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  • Statement on markup of H.R. 2826, the “Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act of 2017"
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Foreign Policy and Human Rights

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) issued the following statement during House Judiciary Committee markup of H.R. 2826, the Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act of 2017. "H.R. 2826 would create a huge shift in this country’s history of welcoming and protecting refugees from around the world. I think it really is an attack on refugees and the programs that serve them. "The bill, in my view, does not enhance security or address current problems in the refugee programs. It f... Read more

  • Conyers & Lofgren on SCOTUS decision to take up Trump Muslim and Refugee Ban
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and Subcommittee on Immigration Ranking Member Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) today released the following joint statement after the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would take up Trump’s Muslim and Refugee ban: “Today’s Supreme Court decision recognizes a central constitutional defect in Donald Trump’s Muslim and Refugee Ban—the damage it inflicts on the interests of U.S. citizens and institutions. As the opinion notes, the... Read more

  • Statement on markup of H.R. 495, a Republican bill to remove child welfare protections
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) issued the following statement today during a House Judiciary Committee markup of H.R. 495, a Republican bill to remove basic child welfare protections for unaccompanied children which will result in an increase in child trafficking, child persecution and child abuse. Statement of Rep. Zoe Lofgren Markup of: H.R. 495, the “Protection of Children Act of 2017” Wednesday, June 14, 2017 “As Mr. Conyers has mentioned, the “Protection of Children Act” ... Read more

  • Lofgren announces federal funding for Mineta Airport infrastructure & safety improvements
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Growing a Strong Economy, Homeland Security

    SAN JOSE, CA – Two new federal grants were awarded to the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport for infrastructure improvements and the purchase of new safety equipment, announced U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) today. The grants – totaling nearly $1.2 million – were awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation. $805,900 will support plans to rehabilitate an emergency generator that provides back-up power for airfield lighting along one of the airport’s main runways. An addition... Read more

  • Lofgren, Leahy, Conyers send letter to Kushner companies asking about EB-5 visas and conflicts of interest
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation and Technology, Immigration

    WASHINGTON (THURSDAY, June 1, 2017) – Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Representative John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), and Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) on Thursday pressed the president of Kushner Companies for answers on the company’s use of EB-5 visas and its continued ties to Jared Kushner, President Trump’s top advisor and son-in-law. At a time when Mr. Kushner is facing scrutiny over his contacts with Russian officials and his former company reportedly is facing financial trouble at its ... Read more

  • Lofgren on Caltrain Electrification Project Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Growing a Strong Economy, Immigration

    WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) applauded the Federal Transit Administration's announcement - in a reversal of their earlier decision to withhold funding - to execute the Full Funding Grant Agreement for the Caltrain Modernization Program Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project. "Today's announcement is very good news with huge benefits for millions of residents and businesses from San Jose to San Francisco. The Caltrain electrification project will create an estimated 9,6... Read more

  • Statement on H.R. 2431, the Trump Mass Deportation Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Senior Democrat on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, issued the following statement today during a full committee markup of H.R. 2431, the Trump Mass Deportation Act – a harsh, anti-immigrant, enforcement-only proposal that would criminalize all undocumented immigrants, undermine public safety, harm the American people and waste millions of dollars: “Some will say this bill is needed to keep us safe. But what t... Read more

  • Arrest thugs and revoke visas for Erdogan bodyguards
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Policy and Human Rights

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) today called for the arrest and prosecution of individuals who brutally beat protestors outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence on Tuesday night and the revocation of diplomatic visas granted to members of Erdoğan’s security detail who participated in the attack: “I was shocked to watch a video this morning in which supporters of Turkish President Erdoğan, including his own bodyguards, savagely beat peaceful protestors at the Turkish Embassy y... Read more

  • Lofgren on House Republican Trumpcare bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) issued the following statement this afternoon after House Republicans' Trumpcare bill to take health coverage away from 24 million Americans passed the House: “Today Republicans jammed through a bill that's very wrong. It's a $600 billion tax cut for the wealthiest Americans which throws millions of people off their health care insurance. It raises costs and lowers care which is why patient groups including cancer survivors oppose it.” # # # Read more

  • Lofgren introduces ZZZ’s to A’s Act to examine school start times
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Zoe Lofgren (D- Calif.) introduced the ZZZ’s to A’s Act today to examine the relationship between school start times and adolescent health, well-being and performance. Introduced during Sleep Awareness week, an annual public education and awareness campaign to promote the importance of sleep – the bill comes on the heels of mounting evidence that delayed school days help reduce tardiness, improve attendance, performance, and boost driving safety. “Students ... Read more