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(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.
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: