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Two California House members, Reps. Grace Napolitano and Jeff Denham will help negotiate final details of the six-year highway funding bill with the Senate. The bill includes several proposals from the state’s congressional delegation the directly benefit Californians. Here is a snapshot of what is up for discussion.
“This is one more step toward reducing stigma, continuing to bring mental health issues out of the shadows,” Napolitano said. “The Mental Health Awareness Semipostal Stamp will not only raise revenue to fund research of mental illness, but also raise critical awareness of an issue that affects one in four Americans. We are glad it will support major organizations’ efforts, like the World Boxing Council—which has been funding brain research at UCLA—and we know this Stamp will make a difference. It will be a reminder of the need to recognize the importance of funding and providing mental health...
Rep. Grace Napolitano, whose district includes much of the San Gabriel Valley, spoke in favor of stricter rules that would lead to a 40 percent reduction of 2010-level vehicle emissions by 2025. “My district has the major impact of traffic because I have the Alameda Corridor East and I also have the truck traffic on the 60, 10 and 210 freeways,” Napolitano said. “So you understand that I ... want to reduce emissions.
Congresswoman Grace Napolitano, D-El Monte, State Sen. Carol Liu, D-Glendale, State Rep. Chris Holden, D-Pasadena, State Rep. Roger Hernandez, D-West Covina, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich and City of Hope President and CEO Robert Stone were among the many dignitaries who praised the on-time, within-budget project, along with the leadership of Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority CEO Habib Balian and his team.
Grace Napolitano, the representative for California’s 32nd congressional district, introduced the Mental Health in Schools Act, which is now under consideration by the House of Representatives.
“We can prevent our young girls from making lethal decisions by first educating them,” says Congresswoman Napolitano. “The younger we get them to talk about mental health, the more prevention we can have.”
In rebuttal, committee ranking member Peter DeFazio, D-OR, and Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Ranking Member Grace Napolitano, D-CA, sent a “Dear Colleague” letter explaining their side’s opposition to the legislation.
Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-Calif., highlighted a report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office that pokes holes in FMCSA’s data used to justify allowing long-haul truckers from Mexico to operate in the U.S.