More on District Projects
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.
(Montebello, CA) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano welcomed the expansion of Aeros Inc., an aerospace manufacturer based in Montebello that specializes in airships and lighter-than-air vehicles. Aeros held an opening ceremony for their new Center of Innovation, part of an expansion of their commercial operations.
(Montebello, CA) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano welcomed the reconstruction of the Paramount Boulevard bridge at a groundbreaking ceremony in Montebello.
“The Paramount Boulevard bridge is a critical artery for our commuters, businesses, and first responders,” Napolitano said. “I thank our elected officials for their cooperation in securing the necessary funds to rebuild this bridge.”
(Washington, D.C.) Last night, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA) introduced an amendment to Congress’s multi-year surface transportation bill, H.R. 7, which would have allowed the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to receive a fairer share of funding from the National Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund. The amendment was ultimately not included in the bill, which passed out of committee early this morning.
(Washington, D.C.) Early this morning, during a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee markup, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano voted against the Republican version of Congress’s multi-year surface transportation funding bill, H.R. 7, because the bill was underfunded and contained dozens of controversial “poison pill” amendments.
Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano addressed the University of La Verne’s annual Water Technology Conference, discussing local water issues and the importance of research and development for finding new sources of water.
On Monday, August 22, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano met with members of the Army Corps of Engineers for an update on the Whittier Narrows Dam.
“The Whittier Narrows Dam is a critical source of water for our community,” Napolitano said. “We must take care that it remains stable, secure, and properly maintained.”
The Army Corps of Engineers has begun a dam safety modification study that will begin to allow the Corps to upgrade and improve the dam. The study will take 2-3 years.