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  • 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

  • Statement on audit of UC Office of the President
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose), Chair of the 39-member California Democratic Congressional Delegation, issued the following statement today regarding a California State Audit report on the University of California Office of the President: “The recent California State Audit on the UC Office of the President is very troubling. “I was particularly discouraged to learn that at the same time the University of California outsourced nearly 100 skilled IT workers at UC San Francisco... Read more

  • Don’t Trump the Library of Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on April 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation and Technology

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) issued the following statement today in opposition to H.R. 1695, the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017, a bill expected to be considered in the House of Representatives this week: “Despite the rushed manner in which this bill has been brought to the floor, there is absolutely no coherent rationale advanced as to how it will improve the administration of the Copyright office. Instead, this bill will only har... Read more

  • Statement on US Military Strike on Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on April 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Policy and Human Rights

    SAN JOSE, CA - U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) issued the following statement regarding President Trump's April 7, 2017 military strike on a Syrian airfield: "President Trump's decision to attack Syria is wrong. "It was done without Congressional debate or approval in violation of the War Powers Act and the Constitution. Congress should immediately reconvene. When we do we should remember the disastrous history of wars waged by America in the Middle East which killed hundreds of thousands and... Read more

  • House Democrats Introduce Fair Day in Court For Kids Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Foreign Policy and Human Rights

    WASHINGTON, D.C – Today, 23 House Democrats, led by U.S. Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Luis V. Gutiérrez (D- Ill.), and Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.), introduced legislation to protect children and other vulnerable groups in immigration proceedings by ensuring access to counsel, legal orientation programs, and case management services. The Fair Day in Court for Kids Act will ensure due process for children and vulnerable individuals, and offer an alternative to ICE raids by the Trum... Read more

  • USDA disaster assistance available for Santa Clara County farm operators
    Posted in Press Releases on April 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Growing a Strong Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) today announced farm operators in Santa Clara County are eligible to be considered for assistance from the Farm Service Agency (FSA) following severe weather from March 3 – June 1, 2016. “After multiple disasters during the 2016 crop year, I’m glad to see the federal government respond to Governor Brown’s request for assistance on behalf of farm operators who have experienced losses,” said Lofgren. Assistance available includes FSA emergency ... Read more

  • President Declares Major Disaster in California following February Storms and Flooding
    Posted in Press Releases on April 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    WASHINGTON, DC – On April 1, President Donald Trump issued a Major Disaster Declaration for the State of California. The declaration, granted in response to a request from California Governor Jerry Brown and supported by California’s Congressional Delegation, led by U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose), triggers the release of federal funds to help communities affected by the winter storms. “I’m glad to see the federal government respond to Governor Brown’s request for assistance,” said Lofgren, C... Read more

  • House Republicans delay resolution to disclose Trump tax information
    Posted in Press Releases on March 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Republicans delayed consideration of a privileged resolution offered by U.S. Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) on the House Floor today to request President Trump’s tax return information. This tax information can determine whether the President is in violation of the Foreign Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution. “The Emoluments Clause was included in the U.S. Constitution to avoid potentially corrupting foreign influences on federal officials,” said Lofgren. “... Read more

  • 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