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The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Programs Reauthorization Act, legislation co-authored by Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) and Congressman Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) to fight veteran homelessness by strengthening job training programs. This bill was passed as part of the Veterans Benefit and Transition Act of 2018, and it is expected to pass the Senate and be signed into law in the coming days.
Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte), issued the following statement after the Trump administration announced a new proposal—claiming it to be pro-industry—which would weaken federal clean water rules, putting at risk the health and safety of millions of Americans
Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) and Congressman Darrell Issa (CA-49) praised the announcement by the U.S. Navy that it will be funding the construction of a new Fire Emergency Response Station at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. The Navy is providing $15.5 million for the construction of the new fire station.
With the 2018 hurricane and wildfire season underway, the Homeowners Disaster Preparation Act would provide homeowners with loans to better plan for floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, and landslides. U.S. Representatives Norma J. Torres (D-CA) and Ted Poe (R-TX) introduced the bipartisan Homeowners Disaster Preparation Act
Programmatic funding will support home repairs for low-income veteran households and the construction of a new, affordable home for a veteran homebuyer. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) has been awarded a $300,000 grant from The Home Depot Foundation to further its ability to serve veterans across Greater Los Angeles.
Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 6147, the Department of Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act.
The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) selected four California Coalition for Youth members as recipients of the Homeless Youth Emergency Services and Housing (YE) Program. California has the second highest rate of unsheltered homeless youth in the nation, and the number continues to grow.
In honor of Public Schools Week, Rep. Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today introduced the Investing for Tomorrow’s Schools Act of 2018 to help repair and improve America’s school buildings and public libraries, upgrade broadband infrastructure, and cut energy and maintenance costs.
Rep. Juan Vargas Leads Bipartisan Effort to Fund the U.S.-Mexico Border Water Infrastructure Program
Rep. Juan Vargas is leading a bipartisan effort to request funding for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) U.S. – Mexico Border Water Infrastructure Program and the EPA's Office of International and Tribal Affairs, which supports vital programs such as the Border 2020 environmental program. These programs are integral to making improvements on both sides of the border to protect public health and improve wastewater infrastructure
New information from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development demonstrates that widows and widowers are being kicked to the curb after the death of a spouse, due to insufficient guidelines, servicer discretion, and uneven implementation of a program that was supposed to keep widowed Non-Borrowing Spouses in their homes. Better guidelines are needed to make this program accessible to all Non-Borrowing Spouses and enable them to remain in their homes.
As Electric Cars Revolutionize the Vehicle Market, New Study Helps California Cities Address Infrastructure...
With electric vehicles (EVs) hitting California streets in record numbers, a new study by Environment California Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group highlights best practices to help local officials make their cities as EV-friendly as possible.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has approved the addition of New Buildings Institute’s (NBI) New Construction® New Construction Guide as a LEED Pilot Alternative Compliance Path (ACP). By following the prescriptive path in the New Construction Guide, projects can earn up to 10 energy points in LEED v4.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
New data (fact sheet) from a Freedom of Information Act request, released today, indicates that there was a 646% increase in foreclosures last year against seniors with federally insured reverse mortgages as compared to the previous 7 years. In January 2017, the California Reinvestment Coalition and Jacksonville Area Legal Aid submitted