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Martha is an 18-year-old Latina college student from La Puente. She studies part-time and works part-time to support herself and her family. As the first in her family to attend college, she is a great source of pride for her loved ones. Yet, had a concerned friend not asked Martha if she was OK, we could be telling a very different story.
U.S. Representatives Norma J. Torres (CA-35), Salud Carbajal (CA-24), and Grace F. Napolitano (CA-32) announced that their provision to increase federal funding by $5 million to assist the U.S. Air Force Educational Partnership Agreement has passed the U.S. House of Representatives as part of H.R. 2740, the first minibus of fiscal year 2020 appropriations bills.
“I’m proud to have worked with Rep. Torres and Rep. Napolitano to secure this aerospace funding—I know it will make a difference throughout our nation,” said Carbajal.
At the capacity-filled invitation-only event, a US Congresswoman Representative Grace Napolitano representing California was also awarded an honorary doctorate for 30 years of public service.
Congresswoman Napolitano who was the special guest speaker at the graduation described her ordeal growing up poor after her birth in 1936 and early marriage at 18 and birthing five children by the time she was 23.
(WASHINGTON, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA-32), supported by her fellow Congressional Mental Health Caucus Co-Chair Rep. John Katko (R-NY-24), introduced a bipartisan resolution, H. Res. 337, and joined dozens of lawmakers to recognize May as Mental Health Awareness Month.
(WASHINGTON, DC) Today, Congressional Mental Health Caucus Co-Chairs, Reps. Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA-32) and John Katko (R-NY-24), along with 56 original cosponsors, proudly introduced H.R. 1109, the Mental Health Services for Students Act, to fund on-site mental health services for youth in schools nationwide.
(WEST COVINA, CA) On Saturday, October 27, 2018, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte) held an annual military academy information session at West Covina Senior Citizen Center where students, parents, and educators learned more about educational opportunities at our nation’s military service academies.
(WASHINGTON, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte) joined more than 170 of her House Democratic colleagues in sending a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos calling on the Department to issue formal guidance prohibiting the use of federal education funding to buy guns for teachers and school staff.
(WASHINGTON, DC) Reps. Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA-32) and John Katko (R-NY-24) recently introduced H.R. 6597, the Mental Health Professionals Workforce Shortage Loan Repayment Act of 2018, bipartisan legislation to address a critical shortage in the number of mental healthcare professionals currently available in many parts of the country.
(WASHINGTON, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA-32), Senator Al Franken (D-MN), and Rep. John Katko (R-NY-24) proudly reintroduced the Mental Health in Schools Act (H.R. 2913; S. 1370) to fund on-site mental health services for youth in schools nationwide.
(West Covina, CA) On Saturday, October 29, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano held an annual military academy information session at the West Covina Senior Citizen Center where students, parents, and educators had a chance to learn more about educational opportunities at our nation’s military academies.