Washington, D.C.—Today, the Chicano Park Preservation Act (H.R. 3711), sponsored by Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51), passed in the U.S. House of Representatives. This is a major step forward for Chicano Park, which is one step closer to becoming a historic landmark.
Washington, D.C.—Today, the Chicano Park Preservation Act (H.R. 3711), a bill introduced by Congressman Juan Vargas in 2015, has moved out of the House Committee on Natural Resources on unanimous consent. The bill will be moving forward with the possibility of being considered on the House Floor before the end of the 114th Congress.
Preventing veterans from being deported and helping deported veterans get access to medical care
Washington, D.C. (September 21, 2016)—Today, Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) introduced a bill package that will prevent veterans from being deported and help veterans that have been deported get access to the medical service they deserve. The “Immigrant Veterans Eligibility Tracking System (I-VETS) Act of 2016” (H.R.
Brawley, CA (May 5, 2016) – Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) announced the winner of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition at a reception held in Brawley, California for students, parents and community members.
Washington, D.C. (October 8, 2015) - Today, Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) introduced the Chicano Park Preservation Act (H.R. 3711). This bill instructs the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a thorough study of Chicano Park in order to evaluate its national significance and determine the feasibility of the park becoming a National Historic Landmark.
Washington, DC (May 23, 2016) – Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51), California’s border representative applauded the House Appropriations Subcommittee Members for including $248 million for Phase 2 of the Calexico West Land Port of Entry (LPOE) Reconfiguration and Expansion Project in the Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill.
Washington, DC (July 6, 2016)—Today, Representative Juan Vargas (CA-51) and Representative Duncan Hunter (CA-50) introduced the “California New River Restoration Act of 2016” (H.R. 5629). This bipartisan bill improves restoration and conservation efforts in the New River in both California and Mexico through the creation of a California New River restoration program.
Washington, DC (April 27, 2016) – Today, Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51), in conjunction with the Democratic Committee on House Administration, announced a forum on military voting will be held in Chula Vista, CA on Friday, May 6th.
Washington, DC (March 25, 2016) – Today, Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) led a group of 110 colleagues and dozens of supporting organizations in requesting funding for refugee assistance accounts from the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations.
Listed below are some of the submitted requests:
Washington, DC (March 21, 2016) – Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) is leading efforts to secure $248 million for Phase 2 of the Calexico West Land Port of Entry (LPOE) Reconfiguration and Expansion Project. President Obama’s Fiscal year 2017 budget includes this level of funding, which will be the final funds needed to complete the Calexico West LPOE.