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Congressman Juan Vargas

Representing the 51st District of California

Press Releases

Sep 14, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (September 14, 2018)— This week, Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51), Rep. Thomas J. Rooney (FL-17), and Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced H.R. 6801 Rare Disease (RaD) Fund Act of 2018. The legislation would authorize a pilot program that allows the U.S.

Aug 15, 2018 Press Release
PedEast is the latest development of the greater San Ysidro Port of Entry Modernization Project

San Ysidro, CA. (August 15, 2018)—Today, Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) attended the ribbon cutting ceremony of PedEast at the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry. The new structure is the latest development of the Port’s modernization project scheduled to be fully completed in 2019.


Jul 26, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC (July 26, 2018) – Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) released the following statement today after the House voted to approve the National Defense Authorization Act.
Jun 27, 2018 Press Release
The Supreme Court has delivered a devastating blow to working people in America.
Jun 25, 2018 Press Release
To study the use of virtual currencies for illicit activities
Rep. Juan Vargas’ bipartisan bill, the Fight Illicit Networks and Detect (FIND) Trafficking Act of 2018 (H.R. 6069) passed unanimously in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Jun 18, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Juan Vargas led Members of Congress on a visit to various immigration detention facilities in San Diego.
Jun 13, 2018 Press Release
This bipartisan bill would require the Comptroller General of the United States to study how virtual currencies and online marketplaces are used to facilitate sex or drug trafficking and propose regulatory and legislative actions to put an end to these illicit activities.
May 30, 2018 Press Release
Today, Rep Juan Vargas released a statement on the rocket attacks against Israel from Gaza.
May 17, 2018 Press Release
Advocating for Deported Veterans’ Access to Benefits
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. Vargas discussed the efforts he is leading to get accurate data about veterans who have been deported from the United States.
Apr 24, 2018 Press Release
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.