Congressman Juan Vargas

Representing the 51st District of California

Press Releases

May 17, 2018 Press Release
Advocating for Deported Veterans’ Access to Benefits

Washington, D.C. (May 17, 2018)--Rep. Juan Vargas testified before the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs to advocate for ensuring that deported veterans get access to the benefits they earned and highlight the VA San Diego Region Office’s recent efforts to provide some relief to deported veterans. In addition, Rep.

Apr 24, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (April 24, 2018)— Rep. Juan Vargas announced the winners of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition for California’s 51st Congressional District at a reception with students, parents, and teachers in Calexico, CA.

Apr 23, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.– (April 23, 2018) Rep. Juan Vargas is leading the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in sending a Congressional inquiry to Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) Kirstjen Nielsen regarding the detention and treatment of pregnant immigrants by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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.

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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.

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