Press Releases

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.

Mar 4, 2015

Capps Reintroduces Bills to Help Communities Prepare for Climate Change

Issues: Energy & Environment

Capps reintroduced three climate change-related bills that would help local communities increase their resiliency to the impacts of climate change.

Mar 3, 2015

Capps, Burgess Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Women’s Access to Maternity Health Care

Issues: Healthcare

Capps and Republican Rep. Michael C. Burgess (TX-26) reintroduced a bipartisan bill that would increase women’s access to maternity health care in both urban and rural areas.

Mar 2, 2015

Capps Co-Sponsors Bill to Help Veterans Access Care

Issues: Veterans

Capps announced that she has co-sponsored legislation that would make it easier for Central Coast veterans to access the care they have earned and deserve.

Feb 26, 2015

Capps Announces Grant Funding for Early Head Start

Issues: Education

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.

Feb 24, 2015

Capps Reintroduces Bill to Protect Federal Firefighters

Issues: Healthcare

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.

Feb 23, 2015

Capps Announces Federal Funding for a UCSB Skin Cancer and Prevention Study

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.

Feb 20, 2015

Capps Joins Secretary Foxx in Push for Protecting Consumers from Unsafe Rental Cars

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.

Feb 13, 2015

Capps Announces Federal Grant for SBCC to Support STEM Programming

Issues: Education

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.

Feb 11, 2015

Capps Offers Amendment to Keystone Bill to Protect Environment

Issues: Energy & Environment

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.