Press Releases

April 29, 2024

CORREA INTRODUCES BIPARTISAN SERVICE ACT TO SUPPORT VETERANS, LAW ENFORCEMENT

WASHINGTON — Today, Representative Lou Correa (D-CA), alongside Representatives Dale W. Strong (R-AL), Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL), and Glenn Ivey (D-MD), introduced H.R. 8140, the “Supporting Every at-Risk Veteran In Critical Emergencies (SERVICE) Act.” 13 additional Members joined as original cosponsors of the bill.  The SERVICE Act would establish a pilot program to allow local law enforcement agencies to use the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Community Oriented Policing Services … Continue Reading


April 12, 2024

CORREA ANNOUNCES ANAHEIM RESIDENT AS CONGRESSIONAL APP CHALLENGE WINNER

WASHINGTON — Today, Representative Lou Correa (CA-46) announced Matthew Bersalona, a resident of Anaheim, Calif. and student at Oxford Academy, as the winner of the 2023 Congressional App Challenge in California’s 46th District. As one of the challenge winners, Matthew was invited to demonstrate his app to Members of Congress and their staff in the U.S. Capitol.  Rep. Correa presents Matthew Bersalona with a Congressional Recognition for his winning of the Congressional App … Continue Reading


April 12, 2024

CORREA STATEMENT ON REAUTHORIZATION OF FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE ACT

WASHINGTON — Today, the House of Representatives voted to reauthorize the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and Representative Lou Correa (CA-46) released the following statement:  “Today, Congress voted to reauthorize the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. As an elected representative, it’s my duty to do everything in my power to ensure that those who call Orange County home, and every American, live freely and without fear,” Correa said. “After seeing the aftermath of the recent … Continue Reading


April 11, 2024

CORREA STATEMENT ON REPORTS OF NEW NOTIFICATION FORMS UNDER HART-SCOTT-RODINO ACT

WASHINGTON — Today, in response to reports that U.S. antitrust enforcers are close to releasing new notification forms under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, Representative Lou Correa (CA-46), the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Administrative State, Regulatory Reform, and Antitrust, released the following statement:  “I welcome the reported decision by the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division to release more reasonable and balanced … Continue Reading


April 10, 2024

CORREA’S BORDER TECHNOLOGY LEGISLATION PASSES KEY HOUSE PANEL WITH BIPARTISAN SUPPORT, AWAITS FLOOR VOTE

Fact Sheet (PDF) | Text of Legislation (PDF) WASHINGTON — Today, Representative Lou Correa (D-CA), the top Democrat on the House Border Security and Enforcement Subcommittee, announced that his Emerging Innovative Border Technologies Act successfully passed out of the House Committee on Homeland Security with bipartisan support. The legislation was introduced last week alongside Representative Morgan Luttrell (R-TX) and now awaits a full floor vote in the House of Representatives. The … Continue Reading


April 02, 2024

CORREA LEADS 100+ MEMBERS CALLING FOR AUTOMATIC DACA EXTENSIONS AMIDST BACKLOG

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Today, Representative Lou Correa (D-CA), the top Democrat on the House Border Security and Enforcement Subcommittee, led 100+ of his colleagues in a letter to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Ur M. Jaddou to raise concern over delays in processing renewal applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, and call for the agency to begin providing automatic extensions for lawful recipients in the interim.  “Many of our … Continue Reading


April 02, 2024

CORREA, LUTTRELL INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO INTEGRATE TECHNOLOGY AND BORDER SECURITY

Fact Sheet (PDF) | Text of Legislation (PDF) WASHINGTON — Today, Representatives Lou Correa (D-CA), the top Democrat on the House Border Security and Enforcement Subcommittee, and Morgan Luttrell (R-TX) introduced the Emerging Innovative Border Technologies Act, a bipartisan piece of legislation that would enhance border security operations by requiring the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to present a plan to Congress for integrating innovative technologies, like artificial intelligence … Continue Reading


March 29, 2024

CORREA HAILS SENATE COMPANION TO HIS LEGISLATION SUPPORT LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES, FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CRISIS

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Laphonza Butler (D-CA) introduced companion legislation in the U.S. Senate to Representative Lou Correa’s (D-CA) Promoting Reduction of Emissions Through Landscaping Equipment Act, legislation to create a federal tax credit to enable local small businesses, including landscaping and lawn care businesses of all sizes, to transition to zero-emission equipment more easily and without financial burden. Correa first introduced the … Continue Reading


March 28, 2024

CORREA, MASSIE CALL ON FTC CHAIR KHAN TO PROTECT INDEPENDENT GROCERS AMIDST KROGER MERGER LITIGATION

WASHINGTON — Today, Representatives Lou Correa (D-CA) and Thomas Massie (R-KY), Ranking Member and Chairman of the House Administrative State, Regulatory Reform, and Antitrust Subcommittee respectively, sent a bipartisan letter urging Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan to protect small, independent grocers should the FTC consider divestiture options to resolve its effort to block the Kroger Company’s acquisition of the Albertsons Companies, Inc. Historically, FTC has viewed … Continue Reading


March 22, 2024

CORREA VOTES AGAINST OMNIBUS FUNDING PACKAGE

WASHINGTON — Today Representative Lou Correa (D-CA), the top Democrat on the House Border Security and Enforcement Subcommittee, voted against the omnibus funding package, that included FY’24 Homeland Security funding legislation, and released the following statement:  “Today, I voted ‘no’ on a spending package that increases migrant detention and border enforcement without providing a pathway to legal status for those who’ve lived and worked in Orange County—and across this great country—for … Continue Reading


March 21, 2024

RANKING MEMBER CORREA DELIVERS OPENING STATEMENT IN SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING: “EXAMINING CBP ONE: FUNCTIONS, FEATURES, EXPANSION, AND RISKS”

Watch Today’s Hearing HERE WASHINGTON — Today, Ranking Member Correa (CA-46), the top Democrat on the House Border Security and Enforcement Subcommittee, led his Democratic colleagues during a joint Subcommittee hearing by the Subcommittee on Border Security and Enforcement and Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Accountability, “Examining CBP One: Functions, Features, Expansion, and Risks.” You can watch today’s hearing HERE.  You will find below Ranking Member Correa’s opening … Continue Reading


March 20, 2024

REP. CORREA, MAYOR DUNLAP ANNOUNCE $500,000 FOR FULLERTON AIRPORT TECHNOLOGY, ACCESSIBILITY UPGRADES

WASHINGTON — Today, Representative Lou Correa (D-Fullerton) and Fullerton Mayor Nicholas Dunlap announced the delivery of $500,000 in federal tax dollars for the City of Fullerton and Fullerton Municipal Airport (FUL) to fund much-needed technology and accessibility upgrades for its Air Traffic Control Tower. This funding is a direct result of Democrats’ passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), which Correa helped get signed into law.  “From tourism, emergency services, containing … Continue Reading


March 20, 2024

RANKING MEMBER CORREA DELIVERS OPENING STATEMENT IN SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING: “REINING IN THE ADMINISTRATIVE STATE: AGENCY ADJUDICATION AND OTHER AGENCY ACTION”

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Ranking Member Correa (CA-46), the top Democrat on the House Administrative State, Regulatory Reform, and Antitrust Subcommittee, led his Democratic colleagues during a hearing entitled “Reining in the Administrative State: Agency Adjudication and Other Agency Action” to examine regulatory agencies and the safety of consumers.  You can watch today’s hearing HERE. You will find below Ranking Member Correa’s opening statement, as prepared for delivery:  Thank you, … Continue Reading


March 15, 2024

CORREA, LAWLER INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES AND INCREASE ACCESSIBILITY

WASHINGTON — This week, Representatives Lou Correa (CA-46) and Mike Lawler (NY-17) introduced the ADA 30 Days to Comply Act, a bipartisan piece of legislation that would create a process for individuals with disabilities to formally and directly notify businesses of barriers to accessibility, giving businessowners 30 days to become ADA-compliant and avoid drawn-out court proceedings. "ADA requirements are crucial to protecting individuals with disabilities in our communities. Small businesses … Continue Reading


March 14, 2024

REP. CORREA, MAYOR AITKEN ANNOUNCE $2 MILLION FOR TRAFFIC IMPROVEMENT, SAFETY IN ANAHEIM

WASHINGTON — Today, Representative Lou Correa (D-Anaheim) and Anaheim Mayor Ashleigh Aitken announced over $2 million in federal funding for the City of Anaheim to use for traffic improvements, safety, and enforcement. This funding is a direct result of Democrats’ passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), which Correa helped get signed into law. As part of this announcement, Correa and Aitken released the following statement:  “Anaheim residents deserve shorter commutes and to feel … Continue Reading


March 06, 2024

CORREA HAILS HOUSE-PASSAGE OF NEARLY $15 MILLION FOR PROJECTS ACROSS ORANGE COUNTY

“This is what taxpayer equity looks like.” WASHINGTON — Today, Representatives Lou Correa (CA-46) voted to finalize nearly $15 million in Community Project Funding (CPF) that he previously secured for California’s 46th District in 2024 federal funding legislation. This funding, included in the first of the appropriations government funding packages, responds directly to some of the most pressing needs across Orange County. Rep. Correa worked with community leaders to identify priorities for … Continue Reading


March 05, 2024

CORREA TO HOST DACA RECIPIENT, ORANGE RESIDENT FOR STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

Photos of Valeria Available for Download HERE SANTA ANA, Calif. — Today, Representatives Lou Correa (D-CA), the top Democrat on the House Border Security and Enforcement Subcommittee, announced that he will be joined by Valeria Delgado, a first-generation DACA recipient, Orange resident, and student at Chapman University as his guest to President Biden’s State of the Union Address next week—to reaffirm his commitment to fighting for comprehensive immigration reform. Valeria Delgado poses … Continue Reading


February 29, 2024

CONGRESSIONAL ENERGY EXPORT CAUCUS ON GERMANY’S SEFE CONTINUING TO BUY LNG FROM RUSSIA

WASHINGTON — Today, the Co-Chairs of the Congressional Energy Export Caucus, Representatives Lou Correa (D-CA), Carol Miller (R-WV), Henry Cuellar (D-TX), and Jodey Arrington (R-TX) released the below statement addressing Germany state-owned energy group, SEFE’s, decision to continue purchasing Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from Russia. This announcement comes in response to the Biden Administration's pause on LNG exports from the United States. “Russia continues to benefit from President … Continue Reading


February 21, 2024

CORREA, CRANE INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN BORDER SECURITY LEGISLATION TO COUNTER UNDERGROUND SMUGGLING TUNNELS

WASHINGTON — Today, Representatives Lou Correa (D-CA), the top Democrat on the House Border Security and Enforcement Subcommittee, and Eli Crane (R-AZ) introduced the Subterranean Border Defense Act, a bipartisan piece of legislation that would require annual reports to Congress on efforts taking place to counter illicit cross-border tunnel operations. “It’s clear that human traffickers and illegal drug smugglers have developed dynamic ways to evade capture—making it urgent and necessary that … Continue Reading


February 15, 2024

CORREA VOTES AGAINST GOP ATTEMPT TO PUT CONSUMER PROTECTIONS AT RISK

WASHINGTON — Today, Representative Lou Correa (D-CA) voted against the Republican-led Unlocking our Domestic LNG Potential Act of 2024 and released the following statement: “I remain concerned about eliminating the requirement that our energy exports and imports be ‘consistent with the public interest’. This standard has been in place to protect consumers for almost a century—and losing this safeguard would not be in the nation’s best interest,” Correa said. “It also takes away the Department … Continue Reading

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