Bicameral Legislation Introduced to Better Assess Savings from Preventive Health Care Initiatives

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Bipartisan lawmakers say that continuing to shift towards more preventive health care saves lives and costs, and so should the budgets and accounting methods. Maryland Senator Ben Cardin is among the lawmakers who have reintroduced legislation that aims to apply this concept. The Preventive Health Savings Act would direct the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to…

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New Legislation to Improve Program Involving Mentoring and Assistance for Small Businesses

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U.S. Senators Chris Coons and Ben Cardin today introduced a bill that would help with the annual in-person mentoring, online training, and local training workshops SCORE provides to small businesses. The SCORE for Small Business Act would reauthorize and improve the SCORE program, which Cardin says is one of the Small Business Administration’s impactful entrepreneurial development programs, providing…

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Delmarva Reacts to White House Student Loan Forgiveness Plan

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Elected officials and education leaders are reacting to President Biden’s action to forgive up to $10,000 in student loans for recipients who make less than $125,000, and up to $20,000 for Pell Grant recipients. Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del. released this statement: “As the cost of higher education has ballooned over the last three decades,…

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Texas School Slaughter: Delmarva Reaction

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Delmarva lawmakers are starting to react to Tuesday’s massacre at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. U.S and State of Delaware and Maryland flags are flying at half-staff until sunset Saturday in memory of the child victims and a teacher who was also killed. At least one police department on Delmarva plans to have officers…

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Elected Officials Reacted To Leaked US Supreme Court Majority Opinion Re: Roe v. Wade

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Area elected officials are reacting to a Politico report that a leaked US Supreme Court draft majority opinion indicates that the nation’s highest court would strike down Roe V. Wade, the landmark decision that legalized abortion. US Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.: “Reversing the long-settled protections in Roe is outrageous. Every woman in America deserves the chance to make…

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Hogan Criticized For Opting Out Of Federal Pandemic Unemployment Programs

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Several members of Maryland’s congressional delegation – all Democrats – are raising questions with Republican Governor Larry Hogan about his decision to end the state’s participation in four federal pandemic unemployment assistance programs. The group, which includes Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, said unemployment benefits are helping more than 300,000 Marylanders make ends…

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Maryland Senator Supports Buying in to Medicare at 50

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U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, a Democrat of Maryland has signed on as a co-sponsor of legislation that would allow people to buy into Medicare at age 50. Senator Cardin says the legislation would help millions of Americans who are approaching retirement or are being forced to retire early and are facing increasing health care needs…

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