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Congressman Mike Honda

Representing the 17th District of California & Silicon Valley

Press Releases

Apr 23, 2015 Press Release
Letter asks Abe to “squarely face history” during his trip to Washington

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA17) today sent a letter to Japanese Ambassador to the United States Kenichiro Sasae, asking him to urge Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to use his visit to Washington next week to “lay the foundation for healing and humble reconciliation by addressing the historical issues.”               

Apr 22, 2015 Press Release
Bills promote climate change education, reduction in ocean debris

Washington, DC – In honor of Earth Day, Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA17) has today introduced two pieces of legislation to protect the environment.

Apr 14, 2015 Press Release
Bill addresses the residual wounds of war that may impact a service member’s family for generations long after the military operation is over

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), along with U.S. Representatives Dan Benishek, M.D.

Apr 10, 2015 Press Release
~ Winner will have art hung in US Capitol, win trip to DC ~

Santa Clara, CACongressman Mike Honda (D-C17) is once again participating in the Congressional Art Competition.

Apr 9, 2015 Press Release

San Jose, CA – Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA17) will join representatives of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program as they provide free tax return assistance for lower and middle income workers and families this Saturday, April 11, at 11:30am, at the Milpitas Public Library. Volunteers will be at the library from 10:00 a.m.

Apr 8, 2015 Press Release

San Jose, CA – Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA17) will join The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare Foundation (NCF)’s Know Your RIGHTs Initiative and the Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center for a town hall on federal rights as they relate to Social Security benefits for same sex married couples, tonight starting at 6:45 p.m.

Apr 1, 2015 Press Release
Bill Would Prevent Excessive Words Just to Make an Acronym

Washington, DC – Fighting what he calls “an avalanche of verbiage in the name of every bill,” Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA17) today introduced the Accountability and Congressional Responsibility On Naming Your Motions (ACRONYM) Act of 2014.

Mar 30, 2015 Press Release

SAN JOSE, CA – On Friday, March 27, 2015 Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA-17) and Deputy Secretary of Labor Chris Lu met with business, technology and community leaders from Silicon Valley to discuss President Obama’s Upskill America initiative.

Mar 2, 2015 Press Release
~ Letter requests coordination with Bangladesh’s government to seek justice ~

Washington, D.C. – A bipartisan collection of House Representatives, led by Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA17), today sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry asking him to work with the Bangladeshi government to see that the murderers of American citizen Dr. Avijit Roy are “brought to justice.”

Feb 26, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY), Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA), Congressman Charlie Dent (R-PA), and Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA) joined together to introduce H.R. 1101, the Viral Hepatitis Testing Act of 2015. 


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