The Honorable Ben Cardin, D-MD, United States Senate
Nancy Cook, Economics Correspondent, National Journal
Ben Cardin believes government has a duty to improve the lives of all Americans. From expanding access to health care to boosting job growth to making homeownership affordable to improving the environment, Senator Cardin is a recognized leader with a record of legislative success.
First elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006, he was re-elected in 2012. Senator Cardin currently serves on the Finance, Foreign Relations, Environment and Public Works, and Small Business committees.
Nancy Cook covers economic and domestic policy for National Journal and also serves as the lead writer for Next Economy, a joint project of the National Journal and The Atlantic. Prior to this, she covered economic and fiscal policy for National Journal for more than two years, leading the policy coverage of all of D.C.'s major budget battles. She's also worked as a senior editor at Fast Company and a staff writer at Newsweek, based in New York.