Press Releases

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.

Apr 14, 2015

Capps Speaks on House Floor in Honor of Equal Pay Day

Rep. Lois Capps spoke on the House floor to mark Equal Pay Day, highlighting the need for Congress to do more to close the wage gap that exists between men and women.

Apr 7, 2015

Capps Announces Retirement at End of 114th Congress

Capps announced that this will be her final term in the House and that she will retire at the conclusion of the 114th Congress.

Mar 27, 2015

Capps, McKinley Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Give Patients Access to Critical Treatments

Issues: Healthcare

Rep. Lois Capps and Republican Rep. David McKinley reintroduced a bipartisan bill to give patients with chronic, disabling, and life-threatening conditions affordable access to the newest drug therapies.

Mar 26, 2015

Capps Votes in Support of Improving Medicare for Seniors and Providers

Issues: Healthcare

Rep. Lois Capps voted to support a bipartisan bill that repeals and replaces a flawed provider reimbursement system that has created instability in the Medicare provider network for years.

Mar 16, 2015

Capps Announces Drought-Related Grant for City of Guadalupe

Issues: Energy & Environment

Rep. Lois Capps announced that the City of Guadalupe received a $347,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Emergency Community Water Assistance Grant program.

Mar 10, 2015

Capps & Guthrie Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Reauthorize Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act

Issues: Healthcare

Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA) and Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) introduced H.R. 1344, the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act of 2015.

Mar 4, 2015

Capps Introduces Bill to Combat Ocean Acidification

Issues: Energy & Environment

Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) introduced legislation that will support research on ocean acidification through partnerships between the seafood industry and the academic community.

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