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Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán

Representing the 44th District of California

Press Releases

November 17, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D_San Pedro) today led a letter to Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin in support of the Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program. The letter is in response to the VAs initial decision to realign funding, which presents a threat to the program’s case management component, a key feature of the program. READ MORE...
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November 16, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragan (D-San Pedro) released the following statement on the passage of the GOP tax bill, H.R. 1, that would drive up taxes for millions in the middle class. READ MORE...
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November 15, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-San Pedro) and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) today introduced the Safe Emergency Response Act. The legislation would require Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to suspend immigration enforcement operations in areas affected by a major disaster or emergency. READ MORE...
November 14, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-San Pedro) today sent a letter to Mr. Robert F. Phalen, Ph.D., a newly appointed member of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Scientific Advisory Board, inviting him to tour her district, one of the most polluted in the country. The letter is in response to Mr. Phalen’s publicly stated position that “modern air is a little too clean for optimum health.” READ MORE...
November 8, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-San Pedro) today called for the House Committee on Homeland Security to hold a hearing on the threat of homegrown terrorism in a letter to Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas). The request comes after recent shootings in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Sutherland, Texas. READ MORE
November 6, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-San Pedro) last week introduced the No Drilling in Our Backyards Act of 2017. This act would ensure that oil and gas drilling everywhere inside the United States occurs at least 1,500 feet away from homes, businesses, schools, and other protected areas. READ MORE
November 3, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-San Pedro) hosted a roundtable titled “Environmental Justice 101: A Panel Discussion on Environmental Justice and Its Impacts on Communities of Color” today as part of her work chairing the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Task Force on Clean Energy, Environment, Public Lands, and Water. The discussion was livestreamed and is still available for viewing. READ MORE
November 1, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-San Pedro), co-chair of the Congressional Croatian Caucus, issued the following statement after the caucus gained formal recognition for the 115th Congress. The congresswoman is the Caucus’s co-chair, with Rep. David Joyce (R-Russell Township). READ MORE.
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October 26, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-San Pedro) joined three Democratic colleagues, port truck drivers and representatives from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters to announce the introduction of the Port Drivers’ Bill of Rights Act (H.R. 4144) and the Clean Ports Act of 2017 (H.R. 4147). “What’s happening to these truck drivers amounts to indentured servitude. It goes beyond wage theft. Some workers—many are immigrants who speak little English—end up owing money at the end of the week,” said Rep. Barragán. READ MORE
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October 23, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-San Pedro) issued the following statement after the House approved H.R. 3551, the “C-TPAT Reauthorization Act of 2017”: “Today, the House took steps to continue and improve the C-TPAT program and ensure that America’s ports of entry can continue transporting cargo through our borders, quickly and securely." Read more...

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