Congressman Juan Vargas

Representing the 51st District of California


Latest News

Mar 22, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—(March 22, 2018) Today, Rep. Juan Vargas released this statement after voting against the government funding bill in the House:

Mar 20, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.– (March 20, 2018) Rep. Juan Vargas is leading the effort to request full funding for Phase 2 of the Calexico West Land Port of Entry (LPOE) reconfiguration and expansion project. This funding will ensure the completion of the final phase of the project while promoting trade, commerce, and security along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Mar 19, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.– (March 19, 2018) Rep. Juan Vargas is leading a bipartisan effort to request funding for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) U.S. – Mexico Border Water Infrastructure Program and the EPA's Office of International and Tribal Affairs, which supports vital programs such as the Border 2020 environmental program.

Feb 22, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (February 22, 2018)—Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) secured a victory for low-income retired service members whose military retiree payments were being levied by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). After Rep.

Jan 20, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (January 19, 2018)—Rep. Vargas released this statement after the Trump government shutdown:

Jan 10, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (January 10, 2018)—Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) released this statement after Rep. Darrell Issa announced his decision to retire from Congress:

Dec 19, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (December 19, 2017)Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) released this statement after Republicans passed their tax bill in the House:

“Republicans in Congress passed a tax plan that will raise taxes for 86 million families to give massive tax cuts to the richest 1% of Americans and big corporations. This is not real tax reform, this is a tax scam.

Dec 8, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Rep. Juan Vargas released this statement on President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel:

Nov 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (November 16, 2017)Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) released this statement after House Republicans passed their tax plan, which will raise taxes for 36 million middle class families:

“House Republicans passed a tax proposal that raises taxes on millions of working Americans to pay for tax cuts for the rich and corporations.

Nov 9, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC (November 9, 2017) – Today, Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) and Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-ME) introduced the Wounded Warrior Housing Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 4315), a bipartisan bill that would improve veterans’ access to housing assistance programs.


In The News

Feb 4, 2016 In The News

Rep. Juan Vargas will be on the dais at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday morning as President Obama addresses what has become a must-attend event for many politicians.

Sep 18, 2015 In The News

Last year, for the first time in more than 2,000 years, there was no church service in Mosul after a radical Sunni Islamist terrorist group known as the Islamic State expanded its control into northwest Iraq. Christians living in their historic homeland in the Nineveh Plains were warned to either convert to Islam, pay a cumbersome tax or be executed.

Sep 14, 2015 In The News

When Rep. Juan C. Vargas attends Pope Francis’ address to Congress next week, it won’t be his first time in the pontiff’s presence.

Aug 4, 2015 In The News

After a long day fighting over the Confederate battle flag, it is unclear where the issue might flare up next for the House of Representatives.

Mar 28, 2015 In The News

Two San Diego area congressmen are among the sponsors of a bill to rescue members of religious minorities threatened with violence by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria - possibly helping them join the large Middle Eastern immigrant community in eastern San Diego County.

Mar 27, 2015 In The News

San Diego’s Mark Arabo, a spokesman for the Iraqi Chaldean Christian community in America, is working to gather congressional support for HR 1568, the Protecting Religious Minorities Persecuted by ISIS Act.

Mar 25, 2015 In The News

Seventy years ago, as World War II came to a close, America took the lead in addressing the most urgent challenge of the conflict’s aftermath: finding homes and livelihoods for tens of millions of refugees and internally displaced persons.

Jan 26, 2014 In The News

Cross-border advocates got a major wish fulfilled last week when the San Ysidro Port of Entry renovation and expansion project officially received $226 million in federal funding.

Jan 22, 2014 In The News

The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, along with congressional leaders from both sides of the aisle, came together on Dec. 23, 2013 to ask for one thing for Christmas: full funding for the next phase of the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry Renovation and Expansion Project in the fiscal year 2014 budget.

Jan 17, 2014 In The News

Earlier this week, a project to improve the San Ysidro Port of Entry got a $200 million-plus boost, thanks to a new spending bill passed by Congress.