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Rep. Lois Capps announced that the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County received $3,071,711 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for its Early Head Start program.
Reps. Capps and Meehan reintroduced legislation that would help ensure federal firefighters could obtain the disability benefits they deserve if they were harmed through the hazards of their service.
Capps announced that researchers at UCSB received a grant for $231,546 from the Department of Health and Human Services to study Ultra Violet (UV) induced skin cancer and prevention.
Capps urged Congress to pass legislation that would require rental car agencies and used car dealers to fix safety defects before renting or selling vehicles subject to a recall.
Capps announced that the Foundation for Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) received a grant for $598,808 from the National Science Foundation to provide scholarships to 34 undergraduate students.
Capps offered a motion on the House floor that would have ensured that TransCanada – and not the taxpayer – pay to clean up the mess in the event of a spill associated with the Keystone XL pipeline.
Capps was recommended as a member of the House Committee on Natural Resources for the 114th Congress.
Capps, Rep. Bill Pascrell, and Senator Robert Menendez announced the reintroduction of the SAFE PLAY Act, a bill that would promote the safety of young athletes.
Capps announced that UCSB researchers were awarded a National Science Foundation grant to study the link between kelp forests and beach ecosystems.
Capps led a letter to the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urging the CDC to take additional steps to alert and educate health care providers on the signs and symptoms of measles.