Congressman Juan Vargas

Representing the 51st District of California

Press Releases

Jan 5, 2016 Press Release

El Centro, CA (January 5, 2016) - Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) is pleased to welcome, Tomás Oliva, Senior Field Representative, to his team. Tomás will lead Representative Vargas’ Imperial County Office, located at 380 North 8th Street, El Centro, California 92243.

Jan 5, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC (January 05, 2016) - Representative Juan Vargas (CA-51) issued the following statement on President Obama's Executive Actions to reduce gun violence:

Dec 18, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC (December 18, 2015) - Representative Juan Vargas (CA-51) voted in favor of the $1.15 trillion government spending bill voted on and approved by the House of Representatives today. Over 100 programs supported by Rep. Vargas were included in the bill. Rep.

Dec 8, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC (December 08, 2015) - Today, Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) is leading a group of 38 Representatives from across the United States in sending a letter to President Obama requesting he increase funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the FY2017 budget request.

Dec 4, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC (December 04, 2015) - Representative Juan Vargas (CA-51) issued the following statement on the recent findings from the International Atomic Energy Agency's report on the possible military dimensions of Iran's nuclear program:

Dec 2, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC (December 3, 2015) - Yesterday, Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51), Rep. David N. Cicilline and Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr lead a group of Representatives from across the United States to send a letter to the House Appropriations Committee encouraging them to increase funding for refugee assistance and resettlement programs in the FY2016 budget.

Nov 18, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC (November 18, 2015) - Today, Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) introduced the “Imperial Valley Desert Conservation and Recreation Act of 2015” (H.R. 4060). This bill designates and transfers land in order to protect key habitats and creates new recreational areas including permitting motorized recreation on designated routes. 

Nov 10, 2015 Press Release
Recognizing the Contributions of Immigrants Serving in the Military

Washington, DC (November 10, 2015) — Today, Representative Juan Vargas (D-CA-51) and Representative Jeff Denham (R-CA-10) launched the Immigrant Servicemembers and Veterans Caucus, in an effort to focus on issues related to current Servicemembers and Veterans who are immigrants or on a pathway to a lawful immigration status.

Oct 29, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC (October 29, 2015) – The White House has launched the “Bright Spots” Catalog in celebration of the Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics’ 25th Anniversary. The document serves as a resource featuring 230 organizations across the Country that help further the education of members of the Hispanic community.

Oct 14, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC (October 14, 2015) - Representative Juan Vargas (CA-51) issued the following statement on the recent wave of violence in Israel: 

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