Press Releases

May 17, 2022

President Biden Signs Cárdenas Safe Sleep for Babies Act Into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday, President Joe Biden signed the Safe Sleep for Babies Act of 2021 into law, legislation introduced by Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), Vice Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce, and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-9), Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce. The law will add inclined sleepers for infants with an inclined sleep surface greater than ten … Continue Reading


May 17, 2022

Cárdenas, Menendez, Luján, Colleagues Probe Efforts to Stop Spread of Spanish-Language Mis/Disinformation on WhatsApp, Telegram, and Signal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), alongside U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.-29), led 20 colleagues in sending letters to the heads of WhatsApp, Telegram, and Signal to express serious concerns about the rise of Spanish-language mis/disinformation targeted at Latino communities on these group messaging applications and posed specific questions about what steps, if any, these companies are taking to prevent or address the … Continue Reading


May 16, 2022

Cárdenas Calls on LA County to Temporarily Shut Down Whiteman Airport, FAA to Investigate Airport Safety

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY - Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) sent a letter to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors urging them to issue a 30-day moratorium on all flights from Whiteman Airport, with the exception of emergency services. The request comes after several plane crashes have impacted the Northeast San Fernando Valley community, including the most recent fatal incident. "Los Angeles County, the owner and operator of Whiteman Airport, has a responsibility to ensure that the … Continue Reading


May 11, 2022

Cárdenas, Padilla, Feinstein Announce Nearly $1 Billion in Federal Funding for LA Metro East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Project

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) and U.S. Senators Alex Padilla and Dianne Feinstein (both D-Calif.), applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation's announcement that it will obligate nearly $1 billion in federal funds for the East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor light rail line project. FTA's announcement makes the project part of the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Expedited Project Delivery (EPD) Pilot Program and therefore eligible for the … Continue Reading


May 09, 2022

Senate Passes Cárdenas Safe Sleep for Babies Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Last week, the United States Senate passed the Safe Sleep for Babies Act of 2021, legislation introduced by Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), Vice Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce, and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-9), Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce. The legislation will add inclined sleepers for infants with an inclined sleep surface greater than ten … Continue Reading


May 03, 2022

Cárdenas Statement on Draft Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) released the following statement on the draft Supreme Court opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization that would overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey: "Half a century of reproductive freedom is hanging by a thread. No matter where you live, how much money you make or what you look like, the right to choose is about the freedom to control your own body. The Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade … Continue Reading


April 29, 2022

Cárdenas Leads Introduction of Resolution Declaring April as Second Chance Month

WASHINGTON D.C. - This week, U.S. Representatives Tony Cárdenas (D-CA-29), 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 Rob Portman (R-OH) reintroduced the bicameral Second Chance Month Resolution. "Throughout my career - from the State Assembly to the LA City Council and now in Congress - I have made it a priority to fix our broken criminal justice system," said Congressman Cárdenas. "For too long, we … Continue Reading


April 27, 2022

Cárdenas, Hayes, Padilla, Warnock Lead Bicameral Call for Additional Funding for Zero-Emission School Buses

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) and Representatives Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.) and Jahana Hayes (D-Conn.) led a bicameral letter to the Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittees on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies' leadership to request at least $300 million in new funding for zero-emission school buses in the Fiscal Year 2023 appropriations bill. The letter also calls on the Subcommittee to increase access to … Continue Reading


April 27, 2022

ICYMI: Cárdenas Asks President Biden to Extend the Student Loan Moratorium and Cancel $10,000 in Student Loan Debt for All Borrowers

WASHINGTON, DC - This week, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) along with Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) met with President Joe Biden and senior White House officials to discuss topics of critical importance to the Latino community and the CHC. Congressman Cárdenas asked President Biden to extend the student loan moratorium until the end of the year and cancel at least $10,000 in student loan debt for all borrowers. [VIDEO] Read more below: The Washington … Continue Reading


April 25, 2022

Cárdenas, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Members Meet with President Biden

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) along with Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) met with President Joe Biden and senior White House officials to discuss topics of critical importance to the Latino community and the CHC. Members shared a slate of executive actions on immigration, education, environmental justice and healthcare. Proposed executive actions on immigration reflect the Congressional Hispanic Caucus' "all of the above and every which … Continue Reading


April 20, 2022

Cárdenas, Luján, Menendez, Klobuchar Urge Meta to Combat Russian Media Spanish-Language Disinformation on Ukraine

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.) alongside U.S. Senators Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) led 17 of their colleagues in sending a letter urging Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, formerly Facebook, to increase platform moderation of Spanish-language disinformation on the war in Ukraine from Russian-owned media outlets "Since the beginning of the year, Russian state-controlled outlets have made a … Continue Reading


April 19, 2022

Cárdenas, Padilla, Local Leaders Highlight Federal Investments for LA Metro’s East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Transit Project

LOS ANGELES, CA - Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) held a press conference with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to highlight federal funding that will help improve local infrastructure and increase connectivity across the region. Padilla was joined at the event by U.S. Representative Tony Cardenas (CA-29), L.A. City Council President Nury Martinez, Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian, L.A. Metro Vice Chair Ara Najarian, and Executive Secretary … Continue Reading


April 19, 2022

Los Angeles County Supervisors Endorse Cárdenas’ 988 Implementation Act

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY - The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has endorsed Congressman Tony Cárdenas' 988 Implementation Act, introduced last month. This transformative, comprehensive legislation will provide federal funding and guidance for states to implement their crisis response infrastructure for 988, the new national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. "Many people experiencing suicidal crisis or mental health-related distress do not receive the timely … Continue Reading


April 18, 2022

Cárdenas Announces Over $5 Million in Community Project Funding to the City of Los Angeles and Pacoima Beautiful for Pacoima Wash Improvements

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY - Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) presented $5.8 million in Community Project Funding checks to the Office of Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez and Pacoima Beautiful for improvements to the Pacoima Wash. "For years, our community has rallied around the hope and dream of improving the Pacoima Wash, and today, we are one step closer to making that a reality," said Congressman Cárdenas. "The over $5 million in Community Project Funding we … Continue Reading


April 06, 2022

Cárdenas, Stewart, Napolitano, Katko Launch Bipartisan 988 & Crisis Services Task Force

WASHINGTON, DC - Last week, Reps. Tony Cárdenas (D-CA-29), Chris Stewart (R-UT-02), Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA-32) and John Katko (R-NY-24) announced the new Bipartisan House 988 & Crisis Services Task Force as part of the Congressional Mental Health Caucus. Chaired by Reps. Cárdenas and Stewart, the task force aims to ensure effective implementation of the new 988 hotline and infrastructure for nationwide crisis care services. "988 will change the trajectory of how we … Continue Reading


March 31, 2022

Cárdenas, Menendez Introduce Bicameral Resolution Honoring the Life of César Chávez

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) and Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) introduced a bicameral resolution honoring the legacy of the renowned civil rights and labor leader, César E. Chávez. "I rise today to honor the life and legacy of labor and civil rights leader César E. Chávez," said Congressman Cárdenas during a speech on the House floor. "Born in Yuma, Arizona, César worked with his family in the fields of America's … Continue Reading


March 17, 2022

Cárdenas Leads Introduction of Bipartisan 988 Implementation Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today Congressman Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) introduced the 988 Implementation Act with Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE), Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA), Congresswoman Grace Napolitano (D-CA), Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) and Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD). The transformative, comprehensive legislation will change our crisis response to mental health emergencies. The 988 Implementation Act … Continue Reading


March 10, 2022

Cárdenas Secures $12.5 Million in Federal Funds for San Fernando Valley Community Initiatives in Appropriations Package

WASHINGTON, D.C - Last night, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) voted to send $12.5 million for San Fernando Valley initiatives and programs in the Fiscal Year 2022 appropriations funding package. In April, Congressman Cárdenas submitted ten Community Project Funding requests to the Appropriations Committee. The funding will support infrastructure projects, housing for the homeless, job training, youth programs, mental health services and more. "When I came to Congress, I made a … Continue Reading


March 02, 2022

ICYMI: President Biden Addresses Mental Health Crisis in State of the Union Address, Includes Several Cárdenas Bills and Legislative Proposals

WASHINGTON, DC - Last night, during his first State of the Union address, President Joe Biden laid out a strategy to address our national mental health crisis as part of his Unity Agenda. Included in the President's agenda were many of Congressman Tony Cárdenas' (CA-29) legislative proposals and legislative priorities to tackle the mental health crisis, improve emergency response, bolster community and telehealth services and expand access to mental health support in … Continue Reading


March 01, 2022

Cárdenas Invites LAUSD Bus Driver as Virtual Guest to State of the Union

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY - Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) announced Victor Garcia, a bus driver for one of LAUSD's first-ever electric school buses, as his virtual guest to President Joe Biden's first State of the Union Address tonight. Garcia, a union worker and school bus driver at LAUSD for 25 years, is excited to hear how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law could help bring more zero-emission school buses to Los Angeles. The State of the Union Address will highlight the … Continue Reading

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