Congressman Juan Vargas

Representing the 51st District of California

Press Releases

Oct 9, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (October 9, 2015) - Today, Rep. Thomas J. Rooney (FL-17) and Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) introduced the Rare Disease (RaD) Fund Act of 2015 (H.R. 3731). The creation of this Fund would transform the life sciences industry by implementing a novel financial structure for early stage development.

Oct 8, 2015 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.

Sep 15, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Rep. Juan Vargas celebrates the incredible achievements made by the Latino community in the U.S.


Sep 9, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- September is Hunger Awareness Month. To partake in this movement, Rep. Vargas has committed himself to recognizing great organizations that strive to make a difference in the lives of the many people who suffer from food insecurity, through the below proclamation.

Sep 4, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- On September 24th, Pope Francis will be participating in a joint session with Congress in Washington, D.C. at 9:00 am ET. For this occasion, each congressional office has been given 50 tickets to distribute to constituents who are interested in witnessing the  historic visit.

Aug 17, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC- On July 23rd, Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) joined Rep. Doug Collins (GA-9) in an International Religious Freedom Special Order; A bipartisan effort to bring freedom to those suffering and living in fear of persecution around the world for their religious beliefs and practices.

Aug 4, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (June 11, 2015) – Today, Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) joined Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard(HI-2), Congressman Joe Heck (NV-3), Senator Mazie Hirono (HI), and other legislators at a press conference to introduce legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino and Filipino-American veterans that fought for the U.S. military during World War II.

Aug 4, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC (July 10, 2015) – Today, Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) issued the following statement after a bill he cosponsored, the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 6), passed with wide bipartisan support in the U.S. House of Representatives:

May 19, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC (May 19, 2015) – Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) Issued the following statement about the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) program which would have gone into effect today as part of President Obama’s Immigration Executive Action:

May 18, 2015 Press Release
Bill Requires Transparency in Corporations’ Supply Chains

WASHINGTON, DC (May 18, 2015) – Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) has introduced the Stop Blood Tomatoes Act of 2015 (H.R. 2385) in the U.S. House of Representatives.