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July 25, 2019 In The News

“They never lost hope or gave up,” she said. “It is a true testament to the life and sacrifice of this serviceman, who was decorated with the National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal, that his loved ones remained so dedicated to ensuring he was not forgotten. His service, patriotism, and memory deserve to live on, which is why I’m proud to introduce this resolution with Congresswoman (Grace) Napolitano.”

June 22, 2019 In The News

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. 

October 31, 2018 Press Release

(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.

June 5, 2018 In The News

The bill passed easily after brief remarks from U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, who called it “a no-brainer piece of legislation,” and U.S. Rep. Grace Napolitano, D- Calif., who said the legislation will make it easier for veterans groups to organize trips to national war memorials.

August 24, 2017 In The News

“We had heard that they stopped looking for him and we thought it was not proper they needed to find him,” Rep. Grace Napolitano, D- CA 32nd District, said. Velasco’s body was flown home Friday.

August 8, 2017 Press Release

(EL MONTE, CA)  Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (CA-32) issued the following statement after the untimely death of Private First Class (Pfc.) Ruben Velasco, United States Marine Corps, a native of the City of West Covina:

November 11, 2016 Press Release

(El Monte, CA) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano released the following statement on Veterans Day, after attending ceremonies in the cities of La Puente, Monrovia, and West Covina, thanking San Gabriel Valley veterans and their families:

“Today, as a grateful nation we observe Veterans Day, and pay special tribute to all who served us so proudly. Our veterans represent the best our country has to offer, making us the envy of the world. As they have served us, we must serve and honor them.

November 1, 2016 Press Release

(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.

October 27, 2016 Press Release

(Washington, DC)  Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte) released the following statement on the Defense Department’s decision to halt the collection of bonuses and student loan repayments given to California National Guardsmen, calling for the Department to work with Congress on a permanent solution:

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