Reps. Takano, Jacobs, and Sen. Blumenthal Reintroduce Legislation to Create Commission on LGBTQ Servicemembers, Veterans, and Members of the Uniformed Services

Today, on the 12th anniversary of the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Representative Mark Takano (CA-39), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and Co-Chair of the Congressional Equality Caucus, Representative Sara Jacobs (CA-51), and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) reintroduced the Commission?on Equity and Reconciliation in the Uniformed Services Act, a bill establishing a commission to investigate the historic and ongoing impacts of discriminatory military policies on… Continue Reading


Reps. Takano, Adams Statement on Proposed Rule to Expand Overtime Pay to 3.6 Million Workers

– Today, Reps. Mark Takano (CA-39) and Alma Adams (NC-12), Senior Members of the House Education and the Workforce Committee and authors of the Restoring Overtime Pay Act, released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Labor unveiled a proposed rule to update the federal overtime regulations.  “The Biden-Harris Administration has taken a reasonable step forward today to address an inconceivable reality: millions of Americans are currently excluded from the o… Continue Reading


Rep. Takano Statement on First Anniversary of the PACT Act

RIVERSIDE, CA – Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Mark Takano (CA-39) released the following statement on the first anniversary of President Biden signing Ranking Member Takano’s Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2022 into law. “One year ago, Congress sent to President Biden’s desk the most comprehensive legislation to date to treat toxic exposure as a cost of war and ensure that all toxic-exposed veterans can acce… Continue Reading



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