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Mike Honda celebra el Mes de la Hispanidad
October 1, 2008
El Congresista Mike Honda hizo hoy las siguientes declaraciones en celebración del Mes de la Hispanidad. . . . Leer más

Funding Priorities in our Community

Since becoming a member of the Appropriations Committee, I have new oversight responsibilities for the spending of federal dollars, as well as an increased role in the prioritization of federal spending.

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Our Children Deserve a World Class Education

My years teaching at Sunnyvale High School were some of the best years of my life. As any parent would agree, there are few things more rewarding in life than helping a child reach his or her potential. Unfortunately, the American educational system requires substantial reform to help ensure that the next generation has the skills they need to compete in an increasingly globalized world.

Contact Information

Washington, DC
1713 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2631
Fax: (202) 225-2699

District Office
1999 South Bascom Ave
Suite 815
Campbell, CA 95008
Phone: (408) 558-8085
Fax: (408) 558-8086

Toll Free District Phone:
(888) 643-4715

President-elect Barack Obama will be sworn in during the 56th Presidential Inaugural Swearing-In Ceremony on January 20, 2009 in Washington, DC.

Each Member of Congress is allotted a limited number of tickets to distribute to their constituents. Because demand far exceeded the number of available tickets, a lottery will be held for those who submitted requests prior to November 11. Please note: No tickets are guaranteed at this point.

Due to overwhelming interest in the Inaugural Swearing-In Ceremony, unfortunately, my office is no longer taking additional ticket requests. Senator Boxer and Senator Feinstein are still accepting requests, however.

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To accommodate those who have not yet applied for tickets, I have reserved a limited number of additional tickets to the inauguration. If you haven't sent in a request yet, here's what you can do:

Note: Tickets are only available to constituents of the 15th District of California, and are non-transferrable.

Economic impact becoming clear - action is needed to stabilize our economy

In the days since the defeat of the Economic Emergency Stabilization Act we have seen severe economic impacts both on Wall Street and on main street.

The consequences of the vote - a historic drop in the stock market and the loss of $1.2 trillion in savings, investments, and retirement funds - had a major impact on American families and small businesses. Leaders from many Silicon Valley companies have contacted me to urge quick congressional action.

As the San Jose Mercury News reported, the state of California faces severe dangerous consequences from the economic instability. In order to pay their obligations, state governments borrow and pay off loans in the financial markets.

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Focusing on our students:
A town hall discussion
about our education system

I recently held my first Telephone Town Hall on our nation's education policies. I focused this inaugural Telephone Town Hall on education because, as a former high school teacher, principal, and school board member, education has always been my top priority.

With the increased global competition facing our nation, education reform is one of the most critical challenges facing our nation.

The Telephone Town Hall allowed me to connect with thousands of constituents and was a great chance to talk about the state of education in California and across our nation.

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Enhancing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education (STEM) Act of 2008

Ensuring American competitiveness in an increasingly global economy requires significant improvements in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

I sponsored the Enhancing STEM Act to improve STEM education coordination among Federal and state governments. The Enhancing STEM Act provides Federal Agencies and states with the infrastructure required to work collaboratively, establish national STEM education goals, and to coordinate STEM education initiatives.

I developed the bill with my distinguished colleague, Senator Barack Obama (D-IL), who introduced a companion bill (S.3047) with Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN).

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Recent News

Congress votes to name San Jose post office after Gordon N. Chan
This week, the U.S. Congress honored a pioneer in California’s Asian American community, when it named the Lundy Avenue Main Post Office in Santa Clara after Gordon N. Chan, a leader in the area’s  agricultural industry and in community service.

Mike Honda disappointed at Congress’ adjournment without restoring benefits to Filipino veterans
Rep. Mike Honda, chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, issued the following statement upon the adjournment of 110th Congress without passing a bill to restore benefits to the Filipino veterans of World War II.

Honda votes to bolster the economy
Rep. Mike Honda released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives approved the “Economic Rescue Plan/Tax Extender Package.”

Mike Honda concerned after vote on economic recovery package
Washington, DC – Rep. Mike Honda released the following statement after the “Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008” failed in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Washington, DC – Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA) and U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) introduced the Reuniting Families Act in the Senate and House of Representatives to ensure the immigration system emphasizes family reunification in its distribution of entry visas.

House passes resolution honoring the contributions of AAPI soldiers during the U.S. Civil War
The U.S. House of Representatives today passed a resolution honoring Asian American and Pacific Islander soldiers who fought in the U.S. Civil War, culminating a five-year long battle by Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA) to help correct the historical record.

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