Congressman Alan Lowenthal

Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) and Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06), along with 40 Members of the California House delegation, called on House leadership to ensure that higher education institutions in California receive additional recovery funding in any future pandemic-related relief packages. California higher education institutions, including the University of California, the …continue reading

11 Members of Congress, including Rep. Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), Rep. David Price (NC-4), Rep. Jan Schakowsky (IL-9), Rep. Gerald Connolly (VA-11, Rep. Peter Welch (VT), Rep. John Yarmuth (KY-3), Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13), Rep. Andy Levin (MI-9), Rep. Earl Blumenauer (OR-3), Rep. Deb Haaland (NM-1), and Lloyd Doggett (TX-35), issued …continue reading

Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) joined with Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Congresswoman Katherine Clark (MA-05), to introduce the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2020, legislation that would phase out unnecessary single-use plastic products, hold corporations accountable for wasteful products, reduce wasteful packaging, and reform our broken waste and …continue reading

Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) joined with House Natural Resources Committee (HNRC) Chair Raúl Grijalva (AZ-03), Congressman Jared Huffman (CA-02), and 45 House colleagues in sending a letter to Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary David Bernhardt calling for the DOI to reverse recent administration moves to open vast areas of …continue reading

Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) introduced H.R.5552, bipartisan legislation that would codify important protections for millions of migratory birds. The legislation would reverse the Trump Administration’s reinterpretation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), which since its passage over a century ago, has become the lynchpin of our nation’s migratory bird …continue reading

Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) issued the following statement following the passage in the House of his resolution, H.Res.326, which reaffirms the longstanding support of the House for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: “For more than two decades the United States has been steadfast in our belief that a …continue reading

Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) issued the following statement regarding his H.Res.326, which would reaffirm the support of the House of Representatives to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “The need for a two-state solution has been a fundamental principle of American foreign policy under both Democratic and Republican administrations …continue reading

Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) and U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) released the following joint statement ahead of an announcement from The Coca-Cola Company, Keurig Dr Pepper and PepsiCo about a new sustainability initiative. Lowenthal and Udall are drafting major legislation, to be introduced this fall, to tackle the plastic waste …continue reading

Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), a senior member of the House Natural Resources Committee, and Chair of the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, issued the following statement after passage of H.R. 1146, the Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act. This legislation would restore federal protections keeping oil and gas …continue reading

Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) and Congressman Steve Chabot (OH-01), co-chairs of the Congressional Cambodia Caucus, applauded the bipartisan passage of legislation which will enact sanctions on Cambodian government officials responsible for undermining democracy in the Southeast Asian nation. Entitled the Cambodian Democracy Act of 2019, H.R.526 would freeze all assets …continue reading

Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) led 34 members of the California Democratic Congressional Delegation expressing opposition to recent moves by the Trump Administration’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to open millions of acres of federal lands in California to new oil and gas development. In a letter to U.S. Secretary of …continue reading