[photograph of Representative Cardin] BENJAMIN L. CARDIN, U.S. Representative (Democrat), 3rd Congressional District (parts of Baltimore City, & parts of Anne Arundel, Baltimore & Howard counties), Maryland.

104 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-4016
e-mail: rep.cardin@mail.house.gov.
fax: (202) 225-9219
web: www.house.gov/cardin/

Member of U.S. House of Representatives since 1987. Assistant Democratic Whip. Member, Ways and Means Committee, 1989- (health subcommittee, 1989-99; oversight subcommittee, 1995-97; human resources subcommittee, 1999-; social security subcommittee, 1999-); Budget Committee, 1997-; Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, 1991-97. Member, Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission), 1993-. Steering Committee, Democratic Caucus, 1993-. Chair, Democratic Transition Team, 1994. Chair, Organization, Study and Review Committee, Democratic Caucus, 1995-. Co-Chair, Bipartisan Ethics Task Force, 1997.

Member, House of Delegates, representing District 5 and District 42 (Baltimore City), 1967-86. House Speaker, 1979-86. Chair, Ways and Means Committee, 1974-78. Chair, Savings and Loan Oversight Committee, 1986. Chair, State Federal Assembly, National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), 1980-81. Member, Presidential Advisory Committee on Federalism, 1981. Member, Governor's Commission on Domestic Relations Laws, 1976-86; Maryland Veterans Home Commission, 1979-86; State Commission on the Capital City, 1979-86; State House Trust, 1979-86; Governor's Advisory Commission on Reapportionment and Redistricting, 1981; Interstate Banking Committee, 1982-83; Golden Age Card Task Force, 1982-83; Governor's Employment and Training Council, 1983-84; Western Maryland Enterprise Study Committee, 1983-86; Task Force on Health-Care Cost Containment, 1984; Fiscal Review Committee, 1984-86; Governor's Commission on Excellence in Higher Education, 1985. Board of Trustees, St. Mary's College of Maryland, 1988-99. Board of Visitors, University of Maryland School of Law, 1989-. Board of Trustees, Goucher College, 1999-. Chair, Special Study Commission on the Maryland Public Ethics Law, 1998. Member, Congressional Advisory Committee, Women's Health Research Coalition, 1999-. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, October 5, 1943. Attended Baltimore public schools; University of Pittsburgh, B.A., cum laude, 1964; University of Maryland School of Law, LL.B., J.D., 1967 (1st in class). Attorney. Board of Trustees, Baltimore Museum of Art, 1980-86, 1988-94. Board of Trustees, University of Maryland Alumni Association-International, 1982-88. Board of Directors, Associated Jewish Charities and Welfare Fund, 1985-89. Director, Re-Visions Foundation Inc., 1988-94. Chair, Maryland Legal Services Corporation, 1988-95. Pro Bono Publico Award, American Bar Association, 1989. Israel Freedom Award, 1992. Representative of Year, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1993. Congressional award, Small Business Council of America, 1993, 1999. Heinz National Leadership Award, Alliance to End Childhood Lead Poisoning, 1994. Hunting S. Williams Award, Coalition for a Lead-Safe Environment, 1995. Public Policy Leadership Award, Digestive Disease National Coalition, 1996. Living Stream Award, Maryland Save Our Streams, 1996. H. Vernon Eney Award, Maryland Bar Foundation, 1996. Representative of the Year Award, National Association of Police Organizations, 1998. Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Public Service, American Medical Association, 1999. Jacob K. Javits Award, American Psychiatric Association, 1999. "Deficit Hawk" Honor Roll, Concord Coalition, 1998, 1999. Married; two children.

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