Press Releases

January 15, 2021

Cárdenas Statement on Committee Assignments for the 117th Congress

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee held its biennial organizational meeting during which Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) was assigned to the Subcommittees on Health, Communications and Technology, and Consumer Protection. Cárdenas releases the following statement: "I am honored to continue serving on the Energy and Commerce Committee to work on issues that are most important to families in the San Fernando Valley and across the … Continue Reading

January 13, 2021

Cárdenas Statement on Second Impeachment of Trump

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the United States House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump for the second time in his presidency following the Trump-led insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week. Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) releases the following statement: "President Trump is the most dangerous person in the country. He has proven, by his actions, to be a threat to our nation and our democracy. Trump betrayed the American people by attempting to undermine the will of … Continue Reading

January 12, 2021

Cárdenas, Schweikert Introduce Bipartisan Crowdsourcing of Environmental Data Act of 2021

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressmen Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) and David Schweikert (R-AZ) re-introduced the Crowdsourcing of Environmental Data Act, legislation to incorporate mobile air quality monitoring devices to increase the size, scope, and density of data collected for a cleaner environment. "I am pleased to re-introduce this bipartisan legislation, aimed to advance technology solutions to monitor the air we breathe," said Congressman David Schweikert (R-AZ). By advancing this … Continue Reading

January 06, 2021

Cárdenas Calls on the Impeachment and Removal of Donald Trump from Office

What happened today was truly the most heartbreaking and anti-American moment I have witnessed in my 25 years of public service. Never would I have imagined that citizens of this great nation would attempt a coup because they were unwilling to accept the results of a fair election. Make no mistake: this was an attempted coup orchestrated and encouraged by Donald Trump and his allies in Congress. What happened today was disgraceful and it should never happen again. Those who incited … Continue Reading

December 23, 2020

Cárdenas Announces 2020 Congressional App Competition Winners

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, CA - Last week, Congressmen Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) virtually met with the winners of the 2020 Congressional App Competition for California's 29th Congressional District. This year's winning team consisted of Josh Bowden, Achintya Gupta, Aniket Gupta, and Sejin Choi, all juniors at Granada Hills Charter High School. The group created the "Math4Fun" app, which allows people to practice math concepts in a fun way. "As an engineer, I am excited to see thousands of … Continue Reading

December 22, 2020

Cárdenas Statement on Padilla Appointment to U.S. Senate

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, CA - Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) releases the following statement on Governor Gavin Newsom's decision to appoint California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to succeed Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in the United States Senate: "I am so incredibly proud of one of my closest and dearest friends, Alex Padilla, on being named the next U.S. Senator for the state of California. I've known Alex for over 25 years. A dedicated public servant of more than 20 years … Continue Reading

December 22, 2020

House Passes COVID-Relief and Spending Package, Includes Several Cárdenas Priorities

WASHINGTON, DC - Yesterday, Congress passed a $1.4 trillion spending bill and a $908 billion COVID-relief bill. The bipartisan omnibus spending package included several funding priorities spearheaded by Congressman Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) to help Valley families, Californians, and vulnerable Americans. The bill also included authorization for the development of the Nation Museum of the American Latino, an effort that was led by House Representatives Cárdenas, Serrano, and … Continue Reading

December 21, 2020

Cárdenas Statement on Inclusion of Latino Museum in Omnibus Package

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congress voted on a bipartisan omnibus package that included authorization for the development of the Nation Museum of the American Latino. Introduced as a standalone bill in 2019, H.R. 2420, the National Museum of the American Latino Act would establish a Smithsonian National Museum on the National Mall dedicated to honoring the contributions of American Latinos throughout U.S. history. Representatives José E. Serrano (D-NY-15), Will Hurd (R-TX-23), and Tony … Continue Reading

December 10, 2020

Cárdenas, Eshoo, Burgess, Kinzinger Introduce Legislation to Encourage Investment in Clean Aviation Technology

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representatives Tony Cárdenas (D-CA-29), Anna Eshoo (D-CA-18), Michael Burgess, M.D. (R-TX-26), and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL-16) introduced the ATVM Modernization Act. This legislation would incentivize clean, environmentally friendly aviation technology development by expanding eligibility under the Department of Energy's Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) loan program to include American-made, energy-efficient aircraft. "Climate change is a very … Continue Reading

December 03, 2020

Cárdenas Congratulates Sean Patrick Maloney on DCCC Election Win

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the House Democratic Caucus elected Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, to be the next Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). Congressman Tony Cárdenas releases the following statement: "I congratulate Sean Patrick Maloney on being elected Chair of the DCCC. I sincerely wish Sean success this cycle, and I look forward to helping him and the Democratic Caucus in any way I can to ensure Democrats retain and grow the majority in 2022." … Continue Reading

November 20, 2020

Cárdenas Applauds House Passage of National Apprenticeship Act of 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Today, the United States House of Representatives passed National Apprenticeship Act of 2020 (H.R.8294), which expands registered apprenticeships and invests in America's workforce. The bill includes the Expanding Opportunity through Pre-Apprenticeships Act, which was introduced as an amendment by Representative Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) in September. The Cárdenas amendment changes "an apprentice" to "a program participant" for a potential member of the national … Continue Reading

November 17, 2020

Cárdenas Applauds House Passage of Pandemic Effects on Home Safety and Tourism Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday, the United States House of Representatives passed the Pandemic Effects on Home Safety and Tourism Act, a bill introduced by Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) in August. 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. The Senate companion was introduced by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN). "American families are facing a variety of … Continue Reading

November 16, 2020

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Endorses Cárdenas for DCCC Chair

WASHINGTON, DC?- Today, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus endorsed Congressman Tony Cárdenas' (CA-29) candidacy for Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) in a letter to the Democratic Caucus. "Tony Cárdenas has demonstrated the vision, commitment, and record that will be needed to win in the next cycle. He is committed to the idea that however much success is achieved we should never settle but instead continually strive to raise that bar … Continue Reading

November 09, 2020

Cárdenas Announces Candidacy for DCCC Chair

WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) declared his candidacy for Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and withdrew from the race for Assistant Speaker. Cárdenas announced his decision in a letter to the Democratic caucus. "If I am elected as the next Chairman of the DCCC, I will fight to maintain our Democratic majority so that we accomplish our priorities for the people," said Congressman Cárdenas. "I understand the … Continue Reading

November 06, 2020

Cárdenas Leads Bipartisan Letter Opposing Nationalizing 5G

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) led a bipartisan letter signed by 53 Members urging Congressional leadership to oppose a proposal to nationalize 5G. "The United States has a long history of investment by American companies in communications infrastructure. These networks have withstood the crises of a global pandemic, and competition between these companies led to innovative products and services for consumers," Members wrote. "In the virtual world we are … Continue Reading

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


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

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