Press Release

March 30, 2015
Cardin Statement on Democratic Leader Harry Reid’s Retirement Announcement

BALTIMORE – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding Senator Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) retirement announcement:


“I look forward to fighting side-by-side with Harry Reid for the next 22 months on behalf of working families across our country. Harry is one of the best legislators there is, and he gets things done. He has the toughest job in the Senate, but has produced real results by uniting the Senate Democratic Caucus to pass landmark pieces of legislation that have helped our economy and strengthened our nation, including: the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act; the Foreclosure Prevention Act; the 21st Century GI Bill of Rights; the life-saving Affordable Care Act; and much-needed immigration reform. He has led the way expanding energy efficiency programs and fought to protect Social Security and Medicare from relentless attacks. Harry Reid has proven time and again that he is a legislative force you want on your side. Most deservedly, he has earned the full respect and confidence of our caucus.”