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Congressman Juan Vargas

Representing the 51st District of California

Press Releases

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) – 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:

Jul 22, 2019 Press Release

CHULA VISTA, CA. (July 22, 2019) – Today, Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) along with Reps. Susan Davis (CA-53), Scott Peters (CA-52), and Mike Levin (CA-49), hosted a press conference to announce the introduction of their Tijuana River Valley Pollution Solution bill package. The combined legislation would further support mitigation efforts in the region.  

Jul 18, 2019 Press Release
Helen Fabela Chávez was born and raised in the Imperial Valley

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 18, 2019) – Today, Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) introduced a bipartisan bill to rename the U.S. Post Office located at 401 Main Street in Brawley, California, after American labor activist, Helen Fabela Chávez.

Jul 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 16, 2019) – Rep. Juan Vargas issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s new rule to deny asylum protections for those who transit through a third country to seek asylum in the United States:

Jun 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 26, 2019) – Today, Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) announced House passage of $85 million in federal funding he requested for the completion of the Calexico West Land Port of Entry (LPOE) Reconfiguration and Expansion Project. With this additional funding, Rep.

Jun 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINTON, D.C. (June 24, 2019) – Today, the House of Representatives adopted Rep. Juan Vargas’ (CA-51) amendment to the fiscal year 2020 minibus funding bill.

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