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September 15, 2020

Correa Applauds Bipartisan Work By House Judiciary Committee On Behalf Of All Americans

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Lou Correa joined his colleagues on the House Judiciary Committee to consider important legislation. This bipartisan and productive legislative markup passed eight bills that address issues faced by countless Americans. Rep. Lou Correa said, "The American people sent us to Washington to get things done to help ordinary folks live better lives. I'm proud of the work my colleagues and I accomplished today. Together the Committee came to many bipartisan … Continue Reading

September 15, 2020

Lou Correa Honors Senior Airman Jason Khai Phan

Washington D.C. - Congressman Lou Correa released the following regarding the untimely passage of Anaheim-native Senior Airman Jason Khai Phan, who was killed in a non-combat related incident while stationed in Kuwait. "I am saddened by the news of Senior Airman Jason Phan's passing. Jason bravely volunteered to go into harm's way and defend his nation. This young man's courage and commitment to his country are an inspiration to us all. On behalf of myself and our community, I offer my … Continue Reading

September 11, 2020

Correa Urges Senator Johnson To Get Secretary-Nominee Wolf to Commit on Record That He will Uphold the Constitution

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Lou Correa urged Senator Ron Johnson to ask Secretary-Nominee Chad Wolf during his upcoming confirmation hearing to uphold the Constitution and respect the peaceful transition of power this November. Rep. Lou Correa said, "My colleagues and I are greatly concerned about a smooth transfer of power if President Trump loses the election in November. The Administration is trying to ensure that he wins at all costs, by, for example, slowing down the U.S. … Continue Reading

September 07, 2020

Correa Demands Explanation After Department Of Homeland Security Withholds Evidence of Foreign Election Interference

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Lou Correa sent a letter to Chad Wolf, urgently requesting that the Department of Homeland Security explain why evidence of foreign interference in the 2020 Election was withheld from lawmakers. The letter also urged the Department to immediately produce an internal memo detailing a misinformation campaign against Vice President Biden. In the letter, Congressman Correa said, "I am concerned that the Department of Homeland Security is failing its mission … Continue Reading

August 27, 2020

COVID-19 Claims Another Victim on Main Street in Anaheim, California

Santa Ana, CA - After 16 years, American Sports Centers in Anaheim is closing. The facility housed local volleyball and basketball tournaments and served as the official training facility for the men's and women's USA Olympic Volleyball teams. Rep. Lou Correa said, "Hard-working taxpayers continue to face the brunt of this pandemic. Countless lives have been ruined by this pandemic. Each week we learn about more and more of our neighbors facing difficult choices and economic hardships. Main … Continue Reading

August 24, 2020

Correa, Cárdenas Condemn DHS For Sabotaging Legal Immigration Process With Excessive Fee Increase

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Lou Correa (CA-46), joined byCongressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) and eleven of their colleagues, sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf, expressing their opposition to a new USCIS rule published on August 3, 2020, that drastically increases fees for legal immigrants. Over the past four years, USCIS has increased fees by forty-one percent. Rep. Lou Correa said, "For the first time in U.S. history, the Department … Continue Reading

August 14, 2020

Correa Demands Senate Confirmation For DHS Leadership Following GAO Legal Opinion Confirming Trump’s Top DHS Appointments Were Illegal

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Lou Correa (CA-46), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Maritime and Transportation Security, released the following statement regarding a GAOlegal opinion on the legality of the appointments of Chad Wolf as Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Ken Cuccinelli as Senior Official Performing the Duties of Deputy Secretary. The report comes as a response to several letters sent to the GAO by Members of the … Continue Reading

August 01, 2020

Weekly Wrap Up

The House has been working around the clock to provide critical COVID-19 relief. House Members continue to urge our Senate colleagues to work with us and help save American lives and livelihoods. This week, the House passed the National Museum of the American Latino Act to establish a museum in the Smithsonian Institution to highlight Latino contributions to the story of the United States. The House also passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), an infrastructure bill that … Continue Reading

July 31, 2020

Correa Amendment To Defend Community Schools & Protect Children From Coronavirus Passes House

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Lou Correa (CA-46) released the following statement regarding the passage of his amendment to protect children and our nation's school from the coronavirus pandemic. The Trahan-Correa Amendment ensures that communities and their locally elected school boards retain control of their schools, and prevents the Administration from withholding federal funding from educational institutions that chose not to reopen this fall. The amendment was included in H.R. … Continue Reading

July 29, 2020

Correa Votes To Protect Travelers and Improve Ride Share Safety

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Lou Correa (CA-46) voted to support new legislation to increases the safety of travelers while using rideshare services. H.R. 4686 - Sami's Law requires ride-share drivers to display scannable technology to provide an added layer of security for travelers. Rep. Correa said, "Ride-sharing services are common and convenient tools for travelers and commuters. Unfortunately, they are also susceptible to unscrupulous individuals looking to prey on unexpecting … Continue Reading

July 29, 2020

Correa Votes To Invest in America’s Infrastructure to Strengthen Economy and Create Good Paying Jobs

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Lou Correa (CA-46) released the following statement regarding the passage of the Water Resources Development Act of 2020-critical legislation that invests in our nation's infrastructure including ports to ensure our nation's goods are sold across the world. Rep. Correa said, "Nearly 80% of all goods traded in the United States touch water at some point. Whether they arrive from overseas or are transported through an American waterway, American ports … Continue Reading

July 29, 2020

Correa Applauds Passage Of Child Care Expansion

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Lou Correa's (CA-46) voted in support of legislation to help parents care for their children while working during the pandemic. The Child Care Is Essential Act and The Child Care for Economic Recovery Act will provide immediate support for parents and to struggling child care centers. Rep. Correa said, "Families are struggling and parents who are unable to stay home with their children need options. The Child Care is Essential Act and Child Care for … Continue Reading

July 28, 2020

Correa Questions Attorney General Barr Over Administration’s Assault on Constitutionally Mandated Census

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Lou Correa (CA-46) joined his colleagues on the House Judiciary Committee for an oversight hearing with the Department of Justice Attorney General, William Barr. Rep. Lou Correa said, "The census is one of the single most impactful activities carried out by the federal government. Political representation and federal funding depend on the census. When the count is wrong, there are real-world effects that hurt real working-class people. Yet President Trump … Continue Reading

July 27, 2020

Correa Applauds Creation Of Latino Smithsonian Museum

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Lou Correa (CA-46) released the following statement applauding the passage of H.R.2420 - National Museum of the American Latino Act, which directs the Smithsonian Institute to create a museum dedicated to the unique contributions of Latinos to the history of the United States: "Today is a proud day. From the founding of our nation to today, Latinos have been fundamental to our nation's history. The creation of the American Latino Museum will allow … Continue Reading

July 24, 2020

Weekly Wrap Up

This week, the House continued to fight against hate and injustice by passing legislation to remove the bust of Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, Confederate statues, and other reminders of slavery and segregation from the U.S. Capitol. Additionally, on the House floor this week, Congress passed the bipartisan FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), to strengthen America's security and maintain military readiness; the NO BAN Act, to prevent the president from abusing his authority to … Continue Reading

July 24, 2020

Rep. Lou Correa Introduces Bicameral Resolution to Designate July as BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Lou Correa, (CA-46) joined by Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas-30), and U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (NV) introduced a resolution to designate the month of July as BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month. This bicameral resolution brings awareness to the disparities in the incidence of mental health-related challenges faced by black, indigenous and people of color and encourages Congress to act to … Continue Reading

July 22, 2020

Correa Applauds Passage Of No Ban Act While Urging More Protections For Immigrants

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Lou Correa (CA-46) voted to pass the No Ban Act. This legislation works to repeal the President's existing executive order blocking travel from majority Muslim countries. 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 in the House. Rep. Lou Correa said, "Over three years ago when President Trump announced his Muslim … Continue Reading

July 20, 2020

Correa Seeks To Improve Military Preparedness by Addressing Diversity & Protecting Veterans With FY2021 NDAA Amendments

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Lou Correa's (CA-46) released the following statement applauding the passage of two of his amendments to the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act: "Each year Congress passes this critical legislation to protect our troops and our nation. This year, I have introduced two amendments to address the lack of diversity in our officer corps and the continued long wait-times faced by veterans seeking care from the VA. "In our armed forces, Latino … Continue Reading

July 17, 2020

Correa Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Incentivize Community Policing

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Lou Correa (CA-46) introduced bipartisan legislation with Reps. Josh Harder (CA-10), Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14), and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-1), that aims to strengthen the relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve by incentivizing recruits to work in the communities where they live. The Strong Communities Act would provide federal grants for local law enforcement recruits who agree to attend school or academy and then serve in … Continue Reading

July 16, 2020

Correa Joins Nadler, Lofgren, 70 Members in Opposing Trump Administration Rule Restricting Asylum

Washington, D.C. - House Judiciary Courts Subcommittee Vice Chairman Lou Correa (CA-46), joins House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Immigration and Citizenship Chair Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) in leading 70 Members of Congress in opposing the Trump Administration's new proposed regulation that will dramatically rewrite our nation's asylum laws. The Administration's new rule would eliminate long-established procedural protections and change the standards for demonstrating … Continue Reading

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