WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), the second-ranking Democrat on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), released the following statement on the news that Chairman Tom Carper will not run for re-election in 2024.
“Tom Carper is a friend and an incredible statesman. He knows instinctively when to listen and when to speak up. It’s been a privilege to serve alongside him on the EPW Committee since I arrived in the Senate in 2007. To have a chairman and a long-term partner who understands exactly why the Chesapeake Bay is a national treasure, and the urgency of protecting its health has – without question – made a positive difference for the Delmarva region. The same is true for Tom’s commitment to making much-needed and historic investments in water infrastructure and surface transportation in our two neighboring states and nationwide.
“It’s only 2023 and neither one of us is done yet. Together, I know we will squeeze everything we can into the next 19 months. I wish Tom and Martha the very best in whatever lies ahead for this dynamic pair.”