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Co-authored by local Rep. Grace Napolitano, a Democrat from El Monte and Rep. Darin LaHood, a Republican from Illinois, the bipartisan bill making Route 66 the nation’s 20th historical trail was introduced last year.
Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-Calif.) was one of the first members to support the measure.
“I am confident that when enacted, this bill will provide drought-prone regions like mine with the tools necessary to increase water supply and water conservation measures, and be better prepared for future storm events to capture and reuse water that would have otherwise been lost,” Napolitano said in a statement.
(WASHINGTON, DC) Today, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 801, the Route 66 National Historic Trail Designation Act, a bill coauthored by Reps. Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA-32) and Darin LaHood (R-IL-18).
“With National Historic Trail designation comes federal resources to our San Gabriel Valley, to revitalize and preserve our portion of Route 66 for future generations,” Napolitano said. “I thank the House and Committee leadership for bringing our legislation to the floor and Congressman LaHood for all his work on it.”
(WASHINGTON, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte) introduced H.R. 5127, the Water Recycling Investment and Improvement Act, to assist water agencies with the expansion, planning, designing, and building of water recycling plants and modernizing water infrastructure in California, other western states, and communities across the country.
(WASHINGTON, DC) Today, H.R. 801, the Route 66 National Historic Trail Designation Act, sponsored by Reps. Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA-32) and Darin LaHood (R-IL-18), unanimously passed the House Natural Resources Committee during a full committee markup.
(WASHINGTON, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte) issued the following statement after Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke released his final report on findings of the Trump Administration Monument Review, which does not recommend any changes to the size of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument:
(WASHINGTON, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (CA-32) joined eight Los Angeles area colleagues in introducing H.Res. 639, honoring the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and the more-than-a-decade-long process of community engagement that led to its designation.
The project has drawn interest from Los Angeles County supervisors Hilda Solis and Kathryn Barger, as well as U.S. Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-El Monte. Other possible sources of funding include the state’s Cap and Trade fund, said Belinda Faustinos, executive director of Nature For All, formerly called San Gabriel Mountains Forever.
We appreciate Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-El Monte, for championing the reopening. But we hear the budget skepticism of Supervisor Kathryn Barger loud and clear. Some future time when the rest of our roads are fixed will be the time to fix Highway 39.