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Senator Ben Cardin
U.S. Senator for Maryland. Ranking Member, Foreign Relations Committee.
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Senator Ben Cardin 3h
The violence against and pressure on Memorial Human Rights Center activists in must stop. The govt must prosecute arson attack on Nazran office and ensure the rights and safety of Oyub Titiev. I stand with in calling for his release.
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Senator Ben Cardin 6h
It's unconscionable that the party that controls the Senate, the House of Representatives, and the White House – the Republican Party – cannot pass a budget. They seemingly cannot even honor a deal that had broad, bipartisan support and would have ensured we avoided a .
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Senator Ben Cardin 9h
Replying to @SenatorCardin
GOP leadership should have allowed amendments to make sure complies with the Constitution. It is a falsehood to say that we must choose between protecting our national security and protecting the constitutional rights of American citizens. We can – and we must – do both.
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Senator Ben Cardin 9h
I voted against because the legislation did not strike the right balance between maintaining our national security and safeguarding the constitutional rights of American citizens. Senators should have had the opportunity to improve and amend this bill.
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Senator Ben Cardin 12h
I'm live with in just a few minutes. Looking forward to discussing the I recently released and talking about what's happening in the Senate. Join me now:
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Senator Ben Cardin Jan 17
A free press is no one's enemy. It is a bedrock pillar of democracy. If we fail to defend it, we fail to defend our rights as Americans – our right to be informed, to be critical, to have a transparent government. These tenets have always, and must always, transcend politics.
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Senator Ben Cardin Jan 17
My letter to Sec. Tillerson and Admin Green speaks to what remains a critical issue that too many of our natl security institutions have been too slow to address: sexual harassment and its effects on the professionalism & effective functioning of those institutions.
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Senator Ben Cardin Jan 17
Industries are now reckoning with the ugly, troubling subjugation of women that has done so much harm. The US govt is unfortunately no different, and in our responsibility to oversee the & , we must listen to women's voices and make dramatic changes.
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Senator Ben Cardin Jan 17
Powerful action by American Jews and today. I stand with them in asking for a clean .
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Senator Ben Cardin Jan 16
Congress should give our intelligence agencies the tools they need to disrupt and prevent terrorist attacks. But we must simultaneously insist that any such awesome power comports with the U.S. Constitution and protects the civil liberties of innocent Americans.
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Senator Ben Cardin Jan 16
I just voted against cloture on reauthorizing because, particularly on a bill that has such a profound impact on the civil liberties of American citizens, Senators should have the opportunity to offer, debate, and vote on amendments.
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Senator Ben Cardin Jan 16
"This is not one person's country. It's our country. And we must work to keep it that way." - w/ United Missionary Baptist Convention of MD
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Senator Ben Cardin Jan 16
Underscoring the need for stable federal partnerships with the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, a team that strengthens the city daily.
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Senator Ben Cardin Jan 15
Replying to @SenatorCardin
Let us use not as a day of rest, but as a day of action, of volunteerism and of civic engagement, when we recommit ourselves to fighting inequality and injustice — wherever we may find them.
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Senator Ben Cardin Jan 15
In his last sermon, reflecting on all that our country can be, Dr. King said he could see the Promised Land up upon that great mountain top. Today let us all pledge to follow his footsteps up that mountain. Let us pledge to carry on his dream until we meet him there.
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Senator Ben Cardin Jan 15
Dr. King lives on in every peacefully marching protester and every word spoken in opposition to injustice. He lives on in all those who, every day, make their own extraordinary choices, like meeting the darkness of our troubled times with the light of their own hope.
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SiriusXM Progress Jan 12
LISTEN: talked about threat that poses to our on The Show.
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SiriusXM Progress Jan 12
LISTEN: responded to Pres. Trump's "Shithole countries" comment on The Show.
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Senator Ben Cardin Jan 13
Maryland also has thriving coastal communities, and the Chesapeake Bay is the lifeblood of our economy. should show us the same respect shown to FL & immediately exempt our coast from any new offshore oil or gas leases.
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Senator Ben Cardin Jan 12
Exempting MD from dangerous offshore oil & gas drilling would ensure our vital industries, from tourism to recreation to fishing, are not needlessly placed in harm's way. Join me in asking to show MD the same respect & consideration shown to FL.
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