Press Releases

Feb 20, 2013

Capps Reminds Constituents to Apply for Tickets to Attend the 2013 White House Easter Egg Roll

The 2013 White House Easter Egg Roll, which will be held on Monday, April 1st, will focus on the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative dedicated to solving the challenges of child obesity and promoting healthy, active lifestyles.

Feb 14, 2013

Capps Introduces Legislation to End Research Ban On Organ Donation From HIV-Positive Donors to HIV-Positive Transplant Recipients

Issues: Healthcare, LBGT

Boxer, Coburn, Baldwin, Paul Introduce Identical Legislation in the Senate That Could Help Alleviate Long Transplant Waiting Lists

Feb 12, 2013

House Approves Bipartisan Capps, Kinzinger Bill To Help Military Medics Join Civilian Health Care Workforce

Issues: Veterans

The bill would assist states in streamlining their certification requirements for veterans with military medical training who want to continue their career as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) in the civilian workforce.

Feb 11, 2013

Capps Urges President Obama to Appoint Blue Ribbon Panel To Evaluate Climate Change Preparedness

Issues: Energy & Environment

“Recent extreme weather events like Hurricane Sandy are a scary foreshadowing of what could happen with increased frequency if our local communities and infrastructure are not prepared for the impacts of climate change like increased flooding, droughts, and higher temperatures."

Jan 29, 2013

Capps Meets With Seniors in Solvang and Buellton to Discuss Constituent Services, Medicare, Social Security

Issues: Social Security

I really appreciate the time the residents at Atterdag Home and seniors from the Buellton Senior Center spent with me. One of the most important parts of my job is meeting with my constituents and getting their input on the issues of the day.

Jan 28, 2013

Capps Statement on Senate Bipartisan Immigration Reform Framework

Issues: Immigration

"Very encouraged to see a bipartisan framework emerge from the Senate that recognizes that we are a nation of laws while respecting our history as a nation of immigrants"

Jan 16, 2013

Capps Statement on Obama Administration Recommendations on Reducing Gun Violence

The Obama Administration has put forward a comprehensive package of recommendations that take a holistic approach toward reducing and preventing gun violence in America.

Jan 15, 2013

Capps, McMorris Rodgers Introduce National Pediatric Research Network Act

Issues: Healthcare

Bipartisan bill is designed to help increase research and accelerate the development of clinical trials to treat rare pediatric diseases

Dec 21, 2012

Capps Statement on House Adjournment

"It’s incredibly disappointing that the House has adjourned without giving millions of middle class families and small businesses across this country the peace of mind that their taxes won’t be going up on January 1st."

Dec 21, 2012

Capps Announces Implementation of “Pay as You Earn” Program to Make Student Loan Repayment Easier

The Administration’s “Pay as You Earn” proposal will reduce monthly loan payments by capping them at 10% of discretionary income to make loan repayment more manageable for recent graduates.