Ben Cardin

Benjamin Louis Cardin is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Maryland, first elected to that seat in 2006. A Democrat, he previously was a member of the United States House of Representatives for Maryland-3 from 1987 to 2007 and of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1967 to 1987. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Ben Cardin has 1,735 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1987 House Proceeding as a Democratic Representative for Maryland's 3rd district. The year with the most videos was 2017 with 135 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2011 with an average of 8,409 views per program. Most appearances with Nancy Pelosi (15), Chuck Schumer (14), Sheldon Whitehouse (14). Most common tags: Federal Budget, Health Care, Tax Policy.

Appearances by Title:January 4, 2007 - Present U.S. Senator, D-MD View Map Videos: 1,153


Co-Chair, Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe c. January 4, 2007 - c. December 31, 2008 Videos: 1 U.S. Representative, D-MD 3rd January 3, 1987 - January 3, 2007 Videos: 581

Recent Appearances

  • Manufacturing Regulations

    Manufacturing Regulations

    The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee convened a hearing to examine the pros and cons of the Growing American…

  • Senate Session, Part 1

    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate considered David Tapp’s judicial nomination for a 15-year term on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, which hears…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate passed a fiscal year 2020 domestic spending bill, focusing on the Departments of Agriculture, Justice, Commerce,…

  • U.S. Ambassador to Russia Confirmation Hearing

    U.S. Ambassador to Russia Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee considered Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan’s nomination to serve as U.S. ambassador to…

  • Senate Session, Part 2

    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate continued work on a fiscal year 2020 domestic spending bill, including the Departments of Agriculture, Justice,…

  • Ceremony at the Capitol for the Late Representative Elijah Cummings

    Ceremony at the Capitol for the Late Representative Elijah Cummings

    The casket of the late Representatve Elijah Cummings (D-MD) arrived at the U.S. Capitol for a ceremony before lying in state. Leadership…

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