More on District Projects
(AZUSA, CA) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte) congratulated the San Gabriel River Water Committee on being awarded a $300,000 Bureau of Reclamation WaterSMART Drought Resiliency Project Grant it received for the construction of a new river gate inlet structure near the existing Azusa-Duarte Tunnel Inlet on the San Gabriel River. Napolitano requested in a February 2017 letter that the Bureau of Reclamation support the Committee’s grant application.
The route has been dubbed the “Main Street of America.” Cultivated by a car culture synonymous with western wanderlust. Immortalized by a 1940s rhythm and blues hit as a place where you can “get your kicks.”
Now, Route 66, the road from Chicago to Los Angeles built in 1926 before the advance of the interstate highway, may become the first road to be established by Congress as a National Historic Trail.
(Irwindale, CA) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (CA-32) spoke at the Irwindale Chamber of Commerce’s legislative forum at the Edison Energy Education Center, regarding the economy, water and California’s drought, transportation projects, small business, and immigration reform.
(Washington, DC) Today, Reps. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte) and Judy Chu (D-Monterey Park) sent a letter to Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, renewing efforts to protect the San Gabriel Mountains by designating the area as a national monument. Local area members, Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley), and Linda Sanchez (D-Cerritos), also joined the Congresswomen in support, stating:
(Washington, DC) Today, Reps. Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA-32), Ed Royce (R-CA-39), and Judy Chu (D-CA-27) are pleased to announce the awarding of a $10 million Transportation Infrastructure Generating Economic Recovery Program (TIGER) grant for the 57/60 Confluence Project – Freight Corridor Bottleneck Relief.
(Santa Fe Springs, CA) Yesterday, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (CA-38) held a meeting at her district office in Santa Fe Springs with Rep. Judy Chu (CA-32), Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34), and Dennis Kuewa, Director of Veterans Affairs for the Los Angeles Region, to review a recent Office of Inspector General VA report and receive an explanation for the slow response times local veterans have reported from the Los Angeles Veterans Administration.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswomen Judy Chu (CA-32) and Grace Napolitano (CA-38) announced an improved outlook for continued federal funding for the San Gabriel Valley Restoration Fund, thanks to Senator Feinstein’s including it in the FY2013 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill. The restoration fund, set up in 1999 to address chemical contamination resulting from defense contractors dumping substances like rocket fuel, was initially intended to last 10 years. However, the extent of the contamination in the San Gabriel Valley was underestimated, and while federal money was
(Washington, D.C.) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano voted against a temporary 90-day extension of federal funding for transportation projects, instead calling upon the Republican leadership in the House to allow a vote on the comprehensive, two-year, bipartisan transportation bill recently passed by the Senate.
(Montebello, CA) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano cut the ribbon on a new fueling station for Montebello’s growing fleet of Compresses Natural Gas (CNG) buses.
“These new, clean-burning natural gas buses will allow people to commute in comfort and improve our air quality,” Napolitano said. “This fueling station will help support Montebello’s growing fleet of natural gas buses.”
Napolitano supported the city’s efforts to secure $2.1 million in federal funds through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to help pay for the new bus line.