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August 28, 2014

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Most Inland-area seniors have poor access to public transportation, and it’s not going to get any better soon, according to a recently released report from Rep. Mark Takano’s office.

The report from Takano, D-Riverside, also found that working families in Riverside and Moreno Valley spend almost 60 percent of their incomes on transportation and housing.

April 2, 2014

Rep. Mark Takano has a new House committee assignment. Takano, D-Riverside, announced Wednesday, April 2 he has been appointed to the House Education and Workforce Committee. Takano, a first-term congressman, remains on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

March 13, 2014

In his recent column about education in America, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was right about one thing – our kids deserve effective teachers, and they aren’t always getting them.

March 10, 2014

Members of Inland Southern California’s congressional delegation have signed a letter supporting a bid to designate the area a “Manufacturing Community,” a move that would make the area eligible for new funding from a multitude of federal agencies.

March 7, 2014

A bill that would continue training assistance for unemployed veterans has been introduced in the House.

March 6, 2014

Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4147) to "direct the Chief Information Officer of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Deputy Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Economic Opportunity to submit to the Committees on Veterans' Affairs of the Senate and House of representatives a report regarding the information technology of the Department that is used in administering the educational benefits administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs." The bill was introduced on March 4.

March 5, 2014

A bipartisan group of legislators recently announced the formation of the Congressional Makers Caucus to promote American manufacturing and entrepreneurship.

March 3, 2014

When Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) was running for office in 2012, his website marketed him as a “Teacher of Congress,” so it is hardly a surprise the former educator has made the nation’s schooling a top priority for his time in Washington. It almost wasn’t that way, however.

February 22, 2014

Military and police canines were saluted Saturday, Feb. 22, at the March Field Air Museum.

February 19, 2014

Freshman members of Congress often have a hard time getting legislation passed. This hasn’t been the case for Rep. Mark Takano, D-Riverside.

Press Releases

October 13, 2014

Washington DC – Earlier today, Rep. Mark Takano released a report titled “Jobs Agenda for the Inland Empire” – a comprehensive plan to reduce unemployment in the Inland Empire. 

Over the last year, Rep. Takano visited 100 businesses in the 41st Congressional District and heard directly from business owners about the economic climate in the Inland Empire. After the meetings with businesses of various sizes and in different business sectors, clear trends began to emerge about how to improve the outlook for small businesses and create jobs in our community.

October 1, 2014

Rep. Takano Applauds the VA Awarding $3 million for Riverside County Homeless Veterans

Washington DC – Yesterday, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs announced it was dedicating $207 million toward the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program that will help 70,000 homeless veterans in their families. Riverside County, which has the eighth largest number of veterans in the nation, will receive $3 million.

September 17, 2014

Washington DC – Earlier today, Rep. Mark Takano voted “no” on the Amendment to train and equip elements of the Syrian opposition. After the vote, Rep. Takano released the following statement:

August 19, 2014

Washington DC – Earlier this morning, Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA) released a report titled “Public Transportation In Riverside County: How to Break Down Barriers to Access for the Disabled and Elderly” during an event with the Riverside Transit Agency about the RTA’s Travel Training Program. The report details the difficulty seniors and disabled residents in Riverside County have while using public transportation.

August 13, 2014

Riverside, CA – Earlier this morning, Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA) left Path of Life Ministries Homeless Shelter after completing an overnight stay. During the visit, Takano met with staff, went through the intake process, spoke with housing counselors and toured the shelter.

Throughout the night, Takano spoke with guests about their struggles, their experiences while being homeless, and how they are attempting to pull themselves out of poverty. Several of the guests Takano spoke with were veterans.

His identity was not revealed to guests until morning at breakfast. 

July 28, 2014

Riverside, CA — Today Congressman Mark Takano, who is running for re-election to the United States House from Riverside, called on his Republican challenger, Steve Adams, to join him in signing a pledge to protect Social Security and Medicare. In 2012, Takano signed the same pledge but his opponent, John Tavaglione, declined to do so.

November 7, 2012

Today, Mark Takano, teacher and candidate for Congress in the newly redrawn 41st Congressional District, released the following statement after he was declared the winner.

October 31, 2012
On Monday, President Obama endorsed Mark Takano who is running for a seat in the U.S. Congress in California’s 41st district. With your vote, Mark will join me in Washington and fight for those in Riverside County and the Inland Empire.
This is an historic election because we have the opportunity and responsibility to re-elect President Obama and launch a successful second term that will allow the President to complete the work he’s started – to focus on jobs, economic growth and protecting social programs including Medicare, Social Security, and services for veterans and students.
October 29, 2012

"America's middle class needs Mark Takano in Congress to stand up and fight for them," said President Barack Obama. "Takano will create jobs here at home by building from the middle out, not the top down. He will protect Medicare for our seniors and education for our next generation.  Middle class families can count on Mark and he needs your support on election day."

October 25, 2012

Clinton took the stage, speaking in support of Mark Takano. "There are two reasons used to be for Mark.  First of all, he is a public school teacher and politicians make more speeches about public schools than any other subject, and a lot of them don’t know what they’re talking about.  It would be nice to put somebody there who has been in the classroom and performed, and educated our young people. 

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