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Congressman Benjamin Cardin from Maryland

Profile for Senator Benjamin Cardin from Maryland

Congressman Benjamin L. Cardin
Democrat
Next Election: 2024
Benjamin L. Cardin
Maryland
202-224-4524

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Latest Announcements:

Latest Votes:

Jul 22 2021

Voted Yes On the Nomination on PN401

Jill Hruby, of New Mexico, to be Under Secretary for Nuclear Security, Department of Energy

Jul 22 2021

Voted Yes On the Cloture Motion on HR3684

A bill to authorize funds for Federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, and transit programs, and for other purposes.

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Campaign Finance Summary:

Contributions: $207,361
Individual $75,074
PAC & SuperPac $128,000
Disbursements: $316,816
Individual Refunds $2,000
Committee Refunds $0
Debts Owed $0
Cash on Hand $1,152,268

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Recently Sponsored Bills:

s2392 - Jul 20 2021

A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to allow the Secretary of State to make available to the public certain records pertaining to the refusal of a visa or permit based on an alien's involvement in corruption, transnational repression, or human rights abuse, and for other purposes.

Senate Judiciary Committee

Cosponsors
1

s2367 - Jul 15 2021

A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire land in Frederick County, Maryland, for the Historic Preservation Training Center of the National Park Service, and for other purposes.

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Cosponsors
1

s2194 - Jun 23 2021

A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior, through the Coastal Program of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, to work with willing partners and provide support to efforts to assess, protect, restore, and enhance important coastal areas that provide fish and wildlife habitat on which Federal trust species depend, and for other purposes.

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee

Cosponsors
1

s2068 - Jun 15 2021

A bill to require the Minority Business Development Agency of the Department of Commerce to promote and administer programs in the public and private sectors to assist the development of minority business enterprises, to ensure that such Agency has the necessary supporting resources, particularly during economic downturns, and for other purposes.

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee

Cosponsors
3

s1700 - May 19 2021

A bill to encourage greater community accountability of law enforcement agencies, and for other purposes.

Senate Judiciary Committee

Cosponsors
0

sres205 - May 11 2021

A resolution promoting minority health awareness and supporting the goals and ideals of National Minority Health Month in April 2021, which include bringing attention to the health disparities faced by minority populations of the United States such as American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders.

Cosponsors
16

sres205 - May 11 2021

A resolution promoting minority health awareness and supporting the goals and ideals of National Minority Health Month in April 2021, which include bringing attention to the health disparities faced by minority populations of the United States such as American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders.

Cosponsors
16

s1104 - Apr 13 2021

A bill to measure the progress of post-disaster recovery and efforts to address corruption, governance, rule of law, and media freedoms in Haiti.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Cosponsors
1

sres124 - Mar 18 2021

A resolution celebrating the heritage of Romani Americans.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Cosponsors
1

sres124 - Mar 18 2021

A resolution celebrating the heritage of Romani Americans.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Cosponsors
1

s614 - Mar 5 2021

A bill to amend title 23, United States Code, to improve the transportation alternatives program, and for other purposes.

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee

Cosponsors
1

s597 - Mar 4 2021

A bill to eliminate racial, religious, and other discriminatory profiling by law enforcement, and for other purposes.

Senate Judiciary Committee

Cosponsors
23

s552 - Mar 2 2021

A bill to direct the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development to submit to Congress a report on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global basic education programs.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Cosponsors
1

s481 - Feb 25 2021

A bill to secure the Federal voting rights of persons when released from incarceration.

Senate Judiciary Committee

Cosponsors
23

sres58 - Feb 13 2021

An original resolution authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Senate Rules and Administration Committee

Cosponsors
0

sres58 - Feb 13 2021

An original resolution authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Senate Rules and Administration Committee

Cosponsors
0

sres35 - Feb 4 2021

A resolution condemning the military coup that took place on February 1, 2021, in Burma and the Burmese military's detention of civilian leaders, calling for an immediate and unconditional release of all those detained and for those elected to serve in parliament to resume their duties without impediment, and for other purposes.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Cosponsors
1

sres35 - Feb 4 2021

A resolution condemning the military coup that took place on February 1, 2021, in Burma and the Burmese military's detention of civilian leaders, calling for an immediate and unconditional release of all those detained and for those elected to serve in parliament to resume their duties without impediment, and for other purposes.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Cosponsors
1

sres24 - Feb 2 2021

A resolution supporting efforts by the Government and people of Colombia to pursue peace and regional stability.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Cosponsors
1

sres24 - Feb 2 2021

A resolution supporting efforts by the Government and people of Colombia to pursue peace and regional stability.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Cosponsors
1

s93 - Jan 28 2021

A bill to amend the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act to modify the foreign persons subject to sanctions and to remove the sunset for the imposition of sanctions, and for other purposes.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Cosponsors
1

s98 - Jan 28 2021

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against tax for neighborhood revitalization, and for other purposes.

Senate Finance Committee

Cosponsors
5

s64 - Jan 27 2021

A bill to amend the Small Business Act to spur entrepreneurial ecosystems in underserved communities.

Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee

Cosponsors
1

s63 - Jan 27 2021

A bill to establish an Office of Emerging Markets within the Small Business Administration that will strengthen the development of small business concerns in emerging markets, including those owned by women, minorities, veterans, and those located in rural areas, and for other purposes.

Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee

Cosponsors
2

s5040 - Dec 17 2020

A bill to require the Secretary of State to submit to Congress a strategy of the Department of State and the United States Agency for International Development to address the global climate change crisis, improve the energy and resource efficiency of the Department, and for other purposes.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Cosponsors
0

s5031 - Dec 16 2020

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a progressive consumption tax and to reform the income tax, and for other purposes.

Senate Finance Committee

Cosponsors
0

s5031 - Dec 16 2020

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a progressive consumption tax and to reform the income tax, and for other purposes.

Senate Finance Committee

Cosponsors
0

s5018 - Dec 15 2020

A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a grant program supporting trauma center violence intervention and violence prevention programs, and for other purposes.

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee

Cosponsors
0

s5001 - Dec 10 2020

A bill to amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to fund job-creating improvements in energy and resiliency for Federal buildings managed by the General Services Administration, to enable a portfolio of clean buildings by 2030, and for other purposes.

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee

Cosponsors
0

sres797 - Dec 8 2020

A resolution honoring the life and achievements of former United States Senator Paul Spyros Sarbanes and expressing condolences to the family of Paul Spyros Sarbanes on his passing.

Cosponsors
99

s4919 - Nov 18 2020

A bill to provide for a study by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on the potential benefits on population health outcomes of incorporating into the Federal legislative process tools that measure the impacts of proposed legislation (including in areas outside of health care) on health and health disparities, and for other purposes.

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee

Cosponsors
6

sres776 - Nov 17 2020

A resolution designating the week beginning September 13, 2020, as "National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week".

Cosponsors
18

sres776 - Nov 17 2020

A resolution designating the week beginning September 13, 2020, as "National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week".

Cosponsors
18

s4818 - Oct 20 2020

A bill to provide assistance to small businesses affected by COVID-19, and for other purposes.

Senate Finance Committee

Cosponsors
33

s4818 - Oct 20 2020

A bill to provide assistance to small businesses affected by COVID-19, and for other purposes.

Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee

Cosponsors
34

s4816 - Oct 20 2020

A bill to establish the Southern Maryland National Heritage Area, and for other purposes.

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Cosponsors
1

sres745 - Oct 1 2020

A resolution honoring the life, legacy, and example of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on the 25th anniversary of his death.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Cosponsors
8

sres745 - Oct 1 2020

A resolution honoring the life, legacy, and example of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on the 25th anniversary of his death.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Cosponsors
8

sres701 - Sep 17 2020

A resolution urging the Government of Burma to hold free, fair, inclusive, transparent, participatory, and credible elections on November 8, 2020.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Cosponsors
9

sres701 - Sep 17 2020

A resolution urging the Government of Burma to hold free, fair, inclusive, transparent, participatory, and credible elections on November 8, 2020.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Cosponsors
9