Congressman Juan Vargas

Representing the 51st District of California

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Jan 4, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (January 4, 2017) —Yesterday, Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) reintroduced the Chicano Park Preservation Act (H.R. 199) in the U.S. House of Representatives, continuing the efforts to designate Chicano Park as a National Historic Landmark.

Dec 22, 2016 Press Release

San Diego, CA--Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) issued the following statement regarding a pending vote in the United Nations Security Council on Israeli settlement activity:

Dec 13, 2016 Press Release

San Diego, CA—Yesterday, Congressman Juan Vargas issued the following statement supporting the call for a Congressional investigation into Russian Interference in the U.S. Election:

Dec 7, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, the Chicano Park Preservation Act (H.R. 3711), sponsored by Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51), passed in the U.S. House of Representatives. This is a major step forward for Chicano Park, which is one step closer to becoming a historic landmark.

Nov 16, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, the Chicano Park Preservation Act (H.R. 3711), a bill introduced by Congressman Juan Vargas in 2015, has moved out of the House Committee on Natural Resources on unanimous consent. The bill will be moving forward with the possibility of being considered on the House Floor before the end of the 114th Congress.

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Sep 21, 2016 Press Release

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.

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In The News

Jan 15, 2014 In The News

Three San Diego congressional representatives announced Tuesday remaining funds for the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry infrastructure project have been secured.

Jan 14, 2014 In The News

Since coming to Congress, we’ve fought for a budget that invests in infrastructure necessary to support our economic recovery. Funding for the San Ysidro Port of Entry has been at the top of our list. The hours-long wait times at our broken border cost the region an estimated $7.2 billion in economic output and 62,000 jobs annually.

Jan 3, 2013 In The News

The 113th United States Congress will begin on January 3, 2013. There are at least 12 new senators (3R, 8D, 1I) and 67 new representatives (29R, 38D).

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