Press Releases

April 30, 2021

Cárdenas, Craig Introduce the Increasing Access to Biosimilars Act

WASHINGTON, DC - This week, Congressmen Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) and Angie Craig (MN-2) introduced the Increasing Access to Biosimilars Act of 2021. The bill would help reduce the cost of prescription drugs by encouraging competition and increasing access to biosimilars. "We need to do everything we can to make sure Americans have access to the life-saving medicine they need," said Congressmen Cárdenas. "My bill reduces the cost of expensive prescription drug prices while also … Continue Reading

April 29, 2021

Cárdenas, Bass Introduce Legislation to Protect Minors in the Justice System

The Protecting Miranda Rights for Kids Act is part of juvenile justice a legislative package that Congressman Cárdenas will introduce in the coming weeks WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) and Congresswoman Karen Bass (CA-37) introduced the Protecting Miranda Rights for Kids Act, legislation that would protect minors in the event they are arrested. The Protecting Miranda Rights for Kids Act is part of a juvenile justice reform legislative package … Continue Reading

April 28, 2021

Congressman Cárdenas Invites San Fernando Valley CVS Pharmacy Technician as Virtual Guest to Presidential Address

Alejandra Salazar has been able to provide vaccinations thanks to President Joe Biden's American Rescue Plan SAN FERNANDO VALLEY - Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) will virtually watch President Joe Biden's Joint Address to Congress with guest Alejandra Salazar, a CVS Pharmacy technician who has been instrumental in getting vaccines in arms throughout the San Fernando Valley. For over a decade, Alejandra has spent her career caring for pharmacy patients throughout Los … Continue Reading

April 22, 2021

Cárdenas Response to Supreme Court Decision on FTC Act Section 13(b)

WASHINGTON, DC - On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court released its opinion on AMG Capital Management v. FTC. Representatives Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) and Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) released the following statement: "For decades, the Federal Trade Commission has protected consumers by seizing and returning stolen money to victims of fraud," said Representatives Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) and Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), the Chair and Vice Chair of the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, … Continue Reading

April 21, 2021

Cárdenas, Hayes, Padilla, Warnock Introduce Clean Commute for Kids Act

Legislation would invest $25 billion to transition diesel school buses to zero-emission vehicles Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressmembers Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) and Jahana Hayes (CT-05) and U.S. Senators Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) introduced the Clean Commute for Kids Act, a bill that would transition much of the nation's school bus fleet to zero-emission vehicles and protect children's health. The bicameral legislation would invest $25 billion to … Continue Reading

April 20, 2021

Cárdenas Introduces Consumer Protection and Recovery Act

WASHINGTON, DC - On Tuesday, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (D-CA-29), Vice Chair of the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce introduced the Consumer Protection and Recovery Act. This bill will cement the Federal Trade Commission's ability to retrieve money for victims of fraud and scams. The bill is cosponsored by every Democrat on the Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce: Full Committee Chairman Pallone, Consumer … Continue Reading

April 20, 2021

Cárdenas Statement on Justice for George Floyd

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three counts in the death of George Floyd. Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) released the following statement: "As a nation, we must constantly work to right every wrong, every day," said Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29). "We need a system that delivers justice for people who have been denied justice for far too long. While true justice for George Floyd would mean that he is here … Continue Reading

April 16, 2021

Cárdenas Statement on the Police Killing of Adam Toledo

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) released the following statement on the police killing of Adam Toledo, a 13-year-old boy from Chicago: "My heart grieves for the loss of Adam Toledo, a 13-year-old child who was shot and killed by a police officer earlier this month," said Congressman Cárdenas. "This tragedy should have never happened. We as a country have lost our soul by accepting the killing of more people on our streets than any other country. We must act … Continue Reading

April 16, 2021

Cárdenas Statement on the Mass Shooting in Indianapolis

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) released the following statement on the mass shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, Indiana: "On the 14th anniversary of the Virginia Tech mass shooting, we woke up to the news of another senseless tragedy at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis. As we await more details, one thing is clear: Americans are tired of seeing more loss of life due to our country's gun violence epidemic. "Our constituents have been asking, pleading … Continue Reading

April 05, 2021

Cárdenas, Bucshon Reintroduce the RECOVER Act

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, United States Representatives Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) and Larry Bucshon (R-IN) reintroduced the bipartisan Realizing the Economic Opportunities and Values of Expanding Recycling (RECOVER) Act. This bill would allocate $500 million in matching federal grants to eligible states, local municipalities, and tribal governments to invest in improving their recycling infrastructure, programs, and education efforts. "This bipartisan, commonsense bill is a step forward smart … Continue Reading

March 25, 2021

Cárdenas, Krishnamoorthi, Klobuchar, and Duckworth Introducing Bicameral Baby Food Safety Legislation

Washington, D.C. (March 25, 2021)-Today, Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08), the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform's Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), the Vice Chair of the Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce, and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) issued the following statements announcing the introduction of the "Baby Food Safety Act of 2021," to dramatically reduce … Continue Reading

March 23, 2021

Cardenas, Sewell Lead Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Telehealth Services for Seniors During COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07), Rep. Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06), Ron Kind (WI-03), Jason Smith (MO-08), and Jackie Walorski (IN-02) introduced the Ensuring Parity in MA and PACE for Audio-Only Telehealth Act, bipartisan legislation to help ensure Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollees who cannot access the video component during telehealth visits are able to access care through audio visits during … Continue Reading

March 19, 2021

Cárdenas, Bennet, Sánchez Lead 47 Colleagues in Urging Administration to Ensure Undocumented Immigrants Can Receive COVID-19 Care

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.), U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and U.S. Representative Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.) led 10 Senate and 37 House Democratic colleagues in urging the Biden Administration to ensure undocumented immigrants across the country can receive Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing, treatment, and vaccinations at no cost through emergency Medicaid. In a letter to Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services … Continue Reading

March 12, 2021

Cárdenas, Trahan Introduce Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Act

WASHINGTON, DC - Yesterday, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) and Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-3) introduced the Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Act, legislation to support positive mental health promotion and suicide prevention programs in high schools. The bill would authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a grant program that provides funding to school districts to strengthen behavioral health awareness through planning and prevention efforts, … Continue Reading

March 10, 2021

Cárdenas Works to Get Critical Relief to Valley Families, Votes to Pass American Rescue Plan

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) voted to pass the American Rescue Plan to help crush the COVID-19 virus and get the economy moving again with shots in arms, money in pockets, children in schools and people in jobs. The $1.9 trillion COVID relief package includes three Cárdenas-led provisions - funding for vaccine awareness campaigns, mental health support, and expanded coverage for COVID-19 treatment and vaccinations for uninsured Americans. The Senate … Continue Reading

March 09, 2021

Cárdenas Appointed Vice Chair of Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) was appointed Vice Chair of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce for the 117th Congress. "I am honored to continue serving as Vice Chair of the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee. These next two years, as we rebuild and lift our nation out of this hole dug by the previous administration, the leadership and work of this committee will be critical to ensuring that Americans get a fair … Continue Reading

March 08, 2021

Cárdenas and E&C Democrats Demand Accountability for Facebook's Advertising Practices in Light of Attack on the Capitol

Twenty-three Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats wrote to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg today demanding answers for Facebook's advertising practices, which reports show promoted violence and disinformation both leading up to and after the violent insurrection at the United States Capitol. The letter was signed by Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), and Representatives Tony Cárdenas (D-CA), Bobby L. Rush (D-IL), Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA), Diana DeGette … Continue Reading

March 04, 2021

Cárdenas, Tonko, Blunt Rochester, Trone Introduce Crisis Counseling Act

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representatives Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), Paul Tonko (NY-20), Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-At Large), and David Trone (MD-06) reintroduced the Crisis Counseling Act, which would automatically approve requests by any state, territory, and tribe for a Crisis Counseling and Training Program (CCP) after it had been granted a Stafford Act declaration. The legislation would remove bureaucratic hurdles that delayed critical support for communities as the COVID-19 pandemic … Continue Reading

March 04, 2021

Cárdenas, Krishnamoorthi, Klobuchar, Duckworth Seek Guidance from FDA on Baby Food Safety, Encourage Swift Action to Regulate its Toxic Heavy Metal Content

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representative Tony Cárdenas (D-CA), Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL), Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) reached out to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to request guidance on what regulations and limits should be made public on toxic heavy metals in baby food. The Members of Congress have drafted a bill, in consultation with leading environmental health organizations, and are requesting the FDA respond with technical … Continue Reading

March 04, 2021

Cárdenas Statement on Passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

WASHINGTON, DC - Last night, the United States House of Representatives passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021 - a bold, comprehensive approach to hold police accountable, change the culture of law enforcement, empower our communities, and build trust between law enforcement and our communities by addressing systemic racism and bias to help save lives. The bill was introduced by Representative Karen Bass (CA-37) and Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) is an original … Continue Reading

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