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  • 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

  • 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

  • Lofgren Applauds Department of Energy “Scientific Integrity” policy
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation and Technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) today applauded a new Department of Energy (DOE) “scientific integrity” policy announced this week by Secretary Ernest Moniz. The new policy comes after Lofgren pushed for improvements to the Department’s scientific integrity policy in a September House Science, Space, and Technology subcommittee hearing. “Compared to the scientific integrity outlines of some other agencies – it’s on the short side,” said Lofgren at the hearing. “I’m wondering ... Read more

  • Lofgren seeks answers from Trump administration after reports of travelers turned away at U.S. border for religious and political views
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Foreign Policy and Human Rights

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) wrote to Secretary of Homeland Security General John Kelly today following alarming news reports of Canadian citizens subjected to questioning and denied entry to the United States based on political and religious affiliation. “Denying entry to peaceful men and women on a political or religious basis does nothing to protect our security and everything to undermine our core national principles. There is no legal basis for denying an individual f... Read more

  • Lofgren introduces bill to curb job outsourcing
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) introduced new legislation today to curb H-1B visa outsourcing abuse and to start the overhaul of a broken high-skilled immigration program. The High-Skilled Integrity and Fairness Act of 2017 would curtail abuse of the program which has allowed replacement of American workers by outsourcing companies with cheaper H-1B workers. In several recent incidences, high-profile U.S. employers including Disney, Southern California Edison, and most recen... Read more