Press Releases

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


July 15, 2021

Cárdenas Encourages Valley Families to be on the Lookout for Child Tax Credit Monthly Payments Starting Today

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY - Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) is encouraging hardworking families in the San Fernando Valley to be on the lookout for advance monthly payments of the Child Tax Credit of up to $300 per month per child beginning today. "Growing up in Pacoima and being the youngest of 11 kids with immigrant parents from Mexico, I know that every extra dollar can make all the difference for families," said Congressman Cárdenas. "That's why the expanded Child Tax Credit, … Continue Reading


July 14, 2021

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

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY - Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) announced that he secured the inclusion of $12.5 million for San Fernando Valley initiatives and programs in two FY 2022 House Appropriations Subcommittee bills. In April, Congressman Cárdenas submitted ten Community Project Funding requests to the Appropriations Committee that were all approved. "As a Member of Congress, my number one priority is to take care of the people living in my home community - the … Continue Reading


July 13, 2021

Cárdenas Joins LCV, Chispa, CLCV to Talk Clean Bus Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) was joined by U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), LCV Government Affairs Advocate Darien Davis, CLCV Federal Advocacy Coordinator Aaron McCall, and Sybil Azur, a mother and community organizer to discuss the critical health, environmental, and community benefits of transitioning dirty diesel-fueled school buses to pollution-free, electric buses. Currently, over 25 million children ride the bus to school and … Continue Reading


July 13, 2021

Cárdenas Announces Class of 2025 Military Service Academy Appointees

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY - Today, Congressmen Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) announced the 2021 Military Service Academy Appointees from California's 29th Congressional District. Each year, Congressman Cárdenas and a committee select student applicants to receive Congressional nominations to attend West Point, the Air Force Academy, the Naval Academy, or the Merchant Marine Academy. "Every year, I am honored to nominate Valley students from our district to our nation's outstanding service … Continue Reading


July 01, 2021

Cárdenas Secures $19.1M for San Fernando Valley Surface Transportation Projects As Part of INVEST in America Act

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) applauded House passage of the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act, which includes $19.1 million for California's 29th Congressional District. "Fully recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic requires us to meet the evolving needs of our community," said Congressman Cárdenas. "The INVEST in America Act will give us an opportunity to build back better … Continue Reading


June 30, 2021

Cárdenas Proposal to Study Recreation of Centralized House Internship and Fellowship Office Included in Fiscal Year 2022 Legislative Branch Funding Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, the House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2022 Legislative Branch funding bill and report, which includes a directive, proposed by Congressman Tony Cárdenas, Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries, Congressman Charlie Crist and Congresswoman Cori Bush, to have the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) conduct a feasibility study on recreating a centralized U.S. House of Representatives … Continue Reading


June 29, 2021

Cárdenas Statement on Smithsonian Announcement of the National Museum of the American Latino Board of Trustees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Smithsonian Institution announced the Board of Trustees of the National Museum of the American Latino. Earlier this year, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) voted to appoint Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) to the Board after he helped shepherd the National Museum of the American Latino Act through the House of Representatives during the 116th Congress. "I'm excited to welcome this diverse group of amazing Latino leaders to the Latino Museum Board … Continue Reading


June 23, 2021

Cárdenas, DelBene Introduces Bipartisan Legislation Promising Patient Access to Breakthrough Medical Products

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Jackie Walorski (IN-02), Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), Terri Sewell (AL-07), and Fred Upton (MI-06) introduced the Ensuring Patient Access to Critical Breakthrough Products Act (H.R. 4043), legislation that would guarantee Medicare beneficiaries access to cutting-edge medical innovation by expediting the coverage determination process and improving the availability of breakthrough devices for … Continue Reading


June 23, 2021

Cárdenas Bill to Study Impacts of COVID-19 on Tourism and Home Injuries Passes House

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the United States House of Representatives passed the Pandemic Effects on Home Safety and Tourism Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by Congressman Tony Cárdenas (D-CA-29), Congresswoman Kathy Castor (D-FL-11), Congressman Rodney Davis (R-IL-13) and Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI-6) earlier this month. The bill would require the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to study the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on injuries and deaths associated with … Continue Reading


June 23, 2021

Cárdenas, Schakowsky Applaud House Passage of Safe Sleep for Babies Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the United States House of Representatives 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 … Continue Reading


June 09, 2021

Cárdenas Secures $19.1M for San Fernando Valley in Federal Surface Transportation Bill

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) announced he secured provisions in the INVEST in America Act that will benefit the San Fernando Valley. The $547 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill, which includes $19.1 million for California's 29th Congressional District, will be considered by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure during a markup today. "Recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic requires us to reimagine our community's … Continue Reading


June 09, 2021

Cárdenas, Castor, Davis, Upton Introduce Bipartisan Pandemic Effects on Home Safety and Tourism Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (D-CA-29), Congresswoman Kathy Castor (D-FL-11), Congressman Rodney Davis (R-IL-13) and Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI-6) introduced the bipartisan Pandemic Effects on Home Safety and Tourism Act. The legislation would require the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to study the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on injuries and deaths associated with consumer products. It would also help improve tourism across the country by … Continue Reading

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