Press Releases

01.13.21

Rep. Mark Takano Statement on His Vote to Impeach President Donald Trump

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) released this statement on his vote to impeach President Donald Trump for inciting an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. "Today, I voted to impeach President Donald Trump for inciting a violent and deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. I took this solemn action in accordance with the oath I swore to support and defend our Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. "President Trump has shown himself to be a clear and present … Continue Reading


01.12.21

Rep. Takano to Vote for Resolution Calling on Vice President Pence to Invoke the 25th Amendment to Remove Trump from Office

Washington, D.C. - Tonight, following last Wednesday's insurrection at the U.S. Capitol incited by President Trump, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) will vote in support of H. Res. 21, a resolution calling upon Vice President Mike Pence to immediately use his powers under section 4 of the 25th Amendment to convene and mobilize the principal officers of the executive departments to declare that the President is unable to successfully discharge the duties and powers of his office, and to transmit to th… Continue Reading


01.06.21

Rep. Mark Takano: “Our democracy will prevail.”

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) released this statement on the Electoral College votes certification process in Congress for the 2020 presidential election. "The insurrection that occurred at the U.S. Capitol today as Congress was carrying out its Constitutional duty was enabled and provoked by President Trump. The president incited an attack on our democracy and our democratic process, and for that, he must be impeached immediately and be barred from holding federal elect… Continue Reading


01.05.21

Rep. Takano’s Legislation to Rename Riverside Post Office After Waudieur “Woodie” Rucker-Hughes Becomes Law

Riverside, CA - Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) released this statement after President Trump signed H.R. 5983 into law, legislation Rep. Takano introduced to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4150 Chicago Avenue in Riverside, CA as the "Woodie Rucker-Hughes Post Office Building." "I am thrilled that my bill to rename the Riverside Post Office after the irreplaceable and unforgettable Woodie Rucker-Hughes was signed into law," said Rep. Mark Takano. "Woodi… Continue Reading


01.03.21

Rep. Mark Takano is Sworn in to the 117th Congress

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) was sworn in to serve in the 117th Congress. This will be his fifth term representing California's 41st District and his second term serving as Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. "As we gavel in the 117th Congress, our nation is facing one of the worst public health and economic crises in our history. Today we mourn the loss of 350,000 Americans who have passed away due to COVID-19, nearly 2,000 of them in Riverside Count… Continue Reading


12.28.20

Rep. Takano Votes to Override President Trump’s Veto of the NDAA

Washington, D.C. - Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) released this statement after voting to override President Trump's veto of the FY21 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). "President Trump vetoed the NDAA over Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a policy that he is massively misinformed about that has nothing to do with the underlying legislation. I voted to override his veto because the Fiscal Year 2021 NDAA includes important provisions that will provide veterans with long-overd… Continue Reading


12.21.20

Rep. Takano Statement on the Passage of $900 Billion COVID-19 Relief Package

Washington, D.C. - Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) released this statement following the passage of H.R. 133, a government funding bill that includes $900 billion in COVID-19 relief. "As the pandemic rages on, thousands of families in Riverside County, and millions more across the country, have been waiting far too long for more support from the federal government. It is a disgrace that Congressional Republicans blocked the meaningful assistance for families that was included in the House-passed He… Continue Reading


12.15.20

Rep. Takano Statement on the Historic Nomination of Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of Transportation

Washington, DC - Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) released this statement on the nomination of Mayor Pete Buttigieg as U.S. Secretary of Transportation: "The nomination of Mayor Pete Buttigieg, an openly gay man, as U.S. Secretary of Transportation is monumental. Never in our history has a member of the LGBTQ+ community served in a Cabinet role - we cannot understate the progress that we have made as a country. Decades of activism, predominantly by Black and brown trans and queer people, have led us… Continue Reading


12.14.20

Rep. Takano leads 14 Members in Sending a Letter to Biden Transition in Support of Julie Su for Secretary of Labor

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) along with fourteen Members of Congress sent a letter to the Biden Transition Team recommending Julie Su, who currently serves as the Secretary for the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency, for the Cabinet position of U.S. Secretary of Labor. In the letter, the Members state "Secretary Su is a daughter of immigrants who would bring a diversity of thought and experience to your cabinet. As we separate ourselves from the disastrous … Continue Reading


12.10.20

Rep. Takano’s Legislation to Rename Riverside Post Office After Waudieur “Woodie” Rucker-Hughes Passes the House

Riverside, CA - Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) released this statement following the House passage of his legislation to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4150 Chicago Avenue in Riverside, CA as the "Woodie Rucker-Hughes Post Office Building." "It was a joyous moment when my colleagues in the House unanimously voted to pass my bill to rename the Riverside Post Office after an icon in our community who I was lucky to call a friend, Woodie Rucker-Hughes," s… Continue Reading


12.08.20

NDAA Passes with Key Takano Provision to Prevent the Consolidation of Defense Media Activity and Protect 300 Jobs at March Air Reserve Base

Washington, DC - Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) secured language in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY2021, which passed the House today, to prevent the Department of Defense's (DOD) consolidation of Defense Media Activity (DMA) and protect roughly 300 jobs at March Air Reserve Base (MARB) in Moreno Valley. DOD has been considering the relocation and consolidation of DMA functions stationed at MARB. The potential consolidation threatens to move some or all DMA functions outside o… Continue Reading


10.06.20

Rep. Takano Wins Democracy Award for Exemplary Public Service

Washington, DC - 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, communica… Continue Reading


10.05.20

Rep. Takano Introduces Legislation to Hold Law Enforcement Officers Accountable for Attacks on the Free Press

Washington, DC - Today, 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 matt… Continue Reading


10.01.20

Rep. Takano Statement on House Passage of Updated Heroes Act

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) released this statement following the passage of the updated Heroes Act. "For months, my colleagues and I have been working to deliver on our commitment to providing relief to millions of people while responding to the health and economic catastrophe caused by COVID-19. Today, I voted in support of the updated Heroes Act, a $2.2 trillion COVID-19 relief package that builds on this commitment to protect lives, livelihoods, and the life of our… Continue Reading


09.16.20

Rep. Takano and Rep. Vargas Send Letter to ICE Acting Director Following Reports of a Lack of COVID-19 Testing for Detainees

Riverside, CA - Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) and Rep. Juan Vargas (D-Calif.) sent a letter to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Albence following a formal complaint filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California regarding a lack of COVID-19 testing for detainees at the Adelanto Detention Center. In the letter, the Representatives state, "An official from the GEO Group, the company that manages Adelanto, made the public claim on May … Continue Reading


09.04.20

Rep. Takano Statement on Trump Comments Regarding Fallen Servicemembers

Riverside, CA - Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) released this statement following an article in The Atlantic claiming President Donald Trump made disparaging comments about fallen servicemembers. "The claims made by Jeffrey Goldberg in The Atlantic are jarring to read, yet, they would seem credible in light of what President Trump has said about veterans in the past. He ridiculed the late Senator John McCain for being shot down as a pilot during the Vietnam War. He has never apologized for… Continue Reading


08.22.20

Rep. Mark Takano Statement on House Passage of Delivering for America Act

Washington, DC - Today, Representative Mark Takano (CA-41), released this statement following the passage of the Delivering for America Act in the House. This legislation would provide $25 billion in funding for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and prohibit the USPS from implementing any changes to the operations or level of service it had in place on January 1, 2020, until the COVID-19 pandemic has ended. "President Donald Trump and his megadonor Postmaster General Louis DeJoy are sabotaging the… Continue Reading


08.21.20

Reps. Takano, Aguilar, and Torres Demand Answers from Postmaster General DeJoy About Potential Operations Changes at San Bernardino Processing and Distribution Center

Riverside, CA - Today, Representatives Mark Takano (CA-41), Pete Aguilar (CA-31), and Norma J. Torres (CA-35) sent a letter to Postmaster General DeJoy expressing concerns about how changes at the U.S. Postal Service could affect operations at the San Bernardino Processing and Distribution Center located at 1900 West Redlands Boulevard, Redlands, California. This distribution center services U.S. Post Offices in cities located in the Representatives' districts and throughout the Inland Empire. … Continue Reading


07.29.20

Reps. Takano and Vargas Send Letter to ICE Adelanto Detention Center Warden on the Use of Toxic Chemical in the Facility

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) and Rep. Juan Vargas (D-Calif.) sent a letter to ICE Adelanto Detention Center Warden, James Janecka, following reports of immigrant detainees falling ill and suffering ailments in the wake of the widespread use of a chemical disinfectant being used to combat the spread of COVID-19 at the detention facility. In the letter, the Representatives state, "Reports have circulated claiming staff have indiscriminately applied the cleaning agent in com… Continue Reading


07.22.20

Rep. Takano Statement on House Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021

Washington, DC - Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) released this statement following yesterday's passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021. The NDAA authorizes $732 billion in discretionary spending for our national defense, which will strengthen our security and advance our leadership in the world. "This legislation will contribute to our national defense strategy by promoting a more diverse and inclusive military and giving servicemembers a raise they deserve," s… Continue Reading

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