Press Releases

Jul 26, 2016

Capps’ STOP Pain Act Becomes Law

Issues: Healthcare

Rep. Capps celebrated the passage of her STOP Pain Act, signed into law by President Obama on Friday as part of the larger Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act — a law that takes first steps to address the nation’s opioid epidemic.

Jul 14, 2016

Capps Works to Block Additional Offshore Fracking in the Pacific

Issues: Energy & Environment

Rep. Capps offered an amendment which would prohibit appropriated funds from being used to process “permit to drill” or a “permit to modify” applications that would authorize the use of hydraulic fracturing in the Pacific Outer Continental Shelf.

Jul 8, 2016

Capps Applauds House Passage of Legislation to Combat Opioid Epidemic

Issues: Healthcare

Today, Rep. Capps lauded the passage of S. 524, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016, legislation to address the opioid epidemic facing our country.

Jul 7, 2016

Capps Continues to Push for Designated Federal Funding to Combat Wildfires

Issues: Energy & Environment

Today, Rep. Capps reiterated her support for H.R. 167, the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act, bipartisan legislation that would ensure wildfires are funded similarly to natural disasters and end the harmful practice known as “fire borrowing.”

Jun 30, 2016

Capps Statement on DOD Announcement to Allow Open Transgender Military Service

Issues: LBGT

Rep. Capps released the following statement regarding Secretary of Defense Ash Carter’s announcement that the Department of Defense will now formally allow transgender individuals to join and serve openly in the military.

Jun 28, 2016

Capps Congratulates Local Community Partnership for Receiving National Clean Air Excellence Award

Issues: Energy & Environment

Rep. Capps recognized the partners behind the Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies project for winning the Clean Air Excellence Award from the EPA. The award was presented today by Janet McCabe, Acting Assistant Administrator for the EPA Office of Air and Radiation in Washington, D.C.

Jun 23, 2016

Capps Statement on House Floor Sit-In Against Gun Violence

Twenty-six hours after a sit-in on the House floor to call for a debate on gun safety measures was started by House Democrats, Rep. Capps released the following statement.

Jun 22, 2016

Capps Celebrates Pipeline Safety Measure Becoming Law

Issues: Energy & Environment

Rep. Capps hailed the signing of the PIPES Act into law today by President Barack Obama. His signature on the bill is the culmination of Capps’s efforts over the past year to strengthen the safety of our country’s natural gas and hazardous liquid pipeline system and to improve oversight of the energy industry.

Jun 21, 2016

Capps Statement on PG&E’s Announcement to Not Seek Relicensing for Diablo Canyon Power Plant

Issues: Economy and Jobs, Energy & Environment

Rep. Capps released a statement regarding Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) announcement that they will not seek relicensing for continued operation of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant beyond 2025.

Jun 15, 2016

Capps Applauds Committee Passage of Mental Health Legislation

Issues: Healthcare

Rep. Capps joined her colleagues on the Energy and Commerce Committee in support of the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R. 2646), which passed unanimously, by a vote of 53 to 0. Following a lengthy revision process, Committee members were able to come together to pass H.R. 2646 in a bipartisan effort to address gaps in the American mental health care system. The bill contains several provisions to strengthen current mental health care services and practices.