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Attorney General Becerra Opposes Trump Administration’s Illegal Attempt to Suspend Clean Water Rule

Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed his strong opposition to the Trump Administration’s illegal attempt to suspend for two years the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which would protect California’s lakes, rivers, and streams from pollutants.

REP LIEU STATEMENT ON LACK OF RESPONSE FROM JARED KUSHNER ON QUESTIONS ABOUT NEW...

Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after Senior White House Advisor Jared Kushner failed to respond to a letter from Rep. Lieu and 12 Members of Congress about whether he has leveraged his position to acquire financial support for 666 Fifth Avenue.

REP LIEU STATEMENT ON VA REVERSAL ON DEFUNDING HOMELESSNESS PROGRAMS

Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the Department of Veterans Affairs reversed its decision to change the funding scheme for programs that benefit homeless veterans. This reversal comes after Rep. Lieu and 11 Members of Congress sent a letter to VA Secretary David Shulkin urging him to reconsider the decision, which would have jeopardized the VA’s ability to meet the needs of homeless veterans

Imperial Irrigation District and many others featured in report detailing solar energy opponents

Palm Springs – With solar power on the rise around the country, a national network fossil fuel and utility-backed organizations have joined forces to put the brakes on this fast-growing pollution-free energy resource. Trade groups and think tanks backed by deep-pocketed anti-clean energy ideologues and fossil interests are bankrolling campaigns, promoting model legislation and media campaigns to provide cover for anti-solar campaigns across the country said a new report released by Environment California Research & Policy Center.

REP LIEU AND DEL PLASKETT CALL ON FEMA TO EXECUTE RESILIENT, ECO-FRIENDLY REBUILD OF...

Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands) led a group of 78 Members calling on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to invest in resilient energy infrastructure during Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Irma recovery efforts. The Members urged FEMA to invest in renewable energy technology in hard hit areas like Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, where outdated electrical grids have hindered expedited rebuilding efforts

Senate Tax Bill Threatens America’s Environmental Future

The U.S. Senate is voting on a tax bill that would open America’s unspoiled Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling and maintains billion in tax breaks for fossil fuel producers while stifling the growing renewable energy sector. Environment California issued the following statement in response

REP. AMI BERA LEADS DISCUSSION ON JOBS, EXPANDING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES WITH SMUD DIRECTOR JASON...

Rep. Ami Bera (D–CA) welcomed Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) Director Jason McAlister to Washington last week to help lead a discussion with Members of Congress on jobs, education, and vocational training. As the Co-Chair of the Access to Jobs Task Force, Rep. Bera invited Director McAlister to share his expertise leading SMUD’s premier training program.

USDA Offers Support to People and Communities Affected by California Wildfires

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett announced today that USDA is making resources available to help rural people and communities recover from the effects of California wildfires.

Rep. Valadao Announces $29 Million for CA-21

U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) announced California’s Twenty First Congressional District has received nearly $29 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to increase the supply of affordable housing, reduce homelessness, and expand economic opportunity for families throughout California’s Central Valley.

Mayor Faulconer Announces Safe Parking Program for Homeless Individuals & Families Living Out of...

Program Run by Nonprofits is Being Expanded to Accommodate More Vehicles, Hundreds More People in Two LocationsSan Diego – As another strategy to reduce homelessness in San Diego, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer today announced a safe parking program that will allow individuals and families who are currently living out of their vehicles a safe and secure place to park at night, with case managers and a housing specialist to help them find permanent homes

Rep. Royce Discusses Federal Housing Reforms with HUD Secretary Ben Carson

Representative Ed Royce (R-CA) questioned U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development  Secretary Ben Carson  on federal housing reforms including his legislation, H.R. 3556, the Taxpayer Protections and Market Access for Mortgage Finance Act during a House Financial Services Committee Hearing.

CalHFA Increases Access to Manufactured Home Loans

The California Housing Finance Agency has released new guidelines for lending on manufactured homes that will increase access to housing for low- and moderate-income homebuyers who use a CalHFA mortgage insured by the Federal Housing Administration
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CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR SIGNS HISTORIC HOUSING PACKAGE

Mercy Housing California is honored to celebrate with our partners and legislative leaders a hard-fought victory for the future of affordable housing and healthy communities. Signing into law a package of 15 bills, Governor Jerry Brown gave the final approval to tackle the state’s affordability crisis through a two-pronged approach

AGUILAR ANNOUNCES OVER $625,000 IN HOUSING SUPPORT FOR SAN BERNARDINO VETERANS

Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that Knowledge and Education for Your Success, Inc. (KEYS), a nonprofit organization affiliated with the San Bernardino Housing Authority, received $625,325 in renewal funding for the fifth consecutive year from the Department of Veterans Affairs through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. The program aims to provide services to low-income veterans and their families who are living in, or transitioning to, permanent housing.

Special Interests Dim Opportunity For California To Commit To 100% Clean Electricity

Despite overwhelming support from 76% of its constituents, the California State Assembly deferred a vote on Friday on the landmark Senate Bill 100, which would have committed the state to generating 100 percent of its electricity from renewable and zero-carbon sources by 2045. Defying both what’s best for the Golden State and the will of the people, utility companies and electrical unions succeeded in their last-minute ploy to push the bill to next year’s legislative session

Michael Carroll is CalHFA’s New Director of Multifamily Programs

The California Housing Finance Agency’s Board of Directors announced today that it has unanimously appointed Michael Carroll as CalHFA’s Director of Multifamily Programs.

Rep. Huffman Votes Against Partisan Government Funding Package

Rep. Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today voted against a destructive, partisan funding bill for fiscal year 2018 that would cut much-needed funding and investments from national priorities like education, infrastructure, and health care, while undermining the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to protect clean air and clean water.

Rep. Peters Votes Against Spending Bill that Eliminates Funding for Border Sewage Repairs

U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted against a partisan government spending package that, among other drastic measures, completely eliminates the U.S.-Mexico Border Water Infrastructure Grant Program. These grants support a bi-national partnership that has funded and would continue to fund repairs to sewage infrastructure that is at risk of rupturing and causing sewage spills that effect San Diego.

Lofgren announces second round of federal funding for zero-emissions buses at Mineta Airport

Nearly $5 million in federal grants to purchase 10 zero-emission shuttles and associated electric charging infrastructure for Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport was awarded over the past two months, announced U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) today.

Bakersfield Leaders Urge California Lawmakers to Pass SB 100 for 100% Clean Energy

Union members, faith leaders, city officials, farmers, and environmental groups gathered in Bakersfield to urge passage of Senate Bill 100 (De León). SB 100 will ensure that California generates 100% of its electricity from clean energy sources by 2045.

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Attorney General Becerra Opposes Trump Administration’s Illegal Attempt to Suspend Clean...

Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed his strong opposition to the Trump Administration’s illegal attempt to suspend for two years the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which would protect California’s lakes, rivers, and streams from pollutants.