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Rep. Napolitano Addresses the Irwindale Chamber of Commerce

October 16, 2014
Press Release

(Irwindale, CA) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (CA-32) spoke at the Irwindale Chamber of Commerce’s legislative forum at the Edison Energy Education Center, regarding the economy, water and California’s drought, transportation projects, small business, and immigration reform.

“The Santa Fe Dam here in Irwindale is one of our region’s best resources for helping to improve our water supply. We are working hard to prepare for future drought cycles, but it is everyone’s responsibility to conserve water,” Napolitano told the audience. “We are proud that the University of La Verne has recently opened a Small Business Development Center to service the San Gabriel Valley, and we encourage the attendance of all local businesses at our export seminar next Thursday. My dedicated staff and I remain committed to working across all sectors to find solutions. Thank you for inviting me here today to address your concerns and discuss the critical issues affecting the San Gabriel Valley. It is an honor to represent this area and to make your voices heard in Washington.”

In addition to responding to questions raised by the Chamber of Commerce, Napolitano provided details on current legislation and her work in Congress. She recently partnered with Rep. Ed Royce (CA-39) to garner $10 million from the Department of Transportation for the 57/60 Highway Improvement Project. Napolitano vowed to continue to work with her colleagues on the Transportation Committee to pass a long-term transportation bill to give local agencies certainty in funding. She encouraged all attendees to provide feedback to her El Monte District Office and submit legislative priorities for the city and region.

Earlier today Napolitano traveled to Azusa to meet with students of the Gladstone High School Medical Pathway program, which prepares students for careers in the health care industry or medical professions. She later toured the Azusa Fire Department, Station #32, thanking Department Chief Anderson Mackey and other local firefighters for their dedication to the safety of Azusa residents.

Napolitano will host a free export seminar on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the University of La Verne. If you are a small business and interested in learning more about exporting opportunities and business development, register at Call 626-350-0150 if you have any questions.