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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.

February 7, 2014

Concerns about the rental scheme have finally reached the halls of Congress. Mark Takano, a freshman from the Riverside, Calif., area, released an important report about the realities in his district, which he blamed partially on Wall Street investor purchases. He called for hearings in the House Financial Services Committee on rental-backed securities, urging that Congress not miss the boat on another financial innovation that could be just as disastrous to ordinary families as the last one.

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