San Diego, CA (May 5, 2017)—Today, Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) will announce the CA-51 winners of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition in a reception with students and parents in Chula Vista.
Washington, D.C. (May 4, 2017)— Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) released this statement after House Republicans passed Trumpcare in the House of Representatives:
Washington, DC (April 25, 2017)—Today, Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) will introduce the Donald J. Trump Wealth Tax Act of 2017, a tax plan proposed by Donald Trump in 1999 to impose a net worth tax of 14.25 percent on all individuals and trusts with a net worth of $10,000,000 or more in an effort to significantly reduce the national debt.
San Diego, CA (April 14, 2017)—Today, Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) toured the areas affected by the recent sewage spill into the Tijuana River. Rep.
Washington, D.C. (March 24, 2017)— Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) released this statement after Republicans pulled their disastrous health care bill:
“This looks like it could be the beginning of the end of the Trump agenda. The Deal-Maker-in-Chief wasn’t able to deliver on one of his key promises.
San Diego, CA (March 6, 2017) – Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) released the following statement after President Trump’s executive order seeking to reinstate his Muslim and Refugee ban:
"The new Executive Order signed by President Trump is nothing more than an un-American Muslim ban.
Washington, D.C. (March 2, 2017)—Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) released the following statement after it was reported that Jeff Sessions lied under oath to the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearings about meetings with Russian officials:
San Diego, CA (February 22, 2017)—Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) released the following statement on the rise of anti-Semitism and the wave of threats received by the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center and other Jewish Community Centers across the nation:
Washington, D.C.—(February 16, 2017) Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) released this statement after he and other members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus were prevented from attending a meeting with the Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Thomas D. Homan:
Washington, D.C. (February 9, 2017)—Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) released this statement following the deportation of Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos:
In The News
Rep. Juan Vargas will be on the dais at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday morning as President Obama addresses what has become a must-attend event for many politicians.
Last year, for the first time in more than 2,000 years, there was no church service in Mosul after a radical Sunni Islamist terrorist group known as the Islamic State expanded its control into northwest Iraq. Christians living in their historic homeland in the Nineveh Plains were warned to either convert to Islam, pay a cumbersome tax or be executed.
When Rep. Juan C. Vargas attends Pope Francis’ address to Congress next week, it won’t be his first time in the pontiff’s presence.
After a long day fighting over the Confederate battle flag, it is unclear where the issue might flare up next for the House of Representatives.
Two San Diego area congressmen are among the sponsors of a bill to rescue members of religious minorities threatened with violence by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria - possibly helping them join the large Middle Eastern immigrant community in eastern San Diego County.
Seventy years ago, as World War II came to a close, America took the lead in addressing the most urgent challenge of the conflict’s aftermath: finding homes and livelihoods for tens of millions of refugees and internally displaced persons.