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December 19, 2011 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano made the following statement on House Republicans rejecting a bipartisan Senate bill that extended payroll tax cuts for the middle class, a move which could raise taxes and cut critical programs for working families:

December 14, 2011 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) Yesterday, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano welcomed news that the U.S. Postal Service will delay the closing or consolidation of any Post Office or mail processing facility until May 15, 2012, including the postal processing and distribution centers in Industry and Pasadena, which provide jobs for more than 1,000 career employees and process much of the mail for the San Gabriel Valley.

December 13, 2011 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano voted against H.R. 3630, a Republican bill which would cut federal unemployment insurance for more than a million out-of-work Americans.

December 1, 2011 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano joined her fellow Democrats on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure in unveiling the Invest in American Jobs Act of 2011 (H.R. 3533), a bill which would create U.S. jobs by requiring all materials used in federal transportation and infrastructure projects to be made in America.

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.