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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.
July 5, 2011 Press Release

(Washington, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano sent a formal letter to the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) requesting an evaluation of H.R. 1837 The San Joaquin Water Reliability Act’s potential economic impact on California’s salmon fishing industry. The PFMC is the governing body responsible for managing the health of commercial fisheries in California, Oregon, and Washington, and it was forced to close California’s salmon fishery in 2008 and 2009 to protect collapsing salmon populations. 

June 27, 2011 Press Release

(Washington, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano called on House Republicans to abandon H.R. 1837, the San Joaquin Water Reliability Act. H.R. 1837 has sustained a barrage of criticism in recent weeks from editorial boards and concerned citizens across California as a “big gulp” effort to usurp state water laws, roll back environmental protections, and alter water delivery to favor certain agricultural users.

April 15, 2011 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano voted against the Republican budget plan for fiscal year 2011, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives, and released the following statement:

April 7, 2011 Press Release

(Washington D.C.)- Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano released the following statement against the cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, veterans, and other critical services included in the GOP budget unveiled by House Republicans on Wednesday:

“We are in a recession. What our economy needs is investments that create jobs and provide opportunities for the next generation. What this budget gives us is yet another set of burdens for families who are already struggling. We cannot enact a budget that shreds the safety net and sends more families and seniors into poverty.

January 25, 2011 Press Release

(Washington D.C.)- Tonight, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano released the following response to President Obama’s State of the Union address: 

December 17, 2010 Press Release

(Washington D.C.)- Last night, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano voted against H.R. 4853, the Middle Class Tax Relief Act of 2010, which passed the House of Representatives and would extend the Bush tax cuts for another two years, including the wealthiest income bracket.