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House Energy and Commerce Committee voted unanimously to advance the Medicare Patient and Quality Improvement Act, a bill supported by Congresswoman Lois Capps.
Capps spoke out against devastating cuts to the Community Development Block Grant program, part of a bill that slashes funding to historic lows for key housing and transportation initiatives designed to strengthen local communities.
Capps voted against H.R. 5, the Student Success Act, which would reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, formerly known as No Child Left Behind, at sequestration levels.
Capps announced more than $2.5 million in federal grant awards to the cities of Santa Maria, Goleta, and Ventura designed to provide housing and economic opportunities for low, very low and moderate income residents.
Capps applauded the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s passage of her legislation, the HOPE Act (H.R. 698, the HIV Organ Policy Equity Act).
Capps Introduces Bill to Level the Playing Field for Safety Net Providers Working with Vulnerable Populations
Capps introduced the Medicaid Information Technology to Enhance Community Health (MITECH) Act, legislation that would increase access to Electronic Health Records (EHR) for safety net providers.
Capps announced health centers grants of more than $1 million to enroll uninsured residents in new health coverage options made available by the Affordable Care Act.
Capps introduced the School-Based Health Centers Act, which would provide federal support for critical, high-quality comprehensive health care, mental health care and social services at School-Based Health Centers across the nation.
Capps announced that the City of San Luis Obispo has been awarded a $101,536 fire prevention grant by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Fire Administration.
Capps applauded the passage of the Senate immigration bill, bipartisan legislation designed to address comprehensive immigration reform.