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November 10, 2011 Press Release

On Tuesday, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano held a free business export workshop with the City of Pico Rivera and the Pico Rivera Chamber of Commerce at the Pico Park Community Center. More than 80 local business people attended for free expert guidance on how to expand their businesses into global markets.

“Selling more products and services abroad will help create more jobs at home,” Napolitano said. “The experts at this workshop can help our local businesses increase their revenues and stimulate our economy.”

November 4, 2011 Press Release

(Washington, DC) Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Rep. Grace F. Napolitano’s amendment by a vote of 364 to 37 to allow U.S. fishing fleets to use Guam as a port of call, which means tuna companies with facilities in the U.S. will no longer have to spend millions of dollars and thousands of man-hours moving boats to American Samoa for annual inspections. The tuna caught by these fleets support thousands of jobs in U.S. canneries, including roughly 300 local jobs at the Bumblebee Tuna processing facility in Santa Fe Springs.

October 12, 2011 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano voted against free trade agreements with Korea, Colombia, and Panama which passed the House of Representatives.

October 11, 2011 Press Release

 (Washington, D.C.) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano joined the recently formed Congressional Caucus on Educating, Engaging, and Employing America’s Youth (also known as the “Triple-E” Caucus), a bipartisan group of lawmakers focused on improving high school graduation rates, youth unemployment, and youth poverty.

September 8, 2011 Press Release

Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano joined 46 of her fellow lawmakers in opposing cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security as part of any deficit-reduction package created by the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, also known as the “Super Committee.” This new committee of House and Senate members has until November 23 to find $1.5 billion in deficit reduction as part of the debt limit bill signed into law last month.

August 17, 2011 Press Release
Rep. Grace F. Napolitano hosted a free job fair along with the Norwalk Employment Development Department and several other community partners at the Norwalk Arts and Sports Complex. More than 500 job-seekers met with 95 hiring employers, along with free service providers, including free health screenings, free haircuts, resume workshops, job training opportunities, and more.
August 1, 2011 Press Release

(Washington, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA) released the following statement after voting against default bill S. 365, which contains deep cuts to critical programs for working families and seniors and sets the stage for future cuts to services, including Medicare.

“This bill makes steep cuts to critical programs that seniors and working families rely on, including possible future cuts to Medicare, in order to protect unnecessary tax breaks and loopholes for oil companies and millionaires.

July 30, 2011 Press Release

(Washington, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA) voted in favor of H.R. 2693, a bill that mirrors the legislation that Democrats in the Senate have proposed to raise the debt ceiling and avoid a national default. The vote was largely symbolic, using an artificial set of rules set up by Republican leadership that guaranteed it would fail. The House is expected to receive and vote on the actual Senate bill early next week.

July 29, 2011 Press Release

(Washington, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA) voted against S. 627, the Republican default bill presented by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), which contains $905 billion in cuts without any increases in revenues and mandates another $1.6 trillion in cuts, a constitutional amendment vote and another debt stand-off within the next few months.

July 27, 2011 Press Release
Today, in advance of Medicare’s 46th anniversary on Saturday, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA) joined Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Reps. Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and other Democratic members of Congress in maintaining their efforts to protect Medicare from potential budget cuts.