Press Releases

September 14, 2023

Sustainable Investment Caucus Statement on Education and Workforce Committee Markup of Anti-ESG Bills

— Today, U.S. Congressmen Juan Vargas (CA-52) and Sean Casten (IL-06), co-chairs of the Congressional Sustainable Investment Caucus, released the following statement regarding the Education and Workforce Committee markup on anti-ESG legislation: “We are once again disappointed, but not surprised, by House Republicans' ongoing attacks on investor freedom and the free market. Today’s Education and Workforce Committee markup makes it clear that House Republicans believe that Americans should be li…  Continue Reading

August 07, 2023

Casten, Vargas, Castor Lead 77 House Democrats to Urge SEC to Finalize Strong and Durable Climate Rule

— Today, U.S. Congressman Sean Casten (IL-06), Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-52), and Congresswoman Kathy Castor (FL-14) lead 77 of their colleagues in a letter to SEC Chair Gary Gensler urging the SEC to quickly finalize a strong and durable climate disclosure rule. “Enhanced climate-related disclosure is the direction of travel for capital markets around the world,” the lawmakers wrote in part. “You have drafted a well-reasoned proposal that is grounded in financial mate…  Continue Reading

July 19, 2023


– Today, Representative Juan Vargas (CA-52) introduced the Environmentally Sustainable Growth Act. This bill requires public companies to disclose environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics in annual filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). ESG is a way of considering and measuring how companies make decisions that impact the environment, how well they treat their workers and staff, and how they govern and make business decisions. “Requiring public compani…  Continue Reading

In The News

April 13, 2023

Biden announces Medicaid, ObamaCare access for DACA recipients

The Biden administration on Thursday rolled out a plan to expand health care access for beneficiaries of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Under the plan, DACA recipients will become eligible to apply for Medicaid and to enroll in Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance exchanges. DACA beneficiaries are not currently eligible for those benefits because their immigration status does not meet the current definition of “lawful presence” required to enroll in Medicai…  Continue Reading

March 17, 2023

Democrats call out Biden administration, condemn border wall being built in Friendship Park

Rep. Juan Vargas, State Sen. Steve Padilla, Assemblyman David Alvarez and others criticized the taller replacement barrier going up around the historic meeting place…  Continue Reading

January 25, 2023

Vargas, Casten Launch Sustainable Investment Caucus

(January 25, 2023) - Today, Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-52) and Congressman Sean Casten (IL-06) announced the launch of the Congressional Sustainable Investment Caucus (CSIC). A video from the press conference announcing the launch can be found here.   CSIC will bring together Members of Congress with experts to better understand sustainable investing and inform policy making that provides investor protections and transparency of information to market participants.   “I&…  Continue Reading