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Congressman Mike Honda

Representing the 17th District of California & Silicon Valley

Press Releases

Jul 17, 2014 Press Release
Receives Award at Legacies of War 10th Anniversary Event


Congressman Honda receives traditional Laotian scarf

Jul 10, 2014 Press Release

San Jose, CA – At Monday afternoon’s press conference at the Santa Clara County government building, Congressman Mike Honda (D-Silicon Valley), joined by Ryan Yezak from the National Gay Blood drive and Campbell Councilmember Evan Low, along with other officials, called on the FDA to end the lifetime ban that prevents gay and bisexual men from donating blood.

Jun 30, 2014 Press Release
Letter to Japanese Ambassador asks for resolution to Comfort Women issue

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA17), along with 17 of his fellow representatives from both parties, on Friday sent a letter to Kenichiro Sasae, the Ambassador of Japan to the United States, calling the timing and contents of the Japanese government report on the Kono Statement about the sexual enslavement of over 200,000 women by the Japanese Army during World W

Jun 20, 2014 Press Release
Local students' paintings, drawings, and apps celebrated

San Jose, CAPaintings of California residents, a drawing spotlighting the horrors of war, and apps that help stop school bullying, tutor trigonometry, and locate lost baggage were all honored at Congressman Honda’s Inaugural Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) Reception in San Jose on Monday, June 16.

Jun 16, 2014 Press Release
Provides funding for treatment for descendants of veterans exposed to toxins; ties VA to National Birth Defects Registry

Washington, DC – Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA17) has introduced the Toxic Exposure Research and Military Family Support Act of 2014 (H.R. 4816), which ensures the descendants of veterans whose illnesses are related to exposure to toxins are covered by the Veterans Administration and the Department of Defense.

May 30, 2014 Press Release
Honda Secures Language Supporting Faster DNA Rape Kit Testing, US Manufacturing, and Funding to Fight Human Trafficking

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Mike Honda (D-Silicon Valley), a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, said he was pleased that items that are important to Silicon Valley will be funded in the 2015 Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee spending bill that was passed in the House early this morning.

May 22, 2014 Press Release
Honored for his dedication to the Asian American and Pacific Islander community

Washington, DC – Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA17) received an Advocacy Impact Award at Wednesday night’s 7th Annual National Lighting the Community Summit, held by the Korean Churches for Community Development (KCCD).

May 9, 2014 Press Release
Letter also urges President to use every avenue possible against perpetrators

Washington, D.C. – Representatives Mike Honda (D-CA17), Barbara Lee (D-CA13), and Robert Pittenger (R-NC09) today sent a letter to President Obama commending the actions he has taken to help in the rescue of the more than 250 Nigerian girls who were kidnapped by the militant group Boko Haram, and asked him to “use every avenue possible” to bring the perpetrators to justice.

May 7, 2014 Press Release
Bill will require same health care access as other federal employees

Washington, DC – Four returned Peace Corps Volunteers, Congressmen Mike Honda (D-CA17), Sam Farr (D-CA20), John Garamendi (D-CA03), and Joe Kennedy (D-MA04), today announced their support for the Peace Corps Equity Act of 2014, introduced by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY17).

Apr 30, 2014 Press Release
Honors Enduring Spirit and Memory of Victims of Sewol Ferry Tragedy

Washington, DC – Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA17) has written an open letter to the Korean American community expressing his sorrow at the horrific loss of life in the Sewol Ferry Tragedy.

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