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CONGRESSMAN LIEU STATEMENT ON OPENING OF BUILDING 209 ON WEST LOS ANGELES VA CAMPUS

Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) released the following statement regarding the Ribbon Cutting for the newly open Building 209 on the West Los Angeles VA Campus, the first permanent supportive housing development created on the West Los Angeles VA Campus.

Attorneys General Becerra & Schneiderman: Trump Administration Violated the Law By Not Publishing Energy...

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) over its failure to comply with the law and publish in the Federal Register finalized energy efficiency standards for five products: portable air conditioners, uninterruptible power supplies, air compressors, walk-in coolers and freezers and commercial packaged boilers.

Mayor Faulconer Exercises Veto Power to Restore Funding for Election

Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer used his veto powers to make several changes to the proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget, including increasing election funding and adding funds to bolster police officer recruitment and retention efforts

Reps. Cárdenas, Duncan Introduce Smart Stop Light Infrastructure Bill

U.S. Representatives Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) and John Duncan, Jr. (R-TN) introduced the Less Traffic with Smart Stop Lights Act of 2017. This bipartisan legislation would create a Smart Technology Traffic Signals Grant Program at the Department of Transportation. These grants would be used to modernize stoplight signals and, in turn, would reduce traffic, improve safety, reduce fuel costs, and lessen air pollution.

LaMalfa Supports the President’s Rural Infrastructure Proposal

Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after President Trump outlined his vision for an infrastructure plan that includes federal grants for rural areas to create funding for additional infrastructure projects and repair existing infrastructure.

Rep. McNerney Pushes for Investment in California Water Infrastructure

As the current administration prepares to announce elements of its infrastructure proposal, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) has introduced legislation calling for the authorization of 23 water recycling projects to bolster California’s water infrastructure and bring more stability to the region’s water supply.

Trump Nominee Should Recuse Himself from Cadiz Water Project

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) called on David Bernhardt, President Trump’s nominee for Deputy Secretary of the Interior, to recuse himself from all matters concerning the Cadiz water extraction project. Bernhardt is currently the head of the natural resources division at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, the lobbying firm that is representing Cadiz.

Pelosi Statement on Trump’s Trojan Horse Infrastructure Plan

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the first day of President Trump's so-called "infrastructure week": “Bold, job-creating investments in our crumbling infrastructure system can and should be a bipartisan priority.

Lofgren announces federal funding for Mineta Airport infrastructure & safety improvements

Two new federal grants were awarded to the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport for infrastructure improvements and the purchase of new safety equipment, announced U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) today.

California Senate Passes Landmark Bill for 100% Renewable Electricity by 2045

While the world waits to learn if President Trump will abandon the United States’ commitment to reducing pollution under the Paris Climate Agreement, the California State Senate passed a bill today that puts the Golden State on the path to 100 percent clean, renewable electricity.

CONGRESSIONAL PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS AND ALLIES UNVEIL PRINCIPLES FOR INFRASTRUCTURE AND BOLD PROPOSAL TO CREATE...

Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA), Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO), Rep. Rick Nolan (D-MN), and Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) made the following statements today after they unveiled a House Resolution outlining 10 principles that should be included in any infrastructure plan considered by Congress.

Rep. Bass Statement on Trump’s “Stop Deciding To Be Poor” Budget

Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement regarding President Trump’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018. “The President’s ‘stop deciding to be poor’ approach to the budget is a fundamental misstep that would permanently cripple the most vulnerable communities in the short run and erode our country’s international leadership in the long run.

Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on President Trump’s FY 2018 Budget

Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposal

Bill to Extend Solar Thermal Program Passes Assembly

The Assembly passed AB 797 (Irwin) by a vote of 48 to 22 yesterday afternoon. The bill would extend consumer incentives for solar thermal technologies that reduce natural gas use in homes and buildings. The bill is part of the state’s ongoing efforts to reduce natural gas use, meet greenhouse gas reduction goals, and support economic development

San Diego Ranks Eighth Nationally in Clean Power Production

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ranked the City of San Diego as the eighth largest green power user in the country in its annual list recognizing agencies for generating power from alternative energy sources, including solar, landfill gas, hydro-electric and wastewater methane energy systems

Historic Snowpack Means Higher and Colder Water Flows, Warns PG&E and Division of Boating...

California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) warn water enthusiasts of colder and higher river stream flows this spring and summer. Higher flows from record rainfall in many parts of the state and continuing snowmelt this spring, are expected to last longer and be higher than in several years

Environment America and EnergySage announce partnership to help more Americans adopt solar power

In an effort to help more Americans research and adopt solar energy for their homes and businesses, Environment America and EnergySage announced a new partnership today. Environment America will encourage its members and the general public to use the EnergySage platform to find the right solar installation option in their area.

Coastal Commission Renews Water Treatment Plant Permit Saving San Diego $1.8 Billion

The City’s plan to develop a sustainable water supply and divert wastewater flows from the Pacific Ocean came one step closer to reality today when the California Coastal Commission unanimously gave its approval for a modified permit for the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant

Congressman Lowenthal Helps Introduce The Equality Act to Protect LGBT Community From Discrimination

Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) today joined with 195 House Members and 46 Senators to introduce the Equality Act—comprehensive legislation to ban discrimination against LGBT individuals in public accommodations, housing, employment, and other core areas of daily life

Rep. Peters Introduces HYPE Act to Cut Red Tape for Hydropower Projects

U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced the Hydropower Permit Extension, or “HYPE” Act, to cut red tape in the construction permitting process for hydropower projects and incentivize greater investment in carbon-free hydropower. The bill gives already-approved hydropower projects an extra year on their initial permit to begin construction.

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CONGRESSMAN LIEU STATEMENT ON OPENING OF BUILDING 209 ON WEST LOS...

Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) released the following statement regarding the Ribbon Cutting for the newly open Building 209 on the West Los Angeles VA Campus, the first permanent supportive housing development created on the West Los Angeles VA Campus.

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CONGRESSMAN LIEU STATEMENT ON OPENING OF BUILDING 209 ON WEST LOS...

Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) released the following statement regarding the Ribbon Cutting for the newly open Building 209 on the West Los Angeles VA Campus, the first permanent supportive housing development created on the West Los Angeles VA Campus.