Press Releases

07.14.22

Rep. Takano Statement on House Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023

Washington, DC - Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) released this statement following the House passage of H.R. 7900, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY2023). The NDAA authorizes $850 billion - or $37 billion above the President's budget request - in discretionary spending to support Department of Defense (DoD) programs. "The FY23 NDAA must be designed to strengthen our national defense operation and continue to build our strong, diverse military," said Rep. Mark Ta… Continue Reading


07.05.22

Rep. Takano and Congresswoman Norton Introduce Resolution Recognizing the 70th Anniversary of an Important Step to Desegregate Schools for Deaf Students

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA) and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) introduced a resolution recognizing the 70th anniversary of an important step to desegregate schools for deaf and hard of hearing students. July 3rd was the 70th anniversary of the ruling in Miller v. Board of Education of District of Columbia. Louise B. Miller was a Washington, D.C. mother of three deaf children who, because of segregationist policy at the time, could not send her kids to the local K… Continue Reading


06.24.22

Rep. Takano Statement on the Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) released this statement following the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. "The Supreme Court has taken the extraordinary action of stripping American women of the right to control their bodies by overturning Roe v. Wade. This decision gives states the power to rob women of their bodily autonomy, no matter the personal cost to those women or their families. This is offensive and radical," said Rep. Mark Takano. "Yesterday, the Court… Continue Reading


06.24.22

Rep. Takano Secures $30 Million to Fund Community Development Projects Across Riverside County

Washington, DC - The House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittees passed the FY23 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies spending bill, the FY23 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies spending bill, and the FY23 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies spending bill, which together include more than $30 million that Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) helped secure to fund fifteen community development projects across Riverside County. The p… Continue Reading


06.21.22

Rep. Takano Sends Letter to Governor Gavin Newsom in Support of the Riverside Community College District Inland Empire Technical Trade Center

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) sent a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom expressing his strong support of the $33 million line-item included in the budget deal agreed upon by the California State Senate and Assembly for the Riverside Community College District Inland Empire Technical Trade Center (IETTC). Rep. Takano also secured $1.5 million in federal funds for the IETTC as part of the FY22 federal appropriations process to further the investment in regional job training. In… Continue Reading


06.06.22

Reps. Takano, Lofgren, Nadler, Correa, Vargas, and Ruiz Introduce Legislation to Prevent the Deportation of Veterans

Washington, DC - Today, Reps. Mark Takano (CA-41), Zoe Lofgren, (CA-19), Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), Lou Correa (CA-46), Juan Vargas (CA-51), and Raul Ruiz (CA-36) introduced the Veteran Service Recognition Act to prevent the deportation of veterans by making the naturalization process easier for active duty servicemembers, establishing a review process for non-citizen veterans, servicemembers, and their families, and creating an opportunity for deported veterans to obtain legal permanent resident s… Continue Reading


05.03.22

Rep. Takano Statement on the Passing of Norman Mineta

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) released this statement on the passing of Norman Mineta. "I first met Norm Mineta at a leadership development and candidate training conference in Los Angeles. He would be very supportive of my first and second runs for Congress in 1992 and 1994, respectively," said Rep. Mark Takano. "As chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, he used the respect he commanded among his colleagues to help me garner support from such … Continue Reading


05.02.22

Rep. Takano Statement on the Supreme Court Striking Down Roe v. Wade According to an Initial Draft Majority Opinion by Justice Samuel Alito

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) released this statement in response to a news story in which a draft majority opinion allegedly written by Justice Samuel Alito states that the Supreme Court of the United States has voted to strike down Roe v. Wade. "In a draft majority opinion attributed to Justice Samuel Alito, it appears that the Supreme Court has voted to overturn Roe v. Wade. If this report is true, an extreme Supreme Court is poised to uphold a draconian law that will b… Continue Reading


04.21.22

Rep. Takano Introduces Resolution to Establish a National Day of Silence to Bring Attention to Bullying Aimed at LGBTQ+ Students

Riverside, CA - Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) introduced a resolution to establish April 22 as a National Day of Silence to bring attention to the bullying, abuse, harassment, and discrimination aimed the LGBTQ+ students across the country. This resolution is in support of efforts led by GLSEN for many years. "While the Day of Silence has existed since the 1990s, there is a particular urgency in its message today," said Rep. Mark Takano. "As we close out another month in the worst legislat… Continue Reading


03.10.22

Rep. Takano Votes to Fund $7 Million in Local Projects

Washington, DC - Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) voted to pass H.R. 2471, government funding legislation to help working families with the cost of living, create American jobs, and assist vulnerable communities. Included in this bill is $7 million in funding awarded to projects across Riverside County, which Rep. Takano helped secure through a process established by the House Committee on Appropriations known as community project funding. The projects that were funded are: Inland Empire Technica… Continue Reading


03.07.22

Rep. Takano Announces $15 Million Grant awarded to the Riverside Transit Agency

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) announced a $15,569,198 grant awarded to the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act Additional Assistance funding. ARP Act Additional Assistance funding was made available through a discretionary process to eligible recipients or subrecipients of Urbanized Area Formula funds or Rural Area Formula funds in response to COVID-19. The funds will help public transportation agencies pay for day-to-day operations as … Continue Reading


03.03.22

Rep. Mark Takano’s Comprehensive Honoring our PACT Act Passes the House

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.), Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, made the following statement after his comprehensive bill, H.R. 3967, as amended, the Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2021 or Honoring our PACT Act, passed the House of Representatives with a bipartisan vote of 256-174. This legislation will finally treat toxic exposure as a cost of war by addressing the full range of issues impacting toxic-exposed veterans inclu… Continue Reading


03.01.22

Rep. Takano Statement on President Joe Biden’s First State of the Union Address

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) released this statement following President Joe Biden's first State of the Union address. "President Biden's commitment to fighting for the American people was on full display during his first State of the Union address. He has proven that he is fulfilling the promises he made to grow our economy from the bottom up and the middle out; to support workers and families recovering from the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic; to produce m… Continue Reading


02.25.22

Rep. Takano Statement on the Renaming of the Riverside Post Office After Waudieur “Woodie” Rucker-Hughes

Riverside, CA - Today, Representative Mark Takano (D-Calif.) released this statement following the ceremonial renaming of the United States Postal Service facility located at 4150 Chicago Avenue in Riverside, CA as the "Woodie Rucker-Hughes Post Office Building." "It brings me great joy to celebrate the legacy of Woodie Rucker-Hughes, by renaming the Riverside Post Office in her honor," said Rep. Mark Takano. "Woodie's vision for social justice and equality in our schools transformed the River… Continue Reading


02.04.22

America COMPETES Act Passes House with Two Takano Amendments

Washington, D.C. - Today, Representative Mark Takano (D-Calif.) voted to pass H.R. 4521, the America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing Pre-Eminence in Technology and Economic Strength (America COMPETES) Act of 2022, which included one amendment that he introduced, and one amendment that he co-sponsored. The bill passed the House 222-210. The America COMPETES Act of 2022 will fix our supply chains, push to produce more products in America, strengthen our scientific and technological leade… Continue Reading


02.03.22

Rep. Takano Reintroduces Legislation to Establish a National Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution

Washington, D.C. - Today, Representative Mark Takano (D-Calif.) reintroduced legislation to establish a national Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution in recognition of his legacy of fighting against the illegal incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. "Fred Korematsu was a staunch defender of civil rights who stood up for the 120,000 Japanese Americans who were wrongfully interned during World War II, including my own parents and grandparents. His history o… Continue Reading


02.02.22

Reps. Takano, Casten, Foster, and Beyer Reintroduce the Office of Technology Assessment Improvement and Enhancement Act

Washington, DC - Today, Reps. Mark Takano (D-CA), Sean Casten (D-IL), Bill Foster (D-IL), and Don Beyer (D-VA) reintroduced the Office of Technology Assessment Improvement and Enhancement Act to strengthen the existing Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) by making it more available and accessible to Members' needs. "For more than two decades, the Office of Technology Assessment provided relevant, unbiased, technical and scientific assessments for Members of Congress and their staff. As emergi… Continue Reading


01.06.22

Rep. Takano Statement on the One-Year Anniversary of the January 6 Insurrection

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) released this statement on the one-year anniversary of the insurrection at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021. "It's been said many times, but January 6, 2021, was truly one of the darkest days in our nation's history. "As Congress was carrying out its Constitutional duty of certifying President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris' historic victory, violent insurgents provoked by then-President Donald Trump and members of the… Continue Reading


12.07.21

Rep. Takano Statement on Congressional Progressive Caucus’ Endorsement of 32-Hour Workweek Act

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Mark Takano (CA-41) released this statement announcing that the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) formally endorsed the 32-Hour Workweek Act. This legislation would reduce the standard workweek from 40 hours to 32 hours by lowering the maximum hours threshold for overtime compensation for non-exempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). "As a longtime member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, I am proud that the caucus voted to formally en… Continue Reading


11.19.21

Rep. Takano Statement on Passage of the Build Back Better Act

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) released this statement following the passage of H.R. 5376, the Build Back Better Act (BBB). "After many months of intense negotiations, today is a monumental day in the history of our nation as House Democrats successfully passed the remainder of President Biden's agenda, the Build Back Better Act, and took a concrete step toward delivering for the American people," said Rep. Mark Takano. "This is a transformative investment in our families, … Continue Reading

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