Gomez and Jayapal Lead Members in Urging Congressional Leadership to Expand the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) led 58 members of Congress in urging Congressional leadership not to include corporate tax breaks in any must-pass bill or tax extenders bill unless workers and families are provided with commensurate support and relief. That includes expanding the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and the Earned Income Tax Credit ...

REP. GOMEZ CALLS ON TREASURY SEC. YELLEN TO EXPAND ACCESS TO ENHANCED CHILD TAX CREDIT PAYMENTS

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) led 47 of his colleagues in urging Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to extend the 2021 tax filing deadline to help taxpayers unable to obtain their Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) or Social Security Number (SSN) claim their enhanced Child Tax Credit payments. “The process of acquiring an ITIN number and navigating the tax sy...

REP. GOMEZ, CHINATOWN COMMUNITY FOR EQUITABLE DEVELOPMENT (CCED), CATHAY MANOR RESIDENT COUNCIL CALL FOR OVERSIGHT OF THE SALE OF CATHAY MANOR APARTMENTS

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LOS ANGELES – Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), Chinatown Community for Equitable Development (CCED), and the Cathay Manor Resident Council held a march and press conference calling on Federal, State, and Local oversight of the sale of the Cathay Manor Apartments. This date marks nearly one year since both elevators in the 16-story apartment complex broke down, and when LA City Attorney Mik...

Rep. Gomez Touts Clean Energy Used Vehicle Tax Credit Bill and IRS Mileage Reimbursement Increase at Roundtable with Lyft

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LOS ANGELES – Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) held a roundtable discussion with local Lyft drivers to discuss his bill to create a clean energy used vehicle tax credit and the benefits of the IRS increasing the 2022 optional standard mileage rate — the rate rideshare drivers use to deduct the cost of using their vehicles for work. “One of my top priorities in Congress is lowering costs for...

Rep. Gomez's Message to Constituents: There's No Room for Racism in LA.

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LOS ANGELES – Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) sent a letter to his constituents following a leaked audio recording of a meeting with City Council officials. You can find Rep. Gomez's statement calling for the resignation of the City Councilmembers involved in the meeting here. Dear Friends, Like many of you, I am appalled by the racist, homophobic language and personal attacks made in a lea...

Rep. Gomez, Sen. Feinstein, and Sen. Padilla Call on HUD to Ensure Transparent Process for the Sale of Cathay Manor Apartments

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LOS ANGELES – Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) and Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Alex Padilla (D-CA) sent a letter urging the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address substandard housing conditions impacting the residents of the Cathay Manor Apartments in Chinatown, Los Angeles. Specifically, the letter calls on HUD to ensure a transparent process for the pro...

Gomez Statement on the Signing of SB 951, Which Expands Access to Paid Family Leave for Working Families

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) released the following statement after Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 951, authored by California State Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles), to ensure Californians can access state family and disability leave benefits: “Governor’s Newsom’s signing of SB 951 into law represents a historic moment for California’s working families that serve...

REPS JIMMY GOMEZ, TED LIEU, SHEILA JACKSON LEE, AND YVETTE CLARKE INTRODUCE BILL TO REGULATE LAW ENFORCEMENT USE OF FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (D-CA), Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA), Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), and Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-NY) introduced the Facial Recognition Act of 2022 to place strong limits and prohibitions on law enforcement use of facial recognition technology (FRT). FRT is a powerful surveillance tool used by law enforcement agencies, but a lack of greate...

Rep. Gomez Leads Letter Applauding Biden-Harris Administration on Hosting First White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health in Over 50 Years

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LOS ANGELES – Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), Congressman Josh Harder (CA-10), Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) led a letter to President Biden with 46 Members of Congress applauding the Biden-Harris Administration on hosting the first White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health in over 50 years. This Conference will catalyze the public ...

Rep. Gomez Leads Letter with Rep. Barragán and California Delegation Urging Swift Reimbursement to Community Clinics for Monkeypox Vaccine Administration

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LOS ANGELES – Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) led a letter with Congresswoman Nanette Barragán (CA-44) and members of the California Congressional Delegation urging the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to swiftly approve reimbursement of community clinics in California for administering monkeypox virus (MPV) vaccines. The letter, signed by 39 Members of Congress including Se...

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $4 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds to Support Workforce Development in Los Angeles, California

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WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $4 million grant to Homeboy Industries, Los Angeles, California, to support workforce development in the culinary and food sectors. This grant is funded by the American Rescue Plan. This grant will allow Homeboy Industries, a nonprofit youth rehabilitation...

Speaker Pelosi, Rep. Jimmy Gomez Celebrate Historic Climate & Clean Energy Provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act

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LOS ANGELES, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) in the Arts District to highlight the Inflation Reduction Act’s impact on clean energy production and transportation electrification to fight the climate crisis. The Inflation Reduction Act represents the single largest investment in climate action in American histor...

Rep. Gomez Calls on EPA to Step Up Monitoring of Avenue 34 Contamination Site Cleanup

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LOS ANGELES, CA – This week, Rep. Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan calling on the agency to closely monitor cleanup activities regarding the toxic contamination in and around the R CAP Avenue 34, LLC (R Cap) project site located at 135, 141, 153 West Avenue 34 and 3401 and 3433 Pasadena Avenue, Los Angeles, California. This lett...

Rep. Gomez's Statement on President Biden’s Historic Action to Cancel Student Debt

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LOS ANGELES, CA – Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) issued this statement following President Biden's announcement that he would cancel $10,000 in student loan debt for those earning less than $125,000 per year, with an additional $10,000 for those who had received Pell grants for low-income students. "Today’s decision to cancel student debt and pause student loan repayments brings a much needed mom...

Rep. Gomez Applauds Passage of Inflation Reduction Act

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LOS ANGELES, CA – Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) issued this statement after the House passed the Inflation Reduction Act: “Today, House Democrats sent to President Biden’s desk the landmark Inflation Reduction Act to lower families’ health care, prescription drug and energy costs, make the largest investment in addressing climate change in history, and dramatically reduce the deficit. This bill...

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