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Capps encouraged residents and business owners to take time to review plans for their families, homes, and businesses as part of National Preparedness Month, which is recognized each September.
Capps spoke on the House floor about the economic benefits of comprehensive immigration reform and the contributions of immigrants to the Central Coast economy.
Capps spoke on the House floor in support of Central Coast families and agricultural interests before voting against a bill which cuts $40 billion in basic food aid. The bill passed on a partisan vote, 217 to 210.
Capps sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to nominate Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve when Chairman Ben Bernanke’s term expires at the end of the year.
Capps announced that three schools received grants from the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries to help protect the health of the ocean, while educating Central Coast youth about the importance of the ocean ecosystem.
Capps announced that UCSB has received a grantfrom the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the response of Antarctic marine organisms to ocean warming and ocean acidification in the Southern Ocean.
Capps announced that the Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People received a $125,000 grant to involve and engage their local community to prevent substance use among youth.
Capps announced Dehlsen Associates, a Santa Barbara company, received a $500,000 grant from the Department of Energy to work on wave and tidal energy technology.
Capps announced federal grant funding to train 20 new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) teachers who will one day teach in the Santa Maria and San Luis Obispo areas.
House Energy and Commerce Committee voted unanimously to advance the Medicare Patient and Quality Improvement Act, a bill supported by Congresswoman Lois Capps.