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Congressman Mike Honda

Representing the 17th District of California & Silicon Valley

Press Releases

Apr 10, 2014 Press Release
Provides immigration protection for religious workers

Washington, DC – Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA17) today introduced the Freedom of Faith Act (H.R. 4460), which will make permanent the special immigrant provision for non-minister religious workers. The current religious workers program is set to expire in 2015.
 

Apr 9, 2014 Press Release
Asks why program being defunded when it is starting to produce data

Washington, D.C. – At Tuesday’s Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies subcommittee hearing of the House Appropriations Committee, Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA17) asked NASA Administrator Charles Bolden why the Stratospheric Observation for Infrared Astronomy program (SOFIA) was being defunded when it was just beginning to produce data.

Apr 9, 2014 Press Release
Lauds his work to address disparities in early education

Washington, D.C. – At yesterday’s Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies subcommittee hearing of the House Appropriations Committee, Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA17) asked Secretary of Education Arne Duncan about his plans to improve education equity for America’s students.

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Apr 7, 2014 Press Release
Looking to speed hearings in critical areas

Washington, D.C. – At Friday’s Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies subcommittee hearing of the House Appropriations Committee, Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA17) asked Attorney General Eric Holder about the backlog in testing of rape kits, delays in immigration hearings, and what resources the Justice Department plans to dedicate to fighting the sex trafficking of minors.

Apr 3, 2014 Press Release
Asking for updates on American worker issues

Washington, D.C. – At yesterday’s Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies subcommittee hearing of the House Appropriations Committee, Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA17) discussed policies to address the wage gap with Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez, including focusing on raising the federal 

Apr 2, 2014 Press Release
Lauds work of California AG Kamala Harris on issue

Washington, D.C. – At today’s Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies subcommittee hearing of the House Appropriations Committee, Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA17) asked DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart to update the committee on the progress being made by her administration in fighting methamphetamine production, the diversion of chemicals for illegal usage, meth labo

Apr 2, 2014 Press Release
Fremont's Sergeant First Class Manella Lauded for Physical and Mental Skills

Washington, D.C. – Congressmen Mike Honda (D-CA17) today welcomed Fremont’s Sergeant 1st Class Jason Manella, recipient of the 2013 U.S. Army Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year Award, to his office on Capitol Hill.

Apr 1, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Mike Honda (D-Silicon Valley) unveiled a bold new plan to expand the Bay Area Rapid Transit System, which serves the San Francisco area, to include station stops in the DC beltway.
 
When completed, the new “Gold Line,” would serve over 10 million people in the combined San Francisco and Washington, DC metropolitan statistical areas.
 

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Feb 21, 2014 Press Release
Leads discussion on efforts in Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform

San Jose, CA – Yesterday, Congressman Mike Honda (D-Silicon Valley) led a discussion of current immigration policies, and his efforts to get Congress to pass Comprehensive Immigration reform, with a group of students at Santa Clara University’s School of Law. He was invited to speak at the luncheon held by the American Constitution Society at Santa Clara.

Feb 21, 2014 Press Release
Letter from Mike Honda, Anna Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren

Washington, DC – Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose), Anna G.

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