Press Releases

February 01, 2023

REPS. CORREA, GONZALEZ, AND FITZPATRICK RE-INTRODUCE THE REPATRIATE OUR PATRIOTS ACT

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives Lou Correa (CA-46), Vicente Gonzalez (TX-34), and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) introduced the Repatriate Our Patriots Act (ROPA), a bipartisan piece of legislation that would create a pathway to citizenship for deported veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.    “It is simply unacceptable that the United States would deport veterans that have served in our armed forces with honor, instead of working with them to get the help they … Continue Reading


February 01, 2023

IN JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, REP. CORREA FIGHTS BACK AGAINST REPUBLICAN EFFORTS TO END ASYLUM FOR REFUGEES

Watch Rep. Correa's Remarks Here   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives Lou Correa (CA-46), during the first House Judiciary Committee hearing of the 118th Congress, fought back against Republican-led efforts to end asylum for refugees fleeing violence and seeking safe-haven in the United States.   “This is an example of how you deal with the refugee crisis,”said Rep. Correa, referring to the Ukrainian refugee camp he visited in Tijuana, Mexico. “The … Continue Reading


January 31, 2023

REP. CORREA NAMED SENIOR WHIP OF HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS FOR 118TH CONGRESS

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Representative Lou Correa (CA-46) announced that he has been tapped to serve as a senior whip of the House Democratic Caucus for the 118th Congress.   “I’m so honored to join Rep. Clark’s whip team as a senior whip for the 118th Congress,” Rep. Correa said. “I’m excited to get to work alongside my colleagues to deliver on behalf of the American people, and harness the strength of our Caucus to advance the needs of … Continue Reading


January 27, 2023

REP. CORREA NAMED TO HOUSE HOMELAND SECURITY AND JUDICIARY COMMITTEES FOR THE 118TH CONGRESS

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Representative Lou Correa (CA-46) announced that he has been tapped to serve on both the House Committee on Homeland Security, and the House Committee on the Judiciary. “In the wake of 35 years of inaction on immigration reform, and in the midst of one of the greatest humanitarian crises this nation has ever seen at its border, I’m honored—and determined—to get to work with my colleagues on the House Judiciary and Homeland Security … Continue Reading


January 27, 2023

REP. CORREA VOTES AGAINST REPUBLICAN ATTEMPT TO HIKE GAS PRICES FOR WORKING FAMILIES

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Representative Lou Correa (CA-46) voted against a Republican-led effort designed to significantly weaken a critical energy security tool, the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), that would result in more oil supply shortages and higher gas prices for working families. The so-called Strategic Production Response Act would significantly weaken America’s ability to take decisive action to increase supply and lower prices in times of crisis—hurting hard … Continue Reading


January 24, 2023

REPS. CORREA, STEEL, LOFGREN, SMITH LAUNCH CONGRESSIONAL VIETNAM CAUCUS FOR 118TH CONGRESS

For First Time, Caucus To Have Two Co-Chairs Representing Orange County WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Representatives Lou Correa (CA-46), Michelle Steel (CA-45), Zoe Lofgren (CA-18), and Chris Smith (NJ-04) announced the formation of the Congressional Vietnam Caucus for the 118th Congress, where they will serve as co-chairs.  “As one of the representatives of the largest Vietnamese-American communities in the United States, I’ve worked tirelessly to improve the lives of … Continue Reading


January 18, 2023

REP. CORREA CALLS ON MEXICAN GOVERNMENT TO CONTINUE TO COOPERATE WITH U.S. AUTHORITIES IN INVESTIGATING DEATH OF ELLIOT BLAIR

ORANGE COUNTY, C.A. — Following the death of Elliot Blair, an Orange County Public Defender celebrating his first wedding anniversary in Mexico, Representative Lou Correa (CA-46) sent a letter to the Mexican Ambassador to the United States Esteban Moctezuma requesting answers and the continued cooperation of the Mexican Government with U.S. authorities in investigating the matter—to ensure a full and proper investigation is conducted into the … Continue Reading


January 13, 2023

CORREA ANNOUNCED CO-CHAIR OF PAPER & PACKAGING CAUCUS

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Paper & Packaging Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives, today, announced new bipartisan leadership.    Congressman Lou Correa (CA-46) and Congressman Dan Newhouse (WA-4) will serve as Co-Chairs representing the U.S. paper and wood products industry. They join the continued bipartisan leadership of Co-Chairs in the U.S. Senate: Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Senator John Boozman (R-AR).    “The paper and packaging … Continue Reading


January 11, 2023

REP. CORREA JOINS COLLEAGUES IN LETTER DENOUNCING POTENTIAL $75 BILLION CUT TO DEFENSE BUDGET

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Representative Lou Correa (CA-46) joined 11 of his colleagues in a letter to Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy to urge him to abandon an agreement that could lead to $75 billion in defense spending cuts. The cuts are the likely result of budget concessions McCarthy made in his quest to win over hardline members of the Republican House Conference. The Blue Dog Coalition endorsed the letter.    “A $75 billion dollar cut to the defense budget … Continue Reading


January 09, 2023

REP. CORREA VOTES AGAINST REPUBLICAN HANDOUT TO TAX CHEATS

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Representative Lou Correa (CA-46) voted against a Republican-led effort designed to help the wealthy and well-connected avoid paying their fair share in taxes. The so-called Family and Small Business Taxpayer Protection Act would make it more difficult for the IRS to crack-down on sophisticated, complicated tax schemes designed to allow many to avoid paying their fair share.    “For too long, many have avoided paying taxes, while everyday … Continue Reading


January 07, 2023

REP. CORREA SWORN IN TO U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

ORANGE COUNTY, C.A. — Last night, Representative Lou Correa (CA-46) was officially sworn in as United States Representative for California’s 46th Congressional District, representing the people of Orange County in the 118th Congress. Rep. Correa and his family inside of the Capitol on Swearing-In Day “I am honored that the people of Orange County have entrusted me with the responsibility of representing them in Congress. Together, I look forward to putting … Continue Reading


December 23, 2022

REP. CORREA BRINGS BACK NEARLY $30 MILLION IN FEDERAL TAX DOLLARS FOR FOR COMMUNITY PROJECTS IN CA-46

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Representative Lou Correa (CA-46) announced that he’s secured nearly $30 million in federal funding for vital community projects across California’s 46th Congressional District. Correa secured the requests in the Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) omnibus appropriations bill, which President Biden is slated to sign into law. Rep. Correa worked in lockstep with community leaders to identify priorities for CA-46 constituents, and fought for them during the annual … Continue Reading


December 23, 2022

REP. CORREA STATEMENT ON VOTING TO FUND GOVERNMENT, DELIVER FOR WORKING FAMILIES

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Representative Lou Correa (CA-46) released the below statement after voting to pass Fiscal Year 2023 government funding legislation: “Today, I voted to pass annual government funding legislation and send it immediately to President Biden’s desk,” said Rep. Correa. “This legislation delivers historic investments in American families and workers, and especially for California’s 46th congressional district. I am proud to have helped … Continue Reading


December 16, 2022

ICYMI: REP. CORREA HAILS PASSAGE OF BILL TO NAME POST OFFICE AFTER THE FIRST LATINO JUDGE IN ORANGE COUNTY

Watch Rep. Correa’s Remarks ORANGE COUNTY, C.A. — Yesterday, Representative Lou Correa (CA-46) took to the House floor to hail passage of his legislation, H.R. 5949, to designate the United States Post Office located on 615 North Bush Street in Santa Ana to the “Judge James Perez Post Office,” in honor of the first Latino attorney and Latino judge in Orange County. “I rise to honor the life and legacy of Judge James Ortega Perez, part of the greatest … Continue Reading


December 15, 2022

REPS. CORREA, ESPAILLAT, GARCÍA LEAD CALL ON SENATE LEADERSHIP TO PASS MEANINGFUL IMMIGRATION REFORM AS YEAR-END SPENDING NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressmembers Lou Correa (CA-46), Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), and Jesús "Chuy" García (IL-04) led 15 of their Democratic colleagues in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell urging that as year-end spending negotiations continue, meaningful immigration reform be considered as top priority for passage as immediately as possible. “We write to strongly urge you to move forward with … Continue Reading


December 14, 2022

ICYMI: REP. CORREA TAKES TO HOUSE FLOOR IN SUPPORT OF ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR LOCAL POLICE

Watch Rep. Correa’s Remarks WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Lou Correa (CA-46) spoke on the House floor in support of the Law Enforcement De-escalation Training Act, legislation that, if signed into law, would bolster community safety and ensure that law enforcement officers are trained to effectively and safely respond to people in crisis. “Today, the job of a police officer goes beyond protecting our families.” said Rep. … Continue Reading


December 12, 2022

Rep. Correa’s Legislation to Name Post Office after the first Latino Judge in Orange County passes the House

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Rep. Lou Correa’s legislation to designate the United States Post Office located on 615 North Bush Street in Santa Ana to the “Judge James Perez Post Office,” in honor of the first Latino attorney and Latino judge in Orange County. Rep. Lou Correa said: “I’m excited that today my legislation, H.R. 5949, a bill to rename our local post office in honor of Judge James Perez, was … Continue Reading


December 08, 2022

Correa Legislation Included in Defense Bill Passed by House

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Rep. J. Luis Correa (CA-46), Chairman of the Oversight, Management and Accountability Subcommittee of the Committee on Homeland Security, lauded passage of critical homeland security measures included in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023, which passed the House of Representatives today and will be sent to the President’s desk for his approval after Senate passage. Measures included in this year’s National Defense Authorization … Continue Reading


December 08, 2022

Correa, Espaillat, García, Statement on Sinema-Tillis "Compromise"

WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, Representatives J. Luis Correa (CA-46), Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), and Jesús G. "Chuy" García (IL-04), released the following statement regarding the Sinema-Tillis immigration framework. “We appreciate the ongoing Senate negotiations and recognition to act on the behalf of the nearly 2 million who are DACA recipients or migrants eligible for the program counting on us to ensure protections for Dreamers,” said the members. “It’s time … Continue Reading


December 08, 2022

Rep. Correa Votes to Enshrine Marriage Equality Under Federal Law

Washington, DC – Today, amid extreme Republican threats to Americans’ personal freedoms, Rep. Correa voted to send the Respect for Marriage Act to President Biden’s desk.  This landmark legislation takes key steps to defend marriage equality: officially repealing the bigoted and unconstitutional “Defense of Marriage Act” (DOMA) and require states to recognize valid out-of-state marriages.   “Today, I proudly voted to repeal the Defense of … Continue Reading

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