June 28, 2013 Press Release
The rate is scheduled to double this Monday, July 1st, during a week the House Republican leadership has sent Congress home for vacation.
“The bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill that passed the Senate today is far from perfect, but it is a tough compromise that brings us a lot closer to a rational immigration policy in America."
June 26, 2013 Press Release
Deadly flooding, super storms, and droughts are just a few of the dire consequences that climate change is bringing to America and the rest of the world. UC Davis is conducting vitally important research to rise to the challenge of climate change by studying its effect on agriculture and our water system, and what we can do about it. Dr. Sperling at their Institute of Transportation Studies has produced monumental work in clean transportation, hydrogen fuel infrastructure, and research on how we can achieve a 100% renewable energy economy.
As the House Armed Services Committee sought $2.6 billion of unspecified funds to the Afghan National Security Forces, the Coast Guard has continuously had their budget reduced, jeopardizing their readiness and operational ability now and in the future.
June 26, 2013 Press Release
“I have long believed that all loving couples deserve the freedom to marry. Hundreds of thousands of LGBT Americans are building a life together, raising children, and are part of the fabric of communities throughout our nation. They deserve all the same rights that my wife Patti and I have, and I’m glad we’re one step closer to a country that treats everyone with dignity and respect."
“For five decades, the Voting Rights Act has helped protect the right to vote in America. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court has set back voting rights with a decision that has the potential to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of voters. Too many American heroes have fought – and sometimes died – for the right to vote. We’re not turning back now.”
June 24, 2013 Press Release
The relaunch of HealthCare.gov and CuidadoDeSalud.gov and the toll-free call center 1-800-318-2596 will help Americans who are looking for health coverage prepare for open enrollment and ultimately sign up for private health insurance.
"In just one week, hard working students at UC Davis, Solano Community College, Yuba College, and schools across the country will be kicked down a rung unless Congress acts to prevent Stafford Student Loan Rates from doubling. For that reason, I have called for legislation freezing the current rate to be brought to the floor. Congress should not adjourn until we stop this senseless rate hike."
Also, this summer, 1,433,787 Californians will receive $65,659,905 in rebates from insurance companies, averaging $71 per family, thanks to health reform.
June 20, 2013 Press Release
"We need a new Farm Bill. While today’s vote was a step back in that process, I will continue to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to produce a Farm Bill that would strengthen our agricultural economy, combat hunger, and be signed into law"