Benjamin Cardin

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Democratic Maryland

U.S. Senate (Maryland Jr)


Family: Wife: Myrna; 1 Child: Deborah

Born: 10/05/1943 Baltimore, MD

Home: Baltimore, Maryland

Religion: Jewish

Education: JD, University of Maryland School of Law, 1967 BA, Economics, University of Pittsburgh, 1964

Profession: Attorney, Private Practice, 1967-1986

Political: Senator, United States Senate, 2006-present Senior Democratic Whip, United States House of Representatives, 2006 Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1987-2006 Speaker, Maryland State House of Representatives, 1979-1986 Representative, Maryland State House of Representatives, 1967-1986 Member, Democratic Steering Committee

Congressional Membership: Chair, Special Study Commission on Maryland Public Ethics Law, 1998 Co-Chair, Bipartisan Ethics Task Force, 1997 Chairman/Ranking Member/Commissioner, Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe Executive Board, Congressional Arts Caucus Member, Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus Member, Congressional Biotechnology Caucus Member, Congressional Competitiveness Caucus Member, Congressional Human Rights Caucus Member, Congressional Steel Caucus Member, Congressional Urban Caucus Chair, Democratic Caucus, Organization, Study and Review Committee Co-Chair, House Intercity Passenger Rail Coalition Member, National Security Working Force

Organization Membership: Trustee, Goucher College Board of Trustees, 1999-2008 Board of Visitors, United States Naval Academy, 2007 Advisory Board, Center for Study of Democracy, Saint Mary's College, 2002 Trustee, Saint Mary's College Board of Trustees, 1988-1999 President's Board of Visitors, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 1998 Board of Visitors, University of Maryland Law School, 1991-1998 Chair, Maryland Legal Services Corporation, 1988-1995 Associated Jewish Charities and Welfare Fund, 1985-1989 Trustee, Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs Executive Committee, Council of State Governments National Advisory Board, Johns Hopkins University's Institute for Policy Studies' Chancellor's Advisory Council, University of Maryland Trustee, University of Maryland Alumni Association International



Environment and Public Works


Foreign Relations

Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Subcommittee on African Affairs

Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety

Subcommittee on European Affairs

Subcommittee on Health Care

Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law

Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs and International Environmental Protection

Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs

Subcommittee on Oversight

Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy

Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight

Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security

Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure

Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife


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