Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) received a Democracy Award, the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF)'s distinctive honors program recognizing non-legislative achievement in operations and constituent service by congressional offices and Members of Congress. Rep. Takano has been selected for his outstanding accomplishments in Innovation and Modernization, a category that recognizes offices employing unique or innovative methods in their constituent interactions, communications, or office operations.
Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) introduced The Attacks on Free Press Transparency Act to create an electronic system within the Department of Justice (DOJ) for members of the press to report violent interactions with law enforcement. The bill addresses the blatant lack of information on law enforcement and their interactions with the press and will help ensure that if law enforcement agencies intentionally target members of the press to prevent them from reporting on the matter at hand, they will be held accountable for their actions.
Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) released this statement following the passage of the updated Heroes Act.