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Jan 22, 2021 Press Release
Last Congress, the Representatives sent a letter to HUD urging the agency to affirm Dreamers’ eligibility for FHA backed mortgages

Washington, DC (January 22, 2021) — This week, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program beneficiaries are eligible for mortgages backed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), reversing a Trump Administration policy that made DACA recipients ineligible for the program.

Jan 15, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC (January 15, 2021) – Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) released the following statement after sending a letter, along with Reps. Levin (CA-49) and Jacobs (CA-53), demanding that U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S.

Dec 8, 2020 Press Release
Legislative Victory is Necessary Step Toward Construction at the Salton Sea

Washington, DC (December 8, 2020) – Today, the House of Representatives passed S. 1811, the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA) which contains a section authored by Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) and Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) to strengthen the federal, state, and local partnership at the Salton Sea.

Dec 4, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (December 4, 2020)— The House and Senate have agreed to include Rep. Vargas’ (CA-51) bill, H.R. 502 Fight Illicit Networks and Detect (FIND) Trafficking Act, in this year’s National Defense Authorization Act.


Nov 23, 2020 Press Release

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.


Nov 19, 2020 Press Release

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.

Nov 16, 2020 Press Release

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.


Oct 28, 2020 Press Release
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.

Oct 14, 2020 Press Release

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.