Spectrum: Rep. Gomez’s EATS Act could expand SNAP to millions of college students

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Rep. Jimmy Gomez, D-LA, wants to change that with his legislation called the Enhanced Access to SNAP Act, or the EATS Act. This would expand eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, so that rather than having to work on top of school work, students would be eligible simply through college enrollment — as long they meet other SNAP income and eligibility requirements. Parent co...

KCAL: Nancy Pelosi Makes Stop In LA To Tout Child Tax Credit

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U.S. Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a visit to Los Angeles Thursday, the same day that checks began to go out to millions of families nationwide as part of the federal child tax credit. Pelosi joined Rep. Jimmy Gomez at the Barrio Action Youth & Family Center in El Sereno, where she addressed the scope and the reach of the CTC. “Let’s just think about this for a minute, 27 million fami...

Los Angeles Daily News: Revamped child tax credit is coming your way, Southern California. Here’s why – and how it will work

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“This is a very special day. A day of promises fulfilled,” Pelosi said, flanked by Reps. Jimmy Gomez, D-Los Angeles, Judy Chu, D-Monterey Park, and Karen Bass, D-Los Angeles, plus a group of community advocates, inside a gymnasium full of supporters and media at Barrio Action Youth and Family Center. “This is a story about how we can honor our commitment to our children. Our children. Our children...

Boyle Heights Beat: Jimmy Gomez visits Boyle Heights, touts new Child Tax Credit

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Congressman Jimmy Gomez took a tour of the Ramona Gardens Boys & Girls Club Thursday where he spoke about the upcoming Child Tax Credit and the importance of getting children 12 and older vaccinated. The tour, which was put together by the Boys & Girls club of East San Gabriel Valley, included stops at several locations in Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles. It included “discussions about services...

LA Daily News: Gov. Newsom, LA County officials gather to trumpet $262 billion state budget

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Local politicians, including Rep. Jimmy Gomez, D-Los Angeles, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and L.A. City Councilman Kevin de León, attended the event alongside an array of labor leaders. The event took place in a gymnasium run by the Barrio Action Youth and Family Center, an organization that serves at-risk youth, young adults and their families. According to Newsom, every attendee would benefit from ...

KCAL: Child Tax Credit Rally Held In Boyle Heights Park Saturday

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Congressman Jimmy Gomez and other officials held a rally Saturday in Hollenbeck Park to raise awareness about the child tax credit, which beginning Thursday will give families with children 17-years-old and younger $300 per child, per month. The program is a part of the Biden Administration’s plan to lift children out of poverty. Full Article

Politico: California lawmakers back the ‘goose that lays the golden eggs’ in antitrust fight

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It’s rare for the California delegation to speak with one voice on any issue, considering the wide variety in their constituencies. Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.), whose district touches eastern Los Angeles and is not a member of the House Judiciary Committee, said he’s planning to look at how the bills impact “not only the firms across the board but the people who work at them.” His district include...

Next City: The Cities Trailblazing Transit Service into the Wilderness

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But more sustainable funding may be on the way. On April 29, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (D-CA) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) reintroduced the Transit to Trails Act, which if passed would fund approved transit projects with federal dollars up to 80 percent of their total cost for routes within 175 miles of the service area. That injection of funding would allow places around the country to consider s...

Al Jazeera: Rent due: Biden extends US eviction moratorium until end of July

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The letter, spearheaded by Democratic Representatives Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Jimmy Gomez of California and Cori Bush of Missouri, called for an unspecified extension to allow the emergency rental assistance included in the American Rescue Plan to get into the hands of tenants. Ending the assistance too abruptly, they said, would disproportionately hurt some of the minority communities t...

ABC News: Progressive lawmakers urge extension of eviction moratorium

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In a new letter sent late Monday, led by Reps. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass.; Cori Bush, D-Mo. and Jimmy Gomez, D-Calif., and co-signed by 41 other House Democrats, the members of Congress call the issue an “urgent matter of health, racial and economic justice.” They argue that communities with lower vaccination rates and higher COVID-19 cases also often have many renters “at heightened risk of evictio...

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