Press Releases

01.26.18

Rep. Takano Statement on Trump Administration’s Radical Immigration Proposal

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) released the following statement after the Trump administration published a radical immigration proposal that uses the fate of Dreamers as leverage to dramatically restrict legal immigration to the United States. "In producing such a radical immigration proposal, President Trump makes clear that he views Dreamers not as people but as bargaining chips in a larger effort to dramatically restrict legal immigration to the United States. "In … Continue Reading


01.25.18

Rep. Takano Introduces Legislation to Study Racial Disparities in Auto Insurance Market

Washington, D.C. - Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) introduced legislation today to increase transparency and study racial disparities in the auto insurance market. The FAIR RATES Act of 2018 directs the Federal Insurance Office to collect local-level data from large auto insurance companies, publicly disclose that data, and submit an analysis to Congress on the impact of race on insurance prices. A recent ProPublica report found that some large insurers charge drivers in minority neighborhoods as … Continue Reading


01.22.18

Rep. Takano Statement on Three-Week Continuing Resolution

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) released the following statement after voting against a short-term continuing resolution, which does not include a solution for Dreamers, funding for community health centers, or disaster recovery funding for states still reeling from natural disasters. "This continuing resolution is further proof that the Trump administration and the Republican Congress lack both the competence and the moral authority to govern this country effectively. We… Continue Reading


01.18.18

Rep. Takano Statement on Continuing Resolution

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Mark Takano released the following statement after voting against the continuing resolution, which would fund the government through February 16 but excluded protections for Dreamers. "The continuing resolution passed tonight by the House of Representatives contained many provisions that I supported, including a six-year extension of the Children's Health Insurance Program. However, it also failed to include essential, bipartisan priorities. "When the President … Continue Reading


01.10.18

Rep. Takano, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Applaud Progress in Restoring Benefits to Deported Veterans

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Mark Takano, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and Veterans Committee Democrats applauded the progress being made by the Department of Veterans Affairs in restoring access to disability benefits and health care for American veterans who were deported after their service. On November 20, 2017, the VA formally established a location in Tijuana where deported veterans can receive a Compensation & Pension (C&P) Exam, which is a mandatory step that determines … Continue Reading


12.21.17

Rep. Takano Statement on Disaster Funding Bill

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) released the following statement after voting in support of the Disaster Supplemental Funding Bill, which provides emergency funding for disasters caused by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, as well as the California wildfires. "Over the past several weeks, wildfires in California have damaged more than 21,000 homes and more than 2,800 businesses. The total cost of that damage is estimated to top $9 billion, and families across the state … Continue Reading


12.21.17

Rep. Takano Statement on Disaster Funding Bill

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) released the following statement after voting against the continuing resolution, which would fund the government through January 19 but excludes several key priorities. "I have repeatedly said that Congress should not leave Washington without fully funding the Children's Health Insurance Program, fully funding our Community Health Centers, providing disaster relief for California and other hard-hit states, and finding a permanent solution fo… Continue Reading


12.19.17

Rep. Takano: GOP Tax Bill is Immoral

Washington, D.C. - Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) released the following statement after voting against GOP tax bill, which would cut taxes for corporations and the wealthiest families while adding more than a trillion dollars to the deficit. "Today, the House of Representatives missed a huge opportunity to cut taxes on middle-class Americans, grow the economy, and invest in our country. Instead, Republicans used a rushed and partisan process to pass an immoral piece of legislation that cuts taxes… Continue Reading


12.19.17

Rep. Takano Statement on HR 4242

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.), vice ranking member of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, released the following statement after voting against advancing H.R. 4242, the VA Care in the Community Act, out of Committee. The bill would consolidate care in the community but continues the chronic underfunding of veterans' care, which would have serious and long-term consequences for veterans. "Consolidating VA's many care in the community programs is a bipartisan goal … Continue Reading


12.15.17

Sablan and Takano Statement on NLRB Chairman’s Abuse of Power During Final Days

Washington, D.C. - Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.), ranking member of the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, and Rep. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (D-M.P.), ranking member of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, released the following statement after the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued multiple, rushed 3-2 decisions that will undermine workers' rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). These decisions included Hy-Brand Industrial Contractors, L… Continue Reading


12.13.17

Rep. Takano Statement on PROSPER Act

Washington, D.C. - Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) released the following statement after the PROSPER Act was advanced out of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce despite unanimous opposition from Committee Democrats. "The PROSPER Act would have profound and devastating consequences for America's higher education system. "It would make college unaffordable for millions of low-income students by cutting the grant programs and subsidized loans that make a good education accessible fo… Continue Reading


12.06.17

English Teacher Turned Congressman Dusts Off Red Pen, Grades Majority Leader McConnell’s Op-ed on GOP Tax Bill

Washington, D.C. - Rep. Mark Takano, an English teacher for more than two decades, dusted off his red pen today to grade Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's op-ed on the Senate Republican tax bill, which was published in the Wall Street Journal over the weekend. The final grade: "F." In his edits, Rep. Takano identifies several flaws in the substance and style of Mr. McConnell's prose and reminds the Senate majority leader of previous discussions about waiting until the last minute to write maj… Continue Reading


11.28.17

This Saturday: Rep. Takano to Promote Options for Affordable Health Coverage at Community Forum

Riverside, Calif. - On Saturday, December 2, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) will join local health care experts to help residents explore and enroll in affordable health insurance plans that are currently available for 2018. The deadline for Californians to sign up for coverage is January 31, 2018, but those who want to be covered on January 1, 2018 must sign up by December 15. The forum is free to the public and will be held from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Riverside University Health System's Ne… Continue Reading


11.21.17

Rep. Takano: Repealing Net Neutrality Benefits Corporate Giants, Hurts Everyone Else

Washington, D.C. - Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) issued the following statement in response to reports that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to completely repeal the net neutrality rules, which requires internet service providers to treat all internet traffic equally. "A fair and open internet is critical to supporting innovation, promoting entrepreneurship, and protecting consumers from being exploited by large internet service providers. Repealing the net neutrality rules under… Continue Reading


11.17.17

Rep. Taka­no: Trump Administration’s Secret Talks to Dismantle the VA are Unacceptable

Washington, D.C. - Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.), vice ranking member of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, released the following statement today in response to an Associated Press report revealing that the Trump administration had held closed-door discussions about merging the VA's Choice Program with the Pentagon's TRICARE program, which would make the VA health system financially unsustainable. "The House Committee on Veterans' Affairs is in the midst of a bipartisan, transparent, and … Continue Reading


11.16.17

Rep. Takano: House Republicans Just Chose Donors over Working Families

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) released the following statement after the House passed H.R.1, the so-called "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017," which gives corporations and the wealthiest Americans a massive tax cut paid for by Californians and working families across America. "In writing their tax bill, House Republicans had a choice between listening to their donors or listening to the millions of working families struggling to get by in this economy. They chose the donors… Continue Reading


11.16.17

Rep. Takano and Members of Congressional Hispanic Caucus, House Veterans Committee Demand Support for Deported Veterans

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) joined members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and House Committee on Veterans' Affairs to call for action to help American veterans who served the nation honorably before being deported. At a press conference, the members unveiled three letters being sent to the Trump administration and to Congress detailing critical steps that must be taken immediately to support deported veterans. In a letter to the Department of Homeland Securit… Continue Reading


11.14.17

MEDIA ADVISORY: Rep. Takano Joins Members of Congressional Hispanic Caucus to Demand Justice for Deported Veterans

Washington, D.C. - On Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. ET, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) will hold a press conference with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to demand justice for the hundreds of American veterans who have been deported after serving honorably in the United States Military. WHO: Rep. Mark Takano, Vice Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs Rep. Joaquin Castro, First-Vice Chair, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Rep. Ruben Gallego, Second-Vice Chair, Co… Continue Reading


11.07.17

Rep. Takano: House GOP Continues to Undermine Workers by Weakening Joint Employer Standards

Washington, D.C. - Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.), ranking member of the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 3441, the so-called "Save Local Business Act," which denies workers the ability to collectively bargain or hold their employers accountable for violating workplace laws by dramatically narrowing corporations' liability for upholding workers' right. "Companies are increasingly renting employees from staffing agencies instead of … Continue Reading


11.02.17

Rep. Takano: GOP Tax Plan Transfers Wealth from Middle-Class Californians to Large Corporations

Washington, D.C. - Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) issued the following statement after House Republicans released their tax plan, which includes large cuts in the corporate tax rate financed by raising taxes on hard-working Californians and many individuals already struggling under this economy. "The House Republican tax plan is a massive transfer of wealth from Californians and middle-class families to wealthy individuals and large corporations. Limiting deductions for state and local taxes, c… Continue Reading

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