Oct 6, 2014 Press Release
U. S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D – San Fernando Valley) today applauded recommendations made by the so-called “Power 5” athletic conferences, to alter NCAA policy to better protect student-athletes. Cárdenas, who co-founded the Congressional Collegiate Student-Athlete Protection Caucus, wrote a letter last month to leaders of the Power 5 conferences and the Presidents of colleges and universities in each conference, calling on them to make major systemic changes to the academic, financial and health support given to student-athletes.
Sep 29, 2014 Press Release
Continuing his commitment to improving the academic careers of American collegiate student-athletes, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley), founding co-chair of the Congressional Student Athlete Protection Caucus, today authored a letter to the heads of the so-called “Power Five” athletic conferences, calling on them to enact stronger protections for the academic, financial and physical well-being of student-athletes.
Sep 29, 2014 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) will continue his examination of the proposed Comcast-Time Warner merger TOMORROW, as he hosts a roundtable discussion with the Writers Guild of America, West, regarding their concerns with the merger.
Sep 25, 2014 Press Release
Concerned with children fleeing Central American countries to escape gang-related murder and violence, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) wrote a letter today to department leaders of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security, calling on them to provide a Congressional briefing on dangerous smuggling networks bringing the children to the United States.
Sep 24, 2014 Press Release
Following his appearance at a Hispanic Heritage Month event entitled, "A New America: Empowering Hispanic Millennials for Tech Leadership,” U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley), joined by several House colleagues, wrote President Barack Obama, calling on him to commit the United States to developing 100,000 Latino engineering graduates over the next ten years.
Sep 22, 2014 Press Release
Last week, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) introduced legislation that will create an annual $100 million competitive grant to promote reforms in workforce education and skills training for manufacturing jobs. The Manufacturing Skills Act of 2014 was introduced last week in the House, alongside a Senate companion bill authored by U.S. Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.).
Sep 18, 2014 Press Release
U.S. Reps. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) and David Jolly (R-Tampa Bay Region) today introduced the Honoring the Hiring of Heroes (HHH) Act. The HHH Act will distinguish and incentivize businesses to employ our Veterans by authorizing the Secretary of Labor to award special recognition to employers with Veteran-friendly employment practices.
Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ), Chairman of the Congressional Constitution Caucus, and Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley), Co-Chairman of the bipartisan Crime Prevention and Youth Development Caucus, today introduced H.R. 5502, the Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration (FAIR) Act to protect Americans from having their property seized without the due process of law. The FAIR Act makes a number of changes to civil asset forfeiture laws to restore the constitutional protections guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment.
Sep 16, 2014 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) issued a statement this morning, following the decision, by Time Warner Cable (TWC) and the Los Angeles Dodgers, to air the final six games of the Dodgers season on KDOC in Los Angeles.
Sep 15, 2014 Press Release
To recognize Hispanic Heritage Month, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) today joined U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) in introducing commemorative resolutions in the U.S. House and Senate.