Press Releases

Feb 9, 2015

Capps Announces UCSB Grant to Research Kelp Ecosystems

Issues: Energy & Environment

Capps announced that UCSB researchers were awarded a National Science Foundation grant to study the link between kelp forests and beach ecosystems.

Feb 7, 2015

Capps Leads California Delegation Letter to CDC on Measles Education for Health Care Providers

Issues: Healthcare

Capps led a letter to the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urging the CDC to take additional steps to alert and educate health care providers on the signs and symptoms of measles.

Feb 5, 2015

Capps Hosts Rev. Schaefer at National Prayer Breakfast

Issues: LBGT

Rep. Lois Capps hosted Rev. Frank Schaefer, pastor of the Isla Vista United Methodist Church, as her guest at the National Prayer Breakfast.

Feb 3, 2015

President’s Budget Includes $30 Million to Fight Ocean Acidification

Issues: Energy & Environment

Capps and Farr released a statement in response to the President’s budget request for $30 million to significantly expand the NOAA ocean acidification research program.

Jan 27, 2015

Capps Applauds Decision to Protect California Coast from New Drilling

Issues: Energy & Environment

Capps applauded the decision by the U.S. Department of Interior to prohibit any new offshore oil or gas lease sales in the Northern California, Central California, and Southern California Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Planning Areas.

Jan 23, 2015

Capps Announces the Reintroduction of Campaign Finance Reform Bills

Capps announced that she is joining several of her colleagues in reintroducing two campaign finance reform bills.

Jan 20, 2015

Capps Statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Capps released a statement regarding President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.

Jan 16, 2015

Capps Honored to be Joined by Father of Slain UCSB Student at State of Union

Capps announced that Richard Martinez will be her guest at Tuesday’s State of the Union Address

Jan 14, 2015

Capps Statement on Immigration, Homeland Security Appropriations Votes

Issues: Immigration

Capps statement on the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, which passed the House of Representatives.

Jan 13, 2015

Capps Announces Federal Grant for Mental Health Services at UCSB Following Isla Vista Tragedy

Issues: Education

Capps announced that UCSB received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to assist with ongoing mental health services following the May 2014 tragedy in IV.

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