While Senate Republicans scramble to meet a self-imposed deadline, they are ignoring the real deadlines that have real consequences for our community. On September 25, 2017, Rep. Takano spoke on the Floor to remind his colleagues that – unless Congress takes action before September 30th – the Community Health Center program will face a 70 percent cut to its funding.
Community health centers serve more than 700,000 patients in Southern California alone. Instead of rewriting another ill-conceived health care bill, Congressional Republicans should focus on maintaining access to care for millions of people across the country.
On March 9, Rep. Mark Takano took to the House floor to respond to the Republican replacement for the Affordable Care Act. His message: It's a gift to the healthy and wealthy, and a disaster for nearly everyone else.
On February 26, I took to the House floor to say the Senate Republicans were failing to serve the American people. I accept that Senate Republicans have the constitutional authority to reject the president’s nominee. But I do not accept their refusal to even consider that nominee.
And the American people shouldn’t accept it either.
Rep. Mark Takano spoke on the House floor in memory of Sierra Clayborn and Damian Meins, two members of the community who lost their lives in the attack on San Bernardino.
On November 19, Congressman Mark Takano took to the House floor to remind Congress that we cannot let our fear triumph over our compassion.
On November 3, Congressman Mark Takano spoke on the House floor in support of his amendment to expand access to grants for transportation projects.
The new transportation funding bill would limit eligibility for certain grants to projects costing more than $100 million. The most expensive project in Riverside is currently far less than that threshold.
Rep. Takano's amendment would have allowed a series of similar projects - such as grade separations - to be grouped together to qualify for a grant.
On Thursday, April 23, Rep. Mark Takano took to the floor of the House of Representatives and spoke about the marriage equality cases coming before the Supreme Court.
On Monday, April 13, Rep. Mark Takano took to the floor of the House of Representatives in support of a House resolution calling for the end of LGBT discrimination.
On Wednesday, February 25, Rep. Mark Takano took to the floor of the House of Representatives to oppose HR 5, also known as the Student Success Act.