Reps. Takano and Rutherford Relaunch the Congressional Deaf Caucus in the 118th Congress

– Today, Representative Mark Takano (D-CA) and Representative John Rutherford (R-FL) released the following statement after relaunching the Congressional Deaf Caucus in the 118th Congress. Reps. Takano and Rutherford will serve as Co-Chairs of this bipartisan caucus dedicated to bridging the communication divide between Members of Congress and their Deaf and hard of hearing constituents, as well as promoting equal access to government for all.  “I’m thrilled to celebrate … Continue Reading


Rep. Takano Statement on Republican Resolution on Socialism

– Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) released the following statement on House Concurrent Resolution 9.  “This resolution is not about socialism. It is about political cynicism. It is empty posturing from a flailing majority that peddles outrage because it has no positive agenda to offer the American people. No one in this chamber would defend the atrocities committed by Communist ideologues such as Mao Zedong or Fidel Castro – or dismiss the senseless loss of life a… Continue Reading


Reps. Takano, Tokuda, Sens. Hirono, Duckworth Introduce Legislative Package Honoring Fred Korematsu on His Birthday

– Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA), Rep. Jill Tokuda (D-HI), Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI), and Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statement after introducing a bicameral package of bills honoring civil rights icon Fred Korematsu on the anniversary of his birthday. A biography of Fred Korematsu can be found here. “Fred Korematsu stood up for the 120,000 Japanese Americans who were forcibly relocated and interned during World War II. A fierce advocate for justice and a… Continue Reading