Tony (Tony) Cárdenas (D-USH29)
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Capitol: 202.225.6131
FAX: 202.225.0819
District: 818.221.3718
Representative
Room 2181 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-0529

Residence: Sylmar, CA
Elected: 2012    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Norma   DOB: 3/31/1963
Committee Assignments
FC MemberU.S.-Mexico Friendship Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Dietary Supplement Caucus (CDSC)
ChairmanCrime Prevention and Youth Development Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Student-Athlete Protection Caucus
Co-ChairConnecting the Americas Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Multicultural Media Caucus
FC MemberFirst-Generation Student Caucus
Co-ChairLive Events Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of the Irish National Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force
FC MemberImmigrant Servicemembers and Veterans Caucus
FC MemberHouse Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cloud Computing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Energy Savings Performance Caucus
FC MemberUnited Solutions Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hellenic-Israel Alliance Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Creative Rights Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Philanthropy Caucus
FC MemberCentral America Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Border Caucus
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Health
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
FC MemberCongressional Direct Selling Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Work for Warriors Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Youth Challenge Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Maker Caucus (3D Printing Caucus)
FC MemberCalifornia Public Higher Education Caucus
FC MemberGlobal Investment in American Jobs Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus (STEM Caucus)
FC MemberHouse Public Works and Infrastructure Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Chemistry Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Blockchain Caucus
FC MemberDiversifying Technology Caucus
FC MemberCongressional New Americans Caucus
FC MemberCalifornia Aerospace Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Down Syndrome Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Deaf Caucus
Vice ChairCongressional Hispanic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention (IP)
FC MemberCalifornia Democratic Congressional Delegation
FC MemberCongressional STEAM Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
FC MemberLatino-Jewish Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cybersecurity Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Small Business Caucus
FC MemberIndia Caucus
FC MemberHouse Baltic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberCongressional Community Health Center Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Financial Security and Life Insurance Caucus
FC MemberAuto Care Caucus
FC MemberAmerican Sikh Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Renters Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Energy, Climate, and Grid Security
MemberHouse Committee on Energy and Commerce
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus
Counties Representing
Los Angeles

Bio

Raised by hard-working immigrant parents, Tony Cardenas was brought up with simple ideals - that integrity and dedication were the keys to success.

These are the qualities that he has brought to his career as a public servant, and he continues to offer that today as a United States Congressman.

Rep. Cardenas was first elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2013 for the 113th Congress (2013-2014) and has represented California's 29th district since. Now in the 117th Congress (2021-2022), Rep. Cardenas sits on the prestigious House Committee on Energy and Commerce, where he is fighting for hard-working American families. He has worked on and authored legislation to lower prescription drug prices, protect American consumers, combat climate change, and ensure that everyone has access to affordable, quality health care. The Committee on Energy and Commerce is the oldest of the "authorizing" committees in the House.

Rep. Cardenas is committed to bringing awareness and change to the issues most important to the San Fernando Valley and its families. A passionate advocate for justice, Cardenas's work on common-sense gun safety, immigration reform, juvenile justice, and championing solutions that will make the U.S. economy even stronger has been recognized and praised both locally and nationally. And when it comes to America's youth, Rep. Cardenas has been a steadfast champion. Cardenas led the passage of the bipartisan At-Risk Youth Medicaid Protection Act, which he co-wrote with Virginia Republican Morgan Griffith. This law ensures that at-risk young people have much-needed health and mental care coverage when they reenter the community from juvenile detention centers. The resolution acted as an extension of his work within the bipartisan Crime Prevention and Youth Development Caucus, which he co-founded along with Rep. David Reichert of Washington during the 113th Congress. During the 113th Congress, Rep. Cardenas also founded the bipartisan Congressional Student-Athlete Protection Caucus along with Rep. Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania, underscoring his dedication to fostering America's youth through bipartisan support.

We all come from somewhere. It's time we accept that the United States's immigrant history is what makes the nation great. Let's own it. And when it comes to bringing solutions for a stronger economy and more jobs, Rep. Cardenas launched the Connecting the Americas Caucus, along with Rep. Carlos Curbelo in 2015. The caucus focuses on strengthening relationships and business opportunities between the United States and Central and South American countries. Rep. Cardenas is also a member of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues; the Congressional Hispanic Caucus; the Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus; the LGBT Equality Caucus; and the Small Business Caucus, amongst many others.

Before representing California's 29th district in Congress, Rep. Cardenas was first elected to the California State Assembly in 1996. He went on to serve three terms in the assembly and was later elected to the Los Angeles City Council, in 2003. An engineering degree and a business background prepared him for the day-to-day duties of an elected official, while his experience allowed him to find practical and realistic solutions to difficult problems. Cardenas earned his engineering degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Born in Pacoima, Rep. Cardenas was raised with ten brothers and sisters and still resides in the San Fernando Valley with his wife, Norma, and their children.

Having served more than 20 years in public office, Rep. Tony Cardenas made history when he became the first Latino elected to represent the San Fernando Valley in the United States Congress. That very passion and love for the Valley that drove him to run for office 25 years ago fuel his work in Washington today.