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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.
Despite the obstacles, both Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-El Monte, and Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger pushed for the project — both had just taken helicopter tours of the damaged state highway which was washed away in a rain storm and abandoned by the state nearly 40 years ago.
Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-El Monte, who requested the helicopter tour with newly elected Supervisor Kathryn Barger, is getting impatient.
“The state has mandated it. It is in stone. But they are fighting me,” Napolitano said during a phone interview last week. “They are finding excuses. So we are trying to get to the bottom of it.”
(WASHINGTON, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte) joined 25 House Democratic cosponsors in introducing a House resolution (H.Res. 555) to force the Trump administration to be more transparent about its review of national monuments.
(BALDWIN PARK, CA) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte) held a public forum with local residents and leaders of industry, government, research, and academia at the Performing Arts Center of Baldwin Park to discuss how to achieve a sustainable water future for Southern California.
(EL MONTE, CA) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano slammed the U.S. Department of Interior for lack of transparency after releasing only a summary of the report on the Trump Administration’s review of certain National Monuments, including the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, issuing the following statement:
(WASHINGTON, DC) Today, Reps. Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA-32) and Carlos Curbelo (R-FL-26) introduced H. Res. 476, to support the inclusion and meaningful engagement of Latinos in environmental protection and conservation efforts.
(WASHINGTON, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte) defended the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument in a letter she wrote to Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on the last day of the public comment period, urging him to meet with local stakeholders. Comments can be submitted online through 11:59 PM ET today, July 10, at https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOI-2017-0002-0001.
(WASHINGTON, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte) blasted President Donald Trump’s executive order subjecting the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument to review, after more than a decade of meetings with local stakeholders were held and multiple public comment periods were conducted prior to its creation, repudiating the President’s claim that designations are done without local input.