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  • SBA disaster assistance available for Santa Clara county businesses and residents affected by flooding
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) announced low-interest federal disaster loans will be made available to Santa Clara County businesses and residents affected by severe storms and flooding that occurred between February 1-25. The U.S. Small Business Administration is acting in response to a request received from California Governor Jerry Brown’s director of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, representative, Mark S. Ghilarducci, on March 17, 2017. “I’m glad to see th... Read more

  • Donald Trump’s Second Muslim and Refugee Ban Is Just as Un-American as the First
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    SAN JOSE, CA – Today, U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Senior Democrat on the House Judiciary Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee, issued the following statement after President Donald Trump signed a revised Muslim and refugee ban Executive Order. The Order bars the entry of nationals from six Muslim-majority countries and suspends U.S. refugee processing: “This revised order is no less a violation of the bedrock American principle of freedom of belief than the original. It remains un-... Read more

  • Sen. Coons, Rep. Lofgren lead bicameral amicus brief on Trump travel ban
    Posted in Press Releases on February 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Foreign Policy and Human Rights

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) led an amici curiae brief signed by 167 Members of Congress in support of plaintiffs suing President Trump in the Eastern District of New York over the recent Executive Order banning travel to the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries. The Members of Congress, 140 Members of the House of Representatives and 27 U.S. Senators, who are signatories to the brief have participated in the drafting of i... Read more

  • Lofgren statement on proposed National Guard deportation force
    Posted in Press Releases on February 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Foreign Policy and Human Rights

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) today issued the following statement in response to a reported leaked memo detailing Trump Administration plans to mobilize the National Guard to forcibly deport undocumented immigrants: “While the Trump Administration may try to downplay the significance of this document, it is clearly written by top officials within their Administration and lends important insight into the sort of conversations they are leading. “The simple fact that calling in... Read more

  • House Democrats introduce redistricting reform legislation to end partisan gerrymandering
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Democratic lawmakers led by U.S. Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.), Julia Brownley (D-Calif.), and John P. Sarbanes (D-Md.) introduced legislation today to end partisan gerrymandering and reform the nation’s patchwork redistricting system. The Redistricting Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 1102), introduced by 48 House Democrats and supported by Common Cause, will require states to establish independent, multi-party citizen redistricting commissions to draw open ... Read more

  • Lofgren introduces further legislation to block Trump immigration executive orders
    Posted in Press Releases on February 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – Following considerable public outcry in opposition to President Trump’s executive orders on immigration, U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) this week introduced new legislation to rescind and defund Trump’s interior enforcement and border wall executive orders. The Protecting Our Border Communities Act (H.R. 920) and The Community Trust Act (H.R. 921) will render null and void President Trump’s Executive orders issued on January 25, 2017 to construct a border wall and target all u... Read more

  • House Democrats introduce legislation to block President Trump’s travel and refugee ban
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – 179 House Democrats, led by U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) today introduced legislation to defund and rescind President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel from Muslim countries and suspending the refugee program. The SOLVE, or Statue of Liberty Values Act, introduced following profound confusion and fear after the implementation of an unprecedented Presidential Executive Order banning refugees and individuals from 7 majority Muslim ... Read more

  • House Republicans block Lofgren effort to rescind Trump’s Muslim travel and refugee ban
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following introduction of the SOLVE Act, a bill to defund and rescind President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban executive order, U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) asked for unanimous consent for the House of Representatives to consider her legislation. Despite a bipartisan chorus of foreign policy experts having condemned Trump’s Muslim and refugee ban as disastrous for our national security, and a lack of consultation with Congress and President Trump’s own Department of Homeland Se... Read more

  • Lofgren statement on “extreme vetting” executive order
    Posted in Press Releases on January 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Foreign Policy and Human Rights

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D- Calif.), Senior Democrat on the House Judiciary Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee, issued the following statement today after President Trump announced executive actions: “I will undertake a legal analysis of President Trump’s executive order today, and will issue a comprehensive review soon. However, it is clear that the effects of today’s orders will be discriminatory and isolationist. They are un-American, driven by xenophobia, and will da... Read more

  • Lofgren Statement on Trump’s Immigration Executive Actions
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Senior Democrat on the House Judiciary Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee, today issued the following statement today after President Trump signed orders to build an taxpayer-funded wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and block federal resources to sanctuary cities: “I am undertaking a thorough analysis of President Trump’s executive orders on immigration today, and will be issuing a more comprehensive review soon. “In the meantime, it ap... Read more