Feinstein Applauds California Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today issued the following statement after the Department of the Interior and the state of California announced the first phase of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan for federal land in the California desert

Feinstein Calls for Upgraded Earthquake Building Standards

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today sent a letter to the Commerce Department and Federal Emergency Management Agency calling for detailed guidelines to ensure federal agencies comply with the administration’s recent executive order on earthquake preparedness.

Feinstein, Boxer, Lieu Urge Veterans Affairs Committees to Support West LA VA Housing Plan

Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer and Representative Ted Lieu (all D-Calif.) today called on the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees to facilitate housing for homeless and disadvantaged veterans at the West Los Angeles VA campus

Senate Approves Feinstein, Portman Amendment to Aid Homeless Children

The Senate today unanimously approved an amendment offered by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) to the Every Child Achieves Act that would eliminate barriers to children receiving assistance from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) homeless assistance programs

Boxer Statement on House Republican Water Bill

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today released the following statement on the new House Republican water bill: “It’s unfortunate that House Republicans – with much fanfare – are rolling out a bill that is the same-old, same-old and will only reignite the water wars.

Barrasso Introduces Bill to Increase Dam Safety, Water Storage

U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), introduced the Dam Authorization, Maintenance and Safety (DAMS) Act of 2015 (S. 1657). The bill would help improve dam safety while potentially expanding water storage capabilities in Wyoming and throughout the West. U.S. Representative David Valadao (R-CA) introduced the companion bill (H.R. 2749) in the House of Representatives on June 12, 2015

Feinstein Celebrates Opening of Homeless Veteran Housing at West LA VA

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today applauded the opening of Building 209, which will provide housing for homeless veterans at the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Campus. Feinstein has worked closely with the Department of Veterans of Affairs to complete the project

Feinstein Statement on Delta Farmers, Water Board Agreement

“The decision by Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta farmers to reduce water use by 25 percent makes sense. Following mandatory statewide residential water cuts, it’s a positive sign that farmers not facing any reductions in water deliveries came to an agreement with the State Water Resources Control Board to cut back on their water use.

Feinstein to White House: Fund West LA VA Renovation for Homeless Vets

Washington - February 14, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senator Dianne Feinstein and Congressman Henry A. Waxman (both D-Calif.) sent a letter to Acting Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget Jeffery Zeints urging the president to include funding to fully renovate two West LA VA buildings to house some of Los Angeles’ sizable homeless veteran population

Menendez, Boxer Urge Republicans to Join Them to Help Responsible Homeowners Refinance

WASHINGTON, DC - September 11, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Citing new momentum and support among a broad array of stakeholders, U.S. Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today reintroduced the Responsible Homeowner Refinancing Act and called on Republicans to join them in passing the measure which would help millions of responsible homeowners refinance at lower mortgage rates.

Boxer, Isakson Urge Federal Housing Finance Agency to Act Now to Help Homeowners Refinance

Washington, D.C. - September 20, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) today urged the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to expedite its efforts to help millions of responsible homeowners refinance so that borrowers can take advantage of today’s record low interest rates.

Boxer Lauds Federal Housing Finance Agency for Moving Toward Helping More Homeowners Refinance

Washington, D.C. - September 12, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Boxer (D-CA) today praised the announcement by the Federal Housing Finance Agency that it will work to identify and reduce barriers to refinancing for millions of American homeowners who are current on their mortgage payments but underwater on their homes.

Boxer Calls for Immediate Action to Help Responsible Homeowners

Fresno, CA - August 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today reacted favorably to press reports that the Obama Administration is considering new measures to slow down foreclosures and boost the economy by taking steps similar to S.170, the Helping Responsible Homeowners Act. This bipartisan bill will help up to two million Americans to refinance their mortgages at historically low interest rates, keeping them in their homes and boosting economic growth.

Congresswoman Waters Leads Colleagues in Calling for Bank Accountability for Foreclosure Practices

Washington, DC - July 21, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Waters (CA), Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises, today led 11 of her colleagues in the House of Representatives urging U.S. bank regulators to publicly release information regarding the steps that mortgage servicers are taking to prevent illegal foreclosure practices. An identical letter was sent by U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (NJ), Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development, and nine additional Senators.

Feinstein: $35.5 Million for Homeless Veteran Housing in Los Angeles is ‘One Step Closer’

Washington, DC - July 1 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today announced that legislation to spend $35.5 million to address a severe shortage of housing options for homeless veterans in Los Angeles has passed committee and will advance to the full Senate

Feinstein, Waxman Urge Action on Critical Construction Projects for Homeless Veterans in Los Angeles

Washington, DC - June 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Representative Henry A. Waxman (D-Los Angeles) today sent a letter to Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Eric Shinseki, and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Jack Lew, asking them to promptly finalize a request to Congress for construction projects, including $20 million for homeless veterans projects on the West Los Angeles campus.

Boxer Joins Colleagues, Veterans Advocates to Oppose Extreme GOP Proposal to Deny Housing to...

Washington, D.C. - March 11, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today joined with Senate Democrats and veterans advocates to condemn a provision in the House Republicans’ budget that would eliminate housing assistance to 10,000 homeless veterans nationwide. The Republicans’ proposed cuts could undermine a program that has helped keep thousands of veterans in California off the streets.

Senators Leno and Steinberg introduce California Homeowner Protection Act Bill aims to prevent wrongful...

Oakland, CA - March 7, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- California State Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) and Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) vowed at the end of last year’s legislative session that they would not give up on trying to prevent wrongful foreclosures of California homeowners. Their 2010 bill, which would have put an end to banks’ pursuing foreclosures while simultaneously considering loan modifications, passed the Senate but failed in the Assembly

Boxer Lauds $227 Million Federal Investment to Combat Homelessness in California

Washington, D.C. - January 20, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today lauded the announcement by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan that California organizations will receive more than $227 million in federal grants to provide housing and other assistance to Californians who are homeless.Senator Boxer said

Senators Feinstein and Merkley Introduce Measure to Spur Renewable Energy Development

Washington, DC - December 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) today introduced a measure to spur the development of renewable energy employment and construction, such as wind and solar farms and solar panel factories. The bill would primarily extend and expand a popular Treasury Department grant program that was established in Section 1603 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 in order to help diminish the impact of the economic crisis on the renewable energy sector

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