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  • Reps. Gomez, Stivers, and Senator Booker Introduce Bipartisan Transit to Trails Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – This week, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), Congressman Steve Stivers (OH-15), and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced bipartisan legislation to improve equitable access to parks, public lands, waters, and green spaces for all. H.R. 4273 – the Transit to Trails Act – directs the Department of Transportation to establish the Transit to Trails Grant program, a block grant program to fund accessible transportation systems in critically underserved communities. According to the Wi... Read more

  • Reps. Gomez and Harder Introduce Legislation to Address Food Insecurity on College Campuses
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) introduced legislation to address the growing crisis of food insecurity among college students across the country. The Enhanced Access to SNAP Act (or EATS Act) would amend the Food and Nutrition Act to include “attending an institution of higher education” as a form of qualification, expanding SNAP eligibility to millions of college students experiencing hunger on a daily basis. A recent study by the Government Accountability Office found ... Read more

  • Congressman Gomez Announces Youth Advisory Council at Town Hall in Lincoln Heights
    Posted in Press Releases on August 17, 2019 | Preview rr

    Los Angeles, CA – This weekend, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) held a town hall event and announced the creation of his Youth Advisory Council, a nonpartisan group for high school students to foster engagement in public service through volunteer opportunities and professional development. Nearly 200 people attended Congressman Gomez’s town hall at the Lincoln Heights Senior Center in Los Angeles where he answered questions from constituents about gun violence, affordable housing, climate chang... Read more

  • Congressman Gomez Hosts Future Forum Chair Stephanie Murphy in Los Angeles
    Posted in Press Releases on August 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    Los Angeles, CA – This week, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) hosted Future Forum Chair Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (FL-07) in Los Angeles to meet with local immigration rights advocates and tour California’s 34th Congressional District. The two members of Congress visited the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) – a community-based organization that seeks to foster development and empower immigrant communities – where they shared their personal stories with TPS recipients. Congressman G... Read more

  • Congressman Gomez Hosts Homelessness Roundtable in Los Angeles
    Posted in Press Releases on August 15, 2019 | Preview rr

    Los Angeles, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) hosted a roundtable discussion on housing and homelessness at the Star Apartments – a supportive housing facility in Skid Row – to listen to the concerns and experiences of local advocacy groups in addressing Los Angeles’ ongoing homelessness crisis. “When it comes to the issue of homelessness, we need to develop a holistic approach that not only addresses how to help individuals escape poverty, but also identifies and tackles the factors ... Read more

  • Congressman Jimmy Gomez joins over 200 House Democrats in urging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to reconvene the Senate and pass gun safety legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on August 8, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) signed onto Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson’s letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging him to call the Senate back into session and vote on H.R. 8 – the Bipartisan Background Checks Act – and H.R. 1112 – the Enhanced Background Checks Act. Leader McConnell has blocked these bills for a vote since they both passed the House with bipartisan support in February of this year. "Every day, background checks sto... Read more

  • Congressman Gomez on Trump Ordering Government Departments to Disclose Information Relating to Citizenship
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – In response to President Trump's executive order requesting every government department hand over information relating to citizenship, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) released the following statement: “President Trump’s executive order shows the lengths in which he’ll go to terrorize our immigrant communities. With this action, President Trump has effectively weaponized federal agencies like the Internal Revenue Service against our constituents as part of his white nationalist... Read more

  • Congressman Gomez Responds to Supreme Court Decision on 2020 Census Citizenship Question
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the Supreme Court ruling on the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) released the following statement: “Today’s Supreme Court ruling reaffirms the skepticism and concern I’ve always held in regard to the Trump administration’s justification for adding an untested and politically-motivated citizenship question to the 2020 Census. In May of last year – before an Oversight Committee hearing – I questioned a Justice ... Read more

  • Congressman Jimmy Gomez and Senator Patty Murray Introduce the Jeanette Acosta Invest in Women’s Health Act of 2019
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the Jeanette Acosta Invest in Women’s Health Act of 2019. The legislation would expand access to preventive, lifesaving women’s health screenings at safety net healthcare providers like Planned Parenthood. Specifically, the bill would create new grant and pilot programs to expand access to preventive services and better train health practitioners, especially in treating low-income women and women... Read more

  • Congressman Gomez on the Passage of the Dream and Promise Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 4, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – In response to the House passage of H.R. 6 – the Dream and Promise Act – Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) released the following statement: “Today’s historic passage of the Dream and Promise Act in the House represents an opportunity for all of us to reaffirm what I’ve always known to be true: We still live in a country where the son of Mexican immigrants, brother to a sister who shed tears of joy after being granted citizenship, and representative of one of the most culturally... Read more

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