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2012-11-29 16:21:22

Up to 36,000 civilian employees would lose their jobs unless amendment is approved WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees is calling on all U.S. senators to support an amendment introduced by Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland that would prevent harmful cuts to the Department of Defense's civilian workforce. The Cardin amendment, #3025, would strike a provision in the fiscal 2013 National Defense Authorization Act requiring a 5%...

2012-03-23 06:22:18

BALTIMORE, March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tooth decay is the single most common childhood disease nationwide, yet it is completely preventable. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this problem is nearly three times as prevalent among underserved children.[1] While Maryland is considered a national leader in addressing children's dental health needs, too many children eligible for dental care through the state's Medicaid program still have not accessed...

2012-02-21 14:32:00

Listen Now! http://www.federalnewsradio.com/216/2749417/Sen-Ben-Cardin-DMd-addresses-the-dangers-of-cutting-public-services--February-17th-2012 WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" for a special presentation from the union's annual Legislative and Grassroots Mobilization Conference. The show, which originally aired on Friday, Feb. 17, is now available on demand. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) discussed the dangers of cutting public...

2011-07-27 00:01:20

Maryland's Secretary of Business and Economic Development Testifies before U.S Senate on Role of Small Business in Defending our Nation from Cyber Attacks. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) July 26, 2011 Christian S. Johansson, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, yesterday testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship at a field hearing on The Role of Small Businesses in Strengthening Cybersecurity Efforts in the United States....

2011-07-22 10:45:00

Senate Bill Would Allow Consumers to Pay Taxes, Keep Remaining FSA Funds WASHINGTON, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) introduced the Medical Flexible Spending Account Improvement Act (S. 1404), a bill that would allow consumers to pay taxes on and withdraw any remaining funds in their employer-sponsored flexible spending accounts (FSAs). Current rules require that any leftover balance in an FSA must be forfeited to the...

2011-02-12 00:00:42

CyberMaryland logo debuts Baltimore, MD (Vocus/PRWEB) February 11, 2011 Christian S. Johansson, Secretary of the Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED), today released the CyberMaryland logo, the latest and most visible aspect of the state's marketing efforts to position Maryland as the national leader in cybersecurity. "The CyberMaryland initiative, which Governor Martin O'Malley launched in January 2010, called for a coordinated and defined marketing campaign to raise...

2009-08-04 09:06:00

Senators Cardin (D-MD) and Burr (R-NC) sponsor bill to increase awareness and research for musculoskeletal diseases WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, July 30, 2009, the Access to America's Orthopaedic Services Act of 2009 (AAOS Act), S. 1548, was introduced in the United States Senate by Senators Benjamin Cardin (D-MD) and Richard Burr (R-NC). This introduction, the first of its kind in the Senate, marks a historical victory for the orthopaedic community. S....

2009-06-22 14:43:00

NIH declines to attend field hearing exploring use of Recovery Act funds ROCKVILLE, Md., June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), chaired a field hearing today of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship in Rockville, MD, entitled "Missed Opportunities: The ARRA and the NIH/SBIR exclusion." During the hearing, local and national experts in biotechnology testified about the important research and development projects that could be...

2009-06-11 17:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids applauds U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin for voting today to approve historic legislation that gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate tobacco products, including the authority to crack down on tobacco marketing and sales to kids. The U.S. Senate approved the bipartisan bill 79 to 17. The House has approved similar legislation, and Congress is expected to quickly...

2009-01-06 16:52:00

Leaders to Assert Israel's Right to Self Defense and Hold Hamas Responsible for War Israeli Ambassador, Sen. Cardin; Berkley, Engel, Kirk, Wexler, Wolf, Leggett & others ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Elected officials, community leaders and hundreds of supporters of Israel will gather to assert Israel's right and responsibility to defend its citizens from terrorism and hold Hamas responsible for the current war and encourage Americans to stand by Israel. Confirmed...