Congressman Juan Vargas

Representing the 51st District of California

Press Releases

Sep 21, 2016 Press Release
Preventing veterans from being deported and helping deported veterans get access to medical care

Washington, D.C. (September 21, 2016)—Today, Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) introduced a bill package that will prevent veterans from being deported and help veterans that have been deported get access to the medical service they deserve. The “Immigrant Veterans Eligibility Tracking System (I-VETS) Act of 2016” (H.R.

Aug 12, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC (July 6, 2016)—Today, Representative Juan Vargas (CA-51) and Representative Duncan Hunter (CA-50) introduced the “California New River Restoration Act of 2016” (H.R. 5629). This bipartisan bill improves restoration and conservation efforts in the New River in both California and Mexico through the creation of a California New River restoration program.

Aug 12, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC (May 23, 2016) – Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51), California’s border representative applauded the House Appropriations Subcommittee Members for including $248 million for Phase 2 of the Calexico West Land Port of Entry (LPOE) Reconfiguration and Expansion Project in the Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill. 

Aug 12, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (October 8, 2015) - Today, Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) introduced the Chicano Park Preservation Act (H.R. 3711). This bill instructs the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a thorough study of Chicano Park in order to evaluate its national significance and determine the feasibility of the park becoming a National Historic Landmark.

Aug 12, 2016 Press Release

Brawley, CA (May 5, 2016) –  Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) announced the winner of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition at a reception held in Brawley, California for students, parents and community members.

Apr 27, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC (April 27, 2016)Today, Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51), in conjunction with the Democratic Committee on House Administration, announced a forum on military voting will be held in Chula Vista, CA on Friday, May 6th.

Mar 25, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC (March 25, 2016) – Today, Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) led a group of 110 colleagues and dozens of supporting organizations in requesting funding for refugee assistance accounts from the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations.

Listed below are some of the submitted requests:

Mar 21, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC (March 21, 2016) – Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) is leading efforts to secure $248 million for Phase 2 of the Calexico West Land Port of Entry (LPOE) Reconfiguration and Expansion Project. President Obama’s Fiscal year 2017 budget includes this level of funding, which will be the final funds needed to complete the Calexico West LPOE.  

Mar 16, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC (March 16, 2016) – Today, Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) and Rep. Dan Donovan (R-NY) introduced the “Wounded Warrior Housing Reform Act of 2016” (H.R. 4753).

Mar 16, 2016 Press Release
Over $10 million in funding requests for Agriculture, Nutrition, and Energy programs.

Washington, DC (March 16, 2016) – Today, Representative Juan Vargas (CA-51) led and supported funding efforts to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations.

The following is a list of some of the requests Rep. Vargas worked on with his colleagues in Congress to push for funding:

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