Press Releases

June 17, 2021 Press Release
"This federal funding will help boost our South Bay economy and, importantly, help address disparities in San Jose, specifically for communities hit hardest by the pandemic."
June 15, 2021 Press Release
Modeled after WWII victory bonds, Clean Energy Victory Bonds would spur investment in clean-energy projects, create jobs, & help the U.S. fight the climate crisis
"We must employ proven economic growth-based tactics to tackle climate change."
June 15, 2021 Press Release
SST Passes Bipartisan NSF for the Future Act and the Dept. of Energy Science for the Future Act
"America needs to improve the speed and scale of scientific research while promoting innovative solutions to the challenges we face as a nation."
June 10, 2021 Press Release
Included are Local Rail-Crossing- & Pedestrian-Safety Projects, San Jose Transit & Morgan Hill Road Improvements, Regional Transportation Conservation Efforts, & Caltrain Technology Optimizations & Accessibility Expansions
"The Santa Clara County projects included in the INVEST in America Act will make our community safer, more accessible, and more connected."
June 8, 2021 Press Release
"This initial report released today by the Task Force makes it clear that important strides are being made to mitigate the immeasurable harm that resulted from the Trump Administration’s cruel family separation policy."
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June 2, 2021 Press Release
"Underserved communities, including racial and ethnic minority groups, have often experienced higher rates of infection, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19. This funding will importantly help address these disparities and meet the needs of the communities that have been hit the hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic."
June 2, 2021 Press Release
The Equal Access to Green cards for Legal Employment (EAGLE) Act of 2021 Phases Out 7% Per-Country Cap on Employment-Based Immigrant Visas & Raises Per-Country Cap on Family-Sponsored Visas to 15%
"The bipartisan EAGLE Act moves our country toward a system that de-emphasizes birthplace and better serves America."
May 13, 2021 Press Release
Will Protect Vital Government Services, Support Public Health Efforts, & Address Negative Economic Impacts of COVID-19 in CA-19
"Federal funding is coming in to prevent cuts to important services and allow state and local governments to effectively contribute to a strong recovery."
May 12, 2021 Press Release
"It’s good news that this federal investment will help secure the future of three esteemed local institutions and provide struggling students with urgent relief that will allow them to stay on track and complete their education."
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May 11, 2021 Press Release
Will Benefit Renters, Landlords; Help Prevent Evictions; Address Housing Affordability, Homelessness Challenges
"Housing help is on the way thanks to the American Rescue Plan."

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