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I only break out the red pen on special occasions. So when I saw Marco Rubio’s recent op-ed on Net Neutrality, you know I couldn’t resist. It is intentionally misleading, poorly researched, and littered with errors.

Marco, please don’t draft essays on your return flight from Iowa.

See me in my office and I’ll walk you through Net Neutrality.

#fcc   #fccnetneutrality   #netneutrality  
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+Joe Girardot Yes, facts are persistent things. Hey just because you're wrong doesn't make you a bad person.
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Our economy added 314,000 private sector jobs in November, making 2014 the best year for jobs growth since 1999!
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I always wanted to go to California but I'd be afraid it would slip into the sea that scars me 
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Today’s read: US to Train Veterans to Install Solar Panels
“The jobs training program is among a host of initiatives the White House says will cut carbon dioxide emissions by more than 300 million tons through 2030, plus save billions of dollars on energy bills for homeowners and businesses. It will launch this fall at one or more military bases and train a total of at least 50,000, including veterans.”
The U.S. is planning to train veterans to become solar panel installers in the next six years, the White House said Thursday. The jobs training program is among a host of initiatives the White House says will cut carbon dioxide emissions by more than 300 million tons through 2030, plus save...
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TONIGHT: I’ll be presenting the findings of my 100 Business Tour and talking about ways to improve our local economy at Vocademy - The Makerspace in Riverside. Hope you can make it! 

RSVP at 100businessesreport.eventbrite.com.
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The killing of an unarmed teen named Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO this past weekend and the heavy handed police response to what appeared to be a peaceful protest is troubling. While they are undoubtedly dealing with a very tense and difficult situation, the local law enforcement agencies in St. Louis County must remember that they exist to serve and protect all members of the community. Similarly, residents must also exercise discipline in the face of this tragedy. It is my hope that peace is restored today and that a fair and thorough investigation is completed as soon as possible.

#MikeBrown #Ferguson
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Today’s read: Boehner Encourages Obama To Take Executive Action, One Day After Voting To Sue Obama Over Executive Action

#GOPfail  
House Republicans say that the President can fix the border situation "without the need for congressional action."
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How great is this? My office collected Valentines for Vets from several elementary schools in the area and I am amazed at the results!

What a wonderful way to thank our veterans. My office can’t wait to drop them off on Friday.
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Get the Facts: #Ebola is not spread by air, water or food. 

For detailed information, visit the Center for Disease Control Ebola website at: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/2014-west-africa/qa.html
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After receiving briefings from Administration officials and Congressional leadership, and speaking with numerous national security officials and experts, I decided to vote against the McKeon amendment that would train and equip elements of the Syrian opposition for the purpose of confronting and defeating ISIS. Congress should have a full and proper debate and then proceed to vote on a new Authorization for Use of Military Force – one that applies to the current situation in the Middle East and is not more than a decade old. I am concerned that without a full and proper debate, the United States would be implementing an incomplete and impulsive strategy that could drag our country into yet another extended quagmire in the Middle East. It is my hope that my colleagues will schedule a substantive, vigorous debate on how to confront ISIS and pass an ISIS specific Authorization for Use of Military Force.
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Right on the mark, Mark. The weapons will only be misappropriated and used by anyone with the money to pay for them. (ie) ISIL
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GREAT NEWS: Governor Brown just signed a law that will expand paid sick leave benefits to 6.5 million workers in California!
Employers in California will be required to give part and full-time workers at least three days of paid sick leave each year under a state mandate that takes effect in July 2015.
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I’m appalled by the murder of James Foley, a reporter who had been held captive in Syria for nearly two years. He lived with a sense of courage that only a few possess, as he frequently reported from some of the most dangerous conflicts in the world. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones in this difficult time. 

The ISIS militants who carried out this tragedy and countless others have no regard for human life. They must be brought to justice.
 
#jamesfoley  
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Mark, this is a tragedy. There is no doubt about it. But why people are up in arms about it is because it was visible, in all the gory details, if you had stomach for it. Someone pushes a button and a suspected terrorist and any people who happen to be in the area get the same treatment. A grisly death. More killing isn't going to solve this.
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The Voting Rights Act was signed into law 49 years ago by President Lyndon Johnson. After the signing ceremony, President Johnson presented one of the pens he used to my colleague Congressman John Lewis. It was this legislation that proclaimed the right to vote as a fundamental right of our democracy. 

However, voting rights have been under attack recently as a Supreme Court decision weakened the law in 2013. Congress must take action if we are preserve this fundamental right and ensure that every citizen who wants to vote, has the ability to do so.

#civilrightsact  
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About Mark Takano
For more than twenty years, Mark Takano has worked to improve the lives of Riverside County residents, both as an elected official and as a teacher at Rialto High School. 

Born and raised in Riverside, Mark's commitment to public service began at an early age. His family roots in Riverside go back to his grandparents who, along with his parents, were removed from their respective homes and sent to Japanese American Internment camps during World War II. After the war, these two families settled in Riverside County to rebuild their lives.

Mark attended La Sierra High School in the Alvord Unified School District, and in 1979 he graduated as the school's valedictorian. Mark attended Harvard College and received his bachelor's degree in Government in 1983. As a student, he bused tables to help make ends meet. During his senior year, he organized and co-founded Ride for Life, a transcontinental bicycle ride to benefit the international development agency Oxfam America.

Upon graduation, Mark returned home to Riverside and began teaching in the Rialto Unified School District in 1988. As a classroom teacher, Mark confronted the challenges in our public education system daily.

In 1990, Mark was elected to the Riverside Community College District's Board of Trustees. At RCC, Mark has worked with Republicans and Democrats to improve higher education for young people and job training opportunities for adults seeking to learn a new skill or start a new career. He was elected Board President in 1991 and helped the Board and the District gain stability and direction amid serious fiscal challenges.

During Mark’s long history of public service in Riverside County he has served on the Community Advisory Board of the Children's Spine Foundation and the Board of the Chancellor's Asian Pacific Islander Community Advisory Center at the University of California, Riverside. He has served as chairman of the Riverside Mayor's Task Force on the Digital Divide, as a charter member of the Association of Latino Community College Trustees, as a member of the Association of California Asian American Trustees and as a member of Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education. He is a recipient of the Martin Luther King Visionaries Award.

Today, Mark Takano represents the people of Riverside, Moreno Valley, Jurupa Valley and Perris in the United States Congress. He serves on the House Veterans' Affairs Committee and the House Science, Space and Technology Committee. 

To learn more about Representative Takano's work on behalf of the people of the Inland Empire, please visit the links below.