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  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sent the following letter to President Obama, thanking the administration for the work that they have done thus far to prevent widespread violence in Burundi and urging the President to work closely with the international...
  • BALTIMORE, MD – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the rescission of Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terrorism. “This decision is a necessary step forward in establishing a more constructive relationship with Cuba,” said...
  • Washington, DC – Senator Ben Cardin, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the growing humanitarian crisis in Yemen. “The Saudi-initiated five-day humanitarian pause was a welcome development, but there is evidence that the Houthi movement did not respect the ceasefire...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered the following opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, at today’s full committee hearing on “U.S. Cuba Policy – The Way Forward.” “There is no question that on December 17 of last year, President...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, led a bipartisan letter expressing support for the people and government of Tunisia as they transition to democracy and representative government. The letter was co-signed by nine other senators that sit on the Senate Foreign Relations...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the House passage of the Iran Nuclear Review Agreement Act of 2015. “The Senate and House, Democrats and Republicans have spoken with one voice in demanding a review of any accord...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit. “The Middle East is confronted by tremendous challenges and at this critical juncture, the partnership between the United States and the...
  • Watch Senator Cardin Speaking on the Senate Floor About the Resolution WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement on Monday’s vote in the Senate on S.Con.Res.16, authored by Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), which calls for the release...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement recognizing May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. “We recognize the month of May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and celebrate the many contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement recognizing May as Jewish American Heritage Month.  In 2014, Senator Cardin was a lead cosponsor of a bipartisan Senate Resolution recognizing May as Jewish American Heritage Month and honoring...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Ben Cardin, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement honoring International Red Cross and Red Crescent Day on May 8, 2015. “On International Red Cross and Red Crescent Day we honor the global impact of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and we pay tribute to...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee issued the following statement after the Iran Nuclear Review Agreement Act of 2015 was approved 98-1 by the U.S. Senate.  “We have sent a clear message today that on this most vital national security issue – keeping Iran from...
  • Washington, D.C. – Senator Ben Cardin, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sent the following letter to President Barack Obama requesting that his administration provide Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nepalese nationals present in the United States that cannot return to their country due to the earthquake and...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued a press statement recognizing World Press Freedom Day on May 3, 2015 and a Congressional Record statement, both of which appear below. “On World Press Freedom Day 2015 we celebrate the value of freedom of press and the critical...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-ID), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism introduced a resolution today offering support for Nepal and its neighbors in the aftermath of the deadly earthquake...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), the committee’s ranking member, yesterday introduced a bipartisan resolution (S.Res.152) on the significance of the United States’ relationship with Japan as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives in...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the destruction caused by the severe earthquake in Nepal earlier today. “I would like to extend my sincere condolences to the people of Nepal and South Asia over the tragic loss of life and...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement recognizing World Malaria Day on April 25, 2015. He is a cosponsor of a Senate Resolution on World Malaria Day with Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) that underscores the importance of...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide which occurs on April 24, 2015. “This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, which claimed the lives of 1.5...
  • WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement in response to the deaths of Marylander Warren Weinstein and Italian national Giovanni Lo Porto. Weinstein was kidnapped by al-Qaeda while serving as a contractor in Pakistan for the United States Agency for...