Rep. Jimmy Gomez Advances Key Housing and Climate Priorities in the Build Back Better Act

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WASHINGTON – Following a days-long Committee on Ways and Means markup of the Build Back Better Act, a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package that makes significant federal investments in our country’s human infrastructure, Racial Equity Initiative Co-Chair Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) issued the following statement: “The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified how existing systemic barriers work a...

Rep. Gomez, Speaker Pelosi Announce Start of Monthly Child Tax Credit Payments

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LOS ANGELES – Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (CA-12) joined local childcare providers and working families at the Barrio Action Youth and Family Center in El Sereno to announce the start of monthly Child Tax Credit payments from the American Rescue Plan. Beginning today, over 90% of families nationwide will receive $250 per month for each child age 6-1...

Congressman Gomez Secures Over $11 Million For CA-34 Projects in Appropriations Bills

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) announced the inclusion of $11,093,000 in funding for community projects in California’s 34th Congressional District in the House Appropriations funding bills for Fiscal Year 2022. Congressman Gomez secured this funding for nine projects, including the Youth Workforce Services project, Project SOAR, White Memorial Medical Center’s Catheteri...

Gomez Bill to Expand Equitable Outdoor Access Passes House as Part of Historic Infrastructure Package

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) voted to pass the INVEST in America Act, a historic, transformational investment by House Democrats in our nation’s transportation and infrastructure. A version of Congressman Gomez’s bill, the Transit to Trails Act, was included in this package, along with $21.6 million in infrastructure funding for projects in California’s 34th Congressio...

Congressman Gomez Convenes Local Leaders, Childcare Providers, and Working Families to Announce Expanded, Monthly Child Tax Credit Payments

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LOS ANGELES – Today, as part of the White House's Child Tax Credit Awareness Day of Action, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) convened local elected officials, working families, childcare providers, and other city leaders at the Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA to announce expanded, monthly child tax credit payments passed in the American Rescue Plan in March 2021. These payments, which will start on ...

Congressman Gomez Secures Over $21 Million for Infrastructure Projects in California's 34th Congressional District

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LOS ANGELES – Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) announced that six infrastructure projects in California’s 34th District have been selected for federal funding through House Democrats’ surface transportation legislation, the INVEST in America Act. Congressman Gomez submitted seven local projects for consideration by the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) and the follow...

Congressman Jimmy Gomez Congratulates Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator on $1 Million Award from Department of Energy

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Los Angeles – Earlier today, it was announced the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator – a private non-profit organization creating an inclusive green economy for the people of Los Angeles – was awarded a competitive $1 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Program for Innovation Clusters (EPIC) to support the Leveraging a Southern California Energy Innovation Cluster to Pilot and V...

Congressman Gomez Convenes Local Symposium on Equitable Infrastructure Priorities

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LOS ANGELES – Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), Co-Chair of the Ways and Means Committee Racial Equity Initiative, invited constituents to join him and a group of local and national leaders for a virtual symposium on just, equitable, and sustainable infrastructure. This conversation comes after the release of President Joe Biden’s historic infrastructure proposal, the American Jobs Plan, and...

Reps. Gomez, Schrier, and Hayes, Senators Coons and Brown Reintroduce ASSET Act to Bolster Social Safety Net

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08), and Jahana Hayes (CT-05) reintroduced the Allowing Steady Savings by Eliminating Tests Act, known as the ASSET Act. This legislation would eliminate federal asset limits set on eligibility for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and the...

Reps. Gomez and Moore Lead Ways and Means Democrats in Calling on President Biden to Enact Recurring Direct Payments and Unemployment Benefits in Economic Crises

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) and Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) led five of their Ways and Means Committee colleagues in asking President Biden to include recurring direct payments and automatic unemployment insurance (UI) in his American Families Plan. In response to the President’s support for automatically adjusting the length and amount of UI benefits unemployed ...

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