May 10, 2021

Reps. Correa & Burgess Introduce Legislation to Provide Health Care Liability Protections During COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC - Today, Congressmen Lou Correa (D-CA) and Michael Burgess (R-TX) introduced H.R. 3021 - the Coronavirus Provider Protection Act. This bipartisan legislation protects doctors and nurses on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rep. Correa said, "For the past year, medical professionals have been in unchartered waters. Our frontline medical workers, including doctors and healthcare workers, are fighting for us the best they can with the technology and information available to … Continue Reading

May 01, 2021

Weekly Wrap-Up

This week, President Joe Biden spoke before a joint session of Congress to discuss his Administration's first 100 days and outline his plans to reinvest in the United States. At his first appearance before Congress, President Biden outlined a bold plan to invest $6 trillion in the American people, creating good jobs for middle-class families. The House was out of sessions, and Members participated in a Committee Work Week. Congressman Correa joined the House Homeland Security Committee for a … Continue Reading

April 30, 2021

Correa and Mast Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Small Businesses, Provide DHS Frontline Workforce with American Made Uniforms and PPE

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Lou Correa (D-CA), Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Management, & Accountability, and Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL), introduced legislation to support U.S. small businesses by increasing the ability of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to purchase high-quality, American-made uniforms and personal protective equipment for frontline personnel. The Homeland Procurement Reform Act (HOPR Act) would: Require that at least one-third … Continue Reading

April 30, 2021

Orange County Reps Correa, Lowenthal, Steel Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Recognizing 46th Anniversary of Black April and the Fall of Saigon

Washington D.C. - Today, Representatives Lou Correa (CA-46), Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), and Michele Steel (CA-48) introduced a bipartisan House Resolution recognizing the significance of, and commemorating the 46th anniversary of, the Fall of Saigon and the tragic collapse of the Republic of Vietnam. The three Congress Members each represent a portion of the Little Saigon community in Orange County, California--the largest Vietnamese community outside of Vietnam. In April of 1975, North … Continue Reading

April 30, 2021

Rep. Lou Correa Leads House & Senate In Introducing Legislation To Address Suicide In Young Adults

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Lou Correa (D-CA-46) reintroduced bipartisan legislation with Congressman Chris Stewart (R-UT-2) and Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and John Kennedy (R-LA). The bill, The Improving Mental Health Access for Students Act, will help address suicide amongst teens and young adults by increasing access to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Crisis Text Line. Rep. Lou Correa said, "My legislation is straightforward-too many of our young people are taking … Continue Reading

April 30, 2021

Reps. Lou Correa & Peter Meijer Introduce Legislation To Research Cannabis For Veterans

Washington, DC - Today, Congressmen Lou Correa (D-CA) and Peter Meijer (R-MI) reintroduced The VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act of 2021. The bipartisan and bicameral legislation directs the Department of Veterans Affairs to perform clinical research on the safety and efficacy of medical cannabis in treating veterans' post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and chronic pain. An identical version of this legislation was introduced by Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jon Tester (D-MT) … Continue Reading

April 23, 2021

Weekly Wrap-Up

This week, the House voted to admit Washington D.C. as the 51st state of the United States, ensure equity for all businesses and immigrants and refugees. The Washington, D.C. Admission Act ends two centuries of disenfranchisement for Washington D.C. residents and strengthens our nation's democracy. The Safe Banking Act protects the will of the people, protects states' rights, and protects our police officers. Right now, cannabis is legal in some form for most Americans. The Safe Banking Act … Continue Reading

April 23, 2021

Reps. Lou Correa & Peter Meijer Introduce Bill to Help Law Enforcement, Public Spot Signs of Human Trafficking

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Lou Correa (D-CA) joined his Republican colleague Peter Meijer (R-MI) to introduce the bipartisan H.R. 2795, the DHS Blue Campaign Enhancement Act, which aims to increase awareness of human trafficking indicators and prevent cases from being overlooked by law enforcement and the public. Rep. Lou Correa said, "Law enforcement officers have a tough job and need all the training and support they can get to keep our communities safe. The DHS Blue Campaign ensures … Continue Reading

April 21, 2021

Correa Votes For DC Statehood

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Lou Correa released the following statement following a historic vote to admit the District of Columbia as the United State's 51st state: "Our country was founded on the basis that taxation without representation is tyranny. Today Congress took the first step to ensure the people of Washington, D.C. finally get the representation they have been denied. "Washington, D.C. is more than just our nation's capital. It is a vibrant city with a population that … Continue Reading

April 20, 2021

Rep. Lou Correa Urges Universal Broadband

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Lou Correa (D-CA-46) released the following statement regarding an important hearing on expanding broadband access in the United States. Rep. Lou Correa said, "In our modern world, broadband access is no longer optional. Ensuring every community has access to broadband is just as important as phone lines and electricity were at the turn of the century. The COVID-19 Pandemic has shown that broadband access is a critical tool for telehealth, distance … Continue Reading

April 19, 2021

Rep. Lou Correa Votes To Pass Safe Banking Act

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Lou Correa (D-CA-46) joined his colleagues in passing the Safe Banking Act, critical legislation that ensures legal cannabis businesses can access basic financial services available to all other companies. Rep. Lou Correa said, "The Safe Banking Act does three things - protects the will of the people, protects states' rights, and protects our police officers. Ninety-eight percent of Americans live in a jurisdiction where cannabis is legal in some capacity. … Continue Reading

April 16, 2021

Weekly Wrap-Up

This week, the House voted to strengthen federal anti-discrimination laws and workplace protections. The House passed H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would combat pay discrimination by eliminating and closing loopholes in the 1963 Equal Pay Act. The Paycheck Fairness Act would require transparency from employers with respect to pay disparities, ban retaliation against workers who discuss their wages and provide aid to businesses seeking assistance with improving equal pay … Continue Reading

April 14, 2021

Rep. Lou Correa & House Judiciary Pass Legislation Protecting Immigrants

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Lou Correa (CA-46) joined his colleagues on the House Judiciary Committee to pass the No Ban Act, and the H.R. 1573 - Access to Counsel Act. Both of these bills seek to protect immigrant communities and ensure all immigrants have access to due process. Congressman Correa also reiterated the importance of passing his legislation, H.R. 656, the DREAMers, Immigrants, and Refugees (DIRe) Act, which is the first legislation he introduced during the 115th … Continue Reading

April 08, 2021

Rep. Lou Correa Joins President Joe Biden To Announce Gun Violence Prevention Protocols

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Lou Correa (D-CA-46) joinedPresident Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Attorney General Merrick Garland, and ATF Director David Chipman to announce the Administration's plan to address the gun violence epidemic in the United States. Rep. Lou Correa said, "I am a father of four. Last week, a tragic mass shooting that resulted in the murder of a nine-year-old boy shook me to my core. That is why I joined President Biden to support common-sense gun … Continue Reading

April 01, 2021

Correa Condemns Violence & Mourns For Lost Constituents

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Lou Correa (D-CA-46) released the following statement condemning a mass shooting that took place in Orange, California, which is part of his district. Rep. Lou Correa said, "I am devastated by the news that a child and three others died in a mass shooting in Orange. We must all condemn this unspeakable act of violence. My thoughts are with the victims and their families in this difficult time. "However, this shooting did not take place in a vacuum. In the … Continue Reading

March 26, 2021

Rep. Correa and Sen. Cortez Masto Honor Contributions of Latinas to the United States

Washington, DC - In honor of Women's History Month, Congressman Lou Correa (D-CA) and Senator Cortez Masto (D-NV) reintroduced their resolution recognizing the contributions of Latinas to the United States. This is the first Congressional resolution to honor the unique contributions of Latinas during Women's History Month. Congressman Correa and Senator Cortez Masto first introduced the historic bill in the 115th Congress. It seeks to shine a light on Latina role models and pioneers by … Continue Reading

March 18, 2021

Bipartisan Farmworkers Immigration Bill Passes House

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Lou Correa's (D-CA-46) Farm Workforce Modernization Act passed the House. This bipartisan bill-introduced with Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA-04)-ensures California's future as the nation's breadbasket and that our country continues to feed the world. In the 116th Congress, this nonpartisan bill was carefully negotiated over months with numerous input from agricultural stakeholders and labor organizations. This year's bill continues to … Continue Reading

March 18, 2021

Correa Applauds Passage Of H.R. 6

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Lou Correa (D-CA-46)released the following statement about the passage of H.R. 6 - The Dream & Promise Act. Rep. Lou Correa said, "Last Congress, when Democrats took back the House, we committed to passing comprehensive legislation to protect our DREAMers, and we did. This year we passed that legislation again, but this time with a Democratic President willing to sign it into law. Now it is on to the Senate for a vote. "DREAMers deserve to live in … Continue Reading

March 06, 2021

Rep. Lou Correa Welcomes Disneyland’s Reopening As Early As April 1

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Lou Correa (D-CA-46) released the following statement regarding the potential reopening of Disneyland and other attractions this April: "I welcome Disneyland's reopening as early as April. After nearly a year, my constituents are ready to get back to work. Disneyland is key to our local economy. While necessary to protect public health, the park's closure has done immeasurable harm to tens of thousands of families through my district. This is welcome … Continue Reading

March 02, 2021

Rep. Lou Correa Applauds California Governor For Prioritizing Vaccination of Teachers Serving Underserved Communities

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Lou Correa (D-CA-46) sent a letter to California Governor Gavin Newsom applauding him for dedicating ten percent of COVID-19 vaccines to teachers and requested that a portion of these vaccines go to teachers in his community of Central Orange County. "[students] are falling behind the more affluent children. Children cannot digitally connect to schools because they do not have access to devices or broadband," Congressman Correa said in the letter. … Continue Reading

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