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Rep. Mark Takano
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Representing the 41st District of California in the United States House of Representatives.
Representing the 41st District of California in the United States House of Representatives.

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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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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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Our economy added 314,000 private sector jobs in November, making 2014 the best year for jobs growth since 1999!
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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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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.”

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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GREAT NEWS: Governor Brown just signed a law that will expand paid sick leave benefits to 6.5 million workers in California!

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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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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  

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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