U.S. Representatives Gomez, Lofgren, and Espaillat Introduce the Protect Vulnerable Immigrant Youth Act

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Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), and Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) introduced the Protect Vulnerable Immigrant Youth Act, which would protect immigrant youth who are survivors of abuse, abandonment, and neglect from further harm – including homelessness, wage theft, trafficking, and deportation. Specifically, the legislation would exempt Special ...

House Passes Rep. Gomez’s Legislation to Honor WWII Hero, Pvt. Jacob Cruz

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), Vice Chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, applauded the House passage of bipartisan legislation he introduced to designate a post office in Boyle Heights after U.S. Marine Corps Private Jacob Cruz, a World War II hero who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Battle of Tarawa in 1943. The bill, supported by every member o...

REP. GOMEZ, AMBASSADOR TAI HOLD ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION WITH CA-34 CONGRESSIONAL TASK FORCE TO STOP ANTI-ASIAN HATE AND VIOLENCE

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LOS ANGELES, C.A. – This week, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) and U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai held a roundtable discussion at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo with members of the CA-34 Congressional Task Force to Stop Anti-Asian Hate and Violence. The event, held during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, focused on local, state and federal efforts ...

REP. GOMEZ ANNOUNCES 2022 CONGRESSIONAL ART COMPETITION WINNERS

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LOS ANGELES, C.A. – Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) announced the winners of this year’s Congressional Art Competition at an award ceremony at the Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts honoring young artists from California’s 34th Congressional District. “This year, my office received over 40 incredible drawings, paintings, and photographs that explored the unique stories ...

REPS GOMEZ, CLARKE, ESPAILLAT, CHU CALL ON DHS TO EXPAND IMMIGRANT ACCESS TO PUBLIC BENEFITS

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Representative Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) joined a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas with Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09), Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), and 40+ of their colleagues to provide a public comment to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on the Public Charge Ground of In...

HOUSE OVERSIGHT AND REFORM COMMITTEE PASSES BILL LED BY REP. GOMEZ TO NAME BOYLE HEIGHTS POST OFFICE AFTER WWII HERO PVT JACOB CRUZ

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, the House Oversight and Reform Committee voted to advance bipartisan legislation sponsored by Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) to designate a post office in Boyle Heights after U.S. Marine Corps Private Jacob Cruz, a World War II hero who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Battle of Tarawa in 1943. “U.S. Marine Corps Private Jacob Cruz served our nation bravely and...

REPS GOMEZ AND LIEU ALLEGE TRUMP VIOLATED CAMPAIGN LAWS BY ASKING FOR PUTIN’S HELP

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) and Congressman Ted Lieu (CA-33) sent a criminal referral to Attorney General Merrick Garland alleging that former President Donald Trump violated the Federal Election Campaign Act and Federal Election Commission regulations. Earlier this week, the former President appeared to directly solicit help for his re-election campaign from Russian Preside...

Gomez, Jayapal, Warren, Schumer, Pressley, Padilla, Warnock, Omar, Clyburn, Colleagues Urge Biden Administration to Extend the Payment Pause and Cancel Student Debt

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) joined U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), along with Senators Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), and Representatives Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), and House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.) in a letter to ...

Gomez, Maloney, DeSaulnier Urges DOJ and Treasury to Examine Tax Benefits Claimed by Opioid Companies for $26 Billion Settlement

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Washington, D.C. — Committee on Oversight and Reform Vice Chair Rep. Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), and Committee Member Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) sent a letter asking Attorney General Merrick Garland of the Department of Justice and Secretary Janet Yellen of the Department of Treasury to examine tax deductions four companies—Cardin...

Rep. Gomez Joins Colleagues in Urging Secretary Mayorkas, Acting Director Johnson to End the Use of For-Profit Immigration Detention Centers

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The letter comes after multiple investigations into private detention facilities revealed substandard living conditions for detained people, under-staffing, and deaths of people in U.S. custody WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) joined more than 100 members of Congress in a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) callin...

REP. GOMEZ SECURES $20 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CITIZENSHIP AND INTEGRATION GRANT PROGRAM

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) released the following statement today on the inclusion of $20 million in federal funding for the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program in the Fiscal Year 2022 Omnibus legislation , a 100% increase. Rep. Gomez has long advocated for the increase of funding for citizenship education and immigrant integration grants and has hosted citizenship wo...

Gomez, Schiff, Quigley, and 30 Members of Congress Urge State Department to Continue to Support U.S. Mission Ukraine Staff

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.), along with Congressman Mike Quigley (D-Ill.), Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), and 30 Members of Congress delivered a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken expressing concern for the ongoing safety of Ukrainian employees of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development, and urging the department to ...

REP. GOMEZ SECURES KEY FUNDING PRIORITIES FOR CA-34 IN OMNIBUS PACKAGE

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) announced the inclusion of $9,093,000 in funding for community projects in California’s 34th Congressional District in the Appropriations funding package for Fiscal Year 2022. Congressman Gomez secured this funding for nine projects, including the L.A. River Ecosystem Restoration P3 Pilot Project, Highland Park Youth Arts Center Renovation ...

Gomez, Padilla, Aguilar Announce Legislation to Help Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses Compete for Infrastructure Funding

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Pair of bills would support the Biden-Harris Administration’s goal to invest $100 billion in small, disadvantaged businesses by 2025 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representatives Jimmy Gomez, Pete Aguilar, and U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (all D-Calif.) announced a package of legislation to help minority- and women-owned businesses compete for contracts to develop and build federal infrastructure pr...

Rep. Jimmy Gomez Applauds Biden Administration’s Designation of Temporary Protected Status for Ukraine

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Urges Administration to extend these protections to Ethiopia, Cameroon, Mauritania, and other Black-majority countries. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following a letter led by Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) and joined by 98 of his House colleagues, the Biden administration has announced Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Ukraine. This announcement will provide vital, life-saving protection fro...

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