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Congressman Mike Honda

Representing the 17th District of California & Silicon Valley

Press Releases

Sep 25, 2014 Press Release
Letter asks for filtering software to allow libraries, students access to vital information

San Jose, CA – Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA17) today, led 17 Members of Congress and over 20 organizations, in sending a letter to top officials at the Federal Communications Commission, asking them to ensure that online filtering software used at federally funded schools and libraries does not prevent access to sites with important resources for the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, and Transgender (LG

Sep 23, 2014 Press Release
California bill mirrors Congressman's own legislation

San Jose, CA – Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA17) sent a letter to California Governor Edmund (Jerry) Brown urging him to sign SB 808, which would make guns manufactured or assembled in a home subject to the same regulations and safeguards already in place for firearm purchases.

Sep 23, 2014 Press Release
Letter cites State's workforce, universities, green technology, quality of life

Washington, DC – Congressman Mike Honda (D- San Jose), Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert), and Congressman Jim Costa (D- Fresno), along with other members of the California Congressional delegation, sent a letter to Tesla CEO and founder, Elon Musk, encouraging Tesla Motors to bring the next state-of-the-art Gigafactory to California.

Sep 19, 2014 Press Release
Bills Ensures Homemade and Home-assembled Guns Face Same Regulation as Purchased

Washington, DC – Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA17) yesterday introduced a bill that ensures that regulations and safeguards already in place for firearm purchases extend to weapons that are self-assembled or manufactured at home.

Sep 18, 2014 Press Release
Reps. Honda, Poe, Bass, Davis Introduce Act to Highlight Crisis

Washington, DC – To ensure that the experiences and lessons of survivors of human trafficking are heard by policymakers, Representatives Mike Honda (D-CA17), Ted Poe (R-TX02), Karen Bass (D-CA37), and Rodney Davis (R-IL13) today introduced the Voices of Human Trafficking Act of 2014.

Sep 16, 2014 Press Release
Bills Address Effects on Descendants of Vets Exposed to Toxins; Jobs for Vets in Green Technology

Washington, DC – Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA17) today introduced a pair of bills to improve the lives of America’s veterans.

Sep 16, 2014 Press Release
Bill Establishes Manufacturing Innovation Centers Around Country

Washington, DC – In an effort to increase the manufacturing capability of the United States, Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA17) worked with his colleagues across the aisle to help bring the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act (RAMI) to the House floor, where it was passed last night.

Sep 15, 2014 Press Release
Company Seeking to Buy Daughter of Charity Hospital in San Jose

San Jose, CA – Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA17) today sent a letter to the Director of the Office of Civil Rights for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, asking for an update on allegations of violations of patient confidentiality laws by Prime Healthcare Services.

Sep 15, 2014 Press Release
Restores Most Funding to Pre-Sequester Levels

Washington, DC—Frustrated by House Republicans failure to bring a Labor-Health and Human Services-Education spending bill before the House Appropriations subcommittee for a vote three of the past four years, today House Democrats on the subcommittee, including Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA17) unveiled their proposed Fiscal Year 2015 spending bill.                                    

Sep 13, 2014 Press Release

Silicon Valley, CA—Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA17) today joined 20 women Senators in calling for a strict, zero-tolerance policy against domestic violence in the National Football League. Honda, a longtime champion of women’s rights, also condemned NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for lacking the leadership to stand up and firmly denounce the recent acts of violence by NFL players.

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