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Capps sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to nominate Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve when Chairman Ben Bernanke’s term expires at the end of the year.
Capps released the following statement in response to announcement from the California Professional Firefighters that 57 civilian firefighters at Vandenberg will face furloughs
"It’s critically important that the House leadership knows the many concrete ways that sequestration is affecting our districts and local economies."
Capps Announces $150,000 in Federal Funding For Launchpoint Technologies of Goleta to Develop New Propulsion Systems for Aircrafts
"The SBIR program is a fantastic example of our government supporting small business and innovation in the United States. Without SBIR we would be spending a tremendous amount of time and effort seeking a small amount of seed funding to prove out our ideas instead of actually developing the technology," said Michael Ricci, P.E.,Vice President of Engineering, Launchpoint Technologies.
Capps Announces $1.6 million grant to UCSB’s Institute for Energy Efficiency to Develop New Hybrid Battery
The grant program provides funding to breakthrough technologies that have the potential to develop into new industries and have a commercial impact.
Capps Applauds President Obama’s Comments on the Importance of Removing Barriers to Veterans Joining Civilian Health Care Workforce
Capps’ Bill Passed by House Would Address This Problem
This sudden spike in gas prices is incredibly hard on on folks on the Central Coast. We’ve seen energy markets manipulated in the past by Enron and others and it’s important to make sure it isn’t happening again.