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Cardin, Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake Spotlight Importance of Safe, Lead-free Drinking Water

U. S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Rudolph Chow today toured the Ashburton Water Filtration Plant and discussed the many ways that elected officials at all levels are working to ensure that all Marylanders have access to safe, lead-free drinking water.

Cardin, Mikulski, Delaney Announce $2.8 Million In Federal Grants And Loans To Improve Water...

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski, together with U.S. Representative John Delaney (all D-Md.), today announced that the Town of Westernport has been awarded $2.2 million in federal grants and $600,000 in federal loans to install a new water system and water tank. The new tank will improve service for more than 1,144 households and 45 businesses in Allegany County

Cardin, Mikulski Announce More Than $2.2 Million to Expand Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today hailed the announcement by the U.S. Department of the Interior that the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission has approved $2.235 million for the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge to acquire 758 acres, including an extensive portion of emergent marsh on the Nanticoke River.

Cardin: Court Decision to Undermine Clean Water Should Be Revisited

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), issued the following response after a federal judge in North Dakota blocked implementation of the Clean Water Rule, which was supposed to enter into force yesterday, August 27

Cardin: Prince George’s County Housing Market Showing Signs of Recovery

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Committee on Finance, today held a roundtable discussion on housing and home ownership issues in Prince George’s County and nationwide. Senator Cardin was joined in the discussion, which focused largely on the ongoing foreclosure crisis, by community leaders and members of state and county government. The conversation followed up on a December 2014 roundtable discussion in Upper Marlboro that included Julian Castro, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III

Cardin, Mikulski, Delany Announce More Than $4.1 Million In Federal Grant Funding To Improve...

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski, together with U.S. Representative John Delaney (all D-Md.) today announced that the City of Frederick has been awarded a $4,137,300 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the removal of obstructions at the Frederick Municipal Airport.

Cardin, Boozman & Tester Introduce Legislation Seeking to Improve Rural Drinking Water

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) have introduced the Water Supply Cost Savings Act, legislation that would provide cost-effective solutions to improve access to high quality drinking water in rural communities.

Cardin Calls for Investigation, Action to Address Mortgage Industry Housing Discrimination in Minority Communities

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) along with a group of 13 senators have written a letter to federal housing, finance, and consumer protection regulators, calling for an investigation into potential violations of the Fair Housing Act by banks and lenders neglecting the maintenance of foreclosed homes in minority communities in favor of predominantly white communities.

Cardin, Mikulski Introduce Legislative Package to Restore Community Trust in Baltimore and Nationwide

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (Both D-Md.)have announced the introduction of legislation designed to address many of the core issues that have led to an erosion of trust among communities and law enforcement. S. 1610, officially named the “BALTIMORE Act,” would help communities nationwide by “Building And Lifting Trust In order to Multiply Opportunities and Racial Equality” (BALTIMORE).

Cardin, Mikulski Announce Federal Grants for Water Infrastructure Projects in Queen Anne’s and Talbot...

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) have announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDARD) has awarded a total of $4.739 million in grants and loans to Queen Anne’s and Talbot Counties for water and waste-disposal projects and pre-development planning purposes

Fifteen Projects Unveiled to ‘Green’ Local Communities, Create Jobs and Manage Stormwater Runoff

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship and member of the Senate Finance Committee, recently joined the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce to discuss issues affecting the region’s business community

Cardin Statement on Federal Appeals Court Decision to Reject Challenge of EPA Power Plant...

U. S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today issued the following statement on the decision by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to reject a challenge to the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan

Cardin is Energized by Visit to Washington County Solar Array

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today toured the Washington County solar array with County Commissioners, County energy officials and private sector partners from EPG Solar. The Washington County Government eventually to aims have all the electricity consumed by county government be 100 percent green energy.

Cardin, Mikulski Announce $900,000 Federal Grant to Support Clean Water and Boating in Maryland

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded a grant in the amount of $900,450 to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) under the Clean Vessel Act (CVA) grant program. The grant will fund Maryland DNR’s plans to install 10 new pumpout stations, replace or upgrade 30 pumpout stations, and purchase one new pumpout vessel.

Cardin, Mikulski Announce $175,000 For Emergency Improvements To The Water System In The Town...

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski, (both D-Md.), today announced that the Commissioners of Henderson received a $175,000 Water and Waste Disposal Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of Rural Development (USDA-RD) to make emergency improvements to the Water System in Henderson, Maryland

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Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $1 Million for Affordable Housing

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, Congressmen Elijah Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes (All D-Md.) have announced more than $1 million in affordable housing grants for Baltimore City and the region, including: $322,500 for the Neighborhood Housing Services