Press Releases

October 21, 2021

Cárdenas, Espaillat, García, Correa, Escobar and Latino Leaders Demand Lasting Protections for Undocumented Communities

WASHINGTON, DC - Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and national Latino leaders held a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday to demand lasting protections for undocumented immigrants and their families, emphasizing the vast contributions of immigrants to our economy and local communities and underscoring the political power Latinos have in demanding urgent solutions. The event was held as Senate Democrats continue to negotiate the inclusion of immigration reform in the … Continue Reading

October 21, 2021

Cárdenas, Trone, Spartz Introduce Youth Justice Action Month Resolution

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, in a press conference at the United States Capitol, Representatives Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), David Trone (MD-6) and Rep. Victoria Spartz (R-IN) announced the introduction of a resolution designating October 2021 as "National Youth Justice Action Month." The resolution recognizes the importance of rehabilitating and treating youthful offenders while holding them accountable and maintaining public safety. Senate companion legislation will be introduced by Senator … Continue Reading

October 13, 2021

Cárdenas Leads Resolution Commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) has led 36 of his colleagues in introducing a commemorative resolution recognizing September 15th through October 15th, 2021, as Hispanic Heritage Month. "Latino history is American history, inseparable from the birth of our nation to the present, and into its bright future," said Congressman Cárdenas. "Our community's involvement and influence on America's cultural, economic and political tapestry is something that deserves … Continue Reading

September 28, 2021

Cárdenas Leads Letter Urging the Department of Labor to Improve Workforce Diversity and Accessibility Through Oversight of Internship Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, in a joint initiative with Pay Our Interns (POI), Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) led 36 of his colleagues in a letter asking the Department of Labor to help leverage internships to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility by ensuring oversight and increasing data transparency of the internship economy. "If we want to build a truly diverse workforce, we need to create equitable access to opportunity early on," said Congressman … Continue Reading

September 23, 2021

Cárdenas Amendment to Create Report on Azerbaijan's Activities in Nagorno Karabakh Passes in Annual House Defense Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022, which includes an amendment introduced by Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) and co-led by Congressman Adam Schiff (CA-28) and Congressman Brad Sherman (CA-30). The amendment requires a report from the Secretary of Defense on the use of U.S. technology in Turkish drones deployed by Azerbaijan against Nagorno Karabakh in 2020, on any illegal use of … Continue Reading

September 22, 2021

Cárdenas Votes to Keep the Government Open, Deliver Emergency Relief, Prevent Catastrophic Default

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) voted to pass H.R. 5304, which would prevent a catastrophic default on the federal debt and ensure that the government can continue to deliver critical services to families that depend on them. This legislation would extend government funding, suspend the debt limit, provide emergency funding to uplift communities devastated by recent natural disasters and help resettle Afghan refugees. "My vote to keep the government … Continue Reading

September 10, 2021

Cárdenas, Jayapal Lead Lawmakers in Introducing Legislation to Expand Health Care, Nutrition Assistance and Other Critical Support Programs to Immigrants

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representatives Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) led lawmakers today in introducing legislation to remove cruel, xenophobic and harmful barriers to federal public benefits for immigrants. The LIFT the BAR Act eliminates the current five-year waiting period for access to Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and the Supplemental … Continue Reading

September 01, 2021

Cárdenas, Padilla Announce Legislation to Help with Children’s Hospital Patient Surge During COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C - This week, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) and Senator Alex Padilla announced the Pediatric Access to Critical Healthcare (PATCH) Act to support and bolster the nation's vital pediatric healthcare infrastructure. The resurgence of COVID-19 and increased patient visits has placed major strains on the capacity of children's hospitals. The PATCH Act will help ensure that the pediatric safety net for children and adolescents remains strong for all families. "Children's … Continue Reading

August 26, 2021

Cárdenas Statement on Terrorist Attack in Kabul

WASHINGTON, D.C - Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) released the following statement on the terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan today, which killed and wounded U.S. servicemembers: "I join all Americans in condemning the horrific loss of life in today's terrorist attack at Kabul Airport. "Norma and I send our deepest condolences to the families of the 12 U.S. servicemembers killed. Their bravery and heroism will never be forgotten. "As we pray for the safety of troops on the … Continue Reading

August 24, 2021

Cárdenas Votes to Pass Historic Budget Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) voted to advance President Biden's historic Build Back Better agenda, which will deliver life-changing benefits for working families. With today's vote, the House took a key step required in order to move forward on writing and passing the forthcoming Build Back Better Act, which will include overwhelmingly popular initiatives to create more jobs, cut taxes for families and lower health care costs - and do so by making the … Continue Reading

August 24, 2021

Cárdenas Votes to Protect the Right to Vote for All Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) voted to pass H.R. 4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to restore critical protections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and keep the promise of democracy for all Americans. Amid the most coordinated state-level effort to restrict the right to vote in generations, H.R. 4 would prevent states and localities with a recent history of voter discrimination from restricting the right to vote by requiring these … Continue Reading

August 05, 2021

Cárdenas, Guthrie, Mace, Rice Announce Launch of Live Events Caucus

WASHINGTON, D.C.- This week, Reps. Tony Cárdenas (D-CA), Brett Guthrie (R-KY), Nancy Mace (R-SC) and Kathleen M. Rice (D-NY) announced the launch of the Live Events Caucus, which they will co-chair. The mission of the Live Events Caucus is to highlight the contributions and impacts of the vast and diverse live event ecosystem, and how live events drive economies, create jobs and memorable experiences that uplift communities and culture. "The live event industry employs more than 12 … Continue Reading

July 30, 2021

Cárdenas, Luján, Klobuchar Lead Colleagues Urging Tech CEOs to Combat Spanish-Language Disinformation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.) and U.S. Senators Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) led 23 of their colleagues in letters to tech CEOs raising the alarm over the increasing rate of Spanish and other non-English language disinformation across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Nextdoor. The lawmakers wrote, "We write to express our serious concerns regarding the increasing rate of Spanish and other non-English language disinformation … Continue Reading

July 29, 2021

Cárdenas Votes to Pass Government Funding Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) voted to pass H.R. 4502, a package of seven government funding bills, which include $12.5 million for San Fernando Valley initiatives and programs. "As a Member of Congress, my number one priority is to take care of the people living in my home community - the Northeast San Fernando Valley," said Congressman Cárdenas. "That's why I'm proud to have passed funding bills that include $12.5 million for projects that will … Continue Reading

July 28, 2021

Cárdenas, Bass, Booker Announce Second Chance for Justice Legislative Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), Congresswoman Karen Bass (CA-37) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) released the Second Chance for Justice Package, a group of bills aimed at reforming the criminal and juvenile justice system. "Growing up in Pacoima, I witnessed how our broken criminal and juvenile justice systems kept neighborhood kids in a perpetual cycle of incarceration," said Congressman Cárdenas. "I saw how systemic problems literally ruined the … Continue Reading

July 21, 2021

Cárdenas, Brown, Hoyer, Sewell, Kuster, Blunt Rochester, Kelly Reintroduce Legislation to Address Disparities in Health Care System

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04), Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD-05), Congresswoman Terri Sewell (AL-07), Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster (NH-02), Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-AL) and Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-02) reintroduced the Health Enterprise Zones Act, H.R.4510, to close the gaps in our health care system that have left behind minorities and underserved communities. The coronavirus pandemic laid bare … Continue Reading

July 21, 2021

Cárdenas, Bilirakis Reintroduce Bipartisan Oral Health Literacy and Awareness Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (D-CA-29) and Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R-FL-12) reintroduced the bipartisan Oral Health Literacy and Awareness Act which 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 illnesses by providing prevention education through a five-year oral health literacy … Continue Reading

July 20, 2021

Cárdenas Legislation in Response to Supreme Court Decision on FTC Act Section 13(b) Passes House

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the House passed legislation by Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), Vice-Chair of the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Chair of the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, to restore the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) 13(b) consumer protection powers to return money to defrauded consumers. In April, the Supreme Court took away a major tool from the FTC's ability to protect consumers from fraudsters … Continue Reading

July 19, 2021

Cárdenas, Butterfield, Peters, Rice Lead Majority of House Democratic Caucus Urging President Biden to Permanently Close the Digital Divide

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01), Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) and Congresswoman Kathleen Rice (NY-04) led a majority of the House Democratic Caucus in sending a letter urging President Biden permanently close the digital divide for all Americans. 120 members of the House Democratic Caucus signed the letter thanking President Biden for pursuing a bipartisan infrastructure package and expressing their support for … Continue Reading

July 15, 2021

Cárdenas Joins Hispanic Access Foundation in Kicking Off Eighth Annual Latino Conservation Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) joined Hispanic Access Foundation in kicking of their eighth annual Latino Conservation Week (LCW). From July 17 through July 25, Latino communities, organizations, families and individuals will participate in a variety of activities, both virtual and in-person, like hikes, park clean-ups, online expeditions, roundtable discussions, Q&A sessions, scavenger hunts, film screenings, etc., with nearly 140 events being … Continue Reading

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