Congressman Juan Vargas

Representing the 51st District of California


Latest News

Nov 18, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC (November 18, 2015) - Today, Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) introduced the “Imperial Valley Desert Conservation and Recreation Act of 2015” (H.R. 4060). This bill designates and transfers land in order to protect key habitats and creates new recreational areas including permitting motorized recreation on designated routes. 

Nov 10, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC (November 10, 2015) — Today, Representative Juan Vargas (D-CA-51) and Representative Jeff Denham (R-CA-10) launched the Immigrant Servicemembers and Veterans Caucus, in an effort to focus on issues related to current Servicemembers and Veterans who are immigrants or on a pathway to a lawful immigration status.

Oct 29, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC (October 29, 2015) – The White House has launched the “Bright Spots” Catalog in celebration of the Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics’ 25th Anniversary. The document serves as a resource featuring 230 organizations across the Country that help further the education of members of the Hispanic community.

Oct 14, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC (October 14, 2015) - Representative Juan Vargas (CA-51) issued the following statement on the recent wave of violence in Israel: 

Oct 9, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (October 9, 2015) - Today, Rep. Thomas J. Rooney (FL-17) and Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) introduced the Rare Disease (RaD) Fund Act of 2015 (H.R. 3731). The creation of this Fund would transform the life sciences industry by implementing a novel financial structure for early stage development.

Oct 8, 2015 Press Release

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.

Sep 15, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Rep. Juan Vargas celebrates the incredible achievements made by the Latino community in the U.S.


Sep 9, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- September is Hunger Awareness Month. To partake in this movement, Rep. Vargas has committed himself to recognizing great organizations that strive to make a difference in the lives of the many people who suffer from food insecurity, through the below proclamation.

Sep 4, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- On September 24th, Pope Francis will be participating in a joint session with Congress in Washington, D.C. at 9:00 am ET. For this occasion, each congressional office has been given 50 tickets to distribute to constituents who are interested in witnessing the  historic visit.

Aug 17, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC- On July 23rd, Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) joined Rep. Doug Collins (GA-9) in an International Religious Freedom Special Order; A bipartisan effort to bring freedom to those suffering and living in fear of persecution around the world for their religious beliefs and practices.