This week, Congress finally passed the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. This law reauthorizes crucial funding for juvenile justice programs, and takes important steps towards ending the practice of jailing children for missing school and other non-criminal acts. Needless jail time can put at-risk youth on a path towards endless involvement in the criminal justice system.
Below is a statement from Congressman Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) on today’s passage of the At-Risk Youth Medicaid Protection Act, a bipartisan bill sponsored by Cárdenas and Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) included in the Opioid Package on the House floor today:
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s proposed federal rule that would make it more difficult for current, legal immigrants to remain in the United States:
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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Tony Cárdenas has released the following statement in connection to today’s House Energy & Commerce Committee hearing with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
Washington, D.C. – Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, is a danger to healthcare access in America. For years, our country’s health care system has included critical protections for patients and working families, but now Trump and Republicans are attacking our country’s health laws through the courts, and Kavanaugh could be the deciding vote. This would mean:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, key priorities in the High School CODES Act were signed into law. The effort, led by Reps. Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) and Pete Olson (R-TX) and Sens.