement on the Trade Promotion Authority voted out of the Senate Finance Committee late Wednesday evening: "Trade presents an opportunity to advance American values and, if structured properly, truly can help create more good paying jobs here at home. American producers, manufacturers, and farmers are the most productive i… Continue Reading


April 22, 2015

Cardin, Conyers Reintroduce Federal Ban on Racial Profiling by Law Enforcement

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) have introduced legislation in both the Senate and House that would prohibit discriminatory racial profiling by law enforcement at all levels, nationwide. The End Racial Profiling Act (S. 1056/H.R. 1933) is designed to enforce the constitutional right to equal protection of the laws by eliminating racial profiling through changing the policies and procedures underlying the practi… Continue Reading


April 22, 2015

Cardin, Mikulski and East Coast Senators Introduce Bill to Prevent Atlantic Offshore Drilling

WASHINGTON - On Earth Day and the week of the five-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf Coast, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (Both D-Md.), Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (Both D-NJ), Edward Markey and Elizabeth Warren (Both D-Mass.), Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse (both D-RI), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced the Clean Ocean and Safe Tourism (COAST) Anti-Drilling Act. The legislation prohibits the U.S. Department of … Continue Reading


April 21, 2015

Cardin, Mikulski, Cummings, Ruppersberger, Sarbanes Call On Justice Department To Open Federal Criminal And Civil Rights Investigations Into Death Of Baltimore Resident Freddie Gray

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski together with Representatives Elijah Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) today in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to open federal criminal and civil rights investigations into the death of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray. Mr. Gray, 25, died this past Sunday, a week after he was injured while in Baltimore Police custody. "Freddie Gray's family and the reside… Continue Reading


April 21, 2015

Cardin Introduces Resolution Honoring Rachel Carson

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, has introduced a resolution honoring the life of Rachel Carson, who was instrumental in the early days of grassroots environmental protection. She helped spark the movement to regulate pesticides that were found to be harmful to ecosystems across the country. "Carson, a federal employee, Johns Hopkins graduate, resident of Silver Spring, Md., and writer for the Baltimore Sun, is considere… Continue Reading


April 20, 2015

Cardin Statement on Humanitarian Disaster off the Libyan Coast and in the Mediterranean Sea

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the unfolding humanitarian disaster transpiring off the Libyan coast and in the Mediterranean Sea. "It is profoundly heart wrenching to view the anguished images of innocent refugees and migrants, men and women, old and young, who embarked on a desperate journey bound for a more hopeful future, but which ended in death on the Mediterranean Sea over the… Continue Reading

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