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Ben Cardin's Public Statements on Issue: Business and Consumers

Full Name: Benjamin 'Ben' L. Cardin
Office: U.S. Senate (MD) - Jr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2018
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Myrna; 1 Child: Deborah
Birth Date: 10/05/1943
Birth Place: Baltimore, MD
Home City: Baltimore, MD
Religion: Jewish
Date Title
Aug. 4, 2014 Cardin, Cantwell Applaud Small Business Scorecard for Federal Contracting
July 31, 2014 Cantwell Introduces Legislation to Close the Gender Gap for Women Entrepreneurs
July 29, 2014 Senators, SBA Administrator: Reauthorize Export-Import Bank to Support Small Businesses
July 15, 2014 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Net Neutrality
June 13, 2014 Letter to Ian Rear, CEO of Pfizer - Maryland Jobs
May 20, 2014 Senators Introduce Bill to Clamp Down on "Inversions" Tax Loophole
May 16, 2014 Cardin Calls On MOCO Small Businesses For Guidance On Federal Role In Promoting Growth Opportunities
May 12, 2014 Letter to Ian Read, CEO of Pfizer - Regarding Maryland Pharmaceutical Jobs
March 19, 2014 Cardin Hails Latest Step In U.S. Leadership In Extractive Industries Transparency
Feb. 9, 2014 FOX "Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace" - Transcript: CBO Affordable Care Act Report
Feb. 6, 2014 Cardin Praises CVS Caremark For Plans To Remove Tobacco Products From Its Stores
Jan. 15, 2014 Cardin Welcomes Nomination of Small Business Administrator
Nov. 19, 2013 Cardin Visits Kohls.Com Distribution Center As They Gear Up For The Holiday Shopping Season
Sept. 16, 2013 Ruppersberger, Team Maryland Announce Federal Grant to Help Minority Businesses in Baltimore
Sept. 13, 2013 Cardin Showcases Baltimore Company That Is Creating Jobs And Leaving Its Mark On Major League Sports, Scouts, USG And National Brands
July 19, 2013 Cardin's "Made In Maryland" Tour Visits Heavy Seas Brewery Where Jobs Are on Tap For Baltimore
July 11, 2013 Letter to Director Cordray and Acting Secretary Harris - Fees Associated with Prepaid "Payroll Cards"
July 11, 2013 Letter to Secretary Arne Duncan, Department of Education, Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, Federal Trade Commission, and Director Richard Cordray, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Student Loans
June 25, 2013 Immigration Reform
May 6, 2013 Cardin Calls Senate Passage Of Marketplace Fairness Act A Win For Maryland Businesses And Taxpayers
April 23, 2013 Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 --Motion to Proceed--Continued
April 8, 2013 Cardin, Delaney Host Bio-Tech Jobs Roundtable Discussion On Jobs, Future Economic Growth
Feb. 25, 2013 Hoyer, Mikulski, Cardin, Members of Maryland House Delegation Urge the House to Take Action to Avert Sequestration
Feb. 20, 2013 Letter to Acting Administrator Perciasepe - Environmental Health
Jan. 17, 2013 Cardin, Lugar, Levin Support SEC In Legal Fight To Implement New Transparency Rules For Oil, Gas and Mining Industries
Jan. 3, 2013 Sarbanes, Members of the Maryland Delegation Announce 5-Year Delay in Treasury Department, GSA Plan to Move 450 Jobs Out of Prince George's County
Dec. 21, 2012 Letter to U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, Klobuchar, Collins Urge Administration to Crack Down on Unfair Canadian Trade Practices in the Paper Market
Dec. 21, 2012 Cardin Votes To Support America's Military Families, Small Business Contractors
Aug. 22, 2012 Cardin, Lugar, Leahy Welcome SEC Approval of Transparency Rules
Aug. 7, 2012 The Port of Baltimore is on the Upswing and a Good Indicator of Economic Growth for Our Nation
July 25, 2012 Middle Class Tax Cut--Motion to Proceed
July 21, 2012 The Baltimore Sun - Lawmakers Look to Boost Small Contractors
July 20, 2012 Cardin Visits Carroll Co. Clothing Manufacturer to Discuss Need to Support U.S. Manufacturing, Bring Jobs Home to America
July 19, 2012 Bring Jobs Home Act--Motion to Proceed
June 27, 2012 Pryor-Cardin Measure to Increase Product Safety Research Headed to President's Desk
May 23, 2012 The Bay Net - Adding $11 Billion in New Opportunities for American Small Businesses Creates American Jobs
May 22, 2012 Cardin Introduces New Bill to Increase Federal Small Business Contract Opportunities
May 22, 2012 Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act--Motion to Proceed--Resumed
April 26, 2012 Cardin, Mikulski Announce Victory in Changing Senate Postal Reform Bill to Guarantee That the Easton Mail Processing Facility Will Remain Open
April 25, 2012 Cardin Says Marketplace Fairness Act Will Help Maryland Avoid Tax Hikes, Protect Local Businesses
April 2, 2012 Letter to Ron Kirk, United States Trade Representative
March 26, 2012 Letter to Barbara Mikulski, Chairman of the Appropriations Committee and Kay Bailey Hutchison, Ranking Member of the Appropriations Committee
March 21, 2012 Senate Bill Would Force Emergency Action to Cut Gas Prices
Jan. 18, 2012 Federal Program Helps Small Businesses Become More Innovative
Jan. 15, 2012 Cumberland Times-News - Cardin Talks Fracking, Bay Cleanup During Tour Through Western MD
Jan. 13, 2012 Cardin Says Move to Elevate SBA Will Help Millions of American Small Businesses
Nov. 21, 2011 Mikulski, Cardin Announce Funding For Economic Development, Job Creation In Western Maryland
Nov. 17, 2011 Cardin Encourages Shoppers to Shop Local and Shop Small on "Small Business Saturday"
Nov. 10, 2011 Cardin, Mikulski Announce Economic Development Funding for Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center
Nov. 10, 2011 Cardin Votes to Help Small Businesses by Removing 3% Tax on Withholding for Contractors
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