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  • Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement regarding a recently enacted Danish law that authorizes police to search asylum seekers entering the country and confiscate any non-essential items that do not have any sentimental value to the owner...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement on the terrorist attack in Pakistan:  “I want to express my condolences to the families of those lost in today’s terrorist attack in Pakistan.  The targeting of an educational institution...
  • BALTIMORE – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and author of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, issued the following statement on Implementation Day of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.  “With Implementation Day of the Iran nuclear agreement now here, it is critical...
  • BALTIMORE – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the release of four detained Americans in Iran and a fifth American, a student, who was released as well.  “The release of five innocent Americans from Iran is a day for all Americans to celebrate...
  • BALTIMORE –U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued this statement following Taiwan’s historic election.  “Taiwan has once again demonstrated an unwavering commitment to democracy and freedom of expression following their now concluded historic campaign and election. I...
  • BALTIMORE – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on East Asia, issued the following statement on the terrorist attack that occurred in Indonesia today. "I want to express my deepest condolences to all those wounded and to the families who lost loved...
  • WASHINGTON – In response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) issued the following statement. Senator Cardin’s guest for the speech was Robert Caret, Chancellor of the University System of Maryland (USM). “President Obama set out an aggressive agenda tonight, showing the...
  • BALTIMORE – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on East Asia, The Pacific and International Cybersecurity Policy, issued the following statement regarding North Korea’s nuclear test. “Today's reported nuclear test by North Korea is...
  • BALTIMORE – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding today’s announcement by the foreign ministers of South Korea and Japan in reaching a breakthrough agreement to resolve their long standing dispute regarding comfort women during World War Two. “I...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, along with Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Chris Coons (D-DE), Gary Peters (D-MI), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Tim Kaine (D-VA),...
  • Cardin Legislation, the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, Approved by Senate   Senator Cardin: “Passage of the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act in the Senate is a big victory for champions of human rights and freedoms. We are one step closer to ensuring that human rights violators cannot escape the...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement marking the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s engagement policy with Cuba.   “One year ago today, President Obama set forth a new course for U.S. policy towards Cuba grounded firmly in the...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement following the adoption of the IAEA Board of Governors Resolution on Iran’s nuclear program.   “The Resolution adopted today by the International Atomic Energy Agency's Board of Governors to close its...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement on the release of Azerbaijani rights activist Leyla Yunus from prison:   “Although I welcome today’s release of Leyla Yunus from her unjust imprisonment in Azerbaijan, the fabricated charges against...
  • Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding International Anti-Corruption Day. The Senator specifically cited Ukraine as country working to curb corruption.  The remarks, as prepared for delivery, appear...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement on the recent announcement by NATO extending an invitation for Montenegro to join the Alliance.   “I welcome the recent announcement that NATO will extend an invitation to the country of Montenegro.  I...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement congratulating Venezuela on its recent election for the country's unicameral National Assembly. Venezuela's Electoral Council (CNE) announced and President Nicolas Maduro has recognized that the...
  • PARIS – Ten U.S. Senators arrived in Paris on Friday to attend the COP 21 climate talks that are now underway.  The Senate delegation, led by U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Maryland), will attend the Paris talks and participate in a series of events and bilateral meetings with world leaders in support of achieving solutions to the challenges...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Special Representative on Anti-Semitism, Racism, and Intolerance for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly, issued the following statement regarding plans by the Hungarian government to...
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered the following statement on the Senate floor regarding the political crisis in Burundi. A video of his remarks can be downloaded here. (AS PREPARED) “Mr. President, I rise to call for urgent action to prevent widespread...