Press Releases

Feb 23, 2015

Capps Announces Federal Funding for a UCSB Skin Cancer and Prevention Study

Capps announced that researchers at UCSB received a grant for $231,546 from the Department of Health and Human Services to study Ultra Violet (UV) induced skin cancer and prevention.

Feb 20, 2015

Capps Joins Secretary Foxx in Push for Protecting Consumers from Unsafe Rental Cars

Capps urged Congress to pass legislation that would require rental car agencies and used car dealers to fix safety defects before renting or selling vehicles subject to a recall.

Feb 13, 2015

Capps Announces Federal Grant for SBCC to Support STEM Programming

Issues: Education

Capps announced that the Foundation for Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) received a grant for $598,808 from the National Science Foundation to provide scholarships to 34 undergraduate students.

Feb 11, 2015

Capps Offers Amendment to Keystone Bill to Protect Environment

Issues: Energy & Environment

Capps offered a motion on the House floor that would have ensured that TransCanada – and not the taxpayer – pay to clean up the mess in the event of a spill associated with the Keystone XL pipeline.

Feb 11, 2015

Capps Recommended for House Committee on Natural Resources

Issues: Energy & Environment

Capps was recommended as a member of the House Committee on Natural Resources for the 114th Congress.

Feb 10, 2015

Capps, Pascrell, Menendez Re-Introduce Bill to Protect Children in Athletics

Capps, Rep. Bill Pascrell, and Senator Robert Menendez announced the reintroduction of the SAFE PLAY Act, a bill that would promote the safety of young athletes.

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.