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Apr 23, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (April 23, 2020) Rep. Vargas (CA-51) released the following statement after voting for an interim emergency funding package for small businesses, hospitals, and testing, that Congress passed today. 

 

Apr 23, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (April 23, 2020) – Today, Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51), released the following statement after sending a letter, along with 24 other members of Congress, addressed to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) concerning the increase in COVID-19 cases within their facilities and alleged inhumane treatment of detainees.

Apr 21, 2020 Press Release

Chula Vista, CA (April 21, 2020) – Today, Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51), released the following statement after visiting Otay Mesa Detention Center to address the increase in COVID-19 cases within their facilities and alleged inhumane treatment of detainees.

Apr 10, 2020 Press Release
The representative wrote the letter in response to local news reports that detainees, potentially exposed to COVID-19, are being placed in cohorts

Washington, D.C. (April 10, 2020) – Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) released the following statement after sending a letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and CoreCivic, which manages the Otay Mesa Detention Center, in response to the San Diego Union-Tribune story that ICE is keeping detainees, potentially exposed to the virus, in a “cohort.” 

Apr 9, 2020 Press Release
The Congressman requests for the President to prioritize resources to combat the spread of COVID-19

Washington, D.C. (April 9, 2020) – Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) released the following statement after joining his colleagues to send a letter to the White House and Trump administration requesting that border wall construction come to a halt in response to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Apr 7, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (April 7, 2020) – Today, Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) released the following statement after sending a letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) asking them to report on measures implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in their detention facilities, and requested the release of nonviolent detainees.

Mar 27, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (March 27, 2020) Rep. Vargas released the following statement after the passage of historic Families and Workers-First legislation, which was signed into law today.

Mar 24, 2020 Press Release
The Provision will Increase Funding to $3 Billion for Urgent Medical Supplies to Combat COVID-19

Washington, D.C. (March 24, 2020) – Today, Rep. Vargas’ (CA-51) bill was included as a provision in the Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act, a bold and comprehensive phase three coronavirus response bill that would provide more than $2.5 trillion for the American economy.

Mar 23, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (March 23, 2020) –Rep. Vargas (CA-51) released the following statement after introducing a bill to increase the amount of authorized funds for the Defense Production Act.

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