Press Releases

May 02, 2024

Cárdenas, Padilla Introduce Legislation to Bolster Children’s Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Representative Tony Cárdenas (D-CA-29) and Senator Alex Padilla (D-CA) introduced the Pediatric Access to Critical Healthcare (PATCH) Act to support and bolster vital pediatric health care infrastructure. As children’s hospitals struggle to maintain financial solvency, combat the ongoing national children’s mental health crisis, and address workforce shortages, pediatric centers across the country remain in desperate need of support. The PATCH Act would strengthen … Continue Reading

April 19, 2024

Rep. Cárdenas Leads Introduction of Resolution Declaring April 2024 as Second Chance Month

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, U.S. Representatives Tony Cárdenas, David Trone (D-MD-6), Bruce Westerman (R-AR-4) and Don Bacon (R-NE-2) alongside U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Kevin Cramer (R-ND)reintroduced the bicameral Second Chance Month Resolution. The bicameral, bipartisan effort to designate April 2024 as Second Chance Month serves as reminder of the significant legal and societal barriers for the thousands returning from incarceration each year. In a nation that was founded on new … Continue Reading

March 20, 2024

Rep. Cárdenas Secures Nearly $13 Million For Local Valley Projects in Government Funding Package

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, Representative Tony Cárdenas announced he secured $12,929,279 in Community Project Funding for California’s 29th District in the 2024 spending bills. This funding, included in the first of the appropriations government funding packages, responds directly to some of the most pressing needs in the Northeast San Fernando Valley. “I’m proud to advocate and deliver for the people of California’s 29th District,” said Congressman Cárdenas. “These investments make an … Continue Reading

January 30, 2024

Cárdenas, Miller-Meeks Introduce Alternatives to PAIN Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representatives Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) and Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-01) introduced the “Alternatives to Prevent Addiction in the Nation (Alternatives to PAIN) Act,” legislation that would provide greater access to non-opioid treatments for pain management for seniors. “It’s time we put our words into action and address the fatal opioid crisis head on,” said Congressman Cárdenas. “The Alternatives to PAIN Act is a bipartisan and common-sense solution, that will allow … Continue Reading

January 29, 2024

Cárdenas Presents $750,000 to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY — On Friday, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) visited the new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Expansion at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center (PHCMC) to announce $750,000 in Community Project Funding for PHCMC’s NICU expansion project. This project expanded the capacity of PHCMC’s NICU, allowing PHCMC staff to care for more infants and avoid transferring vulnerable infants to other NICU’s, separating families. “Providence Holy Cross Medical Center has been caring for our … Continue Reading

November 28, 2023

Cárdenas Joins Mayor Bass in Announcing New Momentum to Combat Climate Change Through City Services

LOS ANGELES — On November 27, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) announced $2,500,000 in Community Project Funding to the City of Los Angeles to implement cool pavement on 10 street segments in the San Fernando Valley of the City of Los Angeles. This project will also include the fabrication and installation of up to 30 shade structures designed to fit over bus benches at 30 bus stop locations within California’s 29th Congressional District. These structures will provide shade, shelter, and … Continue Reading

November 20, 2023

Rep. Cárdenas Announces Retirement from Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) made the following statement: “Today, I’m announcing I won’t seek reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives, and I will retire at the end of 2024 when this term concludes. “It’s been my honor to humbly serve my community - the incredible people of the Northeast San Fernando Valley - during my 28 years of public service. I am grateful for the community’s trust and support to represent them in the California State Legislature, … Continue Reading

November 03, 2023

Cárdenas Calls for Humanitarian Ceasefire, Urges Prioritization of Civilian Lives

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) made the following statement: “I support President Biden’s call for a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza in order to facilitate the delivery of critical aid and the safe release of hostages. “Before the recent escalation in violence, everyday 500 trucks were entering Gaza with needed supplies, 100 of which were delivering aid. While I applaud the call from both U.S. and international aid officials to allow at the very least 100 aid … Continue Reading

October 26, 2023

Cárdenas Introduces Resolution Designating October 2023 National Youth Justice Action Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), Congressman David Trone (MD-06), and Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) introduced a resolution designating October 2023 as National Youth Justice Action Month. The resolution sheds light on the collateral consequences youth face when they are treated as adults in the criminal justice system and encourages the Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to prioritize rehabilitation and support over … Continue Reading

October 06, 2023

Cárdenas, Salazar Introduce Resolution to Support Latinos in STEM Careers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) and Congresswoman Maria Elvira Salazar (FL-27) introduced a bipartisan resolution to express support for increasing the number of Latino students and young professionals entering careers in STEM.  “STEM education changed my life,” said Congressman Cárdenas. “I had teachers tell me that I wouldn’t be able to cut it at University of California Santa Barbara and that I should train to be a mechanic rather than aiming for a degree in … Continue Reading

August 11, 2023

ICYMI: Cárdenas Presents $1.65 million to Northeast Valley Health Corporation at their Grand-Opening of their Women’s and Reproductive Health Center

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY – Yesterday, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) announced $1.65 million in Community Project Funding to the Northeast Valley Health Corporation in Van Nuys, to implement new and automated patient engagement solutions, that will help monitor and improve health outcomes by connecting with patients through electronic health records. Thisproject aims to increase technological capacity in efforts to improve access to care for low-income, predominately Latino … Continue Reading

August 04, 2023

ICYMI: Cárdenas Presents $800,000 to Plaza Comunitaria Sinaloa at their Grand Opening to Expand Immigrant Catered Educational Programs and Implement Workforce Development Programs

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY – Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) announced $800,000 in Community Project Funding to Plaza Comunitaria Sinaloato expand their educational programming and implement workforce development programs. They have coined this expansion and implementation as “The Community Empowerment Through Education Project”. The Community Empowerment Through Education project aims to provide access to adult basic education programs including Spanish Literacy, ESL, … Continue Reading

August 01, 2023

ICYMI: Cárdenas Presents $1 Million to New Directions for Youth to Increase Mental Health Services for At-Risk Youth

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY – Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) announced $1,000,000 in Community Project Funding to New Directions for Youth (NDY), to expand mental health services for at-risk youth. This investment will allow NDY to renovate their facility by adding an elevator for ADA access, which will quadruple the number of ADA accessible counseling/therapy rooms. It will also drastically increase NDY’s capacity to provide youth and families with mental health therapy and … Continue Reading

July 31, 2023

Cárdenas, Hoyer, Soto Statement on Launch of Website

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), Chair of the Regional Leadership Council (RLC), Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), leader of Region 1 on the council, and Rep. Darren Soto, leader of Region 8, commended the Biden-Harris Administration for launching – the Spanish-language version of, which launched in June. The websites feature crucial data detailing the progress that the Biden-Harris Administration and Congressional Democrats … Continue Reading

July 28, 2023

Cárdenas Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Improve Timeliness and Accessibility of Mental Health Crisis Response Through 988

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) introduced his Local 988 Response Act of 2023, this bipartisan legislation seeks to improve access to and accuracy of mental health crisis response through the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. By requiring calls and messages to the lifeline to be routed by the call center geographically nearest to the caller, rather than by area code, we can ensure a quicker response by mental health professionals. “We’ve made great strides in … Continue Reading

July 25, 2023

Cárdenas Leads Introduction of Bipartisan 988 Implementation Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) reintroduced the 988 Implementation Act with Congressmembers Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE),  Doris Matsui (CA-07), Seth Moulton (MA-06), Grace Napolitano (CA-31), Don Beyer (VA-08), and Jamie Raskin (MD-08). This comprehensive legislation will provide federal resources for states to implement their crisis response infrastructure one year … Continue Reading

July 24, 2023

Cárdenas, Kamlager-Dove, Booker Reintroduce Juvenile Justice Legislative Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), Congresswoman Sydney Kamlager-Dove (CA-37), and Senator Cory Booker reintroduced the bicameral Second Chance for Justice Package, bills that would reform the United States’ criminal and juvenile justice system. Studies have proven that locking up children does not reduce crime or the rate of juvenile recidivism - it has the opposite effect. While incarcerated, children often receive with inadequate … Continue Reading

July 07, 2023

Cárdenas Statement on Crosses Set on Fire at Sylmar Church

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, CA — Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) released the following statement on the burning crosses found at Sylmar Christian Fellowship Church: “The love and respect in our community runs deeper than the hate of a few who seek to intimidate and divide us. The burning crosses found at the Sylmar Christian Fellowship Church, where the majority of worshippers are Black and Brown, do not represent our San Fernando Valley values. We stand united, and … Continue Reading

July 07, 2023

ICYMI: Cárdenas Presents $2 Million to LA Mission College to Increase and Diversify STEM Workforce

LOS ANGELES, CA — Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas announced $2 million in Community Project Funding to LA Mission College to increase STEM Workforce programs. This funding intends to increase the STEM workforce by creating a comprehensive program to support non-English speaking foreign-born STEM workers in addition to those new to STEM fields and interested in entering STEM professions. The goal of the project is to expand the current offerings of the Allied Health programs to … Continue Reading

June 29, 2023

ICYMI: Cárdenas Presents $2 Million to Mid Valley YMCA in Van Nuys for STEM and Civics Education Expansion

LOS ANGELES, CA — Yesterday, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) announced $2 million in Community Project Funding the Mid Valley YMCA in Van Nuys to expand their Science Technology Education Mathematics (STEM) and Civics Education department. Currently, the Mid Valley YMCA offers a hands-on youth and government program that provides outstanding statewide civic engagement, and educational and social experiences, engaged with over 60 delegations and 1300 students across … Continue Reading

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