Press Releases & Statements

July 22, 2015

Cardin Meets with Nigerian President Buhari

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), released the following statement after meeting Wednesday with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. "The United States has high hopes for our relationship with Nigeria, which is an important partner in our counterterrorism and regional development efforts. We look forward to increasing collaboration as Nigeria takes steps to ensure civil and human rights for all Nigerians, expand eco… Continue Reading


July 22, 2015

Cardin, Mikulski Announce More Than $4.2 Million In Federal Funding To Give Students The Tools They Need To Succeed In Higher Education

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded a total of $4,281,717 in grants to 15 institutes of higher education across Maryland to provide first generation college students of modest means with the tools and services they need to succeed. The grants were awarded through the Student Support Services (SSS) Program. "No student should be priced out of a quality higher education that will allow them… Continue Reading


July 22, 2015

Cardin Marks Progress on the 5th Anniversary of Dodd-Frank, Calls for More Action in Implementing Key Provision

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a member of the Senate Finance Committee, issued the following statement marking the 5th anniversary of the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Senator Cardin co-authored the Cardin-Lugar extractive industries provision in Section 1504. The provision was designed to add stability to markets through greater information and predictability and help prote… Continue Reading


July 22, 2015

Cardin Reflects on Importance of Environmental Stewardship with Clergy, Conservationists

BALTIMORE - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) this week joined a broad cross-section of representatives from Maryland's faith and environmental communities at the Cathedral of the Incarnation for a discussion on how the local community of interfaith conservationists is working toward common goals, including protecting clean air and water, with an eye toward global change. Senator Cardin also heard remarks from Jodi Rose, the executive director of the non-profit Interfaith Partners for the Chesap… Continue Reading


July 21, 2015

Cardin Explores Ways to Promote Educational Excellence with Local School Superintendents and State Officials

BALTIMORE - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) hosted a roundtable discussion with county public school superintendents from across Maryland and state education officials just days after the Senate passed the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA), which reauthorized federal elementary and secondary education programs and funding for the first time in more than a decade. Senator Cardin, the superintendents and state leaders discussed the implications of provisions within the ECAA that are of particular im… Continue Reading


July 21, 2015

Cardin Lauds Timely Consideration of Tax Extenders Package

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) praised the bipartisan work of the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday as he joined with his colleagues to pass a package of expired or expiring tax provisions, known as "tax extenders," designed to provide certainty and better results for American taxpayers, families and businesses. The extenders bill considered by the Committee encourages economic growth and development, innovation, and job creation. It includes a number of specific provisions authored… Continue Reading


July 20, 2015

MADE in MD: Cardin Discusses Pompeian’s Century of Success in Baltimore

BALTIMORE - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Committee on Finance and the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, today toured the headquarters and discussed trade and tax issues with the leaders of Pompeian, Inc., whose olive oils, vinegars, cooking wines and other products are trusted staples in kitchen cabinets across America. After establishing a headquarters in Baltimore in 1906, the company became America's first national brand of imported extra virgin oliv… Continue Reading


July 20, 2015

Senator Cardin Statement on the U.S. Embassy Opening in Havana

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the opening of a U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba. "Today, for the first time since 1961, the United States is opening the doors of a U.S. Embassy in Havana. As is the case across the world, our embassy in Cuba will embody the values and principles of the United States and strengthen our ability to advance our national interests, engage the Cuban people, and advo… Continue Reading


July 17, 2015

Cardin, Mikulski Laud $9 Million in Federal Funding to Construct Living Shorelines, Increase Resiliency to Storms on Smith Island

BALTIMORE - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbra A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has awarded $9 million in funding to build 20,950 feet of living shorelines at Fog Point in the Glenn Martin National Wildlife Refuge on Smith Island, Md. "The Chesapeake Bay is Maryland's greatest natural treasure. In order to preserve the bay and all it contributes to the region, we must employ a multitude of techniques, including the creation of more livin… Continue Reading


July 17, 2015

Cardin Statement on Baltimore’s 34th Annual Artscape Festival

BALTIMORE - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) issued the following statement recognizing the national significance of Artscape. Artscape is the largest free arts festival in America and is held Baltimore's Bolton Hill and Station North Arts & Entertainment District neighborhoods. "From Edgar Allen Poe, to Billie Holiday, to John Waters and beyond, Baltimore has always played a leading role on the national stage in pushing the envelope of art in America. This week, Baltimore will build on th… Continue Reading


July 17, 2015

Cardin, Mikulski Applaud ARC Grant to Study Likely Impacts of Expanded Fracking for Oil Shale in Garrett County

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (Both D-Md.) today applauded the recent announcement by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) of a $37,500 grant to the Garrett County Board of County Commissioners for a project to improve the understanding of potential impacts related to natural gas extraction in the Marcellus Shale formation. The ARC grant, which will be matched by an equal amount of local funding, will explore possible detriments to tourism, property values an… Continue Reading


July 16, 2015

Cardin Lauds Senate Passage of Elementary and Secondary Education Reauthorization Bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, issued the following statement after the Senate voted with an overwhelming bipartisan majority to approve S. 1177, the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA), which reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) that was first passed by Congress 50 years ago. The vote was 81-17. "Ensuring access to a high-quality education is one of the most important duties of government. The last comprehensive … Continue Reading


July 16, 2015

Cardin, Corker Urge President Obama to Postpone United Nations Vote on Iran Deal Until Congress Considers the Agreement

WASHINGTON, DC - In a letter to President Barack Obama today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), ranking member and the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, urged the administration to postpone a United Nations Security Council vote on the Iran deal until Congress considers the agreement. The mandatory 60-day congressional review period does not begin until all documents associated with an agreement are submitted to Congress, along with assessments on compl… Continue Reading


July 16, 2015

Cardin Statement on Nomination of Assistant Secretary Roberta Jacobson to Serve as Ambassador to Mexico

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the nomination of Assistant Secretary of State Robert Jacobson to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico. "As the United States' top diplomat for Latin America and the Caribbean, Assistant Secretary Jacobson has played an important role in strengthening our bilateral relationship with Mexico, and advancing our shared economic and security interests. I support … Continue Reading


July 15, 2015

Cardin, Mikulski, Cummings, Ruppersberger and Sarbanes Announce New Opportunity to Bridge Baltimore’s Digital Divide

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski, with U.S. Representatives Elijah E. Cummings, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.), announced that Baltimore will be one of 28 communities selected to participate in ConnectHome, a new initiative established by the Obama Administration to provide access to the Internet for low-income families. Demonstrating an ongoing commitment to rebuilding and revitalizing the City of Baltimore, the new project coordinated by the… Continue Reading


July 15, 2015

Cardin, Mikulski Announce $500,000 In Federal Funds To Purchase Lifesaving Firefighting Equipment In Maryland

WASHINGTON - U.S. Ben Cardin and Senators Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced that the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI) will receive $500,000 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program (AFG) to purchase updated equipment to protect its fire service instructors and students during training exercises, and to ensure MFRI students learn to use the most current technology to respond to emergencies. "Providi… Continue Reading


July 15, 2015

Cardin, Mikulski Announce $18,715 In Federal Funds to Riverdale Volunteer Fire Department in Prince George’s County

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced that the Riverdale Volunteer Fire Department (RVFD) will receive $18,715 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program (AFG) to purchase personal escape equipment. "When others are running away from danger, the men and women of the Prince George's County Fire Department are running towards it," said Senator Cardin. "I am proud to fight f… Continue Reading


July 15, 2015

Cardin, Mikulski, Van Hollen, Delaney Announce $575,000 In Federal Funding For Interoperable Communications In Frederick County

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski, together with U.S. Representatives Chris Van Hollen and John Delaney (all D-Md.) today announced that the Frederick County Division of Fire and Services will receive $575,000 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program to purchase portable radios for interoperable communications. "Our first responders need the right resources at the ready to protect them as … Continue Reading


July 15, 2015

Cardin, Mikulski Announce $20,000 In Federal Funds To Middle River Volunteer Ambulance Rescue Company In Baltimore County

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced that the Middle River Volunteer Ambulance Rescue Company, Inc., (MRVARC) will receive $20,000 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program (AFG) to purchase a new gear washer and dryer to remove harmful carcinogens and bodily fluids from personal protective gear. "Our first responders and their families deserve the peace of mind that co… Continue Reading


July 14, 2015

Cardin Hosts Town Hall with Employees at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division

WEST BETHESDA, Md. - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) recently joined the employees of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division for a wide-ranging, town hall-style meeting that explored topics of particular concern to federal employees and contractors. Cardin, the Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, opened the exchange with an update on the OPM federal employee data breach and the RECOVER Act, which he has introduced better protect those affected by the br… Continue Reading

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