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Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin, D-Md.

Senator (3rd term)



Political Highlights: Md. House, 1967-87; U.S. House of Representatives, 1987-2007
Born: October 5, 1943; Baltimore, Md.
Residence: Baltimore
Religion: Jewish
Family: Wife, Myrna Edelman Cardin; two children (one deceased)
Education: U. of Pittsburgh, B.A. 1964; U. of Maryland, Baltimore, LL.B. 1967
Elected: 2006
Committee Assignments: Environment & Public Works (Clean Air, Climate, & Nuclear Safety; Fisheries, Wildlife & Water; Transportation & Infrastructure - Chairman); Finance (Health Care; International Trade, Customs & Global Competitiveness; Taxation & IRS Oversight); Foreign Relations (Europe and Regional Security Cooperation; Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions; State Department and USAID Management - Chairman; Western Hemisphere); Small Business & Entrepreneurship
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District Rating: Safe Democrat
House Seniority: 16th ranked Senate Democrat
Twitter: 256,445 followers

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