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 … 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 … 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 … Continue Reading


June 23, 2016

Univision: Lo que DACA y DAPA realmente significan para la economia de EEUU

No es un problema mexicano. Ni siquiera es un problema hispano. Es un problema estadounidense, e impacta cada aspecto de nuestras comunidades, nuestra infraestructura y nuestro tejido económico. El destino de millones de familias se afecta con la decisión del Tribunal Supremo en el caso de Estados Unidos v . Texas. El resultado de este caso tiene un gran impacto, más allá de las vidas de los inmigrantes. La corte no levanta las restricciones ordenadas por el tribunal de Texas la ampliación … Continue Reading


May 02, 2016

The Hill: Two Countries, One Congress, No Time Left

Finally, we have an ambassador to Mexico.  For nearly a year, the U.S. has had a vacancy in what is arguably considered to be one of the most critical roles within our government. I shouldn’t have to tell anyone how important Mexico is to this country. We are intertwined: Mexico’s oil and natural gas production is important to the U.S. economy, and our national security and tourist economies go hand in hand. Despite these factors, we allowed the ambassador post to go … Continue Reading

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