Press Releases

September 27, 2022

Cárdenas Recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month on House Floor

Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) spoke on the House Floor to honor the contributions of Latinos to the United States and recognize Hispanic Heritage Month. Below are his remarks on the House floor: "Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Today I rise to honor the heritage, culture and immense and amazing contributions of Latinos to the United States by introducing a bicameral resolution recognizing September 15 through October 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month. "When you walk into my office, both in my W…  Continue Reading

September 23, 2022

Cárdenas, Porter Bipartisan Bill to Increase Public Safety, Protect Americans Experiencing Mental Health Crises Passes House

The Mental Health Justice Act, led by Representatives Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), Katie Porter (CA-45), Michelle Steel (CA-48), Ayanna Pressley (MA-7) and Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-5), passed the House of Representatives with bipartisan support. The legislation would empower state and local governments to send trained mental health professionals instead of police when 911 is called for someone experiencing a mental health crisis. "Time and again, we've seen repeating tragedies of police officers k…  Continue Reading

September 23, 2022

Cárdenas, Envigo Beagles Show They CARE on Capitol Hill

Beagles rescued from the Envigo breeding and research facility in Virginia visited Capitol Hill this week to help give even more laboratory survivors a second chance at life with loving families. The meet-and-greet at the Rayburn House Office Building was hosted by Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), sponsor of the Companion Animal Release from Experiments (CARE) Act, which would ensure that dogs, cats and rabbits, are put up for adoption when no longer needed for experiments in laboratori…  Continue Reading

In The News

August 19, 2015

Lawmakers ask gov't to prevent Trump from putting name on Washington hotel

Two Democratic lawmakers have asked the U.S. government to prohibit Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump from displaying his name on the facade of his new hotel in Washington after his "insulting" comments about Latinos and women. The request was made by Congressmen Ruben Gallego and Tony Cardenas in a letter dated Aug. 13 sent to the Department of the Interior and the General Services Administration and published on Wednesday by several media outlets. "Trump's recent and repeate…  Continue Reading

August 12, 2015

New adult wellness center opens in city of San Fernando

Hoping to serve more people with medical needs, Northeast Valley Health Corp. formally dedicated its $5 million adult wellness center Wednesday in the City of San Fernando, near the agency's first health clinic. The 10,000-square-foot facility is the third one to be built on the San Fernando Health Center campus, where an additional 2,500 adults will be seen. Fifteen exam rooms were added for adult care and women's health, which is expected to generate 7,480 visits a year. The three buildings…  Continue Reading

August 10, 2015

New Democrats plan ‘assertive’ new presence in House

by Lauren French In the hierarchy of the House, moderate Democrats — a minority in a party already deep in the minority — should be totally powerless. But a group of pro-business Democrats, who allied with President Barack Obama and Republicans to pass landmark trade legislation, are angling to cut more deals with the GOP and White House as a way to assert themselves — and force the Democratic Caucus to the center. Led by Rep. Ron Kind of Wisconsin, the New Democrat …  Continue Reading


July 28, 2020

We need a Latino museum at the Smithsonian after American history erased us for centuries

We need a Latino museum at the Smithsonian after American history erased us for centuries By Rep. Tony Cárdenas, representing California's 29th Congressional district Since the founding of our great nation, Latinos have been largely invisible and many Latinos, like the Revolutionary War era governor of Louisiana, Bernardo de Gálvez, whose assistance helped America win the conflict, to Civil War naval hero David Farragut - who is famous for the battle cry "Damn the torpe…  Continue Reading

June 29, 2016

LA Daily News: A Dodgers fan in Congress pitches a solution to the TV crisis

What will it take for Angelenos to be able to watch Dodgers baseball again? Last month, the Federal Communications Commission approved the merger between Charter, Time Warner Cable, and Bright House. Unfortunately the merger does not strike at the heart of an important issue for Dodgers fans — they still are unable to watch the Dodgers on TV. Around this time last year, Dodgers fans missed the team’s opening-day, 15-0 victory over the San Diego Padres. Now with the merger approved by both …  Continue Reading

June 23, 2016

Univision: What DACA & DAPA Really Mean for the U.S. Economy

Economists, demographers, and educators have all agreed that immigration in general provides an essential contribution to our growing economy. The fate of millions of families hangs in the balance as the Supreme Court gets closer to announcing their decision on United States v. Texas. The outcome of this case will impact more than just immigrants. Failing to uphold the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA+) and the implementation of Deferred Action for Chil…  Continue Reading


September 27, 2022

ABC: Cárdenas Calls for More Funding for 988

September 27, 2022

Fox 4 News Dallas Fort Worth: Cárdenas Hosts Meet-and-Greet with Rescued Beagles

September 27, 2022

NBC4 Washington: Cárdenas Holds Event with Rescued Beagles

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