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Representative Mark Takano

Education and the Workforce; Science, Space and Technology; Veterans' Affairs
Renewable Energy and Efficiency Caucus; Congressional Water Caucus

“California is known for its beautiful mountains, shoreline, and diverse landscape. As a member of the Science, Space and Technology Committee and the Subcommittees on Energy and the Environment, I am in the unique position to work with my colleagues to help protect the environment by working to ensure clean air and water for future generations to come, combating climate change, and promoting scientific innovation, technology and clean energy sources.”


Leadership: Congressman Takano sits on the Science, Space and Technology Committee and its Subcommittee on Energy. In this position, he works to ensure clean air and water for future generations to come, combating climate change, and promoting scientific innovation, technology and clean energy sources. Congressman Takano is committed to policies that promote the research and development of alternative energy technologies, strengthening environmental standards that lower our emissions, and initiatives that conserve energy and expand the use public transportation. He believes that battery energy storage is the future of renewable energy and that cheap grid scale storage means that renewables can compete with fossil fuels; he introduced H.R. 3263, the Battery Storage Innovation Act to support the development of the battery storage industry.

Congressman Takano believes that the development of clean and renewable sources of energy will have to be a large part of meeting 21st century energy needs. Congressman Takano also believes that the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act are critical to the health and well-being of communities and he is committed to supporting and protecting legislation that ensures the health of our environment for generations to come.

Representative Takano sponsored:

  • H.R. 6286 (S.T.O.R.A.G.E. Act)
  • H.R. 4363 (Work for Warriors Act of 2014)
  • H.R. 3263 (Battery Storage Innovation Act)
  • H.R. 2897 (Access to Complete Education Act)
  • H.R. 1271 (Job Skills for America’s Students Act of 2013)

Representative Takano cosponsored:

  • H.R. 5606 (Climate Change Education Act)
  • H.R. 4518 (Bears Ears National Monument Expansion Act)
  • H.R. 4072 (Central Coast Heritage Protection Act)
  • H.R. 2958 (Climate Solutions Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 2059 (BREATHE Act)
  • H.R. 2012 (Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 2001 (FRESHER Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 2000 (CLEANER Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 1969 (Safe Hydration is an American Right in Energy Development Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 1889 (Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act)
  • H.R. 1629 (Public Safety and Wildlife Protection Act)
  • H.R. 1456 (Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 731 (California Clean Coast Act)
  • H.R. 502 (To permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund)
  • H.R. 239 (Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act)
  • H.R. 169 (West Coast Ocean Protection Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 3720 (Water Advanced Technologies for Efficient Resource Use Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 3565 (California Coastal National Monument Expansion Act)
  • H.R. 2553 (Coastal Communities Ocean Acidification Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 1278 (Water Infrastructure Resiliency and Sustainability Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 1275 (Climate Change Health Protection and Promotion Act)
  • H.R. 4426 (Clean Energy Victory Bond Act of 2014)
  • H.R. 2368 (Grants for Renewable Energy Education for the Nation Act)
  • H.R. 1677 (Yosemite National Park Boundary Expansion Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 596 (Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act of 2013)