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Capps voted to allow people to stay on their current healthcare plans throughout 2014. The measure would allow insurance companies to continue selling policies to their current customers in 2014 that were in effect as of October 1, 2013.
Capps led a letter to California Health and Human Services Secretary Diana Dooley and Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee urging them to implement President Obama’s administrative fix that gives consumers the option to renew their 2013 health plans in 2014, without change.
Capps (CA-24) applauded the Senate’s passage of the PREEMIE Reauthorization Act (S. 252/H.R. 541 which included the National Pediatric Research Network Act (NPRNA) - a bill authored by Capps - as an amendment.
Capps announced that the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics received an $812,500 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services.
Capps applauded the passage of the HOPE Act, a bipartisan bill she authored in the House which would create a science-based path for medical research to proceed on the feasibility, effectiveness and safety of HIV+ to HIV+ organ transplants.
Capps announced the Army has suspended the planned closure of the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program at UCSB.
Capps praised the establishment of the White House Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, an idea stemming from a letter urging President Obama appoint a panel to strengthen federal support for local climate change preparedness and resiliency efforts.
Capps introduced the Veterans’ Record Reconstruction Act, a bill that will make it easier for veterans to prove their eligibility for certain benefits or decorations.
Capps announced three Central Coast research projects received more than $5 million in funding from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program.
Capps sent a letter to President Obama urging him to take administrative action on seafood fraud, a widespread issue that puts fishers and seafood consumers around the country at risk.