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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.
Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-Calif.) was one of the first members to support the measure.
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.
Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-El Monte, anticipated the president’s action. On Dec.
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.