Floor Speeches

03.09.17

Rep. Takano Responds to the GOP Health Plan

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.


02.26.16

Rep. Mark Takano on the Supreme Court Vacancy

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.


12.15.15

Rep. Takano Remembers Victims of San Bernardino Attack

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.


11.19.15

Rep. Takano Comments on Japanese Internment and the Global Refugee Crisis

On November 19, Congressman Mark Takano took to the House floor to remind Congress that we cannot let our fear triumph over our compassion.


11.03.15

Rep. Takano Calls for Expanding Access to Transportation Grants

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.


04.23.15

Rep. Mark Takano Speaks About Supreme Court Marriage Equality Cases

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.


04.13.15

Rep. Mark Takano Speaks on Ending LGBT Discrimination

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.


02.25.15

Rep. Mark Takano Opposes Student Success Act

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.


02.03.15

Rep. Mark Takano Calls for Expanding Overtime Pay

On Tuesday, February 3, Rep. Mark Takano took to the floor of the House of Representatives to call for expanding overtime pay by raising the income threshold.

01.14.15

Rep. Mark Takano Stands Against House GOP Attempt to Defund DACA and DAPA

On Wednesday, January 14, Rep. Mark Takano took to the House of the Floor of the House of Representatives to speak against the House Republican attempt to de...

01.09.15

Rep. Mark Takano Reads from the Constitution

On Friday, January 9, Rep. Mark Takano read a portion from the Constitution of the United States on the floor of the House of Representatives.

12.10.14

Rep. Mark Takano Pays Tribute to Rep. George Miller and Rep. Henry Waxman

On Wednesday, December 10, Rep. Mark Takano took to the floor of the House of Representatives to pay tribute to Rep. George Miller and Rep. Henry Waxman, who...

11.19.14

Rep. Mark Takano Pays Tribute to Barnett Grier

On Wednesday, November 19, Rep. Mark Takano took to the floor of the House of Representatives to pay tribute to Riverside resident Barnett Grier.

08.01.14

Rep. Mark Takano Opposes House GOP Border Supplemental Bill

On Friday, August 1, Rep. Mark Takano took to the floor of the House of Representatives to oppose the House GOP border supplemental bill.

07.25.14

Rep. Mark Takano Comments on Paul Ryan's Anti-Poverty Plan

On Thursday, July 24, Rep. Mark Takano took to the floor of the House of Representatives to comment on Paul Ryan's recently released anti-poverty plan.

07.17.14

Rep. Mark Takano on the Humanitarian Crisis at Our Border

On Thursday, July 17, Rep. Mark Takano took to the floor of the House of Representatives to speak on the humanitarian crisis at our border.

06.12.14

Rep. Mark Takano Speaking in Support of School Nutrition Standards

On Wednesday, June 11, Rep. Mark Takano took to the floor of the House of Representatives to support Congressman Sam Farr's amendment on school nutrition sta...

06.12.14

Rep. Mark Takano Discusses Background Checks with NAACP's Sherrilyn Ifill

On Tuesday, June 10, Rep. Mark Takano spoke with the NAACP's Sherrilyn Ifill about background checks and how they affect minority communities.

06.10.14

Rep. Mark Takano Questions Officials on VA Wait Time Manipulation

On Monday, June 9, Rep. Mark Takano questioned several officials about the wait time manipulations at VA facilities across the country.

05.28.14

El Congresista Takano le Pide al Congreso que Pase Legislacion

On Wednesday, May 28, Rep. Mark Takano took to the floor of the House of Representatives to ask Congress to pass legislation. -- El miercoles, 28 de mayo el ...
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