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Mar 25, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Tuesday, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) joined Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) in sending a letter to House leadership calling for measures to ensure the protection of refugees, asylees, and other immigrants in emergency legislation responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mar 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - El Congresista Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) publica la siguiente declaración después del anuncio de que el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Los Angeles (LAUSD), el segundo más grande del país, cerrará:

Mar 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) releases the following statement following the announcement that the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the second largest in the country, will close:

Mar 12, 2020 Press Release
The bill appropriates $1 billion in reimbursements for CODIV-19 testing

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), Linda Sánchez (CA-38), Joaquin Castro (TX-20) introduced legislation to provide free coronavirus (COVID-19) testing to uninsured Americans.

Mar 11, 2020 Press Release
Increasing the use of generic brands encourages competition and reduces prescription drug costs

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congressmen Tony Cárdenas (D-CA), Richard Hudson (R-NC), Angie Craig (D-MN), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) introduced the Increasing Access to Biosimilars Act of 2020. This bill would help reduce the cost of prescription drugs by encouraging competition and increasing access to biosimilars.

Mar 11, 2020 Press Release
Policy Deters Immigrants from Seeking Medical Support, Furthers Coronavirus Spread

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressmen Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) joined Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) in sending a letter to Vice President Pence, the designated lead for the federal government’s coronavirus response, urging the Administration to reconsider its “public charge” rule in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

Mar 5, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DCCongressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) releases the following statement after Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency over the novel coronavirus:

Mar 5, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) and Congresswoman Kim Schrier M.D. (WA-08) introduced the Magnet Injury Prevention Act to ban small, high-powered magnets following reports of severe intestinal trauma due to accidental ingestion in the United States.

Mar 3, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- On Friday, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY-08), Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-CA-29),  Rep. Peter King (R-NY-02) and Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA-03) introduced H.R. 6019, the bipartisan “Cure the Coronavirus Act,” legislation to encourage the rapid innovation and approval of a treatment to prevent or cure the Coronavirus Disease 2019.