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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. 

Feb 26, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) and Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH) introduced the bipartisan Case Backlog and Transparency Act of 2020 to address the severe case backlog at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency.

Feb 6, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) Brett Guthrie (KY-02), Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), and Mike Kelly (PA-16) this week wrote to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to urge continued support for the Medicare Advantage program, which provides care to more than 22 million people.

Feb 5, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) releases the following statement after walking off the House floor during President Trump’s State of the Union address last night:

Jan 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) released the following statement today commemorating the Roe v. Wade decision: