Press Releases

Jul 8, 2015

Capps Offers Amendment to Provide Funding for Onshore Oil Spill Response Preparation

Issues: Energy & Environment

An amendment authored by Rep. Lois Capps to increase funding for local response and preparedness training for inland oil spills was voted on by the full House of Representatives.

Jun 26, 2015

Capps Submits Letter in Advance of State Field Hearing

Issues: Energy & Environment

Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) sent a letter outlining federal efforts in the wake of the Plains oil spill to Jackson and Williams in advance of their Joint Oversight Hearing.

Jun 26, 2015

Capps Statement on SCOTUS Ruling in Favor of Marriage Equality

Issues: LBGT

Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) released a statement on the United States Supreme Court opinion that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry and that states have an obligation to perform same-sex marriage.

Jun 25, 2015

Capps Statement on SCOTUS Decision in King v. Burwell

Issues: Healthcare

Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24), a former school nurse, issued a statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in King v. Burwell.

Jun 24, 2015

Capps Releases Plains’ Response Letter Indicating Pipelines Will Remain Shut Down

Issues: Energy & Environment

Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) released a letter from Plains All American Pipeline in response to her June 11 inquiry.

Jun 24, 2015

Capps Hosts Central Coast Congressional Art Competition Winner

Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) hosted Mission College Preparatory High School junior Jenna Skiff - the winner of the 2015 Central Coast’s annual Congressional Art Competition - on Capitol Hill.

Jun 24, 2015

Capps, Boustany Make A PACT for Cancer Patients

Issues: Healthcare

Rep. Capps and Republican Rep. Boustany Jr., M.D., reintroduced bipartisan legislation which would encourage Medicare providers to actively engage their patients in developing cancer care plans.

Jun 22, 2015

California Members Introduce Offshore Oil and Gas Worker Whistleblower Protection Act

Issues: Economy and Jobs, Energy & Environment

Congresswoman Lois Capps (CA-24), Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), and Congressman Jared Huffman (CA-2) introduced the Offshore Oil and Gas Worker Whistleblower Protection Act of 2015 (H.R. 2824).

Jun 18, 2015

Capps Statement on Pope Francis Addressing Climate Change

Issues: Energy & Environment

Capps released a statement in response to Pope Francis’s formal letter addressed to “every person living on the planet” concerning the moral responsibility to care for the earth and act on climate change.