Press Releases

October 29, 2020

Cárdenas Launches New User-Friendly Website

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) launched his new user-friendly, website. The simple design will make it easier for constituents to navigate the website and find the resources they need quickly. "During my more than two decades of public service, my priority has always been serving my constituents," said Congressman Tony Cárdenas. "That's why I am launching my new constituent-oriented website to make it easier for the people of my district to find the … Continue Reading


October 27, 2020

Cárdenas, Kennedy Introduce Legislation to Protect Minors

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas and Congressman Joe Kennedy III introduced the Protecting Miranda Rights for Kids Act, legislation that would protect minors in the event that they are arrested. “Throwing our children to the mercy of a punitive justice system that unfairly keeps young people in prisons is wrong,” said Congressman Tony Cárdenas. “Allowing children to make legal choices without proper consultation often lead to unjust sentencing that could have been avoided had … Continue Reading


October 26, 2020

Rep Eshoo, Senator Markey, Rep Cardenas, 18 Members of Congress Urge Supreme Court to Protect Consumers from Robocalls

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Last week, Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA), Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), and 18 members of the U.S. House and Senate filed an amicus brief today urging the Supreme Court to uphold a circuit court decision that ensures telemarketers cannot robocall consumers without consent, in line with congressional intent. The Ninth Circuit’s decision in Duguid v. Facebook, Inc found that when Congress passed the TCPA, it defined … Continue Reading


October 20, 2020

Reps. Porter, Cárdenas, Pressley and Scanlon Introduce Bill to Protect Individuals with Mental Illness, Disabilities from Police Violence

WASHINGTON—Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45), along with Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), and Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05), today introduced legislation to reduce violence against individuals with mental illness and disabilities. The Mental Health Justice Act would support the creation of mental health first responder units that would be deployed in lieu of law enforcement when 911 is called because an individual is in a mental health … Continue Reading


October 19, 2020

CÁRDENAS, KENNEDY BLAST TRUMP ON FAILED MENTAL HEALTH POLICY

Washington, D.C. -Congressman Tony Cárdenasand Congressman Joe Kennedy III today delivered a comprehensive rebuke of the Trump Administration’s record on mental health care and substance use disorder treatment. Citing Medicaid cuts, the Affordable Care Act lawsuit, immigration policies and much more, the lawmakers illustrated the totality of Donald Trump’s failure to match his words of concern regarding mental health with substantive action throughout his first term. "There is no … Continue Reading


October 16, 2020

Cárdenas, Trone Introduce Youth Justice Action Month Resolution

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representatives Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) and David Trone (MD-6) introduced a resolution designating October 2020 as “National Youth Justice Action Month”. This resolution aims to shine a light on the broken juvenile justice model that prioritizes incarceration over rehabilitation and support. “For too long, we have relied on an antiquated juvenile justice model that prioritizes wasteful incarceration over efficient, effective rehabilitation,” said Congressman Cárdenas. … Continue Reading


October 09, 2020

Cárdenas, Fitzpatrick, Kennedy Introduce Resolution Recognizing World Mental Health Day

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), and Congressman Joe Kennedy III (MA-04) introduced a resolution recognizing World Mental Health Day. The resolution highlights the prevalence of mental health disorders globally and honors mental health and social services workers. “This year’s World Mental Health Day comes as families in America and across the world are adjusting to this new COVID reality,” said Congressman Cárdenas. “We know … Continue Reading


October 08, 2020

Cárdenas Thanks Frontline Workers at Valley Presbyterian Hospital

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY - Yesterday, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) visited Valley Presbyterian Hospital to thank the frontline heroes who are working tirelessly to keep Valley families safe. Cárdenas spoke about his work in Congress to provide relief to families and support to hospitals and healthcare workers as our nation battles the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our frontline heroes are working around the clock to keep us safe and save lives,” said Congressman Cárdenas. “Many of them are working … Continue Reading


October 06, 2020

Cárdenas, Butterfield, Long Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Fix Medicaid Penalty for Low-Cost Generics

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (D-CA), Congressman G. K. Butterfield (D-NC), and Congressman Billy Long (R-MO) introduced the Protecting Access to Affordable Medicines Act of 2020. The 2015 Bipartisan Budget Act applied an inflation penalty originally designed for branded drugs to generic drugs as well, despite significant differences between the branded and generic markets. While appropriate in instances where manufacturers drastically increase the price of branded drugs, … Continue Reading


September 24, 2020

Two Cárdenas Bills Included in Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the House of Representatives passed the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act (H.R.4447) - bold and ambitious legislation to promote clean energy innovation and encourage investment in renewable energy. Included in the comprehensive package are two of Congressman Tony Cárdenas’ (CA-29) bills: The Affordable Solar Energy for Our Communities Act (H.R.8165) and the Clean Commute for Kids Act (H.R. 2906). “Today, Congress has taken a momentous, bipartisan step … Continue Reading


September 22, 2020

Congressman Cárdenas, Senator Menendez Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) and U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) introduced a commemorative resolution in the U.S. House and Senate recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month. Cárdenas' resolution is supported by 118 Members of Congress who signed on as original cosponsors. "Too long have the contributions of Latinos been overlooked and underappreciated," said Congressman Cárdenas. "At a time when Latinos are attacked by this Administration and … Continue Reading


September 22, 2020

Cárdenas, Fudge Introduce Expanding Opportunity through Pre-Apprenticeships Act

WASHINGTON - Today, Representatives Marcia Fudge (OH-11) and Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) introduced the Expanding Opportunity through Pre-Apprenticeships Act. The bill authorizes grants to eligible entities and directs the Department of Labor to create a plan to expand participation in pre-apprenticeship programs for underrepresented populations and individuals with barriers to employment. “Pre-Apprenticeships provide workers with the skills and experience needed to be successful in … Continue Reading


September 22, 2020

Congressman Cárdenas, Senator Menendez Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) and U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) introduced a commemorative resolution in the U.S. House and Senate recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month. Cárdenas’ resolution is supported by 118 Members of Congress who signed on as original cosponsors. “Too long have the contributions of Latinos been overlooked and underappreciated,” said Congressman Cárdenas. “At a time when Latinos are attacked by this Administration and in the … Continue Reading


September 18, 2020

Cárdenas Joins 42 Western Lawmakers in Calling for Increased Federal Funds to Support Comprehensive Wildfire Response and Recovery

Washington, D.C. - This week, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) , along with 8 Senators and 33 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, asked Senate and House leaders to replenish and increase funding for wildfire response and recovery in any upcoming spending package, as well as pass an additional federal relief package - known as a “disaster supplemental” - as massive infernos continue to rage in the West. “First responders and firefighters are working around the clock to contain … Continue Reading


September 14, 2020

Cárdenas, Coleman Introduce Legislation to Address COVID-19 Racial Disparities

WASHINGTON, DC - Last week, Representatives Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) introduced the COVID-19 Health Disparities Action Act to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on communities of color. This legislation would require targeted testing, contract tracing, public awareness campaigns, and outreach efforts specifically directed at racial and ethnic minority communities and other populations that have been made vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic. Senator Bob … Continue Reading


September 04, 2020

Cárdenas, Lee Introduce Affordable Solar Energy for Our Communities Act

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representatives Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) and Barbara Lee (CA-13) introduced the Affordable Solar Energy for Our Communities Act. This bill establishes a $200 million grant program to finance the planning and construction of solar installations thereby reducing costs for low-income families. “As our country continues to invest in clean energy technology, we need to ensure these opportunities are available to those who may benefit from them most,” said Rep. … Continue Reading


September 03, 2020

Cárdenas Demands Answers from LADWP on Valley Generating Station Methane Leak in Sun Valley

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY - Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) sent letters to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) demanding answers on a confirmed methane leak from a facility in the Sun Valley. Last week, an article was published a methane gas leak from the Valley Generating Station, operated by LADWP, that had been leaking hazardous gas for nearly a year with no repairs done. “I was outraged to learn that … Continue Reading


September 02, 2020

THURSDAY, 2:00PM ET/ 11:00AM PT: LEE, LIEU, ROUDA, CÁRDENAS TO HOLD PRESS CALL, DEMANDING SUPPORT FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS TO KEEP KIDS SAFE AND LEARNING

(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) - Representatives Barbara Lee (CA-13), Ted Lieu (CA-33), Harley Rouda (CA-48) and Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) will host a press call for regional reporters Thursday, September 3rd, at 2:00PM ET/ 11:00AM PT, demanding the Senate act to support local schools and provide the resources they need to keep students safe and protect against potentially devastating cuts to state education budgets. The House passed funding to support local schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic more than … Continue Reading


August 31, 2020

Cárdenas, Davis Introduce COVID-19 Home Safety Act

WASHINGTON, DC - On Friday, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (D-CA-29), Vice Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce, and Rodney Davis (R-IL-13) introduced the COVID-19 Home Safety Act. This bill 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. “Families across America are adapting to this new world of teleworking and virtual schooling,” … Continue Reading


August 27, 2020

Cárdenas, Johnson to Introduce Strengthening Mental Health Supports for BIPOC Communities Act

WASHINGTON, DC - This week, Representatives Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) will introduce the Strengthening Mental Health Supports for BIPOC Communities Act, legislation to improve access to health services for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities. This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to make critical advancements in health equity for BIPOC communities by improving access to mental health services under the Community Mental Health Services … Continue Reading

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