Press Releases

December 27, 2022

Rep. Vargas’ Statement on Supreme Court Blocking Termination of Title 42

(December 27, 2022) — Congressmember Vargas released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to delay the termination of Title 42, a Trump-era immigration policy that blocks migrants from seeking asylum in the United States: “The conservative-controlled Supreme Court’s decision to block the end of Title 42 is outrageous,” said Rep. Vargas. “Over the last two and a half years, migrants have been cruelly expelled from our country under th…  Continue Reading

December 23, 2022

San Diego Delegation Secures Transfer of $300 Million to Combat Cross-Border Pollution

(December 23, 2022) — Today, Congressmember Vargas and his San Diego Delegation colleagues applauded the passage of their provision to combat cross-border pollution in the Fiscal year 2023 government funding package. This provision authorizes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to transfer $300 million to the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) for the purposes of planning, study, design, and construction, of wastewater treatment works in the Tijuana River Valley. …  Continue Reading

December 23, 2022

Rep. Vargas Secures Nearly $35 Million for California’s 51st Congressional District in Government Funding Package

(December 23, 2022) – Today, Representative Vargas voted to secure $34,623,332 in Community Project Funding in the Fiscal Year 2023 government funding package. This funding responds directly to some of the most pressing needs in California’s 51st Congressional District, including improving transportation systems and creating more opportunities for underserved communities. “I am proud to have secured almost $35 million to help my district where it needs it most,” said Rep…  Continue Reading

In The News

April 11, 2022

Test News

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. In nisl tellus, imperdiet a vestibulum ut, aliquam eu dui. Aliquam erat volutpat. Nulla nec orci congue, iaculis lectus a, laoreet turpis. …  Continue Reading

September 24, 2019

San Diego delegation, candidates, break along party lines about impeachment inquiry

Members of the San Diego delegation began to embrace or reject the plan for a presidential impeachment inquiry along party lines. Democratic Reps. Juan Vargas and Mike Levin quickly issued statements following Pelosi’s announcement to express support for the inquiry, saying the probe is necessary to uphold the rule of law. “I called for an impeachment inquiry months ago, and now I believe more than ever that the House must formally launch impeachment proceedings against the President,” sai…  Continue Reading

February 04, 2016

Bipartisan, for a moment: When prayer prevails over politics

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. For the San Diego Democrat, though, it's so much more. The former Jesuit missionary has barely missed the weekly prayer meetings held by members of Congress since he was elected, and Vargas says he's excited to bring so many people together in prayer as co-chairman of the event. Occurring yearly since 1953, …  Continue Reading