Washington, D.C. (November 19, 2020) – Speaker Nancy Pelosi named Rep. Vargas (CA-51) to serve on a conference committee of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
NDAA conferees from the House and Senate will work together to resolve the key differences between the two defense authorization bills passed by each chamber this summer.
Washington, DC (November 19, 2020) – Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) released the following statement after joining Rep. Ruiz (CA-36) as an original cosponsor of H.R. 8775, the Salton Sea Public Health and Environmental Protection Act.
Washington, D.C. (November 16, 2020) – Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) released the following statement after a federal judge ruled that Chad Wolf was unlawfully appointed as Department of Homeland Security (DHS) acting secretary. Subsequently, DHS lacked the authority to limit DACA applications and renewals.
Rep. Vargas wrote a letter to NPS requesting that the reconnaissance survey be conducted
Washington, D.C. (October 28, 2020)— The National Park Service (NPS) will undertake a reconnaissance survey to recognize the national significance of Chicano Park and its murals as an affiliated area of the National Park System.
Washington, D.C. (October 14, 2020) – Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) released the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to grant the administration’s request to halt Census counting before October 31.
Imperial County, CA (October 6, 2020) Rep. Juan Vargas released the following statement after sending a letter to the Imperial County Board of Supervisors updating them on important legislation on the New River and Salton Sea. The letter also highlights collaboration opportunities to address cross border pollution at a local, state and federal level.
The whistleblower complaint states that immigrant women in ICE custody were coerced into medical procedures
Washington, D.C. (September 26, 2020) – Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) released a statement following his tour of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, alongside Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) members and members of the House Judiciary Committee.
Nearly one million gallons of cross border sewage was released into the New River
The whistleblower complaint states that immigrant women in ICE custody were coerced into medical procedures, including hysterectomies.
Washington, D.C. (September 17, 2020) – Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) released the following statement after a nurse, employed at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility, filed a whistleblower complaint stating that immigrant women in ICE custody were coerced into undergoing medical procedures, including hysterectomies.
San Diego, CA (August 25, 2020) – Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) released the following statement in response to San Diego Union Tribune reporting up to 10 hours in border crossing wait times.