Press Releases

Nov 14, 2013

Capps’ Pediatric Research Bill Passes Senate

Issues: Healthcare

Capps (CA-24) applauded the Senate’s passage of the PREEMIE Reauthorization Act (S. 252/H.R. 541 which included the National Pediatric Research Network Act (NPRNA) - a bill authored by Capps - as an amendment.

Nov 13, 2013

Capps Announces Grant for the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics

Issues: Healthcare

Capps announced that the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics received an $812,500 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services.

Nov 12, 2013

Capps Applauds Passage of the HOPE Act

Issues: Healthcare, LBGT

Capps applauded the passage of the HOPE Act, a bipartisan bill she authored in the House which would create a science-based path for medical research to proceed on the feasibility, effectiveness and safety of HIV+ to HIV+ organ transplants.

Nov 12, 2013

Capps Applauds Army Decision to Keep ROTC at UCSB

Capps announced the Army has suspended the planned closure of the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program at UCSB.

Nov 1, 2013

White House Launches Capps Proposal for Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience

Issues: Energy & Environment

Capps praised the establishment of the White House Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, an idea stemming from a letter urging President Obama appoint a panel to strengthen federal support for local climate change preparedness and resiliency efforts.

Oct 30, 2013

Capps Introduces Bill to Help Veterans Receive Benefits

Issues: Veterans

Capps introduced the Veterans’ Record Reconstruction Act, a bill that will make it easier for veterans to prove their eligibility for certain benefits or decorations.

Oct 30, 2013

Capps Announces Millions in Funding for Central Coast Technology Research

Issues: Energy & Environment

Capps announced three Central Coast research projects received more than $5 million in funding from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program.

Oct 28, 2013

Capps Urges President to Take Action on Seafood Fraud

Issues: Energy & Environment

Capps sent a letter to President Obama urging him to take administrative action on seafood fraud, a widespread issue that puts fishers and seafood consumers around the country at risk.

Oct 28, 2013

Capps Announces $1.4 million Grant for Peoples’ Self-Help Housing

Issues: Housing & Foreclosures

Capps announced that Peoples’ Self-Help Housing Corporation in San Luis Obispo received a U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development grant for $1.4 million.

Oct 25, 2013

Capps Announces Funding for Solar Energy Technology Development in San Luis Obispo

Issues: Energy & Environment

Capps announced that Renewable Power Conversion Inc. in San Luis Obispo received $994,378 from the Department of Energy to develop innovative solar energy technology as part of the agency’s SunShot Incubator Program.