Press Releases

June 08, 2023

Cárdenas, Carbajal, Chavez-DeRemer, Davis, Mace, Nunn Introduce Bill to Ban Greyhound Racing

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), joined Reps. Salud Carbajal (CA-24), Lori Chavez-DeRemer (OR-05), Don Davis (NC-01), Nancy Mace (SC-01), and Zach Nunn (IA-03). a group of bipartisan House members in the introduction of legislation that would ban greyhound racing in the United States and outlaw gambling on the outcome of greyhound races simulcast from other nations. "Greyhound racing is a cruel, dying industry that deserves no place in our country," said … Continue Reading

June 06, 2023

Cárdenas, Soto Introduce Legislation to Increase Multilingual Content Moderation Enforcement and Transparency

Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, U.S. Congressman Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) and U.S. Congressman Darren Soto (D-FL) introduced the Language-Inclusive Support and Transparency for Online Services (LISTOS) Act to improve multilingual large language models, automated decision-making systems, and content moderation practices online to better protect non-English speaking communities. The LISTOS Act requires online platforms to consistently communicate and enforce their policies across languages and … Continue Reading

June 01, 2023

ICYMI: Cárdenas Joins Superintendent Carvalho at Cárdenas Elementary for Press Conference to Discuss Impact of FCC’s Emergency Connectivity Funds at LAUSD

LOS ANGELES, CA — Yesterday, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) joined Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho for a walkthrough of Cárdenas Elementary School to see first-hand the impact of the FCC’S Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) on LAUSD schools. In 2021, Congressman Cárdenas helped secure funding for the FCC’s Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF), a $7.171 billion program funded by Congress as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, … Continue Reading

May 18, 2023

ICYMI: Cárdenas Joins Mayor Bass at Sycamores’ Celebration Launch of Mobile Crisis Response Program

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY – On Saturday, May 13, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) spoke at Sycamores’ launch of their mobile crisis response program. The mobile crisis outreach team program is a partnership between Sycamores, the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. Sycamores mobile crisis outreach teams serve residents in metro and south Los Angeles, and the San Fernando, San Gabriel and Antelope … Continue Reading

May 09, 2023

ICYMI: Cárdenas Hosts Grant Workshop for Valley Organizations

LOS ANGELES, CA - Last week, Congressman Tony Cárdenas hosted a grant workshop for local organizations at the Panorama Library. Representatives from the Center for Nonprofit Management, U.S. Census Bureau and the Office of Mayor Karen Bass shared their expertise on what to consider when applying for grants, census tools and grant writing and the L.A. REPAIR initiative, respectively. "I would like to thank everyone who came to the workshop, especially the organizations who continue to … Continue Reading

May 04, 2023

ICYMI: Cárdenas Presents $800,000 to City of San Fernando for Mental Health Crisis Response Services

LOS ANGELES, CA - On Monday, May 1, Congressman Tony Cárdenas announced $800,000 in Community Project Funding to the City of San Fernando to hire mental health clinicians that will support the police department with critical incidents, outreach services for mental health services and support 988 cases. "For too long, we have not had adequate resources to respond to emergency calls when someone is dealing with a mental health crisis," said Congressman Cárdenas. "We often ask too … Continue Reading

April 27, 2023

Cárdenas, Booker Introduce Bicameral Bill to Improve Public Safety by Addressing Over-Incarceration in U.S. Prisons

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced the bicameral Smart Sentencing Adjustments Act, legislation aimed at reforming the federal criminal justice system and addressing the issues of over-incarceration in U.S. prisons. The bill is being introduced in the last week of Second Chance Month, which recommits our country to helping formerly incarcerated people transition into their communities. The proclamation designating April … Continue Reading

April 26, 2023

Cárdenas Introduces Bill to Encourage the Adoption of Animals Used in Research

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) and Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-41) reintroduced theCompanion Animal Release from Experiments (CARE) Act of 2023, legislation to require facilities that use dogs, cats and rabbits for research purposes, and receive funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to develop and implement adoption policies for such animals when no longer used for research. The bill also requires these … Continue Reading

April 20, 2023

Cárdenas Leads Introduction of Bipartisan Resolution Declaring April as Second Chance Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), Congressman David Trone (MD-06), Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-4), Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02), Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Senator Cramer (R-ND) reintroduced the bicameral Second Chance Month Resolution. "I've been fighting to fix our broken criminal justice system since I started my career in the California State Assembly 27 years ago," said Congressman Cárdenas. "Formerly incarcerated individuals who have … Continue Reading

March 31, 2023

Cárdenas, Menendez Lead Bicameral Resolution Honoring the Legacy of Labor and Civil Rights Leader Cesar Chavez

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) and U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) reintroduced a bicameral Congressional resolution honoring Cesar Chavez' life and legacy, recognizing him as one of the nation's most consequential civil rights and labor leaders. Today, March 31st, would have been Chavez' 96th birthday. "César E. Chávez organized for human dignity and respect for all farmworkers. His work inspired a generation of workers to stand up and demand … Continue Reading

March 30, 2023

Reps. Cárdenas, Smith, Bush, Porter Lead Colleagues in Requesting $100 Million for Mental Health Crisis Response Teams

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representatives Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), Adam Smith (WA-09), Cori Bush (MO-01), and Katie Porter (CA-47) sent a letter with 54 of their colleagues to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies requesting $100 million be included in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 appropriations bill for mental health crisis response teams. These emergency response programs divert mental health crisis calls from law enforcement to … Continue Reading

March 15, 2023

Cárdenas, Leader Jeffries Join Members of SEIU California for Roundtable

LOS ANGELES, CA - Yesterday, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) joined Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08),Representatives Barragán (CA-44), Gomez (CA-34) and Garcia (CA-42) and Members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) for a roundtable and press conference to reiterate that House Democrats are committed to protecting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid at a time when these programs are under attack by House Republicans. REP. GOMEZ: For … Continue Reading

March 09, 2023

Cárdenas Original Co-Sponsor of Raskin-, Walberg-led Bipartisan Effort to Reform Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) is an original co-sponsor of U.S. Representatives Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and Tim Walberg's (R-MI) reintroduction of the Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration Act (FAIR Act), a comprehensive reform to our nation's civil asset forfeiture laws. The FAIR Act raises the level of proof necessary for the federal government to seize property, reforms the IRS structuring statute to protect innocent small business owners, and increases … Continue Reading

February 28, 2023

Cárdenas, Hayes Lead Legislation Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, in recognition of Black History Month, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) and Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) led the introduction of a House Resolution declaring racism a public health crisis. Congressional Black Caucus member Congresswoman Hayes, and Congressional Hispanic Caucus member Congressman Cárdenas, have championed the legislation since 2020. Inspired by the overwhelming evidence of the intersection of racism and discrimination within the … Continue Reading

February 24, 2023

Cárdenas, Blumenthal & Schakowsky Lead Call for Swift Improvements to the Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play Sleeper Recall Following More Infant Deaths

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Representatives Tony Cárdenas and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) led a group of Members of Congress in raising alarm over the effectiveness of recall efforts for the deadly Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Sleeper and probed Fisher-Price's parent company, Mattel, about its actions to remove the inclined sleepers from the market after the product was linked to more infant deaths. "We write with serious concern over the effectiveness … Continue Reading

February 15, 2023

Cárdenas Statement on Nomination of Xochitl Torres Small as USDA Deputy Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) applauds the Biden Administration's the nomination of Xochitl Torres Small to the position of USDA Deputy Secretary. Torres Small is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and currently serves as Under Secretary of Agriculture for Rural Development at the United States Department of Agriculture. "As the son of immigrant farmworkers, I absolutely appreciate the knowledge, expertise and representation that Xochitl … Continue Reading

February 14, 2023

Cárdenas, Bilirakis, Luján, Cardin and Collins Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Oral Health Literacy and Awareness Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representatives Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) and Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) alongside U.S. Senators Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Susan Collins (R-ME) reintroduced the bipartisan Oral Health Literacy and Awareness Act of 2023which directs the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to develop an oral health literacy strategy to reach underserved communities. This bipartisan bill aims to curb the rise in oral disease and related … Continue Reading

February 08, 2023

ICYMI: President Biden Celebrates Democratic Wins During State of the Union, Many Led or Supported by Congressman Cárdenas

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Last night, during his State of the Union address, President Biden touted the legislative accomplishments of Democrats - from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to the CHIPS Act - over the last two years and laid out a bold vision for the future. Many of the successes and goals mentioned by the President are top priorities for Congressman Cárdenas. "Last night President Biden made it clear that he will continue working with Congress in a bipartisan way to deliver … Continue Reading

February 07, 2023

President Biden to Highlight Mental Health in the State of the Union

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Ahead of his 2023 State of the Union, President Biden announced that he will address tackling our nation's mental health crisis in his speech. The President will highlight successful current initiatives and discuss plans that will make a difference in the lives of people seeking mental health care across the country. "I am very much looking forward to hearing the President outline how he plans continue working to address mental health crisis response and treatment during … Continue Reading

January 26, 2023

Cárdenas, Obernolte Introduce Bill to Prevent Cyberattack Disruption of the 988 Lifeline

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Representatives Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) and Jay Obernolte (R-CA) have introduced H.R. 498, the 988 Lifeline Cybersecurity Responsibility Act. This bill would improve cybersecurity at the national suicide hotline following an outage of the system in December as the result of a cyberattack on system operator Intrado. Due to the attack, Intrado proactively shut the lifeline down for several hours during a whole-network outage, leaving people, veterans, and military … Continue Reading

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