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Valadao Releases Statement Following Drought Agreement

U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) released the below statement following an agreement between the House and Senate regarding California water provisions. The legislative language will be included in the FY2017 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) which is scheduled to be considered by the House and Senate this week

Paying for Infrastructure Without Soaking the Taxpayer

President-elect Trump has many difficult fiscal tasks ahead – one of which is to promote long-overdue infrastructure construction at a time when the national debt exceeds our entire economy and interest costs alone are eating us alive.

Rep. Huffman Slams McCarthy’s Last-Minute Effort to Attach Dangerous Provisions To Infrastructure Bill

Congressman Jared Huffman (D-CA) today slammed House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) last-minute attempt to attach a nearly 100 page amendment to the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). The amendment, first made public today despite months of negotiations on WRDA, would gut science-based environmental and clean water protections to benefit McCarthy’s own district, while threatening jobs across the West Coast’s multi-billion dollar salmon industry.

REP. LIEU STATEMENT ON NOMINATION OF DR. BEN CARSON FOR SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND...

Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement on the nomination of Dr. Ben Carson for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
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Congressman Garamendi Praises Benicia Decision to Reject Crude Oil-by-Rail Facility, Renews Call for National...

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA) today praised the Benicia City Council for their unanimous 5-0 vote rejecting a proposed crude-oil-by-rail facility that would have been operated by Valero. The facility, if constructed, could have opened the spigot to a large number of dangerous and underregulated crude oil-by-rail trains traveling through neighboring 3rd District cities like Davis, Dixon, and Suisun

REP. TED LIEU ANNOUNCES VETERANS AFFAIRS GRANTS TO HELP END VETERAN HOMELESSNESS

Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) announced that seven organizations serving Los Angeles City and County received more than $13 million in grants from the Department of Veterans Affairs to fund programs to help end veteran homelessness. The grants will fund support programs for veterans facing homelessness in Los Angeles City and County through the following organizations: New Directions, Inc., Mental Health America of Los Angeles, 1736 Family Crisis Center, People Assisting the Homeless (PATH), Salvation Army – a California Corporation, United Veterans Initiative and Volunteers of America of Los Angeles, Inc.

CONGRESSMAN BECERRA: $12 MILLION MORE FOR LOS ANGELES IN FIGHT TO REDUCE VETERAN HOMELESSNESS

LOS ANGELES — (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, announced that seven organizations in Los Angeles County received...

Cárdenas to Celebrate Milestone with Optical Zonu, a Company Representing the San Fernando Valley’s...

Congressman Tony Cárdenas, an advocate for STEM and steam education, will join Optical Zonu in celebrating its contributions to the San Fernando Valley at the facility’s ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 1, 2016. Rep. Cárdenas will give a keynote address on the Valley’s ingenuity, business friendliness, and diverse, competitive workforce, all of which Optical Zonu represents following three years of double-digit growth

Federal Lands Subcommittee Legislative Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (RealEstateRama) — Congressman McClintock is the Chairman of the Federal Lands Subcommittee. The subcommittee held a legislative hearing on May 12,...

CONGRESSMAN LIEU TO INTRODUCE BUDGET AMENDMENT TO GET THE LEAD OUT OF AMERICA’S DRINKING...

Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) announced that he will introduce an amendment to the House Budget Resolution to help cities, counties and states get the lead out of America’s drinking water

McCarthy at PPIC Discusses Critical Issues Facing California

On Thursday, Congressman Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) joined the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) for a wide-ranging discussion about how to overcome the challenges facing the state and the nation:

Rep. Peters Continues Push to Make College More Affordable for Millions of American Families

U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced the Federal Student Loan Refinancing Act. The bill directs the Secretary of Education to automatically lower all federal student loans to 4 percent – which is near the current 30-year mortgage rate
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Northern California Congressman John Garamendi Introduces Lake Tahoe Restoration Act of 2015

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield), one of the handful of legislators invited to this year’s Lake Tahoe Summit, introduced the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act of 2015. This bill, a companion bill in the House with identical language to a Senate bill coauthored by all four Senators from Nevada and California, would provide $415 million over the next decade to advance the region’s highest-priority restoration projects

Rep. Huffman Announces Major Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant for Construction of Bodega...

Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today announced a $387,097 Land and Water Conservation Fund grant for Sonoma County Regional Parks to construct a section of the Coastal Prairie Trail in Bodega Bay, California, part of the proposed 1,200-mile California Coastal Trail from Mexico to Oregon. This .63 mile section of trail will connect State Parks, County parks, shops, restaurants, and overlooks along Bodega Bay’s Highway 1 corridor.

Congressman Garamendi Urges Use of American Maritime Assets for Any Future Crude Oil Exports

Yesterday, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), Ranking Member of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee, wrote a letter urging Congress to enhance American national security by adopting provisions requiring the use of American ships and crews whenever the U.S. exports crude oil. The House of Representatives is currently considering H.R.702, which would lift the longstanding ban on exports of American crude oil. Under current law, exports of North Slope Alaskan oil are exempted from the ban under certain circumstances.

Huffman opposes latest Westlands lawsuit over Trinity/Klamath River protections

Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today released the following statement responding to Westlands Water District’s lawsuit challenging the release of water intended to help Klamath River salmon survive the drought

Congressman Honda, Secretary Carter Announce Quarter Billion Dollar Investment in Silicon Valley

Congressman Mike Honda (D-Silicon Valley) and Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced the latest Manufacturing Innovation Institute in Silicon Valley. The institute brings together over $150 million in private funding with $75 million from the Department of Defense (DoD) to bring to market Flexible Hybrid Electronics.

CONGRESSMAN LIEU STATEMENT OF SUPPORT FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA’s CLEAN POWER PLAN

Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles) issued the following statement of support for President Obama’s Clean Power Plan (CPP). The CPP would place the first ever limits on carbon pollution from our nation’s power sector; the reductions from the CPP are also critical to meeting the U.S. emission reduction target of 26-28% by 2025, which is the foundation of the U.S. contribution to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change negotiations that are being held in Paris in December.

Rep. Calvert Statement on Feinstein Water Bill

Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) issued the following statement in response to Senator Diane Feinstein’s (D-CA) introduction the California Emergency Drought Relief Act

Valadao Releases Statement on Feinstein Water Bill, Shasta Dam Study

The Bureau of Reclamation (BoR) Report comes just weeks after Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) offered an amendment to the FY 2016 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill which instructed the BoR to complete and submit feasibility studies for two dam creation proposals and three dam expansion projects, of which, included the Shasta Dam expansion.

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Napolitano’s Statement on Trump Administration’s Attack on Clean Water

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