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  • WASHINGTON – The following remarks, as prepared for delivery, were delivered by U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, at a hearing Thursday entitled, “Regional Impact of the Syria Conflict: Syria, Turkey and Iraq”:  “Thank you, Chairman Corker, for convening this...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, released the following statement Wednesday on his expected vote on President Obama’s veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, or JASTA:  “After careful consideration of President Obama’s veto, I...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) announced today that Jessica Lewis will serve as the new staff director for the Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  Jessica is currently the Senior National Security Advisor to Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), handling a broad portfolio of national security...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, released the following statement Wednesday after Israel announced the passing of former president and prime minister Shimon Peres:  “I extend my deepest condolences to the people of Israel and to the family of Shimon...
  • CARTAGENA – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Committee on Foreign Relations, traveled to Colombia with Secretary of State John Kerry and other American dignitaries to witness the signing of the peace accord between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Monday. Senator Cardin...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, released the following statement Friday after the UN Security Council voted 14-0-1 in support of Resolution 2310, which reaffirms the global moratorium on nuclear weapons testing. The P5 Members of the Security Council also reiterated...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) released the following statement Thursday in response to the announcement by Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE) to delay until 2017 the scheduling of a recall referendum on President Nicolas Maduro’s...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, released the following statement Thursday after the Hungarian government recently awarded anti-Semitic journalist Zsolt Bayer with its Order of Merit:  “I condemn the awarding of the Hungarian Order of Merit to anti-Semitic...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and the author of the Syrian War Crimes Accountability Act, released the following statement Tuesday following the bombing of a United Nations/Syrian Arab Red Crescent humanitarian convoy near Aleppo that killed an aide worker and more...
  • South Sudan stands on the brink of collapse. The economy is in shambles, with an inflation rate of over 600 percent. Parts of the country are already facing famine conditions, and more than 40 percent of the population needs emergency food aid. More than one million people have fled as refugees, and almost two million are displaced internally. And...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, released the following statement Monday ahead of President Barack Obama’s hosting of a Leaders’ Summit on the Global Refugee Crisis on the margins of UN General Assembly. The Summit seeks to galvanize significant...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) introduced a Senate resolution today condemning North Korea’s fifth nuclear test on September 9th and calling on that country to uphold its international obligations and abandon its nuclear...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, released the following statement Wednesday after the conclusion of a ten-year memorandum of understanding between the United States and Israel on security aid:  “A strong, safe Israel is in the national security interest of...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Committee on Foreign Relations, and John McCain (R-Ariz.), Chairman of the Committee on Armed Services, introduced legislation today to lend additional U.S. support to Burma’s ongoing political transition and economic growth since that...
  • We were disappointed to read Senate Republicans’ letter to President Obama regarding his intention to pursue a U.N. Security Council resolution on the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (“Republican Senators Decry Obama’s Nuclear Ban Effort,” U.S. News, Sept. 9). While the U.S. isn’t yet a party to the CTBT, we...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Tim Kaine (D-VA), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, this week introduced a resolution to commemorate the 15th anniversary of NATO’s...
  • BALTIMORE – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement ahead of a U.S. -Russian negotiated ceasefire in Syria, set to begin Monday evening:  “I welcome the announcement that a ceasefire agreement has been reached between the United States and Russia in...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, released the following statement Friday after North Korea acknowledged its fifth recent nuclear test:  "North Korea’s continued belligerence is unacceptable. Today’s test indicates a new level of development for their...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, delivered the following opening remarks Wednesday at a hearing on ‘The Administration’s Proposal for a UN Resolution on the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty’:  “Well Chairman Corker, thank you for...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and the Subcommittee on East Asia and the Pacific, released the following statement Tuesday after President Obama announced that the United States will dedicate $90 million over the next three years to address unexploded ordinance (UXO)...