Trump Administration

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Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) issued the following statement regarding the Trump Administration release of a final rule threatening the efficacy of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA): “The Trump Administration’s effort to roll back the MBTA in the waning days of its time in office is as reckless and unconscionable …continue reading

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Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), today, issued the following statement following the Trump Administration finalization of plans that will allow expanded oil and gas development on the 1.6 million acre coastal plain within the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR): “Often called the ‘biological heart’ of the ANWR, the coastal plain is …continue reading

Harley Rouda

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Harley Rouda, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Environment, sent a letter to inform Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney that, due to the Trump Administration’s refusal to produce a single piece …continue reading

Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) released the following statement after the President and Vice-President released a proposed rule to roll back the Health Care Rights Law, also known as Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Adopted under the ACA in 2010, Section 1557 protects individuals seeking health …continue reading

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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

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra joined a multistate comment letter objecting to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (Army Corps) directive to weaken states’ oversight of projects impacting water quality. The Army Corps’ directive would drastically shorten timeframes for state water quality certifications under Section 401 of the Clean Water …continue reading

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra joined a multistate lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s reversal of school meal nutrition standards that protect the health and well-being of students around the country. In the complaint, the coalition argues the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) decision failed to rely on any analysis of …continue reading

California Governor Gavin Newsom and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, leading a coalition of 20 states, filed a motion for preliminary injunction to block the Trump Administration from initiating an unlawful diversion of $1.6 billion in federal taxpayer funds to build an unauthorized border wall. The motion was filed in …continue reading

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court supporting New York and other states in their victorious lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. The federal government is asking the Supreme Court to reverse a U.S. District …continue reading

Harley Rouda

Rep. Harley Rouda (CA-48) co-sponsored health care legislation which would strengthen protections for people with pre-existing conditions, and stabilize the Affordable Care Act. Said Rouda, “The Trump administration has repeatedly sabotaged healthcare markets, and attempted to gut protections for pre-existing conditions. The effects have been devastating for ordinary people: Californians …continue reading

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Congressmen Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) and Steve Chabot (OH-01) introduced bipartisan legislation requiring the Trump Administration to review the preferential trade treatment that Cambodia receives from the United States. The Cambodia Trade Act (CTA) would require the Administration to review Cambodia’s preferential trade status under which it is allowed exemptions or …continue reading

California Governor Gavin Newsom and Attorney General Xavier Becerra, leading a 16-state coalition, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California challenging President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency and his attempt to divert funding appropriated by Congress for other purposes. In the complaint, the coalition alleges …continue reading

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced that the State of California, along with Massachusetts and the District of Columbia, is leading a coalition of 22 Attorneys General in an amicus brief in Ramos v. Nielsen before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The brief supports the plaintiffs’ …continue reading