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Congresswoman Grace Napolitano (D-CA) introduced the Water Recycling Investment and Improvement Act of 2019 (HR 1162), which aims to significantly increase the federal investment in major water recycling and reuse projects in 17 Western states.
To celebrate, U.S. Representatives Grace Napolitano, D-El Monte, and Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, Illinois, have proposed a bill to create a commission that would recommend improvements and activities to commemorate the milestone.
That commitment to remaining an American manufacturer has not been lost on Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-El Monte. She stopped by the 183,000-square foot manufacturing complex in late August to present President and CEO Ken Rakusin with a certificate of congressional recognition.
The Southern California Congress members say their offices have been getting flooded with calls since Immigration and Customs Enforcement began housing detainees at the federal prison in Victorville two months ago. They came to see the conditions themselves.
The lawmakers noted that HIPAA rules allow healthcare professionals to share information with a patient’s “loved ones” in emergencies. Other signatories included Representatives John Katko (R-NY), Grace Napolitano (D-CA), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Jimmy Panetta (D-CA), and Salud Carbajal (D-CA).
On Wednesday, 32 members of Congress, including Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-El Monte, sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions questioning “possible irregularities” in the aluminum market that appear to have inflated prices.
“It can be a major undertaking for U.S. DOT to work with the states on creating a preservation plan for Route 66, especially since the route is 2,451 miles long. We want this preservation plan to be thorough and provide detailed ideas on the preservation of the entire route,” wrote Napolitano’s spokesman, Jerry O’Donnell, in an email.
Local Democratic Rep. Grace Napolitano has introduced a bill that would require transit agencies install protective driver barriers on all buses, draw up plans to ensure bus driver safety and hand over data on operator assaults to the Federal Transit Administration.
Earlier this summer, U.S. Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-Calif., U.S. Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., and Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., introduced legislation long-demanded by transit workers that would start to wrestle with this issue.
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.