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Capps Announces $1.6 Million in Federal Funding To Hire and Train Firefighters For New Santa Maria Fire Station
The funding will be used to hire and train firefighters for the new fire station located in northwest Santa Maria and keep them on the job for the next two years.
Capps Continues Efforts to Protect California’s Coastline, Votes Against Misguided Legislation Mandating New Drilling off Central Coast
This is the 11th time in 18 months the House has voted on legislation that unnecessarily is a giant giveaway to Big Oil by opening up nearly every last piece of the public’s lands to drilling.
It’s critical that California, and all Western states, have a plan and the resources necessary to clean up the increased volume of marine debris resulting from the tsunami and earthquake in Japan.
The College will enhance its agricultural program offerings and launch an “ag literacy” campaign to expand students’ awareness of agriculture production and agriscience-related careers focusing on local opportunities for employment.
Capps Announces $88,000 Grant for San Luis Obispo County Fire Department For Search and Rescue Training Opportunities
The grant will be used to provide training opportunities for the twenty member joint CAL FIRE and San Luis Obispo County Urban Search and Rescue team.
Capps Applauds Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Eliminate “Residual Risk” Flood Insurance Purchase Requirement for Santa Maria Home and Business Owners
This bipartisan legislation makes certain that homeowners at low flood risk and protected by levees, like the people of the Santa Maria Valley, will not have to buy costly additional annual federal flood insurance.
Capps helped lead the effort in the House of Representatives to include three bipartisan provisions in the legislation at the request of Central Coast transportation planners.
Bill includes Capps provisions that improve patient safety, streamline approval for certain medical devices, and reduce healthcare disparities for women
Bill would protect the growing organic farming industry and its expanding consumer base by ensuring the integrity of certified organic products.