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White House Cleans Up Republican-Caused Casualties to Women's Health Programs

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 11.20.2011 | Women
Rep. Mike Honda

President Barack Obama's increasing access for millions of women to birth control, breast pumps, HIV tests and five categories of preventive services ...

Obama and Homeland Security Moving Nation in Right Direction on Immigration

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

The Obama administration recently announced that immigration enforcement programs will no longer target DREAM Act-eligible youth and other low-priority immigration offenders.

Amanda Terkel

Key Afghanistan Reconstruction Watchdog Spot Still Vacant | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Obama administration begins to draw down U.S. troops from Afghanistan and the war effort undergoes significant transition, the of...

Country's Cost-Cutting Culture Must Begin at Home -- With Electronics

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 10.01.2011 | Green
Rep. Mike Honda

How many electronic devices do you have in your home? How many televisions, computers, iPods, video games, and telephones do you use on a daily basis? Today I am reintroducing the Smart Electronics Act.

New York's LGBTQ Marriages, "Don't Ask" Repeal, and California's LGBTQ History Bill Herald Tipping Point

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Now more than never, it is imperative to remind each other, and our elected officials, that until we all have equal rights -- be it the right to marry or earn equal wages -- liberty and justice has not yet been granted.

Republicans Throw Conservation to Curb, Eviscerate EPA, and Pump Pollutants Into America's Air, Water and Land

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

The House Interior Appropriations Bill undermines clean water protections, undermines standards on toxic coal ash disposal, pushes aside Clean Air Act permitting processes for drilling off of Alaska's coast, and blocks the listing of endangered species.

Republican Bill in Congress Increasing Nation's Dependency on Coal, Oil and Gas Interests

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

We need to aggressively pursue clean energy while we still have control of the game, before it is too late and our climate has changed forever, we are running out of oil, and we are running out of time. Silicon Valley is ready to lead.

Drug Courts Are Crucial to Criminal Justice Reform

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

While there are no quick fixes, there are proven programs that we must expand as part of a criminal justice reform effort. One highly successful program is the drug courts.

U.S.-Pakistan Ties: More Guns and Drones Won't End Extremism

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 08.23.2011 | Home
Rep. Mike Honda

Since 9/11, the U.S.-Pakistan relationship has always been a prickly one, but the level of current distrust has risen to an all-time high. If we want to prevent extremism, the fix will not be found in more drone strikes.

Progressives in Congress: Immediately End Our War in Libya

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

The Co-Chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Peace and Security Taskforce call on Congress and the President to immediately end our war in Libya.

Leading Progressives in Congress Call for Sizable and Significant Afghan Drawdown

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

A significant redeployment of U.S. troops from Afghanistan beginning next month would send a clear message that the United States does not seek a permanent presence in Afghanistan.

War Power Lessons From the 93rd Congress and Why Libya and Afghan Wars Must Be Unwaged

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

As we continue to debate Libya's legality and draw down from Afghanistan, we should not so easily forget rationality. On Afghanistan, there is no longer a case for a continued and costly war. On Libya, the case has yet to be made in Congress.

Preventing Predatory Lending by For-Profit Colleges

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 08.13.2011 | Business
Rep. Mike Honda

Today, many for-profit colleges have picked up where the subprime lenders left off. They are using the same promise of the American dream as bait to trap vulnerable students into underperforming schools and saddling them with a lifetime of debt.

Killing Us Softly: What Americans Don't Know & Why It Will Kill Them

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 08.07.2011 | Healthy Living
Rep. Mike Honda

For too long, viral hepatitis, an epidemic that doesn't necessarily make headlines, has steadily and silently affected the lives of millions of Americans.

Republicans Keen to Kill America's Only Peace Agency -- Forever

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

We need vital institutions in this country that have no political agenda and no partisan bias. USIP convenes the left and the right, the civilian and the military, the national and the international players.

"Gang of Five" Elite Deficit Talks Doing Disservice to Democracy

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

We need an open budget process that keeps the interests of the broad majority of Americans front and center.The Congressional Progressive Caucus' budget proposal is the only plan in Washington that truly reflects the will of the people.

Amanda Terkel

Did John Boehner Break The Law? | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives has signed a contract to pay a law firm up to $500,000 (and possibly more) to defend the Defense of Marriag...

Immigration Memo to President: Outline Legislative Vision for Congress

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Immigration reform would yield $1.5 trillion to the US GDP over a ten-year period. Every day we wait, our economy loses hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax revenue and consumer spending.

Why Dick Lugar Wants Drawdown; Why Defense Industries Don't

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Now, given Osama bin Laden's death, we must seize this moment to heal from the past harm done to our homeland and ensure that no further harm is done to our troops, by bringing them home.

Stopping the Republican Attack on Our Country's Clean Air Protections: Lessons from California

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 06.18.2011 | Home
Rep. Mike Honda

In California's 15th District, we know that technological innovation and environmental stewardship go hand in hand to enhance our quality of life. Tha...

Why Progressive Budgets Are Really Centrist Budgets: Responding to Reverse Robin Hood Plans to Distribute Wealth to the Rich

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

The Ryan budget would undermine economic growth and job creation for years and exacerbate ever-widening income inequality. Instead of these reckless cuts, job creation and strengthening the economic recovery must be our priority.

The Republican Attack on Women

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Title X saves the U.S. taxpayer at least $3.4 billion in health care costs annually. If Republicans plan to defund one of the largest providers of these services, they need to suggest an alternative.

US Peace Ranking Shows Billions in State Budget Savings

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Despite the devastating financial implications of violent crime in a society, the unfortunate tendency in America is to pursue policies that primarily react to violence, not aim to prevent it.

Republican Budget Exacerbates U.S. Inequality: Why a Progressive Alternative Is Essential

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

We can defend the American dream, put America back to work, ensure fairness for working-class families and cut the debt and deficit, but Ryan's proposal fails on all counts.

President's Libya Speech Does Little to Allay Concerns in Congress

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

If the U.S. wants to lead and inspire the world in setting the standard for good governance, getting the executive-legislative relationship right on matters of war is critical.