Press Releases

Jul 9, 2014

Capps Applauds Decision to Protect Surviving Spouses from Foreclosure

Issues: Housing & Foreclosures

Capps applauded the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for issuing a rule to protect widows and widowers from losing their homes.

Jul 9, 2014

Capps, Markey, Meng Introduce Bill to Protect Workers and Children From Chemical Exposure

Issues: Healthcare

Bill introduced to protect workers and consumers from chemicals that the President’s Cancer Panel has indicated could be causing “grievous harm.”

Jul 8, 2014

Capps Announces Funds for UCSB Research to Improve Global Health

UCSB researchers received nearly $1.5 million to research strategies to reduce the incidence of schistosomiasis, a major human tropical disease.

Jun 30, 2014

Capps Releases Statement on SCOTUS Hobby Lobby Decision

Issues: Healthcare

Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby

Jun 27, 2014

Capps Calls for House Vote on Bipartisan Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Issues: Immigration

Capps called on the House Majority to stop blocking immigration reform legislation from coming to a vote on the House floor.

Jun 26, 2014

Capps Leads Charge to Protect California Coastline from Oil Drilling

Issues: Energy & Environment

Capps led efforts against a bill that would expand offshore drilling nationwide and specifically require new drilling off the coasts of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.

Jun 26, 2014

Capps Hosts Congressional Art Competition Winner

Issues: Education

Capps hosted Dos Pueblos High School senior Anke Gladnick, the winner of the 2014 Central Coast’s annual Congressional Art Competition, on Capitol Hill.

Jun 23, 2014

Capps Announces $1 million in Funding for UCSB Research

Issues: Education

The National Science Foundation awarded more than $1 million to researchers at UCSB to study how users might misplace trust when using smartphones.

Jun 19, 2014

Capps Introduces Legislation to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence and Stalking From Gun Violence

Capps introduced new, updated domestic violence legislation aimed at reducing and preventing gun violence.

Jun 17, 2014

Capps Applauds Presidential Action to Address Seafood Fraud

Issues: Energy & Environment

Capps released a statement in response to President Obama directing Federal agencies to develop a program to deter illegal fishing practices and fraud.