Press Releases

June 11, 2021

The Weekly Wrap-up

This week, Congressman Lou Correa took steps to protect our nation's national security. As a leading member of the House Homeland Security and the House Judiciary Committees, Congressman Correa took part in several critical hearings examining the many risks Americans face. Additionally, Congressman Correa introduced the No Trace Act, bipartisan legislation to protect Americans' privacy by ensuring law enforcement officials cannot use modern technology to circumvent warrant requirements. The … Continue Reading


June 10, 2021

Problem Solvers Caucus Unveils "Building Bridges: A Bipartisan Physical Infrastructure Framework"

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Problem Solvers Caucus released Building Bridges: A Bipartisan Physical Infrastructure Framework to help break the gridlock on the latest infrastructure negotiations and encourage their colleagues to continue working across the aisle to deliver real results for the American people. The 58-member bipartisan Caucus, led by Co-Chairs Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05) and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), unveiled the Building Bridges infrastructure framework … Continue Reading


June 08, 2021

Correa, Herrera Beutler Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Americans’ Privacy

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Lou Correa (D-CA-46) joined Congresswomen Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA-03), Victoria Spartz (R-IN-05), and Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA-05) to introduce the No Trace Act, bipartisan legislation that would prevent government agencies from accessing an American's geolocation information without first obtaining a warrant. Recent reports (here, here, and here) have revealed federal agencies have been purchasing American's geolocation data to pinpoint their mobile … Continue Reading


May 28, 2021

The Weekly Wrap-up

This week, Congressman Correa spent the week meeting with constituents and local stakeholders. The House was out of sessions, and Members participated in a Committee Work Week. Congressman Correa joined the Finally, President Joe Biden released his first budget, detailing a long-overdue investment in the American people. The budget would help communities just like ours and aims to prepare the United States to compete in the modern world. The Weekly Rundown Congressman Correa joined in a … Continue Reading


May 28, 2021

Congressman Correa Responds To President Biden’s $6 Trillion Investment In The United States of America

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Lou Correa (D-CA-46) released the following statement in response to President Joe Biden's first budget proposal: "Budgets reflect our values, and this budget reflects mine. Hard-working Americans have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. President Biden's budget proposal outlines clear steps we must take to get Americans back on their feet and invest in our county's future. "This budget focuses on rebuilding the middle class, expanding the social … Continue Reading


May 18, 2021

Correa & House Judiciary Committee Pass Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Seniors, Improve Federal Law

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Lou Correa joined his colleagues on the House Judiciary Committee to consider important legislation to address the needs of Americans. This bipartisan and productive legislative markup passed numerous bills that address issues faced by countless Americans. Rep. Lou Correa said, "The American people send us to Washington to help our neighbors live better lives, and the House Judiciary Committee is where much of the important policy work is done. I'm proud … Continue Reading


May 13, 2021

Rep. Lou Correa Announces State & Local Funds from the American Rescue Plan

Washington, DC - Today, Congressmen Lou Correa (D-CA) proudly announced that Orange County will receive $616 million from the American Rescue Plan. These funds will provide vital resources for Orange County families and communities. Rep. Lou Correa said, "After more than a year, our local cities have been pushed to their breaking points. These vital funds ensure our local public safety departments can continue to serve our communities and take care of the countless families devastated by … Continue Reading


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

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