Press Release

January 8, 2015
Cardin Statement on Senator Barbara Boxer’s Retirement

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, released the following statement after the announcement that Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Chairwoman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, would not seek reelection in 2016:


“I am proud to call Barbara Boxer a good friend and colleague. She has dedicated her career to serving the people of California and she has never been afraid to stand up and fight for what is right. In both the House of Representatives and the United States Senate, she has been a strong, progressive voice protecting the rights of women, children and families, and especially doing all in her power to make the country a cleaner and healthier place for all Americans. I look forward to working closely with Senator Boxer over the next two years. I send special thanks to her family for sharing such a dedicated public servant with our country during her distinguished career.”