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  • Bipartisan Coalition Introduces USA RIGHTS Act to Reform Secretive Warrantless Spy Program
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C.­— Reps. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., Ted Poe, R-Texas, Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, Justin Amash, R-Mich., Ted Lieu, D-Calif., and Thomas Massie, R-Ky., introduced the USA RIGHTS Act in the House of Representatives today. The legislation reforms a sweeping, secretive government spying program to protect the Constitutional rights of Americans, while giving intelligence agencies authority to target foreign terrorists, criminals and other overseas intelligence targets. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.... Read more

  • Statement on Judiciary Committee Markup of Agricultural Guestworker Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Senior Democrat on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, delivered the following statement today during markup in the House Judiciary Committee of the Agriculture Guestworker Act, a Republican bill that would undercut the U.S. workforce with a low-wage guest worker program. Statement of Rep. Zoe Lofgren Tuesday, October 24, 2017 *** “Like Ranking Member Conyers, I must also begin by expressing disappointment at the... Read more

  • Conyers & Lofgren Statement on 2018 Refugee Ceiling
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Foreign Policy and Human Rights

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, and Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) Ranking Member of the House Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee, issued the following statement today after an annual refugee consultation with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke in which officials confirmed the Trump Administration would set an historically low refugee ceiling of 4... Read more

  • Top Dems Investigate Report That White House Squelched Study on Economic Contributions of Refugees
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. (Sept. 26, 2017)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Rep. John Conyers, Jr., the Ranking Member of the House Committee on the Judiciary, Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on National Security, and Rep. Zoe Lofgren, the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, sent a letter to White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly and a letter to Department of Hea... Read more

  • Conyers, Lofgren, Levin, Kildee, Dingell & Lawrence: Trump's New Proclamation Is His Most Dangerous Muslim Ban Yet
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (MI-13), Subcommittee on Immigration Ranking Member Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), and Representatives Sander Levin (MI-09), Dan Kildee (MI-05), Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) issued the following joint statement after President Donald Trump announced new travel restrictions: “Donald Trump’s proclamation is the latest version of his earlier discriminatory measures—a Muslim ban 3.0. President Trump’s ban is th... Read more

  • Conyers, Lofgren, Bonamici, Blumenauer, Press ICE to Investigate Oregon Incident
    Posted in Press Releases on September 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, DC [09/22/17] – Today, House Judiciary Ranking Member John Conyers (D-MI), Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee Ranking Member Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), and Oregon Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) pressed the Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to fully investigate the actions of ICE officers toward a U.S. citizen outside of the Washington County, Oregon Courthouse. On September 18, 2017, plainclothes ICE officers inap... Read more

  • Conyers/Lofgren Statement on Reports of an Annual Refugee Ceiling less than 50,000
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Foreign Policy and Human Rights

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), Ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, and Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Ranking Member on the Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee, issued the following statement today after news reports indicated the Trump Administration was considering establishing a refugee ceiling of less than 50,000 for the 2018 fiscal year: “The Trump administration is reportedly considering establishing a refugee ceiling of less than 50,000... Read more

  • Lofgren announces second round of federal funding for zero-emissions buses at Mineta Airport
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, DC – Nearly $5 million in federal grants to purchase 10 zero-emission shuttles and associated electric charging infrastructure for Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport was awarded over the past two months, announced U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) today. Two separate grants in the amounts of $1,662,498 and $3,194,980 were awarded in September and August 2017, respectively, by the U.S. Department of Transportation. These significant awards totaling nearly $5 million will... Read more

  • Lofgren Statement on Decision to End DACA
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) issued the following statement today after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced President Trump has decided to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program with a six-month delay: “President Trump’s cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program creates a moral emergency for our nation. Some 800,000 DACA recipients brought to the United States as children are today vital members of our co... Read more

  • Lofgren & House Judiciary Dems Urge Goodlatte To Take Up Trump’s Pardon Of Sheriff Joe Arpaio
    Posted in Press Releases on August 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Foreign Policy and Human Rights

    Washington, D.C. – Today, all House Judiciary Committee Democrats, led by Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and Immigration Subcommittee Ranking Member Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), wrote to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (D-VA) to ask that he investigate Trump’s pardon of controversial sheriff Joe Arpaio and related events. In July, Joe Arpaio was convicted of criminal contempt after years of racially profiling and arresting individuals based on their perceived immigration status.... Read more