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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

Health Care Reform

Addressing the gaps and inequalities of our current system.

Although resilient and innovative, our region has struggled through successive financial challenges in the past decade that have resulted in growing unemployment and rising numbers of the un- and under-insured.

Over the past nine years, I have heard repeated pleas from the Constituents of the 15th District to fix the system, protect their families’ financial health, and ensure access to high quality healthcare. …

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First Crowdsourced Government Website Coming Soon

At the conclusion of our Crowdsourcing project: Jane Madsen an art director from Chicago, Illinois submitted the proposal that received the most support.

Last month, I announced the launch of my pioneering project to improve civic engagement in Congress through crowd-sourcing. What has happened in the ensuing process has been nothing short of astonishing. The democratization of the design and information of my new site has ushered in an unparalleled level communication between not only my constituents, but with the design community in general.

In the coming month, our vendor GovTrends will be implementing Jane’s design into the first ever crowdsourced government website. This project has been an opportunity to give democratic relevance to a process we call governance. Thank you for making this a reality. You can view the mock-up of the selected design by clicking the image above.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Creating Jobs, Supporting the States
and Investing in Our Country’s Future

The United States is facing its deepest economic crisis since the Great Depression, one that calls for swift, bold action. The goals of this legislation are the same as they have been from day one: to strengthen the economy now and invest in our country’s future.

This legislation will create and save jobs; help state and local governments with their budget shortfalls to…

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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.

For too long, the process of Congressional funding requests – sometimes known as “earmarks” – lacked transparency and accountability, leading some members of Congress to abuse it and the public trust. Since assuming the majority in 2007, Congressional Democrats have instituted wide-ranging reforms, including ensuring that every American can easily determine which member of Congress has submitted a request that receives funding.

Click on the links below to view funding requests that I have requested for appropriations bills in Fiscal Year 2010.

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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Legislative Updates

US Rep. Michael Honda to Introduce Comprehensive Hepatitis B and C Legislation to Address National Hepatitis Epidemic
WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Representative Michael Honda (D-CA) is introducing bi-partisan legislation in Congress to address a national Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C epidemic impacting America. The bill incorporates the monitoring, testing and research and education provisions contained in the Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C bills from the 110th Congress.  This month, as House Appropriator, Rep Honda secured a $1.8 million increase, in the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Subcommittee appropriations bill, to boost the Center for Disease Control’s ability to assess and address hepatitis.

Rep Michael Honda Hosts US-China Green Energy Council Delegation Visit to Washington
“As US and China governments engage in strategic and economic talks in this week, the US-China Green Energy Council is drawing attention to the unparalleled potential for clean energy partnerships between our two countries.  As economic powerhouses, the resultant US-China carbon footprint calls for joint leadership capable of moving forward the global climate commitment, while making green technology affordable and accessible for the most economically underdeveloped nations.  The Council’s call for clean energy is helping to make sure this leadership happens.”  – Congressman Michael Honda

House Appropriator Rep. Michael Honda Secures Millions for CA-15 District in Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Transportation and Housing Bills
WASHINGTON DC (Today) – House Appropriator Michael Honda (CA-15) secured much-needed dollars for California’s 15th district as part of the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Transportation and Housing bills, which passed out of the House Appropriations committee today. Rep. Honda commented on his funding requests, detailed below, by saying, “Given the rising unemployment rate in Santa Clara County and throughout California, as well as the economic crunch facing the state, if there is federal funding available – in assistance for job training, educational programs, social services, and affordable housing – I will make sure my constituents are receiving it. These federal dollars come at a critical time, helping keep my district afloat throughout this recession, while preparing the solid foundation for successfully weathering uncertain times.  These funds reassure my constituents that their tax dollars are being efficiently and effectively returned to their communities in visible and meaningful ways.” 

Rep. Michael Honda Assists Immigrant Families with English Language Education, Civics Instruction and Business Incentives
(Today) – Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA) introduced a bill in the House of Representatives today – The Strengthen and Unite Communities with Civics Education and English Skills Act of 2009 – which helps new Americans integrate into the social and economic fabric of this country, through English language education, civics instruction and incentives for businesses to invest in the education of their non-English speaking employees.

House Appropriator Rep. Michael Honda Brings Millions to CA-15 District in Commerce, Justice and Science Bill
WASHINGTON DC – Yesterday, Rep. Michael Honda (CA-15), member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science, announced $6,925,000 in funding for critical programs in California’s 15th district, as part of H.R.2847, the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2010, which passed the House today. The bill funds important federal law enforcement activities; science, technology, and innovation programs; the Census; and environmental protection efforts.

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Telephone Town Hall :

I am hosting a Telephone Town Hall on August 25th at 6:30pm PST. Click here for more information.

Authorization and Appropriations

2010 Transportation Bill 
click here to see the projects I have requested.

Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
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