Congressman Juan Vargas

Representing the 51st District of California

Press Releases

May 9, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC (May 9, 2014) – Today, Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) urging Secretary Jeh Johnson to approve California’s proposed design for licenses issued to state residents who cannot show proof of citizenship or authorized presence.  The letter authored by Rep.

May 6, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC (May 6, 2014) – In his continued effort to fight for the release of former U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi from La Mesa Penitentiary in Tijuana, Mexico, Rep. Juan Vargas (D-CA-51) sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday urging the Department of State to take a more active role in the case.  Last week, Rep. Vargas contacted the U.S.

May 2, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC (May 1, 2014) – Earlier this year, Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) led the charge in securing funding for three main veterans projects, all of which were included in yesterday’s House passed Fiscal Year 2015 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (MilCon-VA) Appropriations bill.  Rep.

Apr 30, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC (April 30, 2014) –Earlier this year, Rep.

Apr 23, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC (April 23, 2014) – Today, the Department of Transportation announced that the Imperial County Airport is on a list of airports potentially losing federal support under the Essential Air Service (EAS) program.  In 2012, President Obama signed the “Federal Aviation Administration Modernization and Reform Act,” which requires subsidized communities to maintain an av

Apr 23, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC (April 23, 2014) – Yesterday, Rep.

Apr 23, 2014 Press Release

BRAWLEY, CA (April 23, 2014) – Yesterday, Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) hosted a reception for students, parents and Imperial Valley community leaders and members to announce the winner of the 51st Congressional District’s Annual Congressional Art Competition.

Apr 3, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC (April 3, 2014) – Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) led the charge in requesting funding from the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government for the San Ysidro Port of Entry Modernization and Expansion Project at the President’s FY 2015 Budget level of $216 million.

Apr 2, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC (April 2, 2014) –Rep. Vargas (CA-51), a longtime advocate of eliminating hunger, requested funding from the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies for several federal programs that combat nutrition deficiency for children, seniors, and families. 

Mar 31, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC (March 31, 2014) – In his continued efforts to keep families united, Rep.

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