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Northern California Real Estate Investor Sentenced for Rigging Bids at Public Foreclosure Auctions

A Northern California real estate investor was sentenced yesterday for his role in a conspiracy to rig bids at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Northern California, the Department of Justice announced.

Bipartisan Repeatedly Flooded Properties Insurance Reform Introduced

U.S. Representatives Ed Royce (R-Calif.) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) introduced H.R. 1558, the Repeatedly Flooded Communities Preparation Act. The bill aims to limit the financial resources expended by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) on claims for properties flooded multiple times

Royce Pushes for Better Flood Risk Mitigation and Transparency

U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.) questioned expert witnesses about his proposal to help local communities mitigate flood risk and ways to increase transparency in flood insurance coverage for homeowners during a Housing and Insurance Subcommittee hearing entitled “Flood Insurance Reform: A Community Perspective."

AGUILAR RESPONDS TO TRUMP’S PLAN TO SLASH FUNDS SUPPORTING SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY RESIDENTS

Rep. Pete Aguilar issued a statement in response to President Donald Trump’s “skinny budget,” which outlines the priorities of the federal budget for Fiscal Year 2018. The president’s proposal would gut funding for critical federal programs affecting San Bernardino County residents, such as affordable housing, after school and summer programs, work-study aid, and transportation and infrastructure projects including the Redlands Passenger Rail, which is funded through the TIGER grant program

NAPOLITANO REJECTS TRUMP’S BUDGET PROPOSAL

Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte) rejected President Donald Trump’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2018, issuing the following statement: “In gutting the EPA and firing over 3,000 employees who work to remove toxins from our air, ground, and water, President Trump is risking the health of the public and our planet.

RANKING MEMBER NAPOLITANO CALLS FOR RENEWED FEDERAL COMMITMENT TO WATER-RELATED INFRASTRUCTURE

Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, called for renewed federal commitment to water-related infrastructure at the Subcommittee’s first hearing of the 115th Congress

Pelosi Statement on Civil Engineers’ D+ Grade for American Infrastructure

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today released the following statement after the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released the quadrennial American Infrastructure Report Card, which scores a D+ for our nation’s infrastructure.

LaMalfa and Garamendi Introduce Legislation to Facilitate Funding of Sites Reservoir

Northern California Representatives Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) and John Garamendi (D-CA) announced the introduction of H.R. 1269, which will accelerate the federal review of Sites Reservoir and better position the project for funding under Proposition 1. The bill also authorizes the federal government to be involved in construction of the project should it be found feasible and is an innovative new way for the federal government to participate in a locally controlled project

Garamendi Meets with Levee Stakeholders, Local Farmers, and Tours Emergency Levee Repairs

Over the course of five meetings on March 3rd, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Yuba City, Fairfield, Davis, CA) met with a number of local leaders and farmers focused on the Oroville Dam spillway crisis, its impact on farmers, job training programs, and affordable housing

Northern California Representatives Introduce Bill to Facilitate Construction of Sites Reservoir

Northern California Representatives Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) and John Garamendi (D-CA) announced the introduction of H.R. 1269, which will accelerate the federal review of Sites Reservoir and better position the project for funding under Proposition 1, the voter-approved California water bond designed to make the state’s water systems more resilient. The bill also authorizes the federal government to participate in construction of the project should it be found feasible

Costa Statement on Initial CVP Water Allocations

The Bureau of Reclamation announced the initial Central Valley Project 2017 Water Supply Allocation for Friant, Eastside and American River division contractors. Rep. Jim Costa (CA-16) released the following statement

San Diego’s Credit Rating Upgraded, Positioning the City for Lower-Cost Infrastructure Projects

Highlighting the City of San Diego’s strong fiscal practices and healthy local economy, Fitch Ratings has upgraded the City’s credit rating – a move that could lower future borrowing costs for infrastructure projects.
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GOVERNOR BROWN TAKES ACTION TO BOLSTER DAM SAFETY AND REPAIR TRANSPORTATION AND WATER INFRASTRUCTURE

With extreme weather putting increasing stress on California's roads, bridges and flood control system, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced a series of immediate and longer-term actions to bolster dam safety, improve flood protection and fix the state's aging transportation and water infrastructure
Congressman Jerry McNerney

Rep. McNerney Statement on the Confirmation of Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator

Congressman Jerry McNerney issued the following statement in response to the Senate confirmation of Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “Any doubt that Mr. Trump would keep his promises to protect the environment were put to an end when he nominated Mr. Pruitt to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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Representatives McNerney, DeSaulnier and Thompson to Host Town Hall on Protecting the Affordable Care...

Representatives Jerry McNerney (CA-09), Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) and Mike Thompson (CA-05) will host a town hall meeting on Saturday, February 18th at 10:30 a.m. in Martinez to discuss the importance of protecting the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicare, and Medicaid.
Congressman Paul Cook

Rep. Paul Cook Introduces Bill to Ban Drone Use That Impedes Firefighting Efforts on...

Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) introduced the Wildfire Airspace Protection Act of 2017. This bill will institute a criminal penalty on anyone who launches a drone that interferes with fighting wildfires on federal property.
Congressman Ed Royce

Royce Highlights Benefits of Covered Agreement

U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, highlighted the benefits of enacting a U.S.-EU covered agreement during a Housing and Insurance Subcommittee hearing entitled “Assessing the U.S.-EU Covered Agreement.”
Congressman Ed Royce

Royce Questions Chair Yellen on Financial System Safety and Soundness

U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-CA) questioned Chair of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors Janet Yellen on bolstering the safety and soundness of the U.S. financial system through the CHOICE Act and housing finance reform during a House Financial Services Committee hearing entitled "Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy."
Congressman John Garamendi

Congressman John Garamendi’s Statement on FEMA approval of request for Emergency Declaration for Yuba,...

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Davis, Fairfield, Yuba City) issued the following statement after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved Governor Jerry Brown’s request for an Emergency Disaster Declaration in response to the Oroville Dam spillway situation and a Major Disaster Declaration as a result of the January storms:
Douglas L. LaMalfa

LaMalfa Thanks the President for Disaster Relief Funding

Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after President Trump declared a federal emergency for the Oroville Dam spillway event as well as the flooding in the state caused by storms in January and February. Yesterday, Congressman LaMalfa and members of the California Delegation sent a letter to the President urging that he declare a Presidential Disaster Declaration of a Major Emergency for the Oroville Dam spillway incident that forced nearly 200,000 residents to evacuate from their homes

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NAPOLITANO REJECTS TRUMP’S BUDGET PROPOSAL

Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte) rejected President Donald Trump’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2018, issuing the following statement: “In gutting the EPA and firing over 3,000 employees who work to remove toxins from our air, ground, and water, President Trump is risking the health of the public and our planet.

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Northern California Real Estate Investor Sentenced for Rigging Bids at Public...

A Northern California real estate investor was sentenced yesterday for his role in a conspiracy to rig bids at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Northern California, the Department of Justice announced.