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December 23, 2022

Cárdenas Secures Over $26 Million in Community Project Funding in Spending Bill Headed to the President’s Desk

Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) voted to pass the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, which includes over $26 million in Community Project Funding for programs and initiatives in the Northeast San Fernando Valley. The funding would support job creation, youth programs, mental health care, community empowerment, improvements to healthcare and more. Congressman Cárdenas recently delivered over $12.5 million in federal Community Project Funding to the Northeast San Ferna…  Continue Reading

December 23, 2022

Cárdenas 988 Implementation Act and Mental Health Priorities Included in Spending Bill Headed to the President’s Desk

Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) voted to pass the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, which includes several provisions from his 988 Implementation Act and Parity Implementation Assistance Act, as well as other key mental healthcare priorities. "Today, Congress took a monumental step forward in transforming the way mental health crises are treated in America," said Congressman Cárdenas. "As I've said before, when people reach out to 988 for help, there must be someo…  Continue Reading

December 14, 2022

ICYMI: Los Angeles Times Editorial Board Endorses Cárdenas’ 988 Implementation Act, Calls on Congress to Fund 988 Crisis Services

Today, the Los Angeles Times Editorial Board endorsed Congressman Tony Cárdenas' (CA-29) H.R. 7116, 988 Implementation Act, and called on Congress to include federal funding and technical assistance for the lifeline in an annual spending bill. Provisions from the 988 Implementation Act were included in the House-passed Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act of 2022. As America grapples with an unprecedented mental health crisis, lawmakers are also pushing to include the House…  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

Op-Eds


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

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February 02, 2023

Cárdenas Questions About Incarceration and Addiction

February 01, 2023

Cárdenas on Securing the 988 Lifeline

February 01, 2023

Cárdenas on Energy and the Climate Crisis

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