More on Economy and Jobs

Sep 18, 2013

Capps Encourages Obama to Nominate Yellen for Fed Chair

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.

May 30, 2013

Capps Responds to Firefighter Furloughs At Vandenberg Airforce Base

Capps released the following statement in response to announcement from the California Professional Firefighters that 57 civilian firefighters at Vandenberg will face furloughs

Mar 6, 2013

Capps, Brownley Highlight Impacts of Sequester on Port Hueneme for Speaker Boehner

"It’s critically important that the House leadership knows the many concrete ways that sequestration is affecting our districts and local economies."

Dec 11, 2012

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.

Dec 3, 2012

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.

Oct 10, 2012

Capps Urges Federal Trade Commission to Investigate California’s Gasoline Price Spike

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.