Press Release

May 22, 2023
Cardin Praises Delmarva Neighbor Tom Carper

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.”


Hearing to consider the nominations of R. Gil Kerlikowske, of the District of Columbia, to be Commissioner of Customs, Department of Homeland Security, vice Alan D. Bersin, resigned; The Honorable L. Paige Marvel, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court, for a term of fifteen years (Reappointment); Tamara Wenda Ashford, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court, for a term of fifteen years, vice Mary Ann Cohen, retired.