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January 24, 2014 Press Release

(Azusa, CA) Yesterday, January 23, 2014, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (CA-32) visited businesses in Azusa to learn about the services they provide and the impact they have on local residents. Napolitano toured the factory of Veolia Environmental Services, which offers its customers cost effective, safe, and environmentally friendly waste solutions, employing approximately 115 full-time workers.

February 13, 2013 Press Release

(Washington, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano, along with 45 original cosponsors, introduced H.R. 628, the Mental Health in Schools Act, to fund critical and much needed on-site school-based mental health services for youth.

June 29, 2012 Press Release

(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.

January 19, 2012 Press Release
Rep. Grace F. Napolitano cut the ribbon on new training equipment for Rio Hondo College’s Regional Homeland Security Training Center and a new natural-gas powered, handicap-accessible shuttle bus to move students around the main campus.
October 12, 2011 Press Release

 (Washington, D.C.) On Saturday, October 12, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano hosted a military academy info session at Southeast Academy High School in Norwalk to give students, parents, and educators a chance to learn more about educational opportunities in our nation’s military academies.

“Military service academies provide a path to higher education and leadership training for young people who wish to serve their country,” Napolitano said. “These students are the boldest and brightest, and I hope to directly assist you in pursuing your dream of attending the academy of your choice.”

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.

March 10, 2011 Press Release

(Washington D.C.)- On Tuesday, March 1, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano was honored by the National Guard Youth Foundation for her strong support and advocacy for the Youth ChalleNGe Program in her area and in the halls of Congress.

“To date, Youth ChalleNGe has graduated 104,000 cadets,” Napolitano said. “These are students who might otherwise have dropped out of school but instead were supported as they charted a newer, brighter path through life. It has been an honor to assist this program and its exemplary efforts to help our young people, our future leaders.”

July 27, 2010 Press Release

(Washington D.C.)- On Monday, July 26 Cal Poly Pomona received a $42 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the largest cash gift in the history of the California State University system. Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano, whose district includes Cal Poly Pomona, congratulated President Dr. Michael Ortiz on the unprecedented new funding:

July 30, 2009 Press Release

(Washington D.C.)- Congresswoman Grace F. Napolitano welcomed news last week of the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of former Pomona Unified School District Superintendent Thelma Melendez as the Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education. Napolitano has been a longtime supporter of Melendez and encouraged her to apply for a position in the administration.

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