Press Releases

Dec 5, 2013

Capps Announces $56 Million Army Contract Extension with UCSB

Issues: Education

Capps announced that the Army has decided to extend a $56.6 million contract at UC Santa Barbara.

Dec 3, 2013

Capps Announces Grant for Drug Discovery Research

Issues: Healthcare

Capps announced a $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation

Dec 3, 2013

Medicare Open Enrollment Closes Dec. 7th

Issues: Healthcare

Capps reminds Central Coast residents that Medicare Open Enrollment closes Saturday December 7th

Dec 2, 2013

Capps Bipartisan Bill Signed Into Law

Issues: Healthcare

Capps announced that President Obama has signed the PREEMIE Reauthorization Act into law

Nov 21, 2013

President Obama Signs Capps’ HOPE Act into Law

Issues: Healthcare, LBGT

New Law Could Save Hundreds of Lives Each Year and Shorten Transplant Waitlists

Nov 21, 2013

Capps Blasts Covered California Decision to Reject “Grandfathering” Fix

Issues: Healthcare

Capps released a statement regarding Covered California’s decision to reject President Obama’s proposed "Grandfathering" fix

Nov 20, 2013

Capps Pushes for Solution to Canceled Insurance Plans

Issues: Healthcare

Capps spoke on the House floor to urge California state officials to adopt the President’s proposed administrative fix to give Californians the option to renew their 2013 health plans for the coming year.

Nov 19, 2013

Capps Calls for Federal Moratorium on Offshore Fracking Activities Pending Environmental Review

Issues: Energy & Environment

Capps sent a letter calling for a moratorium on offshore fracking activities in federal waters off the coast of California until a comprehensive study is conducted to determine the impacts of fracking activities.

Nov 15, 2013

Capps Votes to Allow People to Stay on Their Current Health Plans in 2014

Issues: Healthcare

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.

Nov 14, 2013

Capps, Lofgren Lead Letter Urging State to Implement Administrative Fix

Issues: Healthcare

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.