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Congressman Juan Vargas

Representing the 51st District of California

Press Releases

Nov 7, 2019 Press Release

EL CENTRO, CA (November 7, 2019) – Today, Representative Juan Vargas (CA-51) hosted a press conference to announce his plan to introduce the Grants for Improvement of Veteran Establishments (GIVE) Act.

Oct 30, 2019 Press Release
Josephine Talamantez, co-founder of Chicano Park and the Chicano Park Steering Committee, supported the bill as a witness

Washington, D.C. (October 30, 2019)— Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) presented H.R. 484 Chicano Park Preservation Act of 2019 during the U.S. of House Representative’s Natural Resources Committee hearing. The bill will instruct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a thorough study of San Diego’s Chicano Park to evaluate its national significance. 

Oct 2, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (October 2, 2019) – Rep. Juan Vargas released the following statement after a cross-border collaboration agreement between Francisco Vega de Lamadrid, State Governor of Baja California, and Roberto Salmon Castelo, Commissioner for the Mexican International Boundary and Water Commission (CILA).   

Sep 27, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (September 27, 2019) – Today, Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) introduced the Asthma Care and Prevention in Rural Communities Act (H.R. 4548), along with Rep. Engel (NY-16), and Rep. Cox (CA-21).

Sep 24, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (September 24, 2019) – Rep. Juan Vargas released the following statement in response to Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s announcement of the formal launch of impeachment inquiry:

Sep 20, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (September 20, 2019) – Representative Juan Vargas (CA-51) released the following statement after securing the passage of H.R. 4329, the ESG Disclosure Simplification Act of 2019, in the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee:

Sep 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (September 17, 2019) – Today, Rep. Vargas (CA-51) and Rep. Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) sent a letter to the Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources requesting a Congressional hearing on the federal government’s responsibility to manage and mitigate the declining water levels and dust exposure at the Salton Sea.

Sep 16, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (September 16, 2019) – Rep. Juan Vargas released the following statement:

“I am honored to join my colleagues as a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, (CPC) which reflects the diversity and strength of the American people.  The CPC addresses the needs and aspirations of all Americans while delivering justice for all.

Sep 13, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (September 13, 2019) — Today, Representative Juan Vargas (CA-51) introduced the ESG Disclosure Simplification Act of 2019.

Sep 13, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (September 13, 2019) – Rep. Juan Vargas released the following statement after sending a letter to the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) inquiring about the recent spills and the amount of time it has taken for them to notify the public:

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