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(Washington, D.C.) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (CA-38) made the following statement after joining her fellow Democratic colleagues in signing a discharge petition to bring H.R. 15, the Middle Class Tax Cut, up for a vote.
(Washington, D.C.) Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (CA-38) released the following statement on the developing strike at the Port of Los Angeles by clerical workers of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 63’s office:
Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano, visited Astrophysics, Inc. in the City of Industry, the only American x-ray security company that manufactures its products solely in the United States. Napolitano toured the factory with President and CEO Francois Zayek and met with employees who reside in the 38th District to learn more about the small business, which exports 70% of its products globally.
Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano, visited Pan American Bank in East Los Angeles to promote its successful financial literacy campaign. Napolitano recorded a brief video message in support of financial literacy and the bank’s continued positive influence on the community.
(Washington, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano, voted against H.R. 8, the Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act, which passed the House of Representatives and would extend the Bush tax cuts for another year, including the wealthiest income bracket.
“The bill continues to give tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans that need the least help,” Napolitano said. “The recovery has been slow and not helpful to millions of Americans who have lost their jobs and homes. They must be the ones that we protect.”
(Washington, D.C.) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano voted in favor of H.R. 4348, the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012, a long overdue jobs bill that would continue to fund essential highway construction, highway safety, and transit programs through September 2014. The bill also kept interest rates on federally subsidized student loans from doubling on July 1. H.R. 4348 ultimately passed by a vote of 373-52.
(Norwalk, CA) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano, along with Norwalk Workforce Services and other community groups, hosted a veterans job and resource fair at the Norwalk Arts and Sports Complex in Norwalk to assist veterans and other job-seekers in finding work. More than 200 people attended the event, which featured hiring employers, job training opportunities, and free haircuts and health screenings from the Veterans Administration’s mobile clinic.
(Industry, CA) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano joined Rep. Judy Chu in celebrating the grand opening of Exxel Outdoors’ new headquarters in the City of Industry. Napolitano and Chu helped Exxel Outdoors bring jobs back to the U.S. by working to close a loophole that had favored foreign manufacturers.
“Strengthening American manufacturing is critical for our economic recovery,” Napolitano said. “I am proud to support the return of jobs from overseas and welcome this new headquarters to the San Gabriel Valley.”
(Washington, D.C.) Tonight, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano released the following response to President Obama’s State of the Union address:
“The President hit the mark tonight – we must rebuild an American economy that works for the middle class.