Press Releases

May 20, 2015

Reps. Capps and Blackburn Introduce Bipartisan Children Count Act

Issues: Healthcare

Representatives Lois Capps (D-CA) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced the Children Count Act.

May 18, 2015

Capps Celebrates 50 Years of Head Start

Issues: Education

Rep. Lois Capps applauds the 50th anniversary of the launch of the federal Head Start program, which serves more than 30 million children and their families across the country, including hundreds on the Central Coast.

May 14, 2015

Capps Announces Grant for Cambria Fire Department

Capps announced that the Cambria Fire Department received a grant from the Department of Homeland Security to acquire self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) equipment.

May 8, 2015

Office of Rep. Capps to Host Service Academy Forum

Issues: Education, Veterans

On May 12 the Office of Congresswoman Capps will be hosting a Service Academy Forum for Central Coast students and their families interested in attending one of the nation’s prestigious service academies.

May 7, 2015

Capps Reintroduces Bill to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence and Stalking

Capps (CA-24) announced that she has reintroduced legislation to strengthen protections for victims of domestic violence and stalking by closing loopholes that allow their abusers and stalkers access to guns.

Apr 29, 2015

Capps, Joyce Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Patient Care and Support Nurses

Issues: Healthcare

Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) and Rep. David Joyce (OH-14) reintroduced the bipartisan Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act, a bill that would improve patient care and support nurses in health care facilities.

Apr 28, 2015

Capps Announces Head Start Grant

Issues: Education

Rep. Lois Capps announced that the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County received a $6,391,923 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services to fund its Head Start program.

Apr 21, 2015

Capps Introduces Bill to Halt Offshore Fracking and Require Environmental Review

Issues: Energy & Environment

On Earth Day, Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) introduced a bill that would place a moratorium on offshore fracking in federal waters off the West Coast until a full environmental review of the controversial practice is completed.

Apr 20, 2015

Capps Announces Federal Funding for Santa Barbara Airport Improvements

Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) announced that the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport received a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration for $3,026,481.

Apr 16, 2015

Capps, Kinzinger Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Veterans Find Jobs

Capps and Kinzinger reintroduced a bipartisan bill which would make it easier for veterans with military medical training to continue their careers as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) in the civilian workforce.

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