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Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán

Representing the 44th District of California


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July 26, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-San Pedro) introduced a bill that will get more vets get off the streets and into rental housing. “Nobody who fought for this country should be without a home,” said Rep. Barragán. “We don’t leave our vets behind, and definitely not without a roof.” The bill is the Housing Homeless Veterans Act of 2017. It prioritizes the allocation of rental assistance vouchers under the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program to areas of the country that have the largest populations of homeless vets with the greatest need for rental assistance.
July 19, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON – The co-chairs of the United for Climate and Environmental Justice Task Force, Representatives A. Donald McEachin (VA-04), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), and Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44) issued this joint statement following passage of H.R. 806, the Ozone Standards Implementation Act: “The 'Smoggy Skies Act' is an irresponsible and dangerous attack on the Clean Air Act. With this bill, vital protections against pollutants would be lifted, years of hard-earned environmental progress would be reversed, and the health and wellness of millions of Americans would be put at risk – especially communities of color, low-income families, and other marginalized groups.
July 19, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Representatives A. Donald McEachin (VA-04), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), and Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44), co-chairs of the United for Climate and Environmental Justice Congressional Task Force, sent a letter urging the House Appropriations Committee to fully fund the Environmental Protection Agency in the FY 2018 Interior Appropriations Bill. The co-chairs were joined by 40 of their colleagues.
July 17, 2017 Press Release
SAN PEDRO, Ca.— Following letters and calls by Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-San Pedro) to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Health and Human Services Department and the governor of California over concerns about carcinogens in Compton’s air, the Southern California Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) today revealed it spotted elevated levels of airborne hexavalent chromium. “The people of my district have breathed in dirty, dangerous air for too long. I do not want another child to be handed an asthma inhaler or another person to be diagnosed with lung cancer because of a slow or inadequate response,” said Rep. Barragán.
July 12, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-San Pedro) was among fellow Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) who met with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to discuss the Department’s efforts on immigration. In the closed-door meeting that lasted more than an hour, Secretary Kelly was questioned about the continuation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, ICE arrests targeting non-criminals, children and families seeking refuge, the renewal of Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and the deportation of U.S. veterans.
June 29, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Today, Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán, along with Reps. Dave Reichert, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to reform the outdated Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF).

June 21, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Following last week’s attack on Members of Congress, the Freshmen Class Presidents and leadership today recommitted themselves to civility by signing the Commitment to Civility, a pledge to act with respect and civility and urged their colleagues to join.

June 21, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representatives Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44) and Mike Turner (OH-10) today introduced the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) Grant Program Act, a bipartisan bill to create a dedicated source of funding for projects that expand outdoor recreational opportunities in cities across the country, particularly in underserved areas.

June 16, 2017 Press Release

Nanette Díaz Barragán (CA-44) publico la siguiente declaración tras las decisiones del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional para continuar el programa de Acción Diferida por Llegadas de Niñez (DACA) y para revocar el programa de la Acción Diferida para Padres de Americanos y Residentes (DAPA).

June 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44) in her first Congressional Baseball Game hit a first pitch single in the sixth inning, driving in a run and making it to second base before the side was retired.  Rep. Barragán wore a Los Angeles Dodgers jersey, with her Congressional District number 44.


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January 12, 2017 In The News

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January 12, 2017


Barragán Introduces Amendment on the Dangers of Repealing the Affordable Care Act

January 3, 2017 In The News
An article about the 115th United States Congress.

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January 3, 2017 Photo Gallery
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January 3, 2017 Video
A Video of the Lincoln Memorial.