Press Releases

July 29, 2019 Press Release
Shares National and Local Resources to Assist the Community

GILROY, CA – Today, Reps. Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) and Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), who jointly represent the City of Gilroy, issued the following statement in response to the tragic violence that occurred on July 28, on the closing day of the Gilroy Garlic Festival.

July 25, 2019 Press Release
Modeled after WWII victory bonds, Clean Energy Victory Bonds would spur investment in clean energy projects, create jobs, and help communities fight the climate crisis

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) introduced bicameral legislation to give all Americans the opportunity to buy Clean Energy Victory Bonds and empower regular people to do their part in building our country’s clean energy future.

July 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Andy Harris, M.D. (R-MD), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), H. Morgan Griffith (R-VA), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), and Rob Bishop (R-UT) today introduced the Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2019. This bill addresses burdensome processes that currently impede legitimate medical research on marijuana.

July 16, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Lofgren Chairs Hearing Featuring U.S. Assistant Inspector General Testifying to Conditions Migrant Families Endure at U.S. Border

Washington, D.C.—Today, U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Chair of the House Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship, chaired a hearing of the Subcommittee entitled “Overcrowding and Prolonged Detention at U.S.

July 16, 2019 Press Release
Reps. Nadler and Lofgren Release Statement Concerning Trump Administration’s New Regulation To End Asylum Protection for Most Central American Refugees
July 10, 2019 Press Release
Legislation Would Help Reduce Backlog for High-Skilled Employees Seeking Visas by Implementing Fairer “First-Come, First-Served” System

Washington, D.C.—Today, the House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Ken Buck (R-CO) that would strengthen the American workforce by reducing the wait time for those impacted most by the decades-long backlog of immigrant visas (“green cards”). H.R.

June 28, 2019 Press Release
Legislation Would Require States to Establish Independent Redistricting Commissions to Redraw Lines that Disenfranchise Voters

Washington, D.C.—On the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that allows partisan gerrymandering in federal elections to continue, U.S. Reps. Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), and Julia Brownley (CA-26) were joined by the majority of the California Democratic Delegation in introducing legislation to reform the nation’s patchwork redistricting system.

June 27, 2019 Press Release
Legislation Would Combat Violence and Instability that Causes Thousands to Flee Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador


June 25, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Chair of the House Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship, voted for a $4.5 billion emergency funding bill that would provide humanitarian assistance to migrant children and families in U.S. custody at the southern border. Following today’s vote, in which the U.S. House passed the appropriations bill, Rep.