Congressman Gomez Joins Nearly 100 House Democrats Calling for Immediate End to the Filibuster

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), along with Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01), Congressman Jason Crow (CO-06), Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Congressman Sean Casten (IL-06), and nearly 100 House Democrats sent a letter urging Senate Democrats to end the filibuster so that Congress can deliver on legislation promised to and supported by a majority of Americans. In t...

Congressman Jimmy Gomez Statement on Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, in response to the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial over the death of George Floyd, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) released the following statement: “Today, Derek Chauvin was held accountable for the murder of George Floyd. This verdict will never erase the pain and anguish inflicted on the Floyd family and our country. This decision reflects the justice Americans expe...

Ways and Means Committee Launches Racial Equity Initiative Co-Chaired by Rep. Gomez

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WASHINGTON, DC — Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) announced the creation of the Committee’s Racial Equity Initiative (REI) and appointed, Rep. Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07), and Rep. Steven Horsford (NV-04) to lead the working group. The REI represents the next phase of the Committee’s work to address the role of racism and other forms of discr...

Congressman Gomez Votes to Pass Transformative Voting Rights Legislative Package

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Gomez joined his House Democrats colleagues in voting to pass H.R. 1, the For the People Act, a sweeping anti-corruption package to clean up Washington, protect and expand voting rights, restore integrity to government, and put the needs and priorities of the American people ahead of special interests. “As Republicans work to implement restrictive voting measu...

Congressman Gomez Votes to Pass Historic Equality Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) voted to pass H.R. 5, the Equality Act. This legislation – of which Gomez is an original cosponsor – amends existing federal civil rights laws to explicitly prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, education, housing, credit, jury service, public accommodations, and federal funding. Upon ...

Reps. Gomez, Crow, Jayapal, and Ruiz Lead Colleagues in Calling on Biden Administration to End Private Immigration Detention Centers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Reps. Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), Jason Crow (CO-06), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), and Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) called on the Biden Administration to end contracts with private immigration detention centers. In a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary David Pekoske, the lawmakers, joined by 71 of their colleagues, applauded the steps President Biden took...

Congressman Gomez Votes to Pass the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act

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WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) voted to pass H.R. 3884, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act of 2020. The House passage of this bill, which decriminalizes marijuana at the federal level, is a historic step in addressing the damage caused by the so-called “War on Drugs,” especially in Black and Brown communities. “Legislation to end the federal...

Reps. Gomez, Jayapal, Ocasio-Cortez Demand Trump Administration Halt Deportations of Victims of Medical Malpractice by ICE Doctor

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LOS ANGELES – Today, Representatives Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) joined Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) in leading a push to demand the Trump administration halt any and all plans to deport the dozens of women who have come forward to report unnecessary and non-consensual medical procedures while detained at Irwin Co...

California Democratic Congressional Delegation Calls on DOJ and EPA to Reject Proposed Consent Decree and Settlement Agreement with Exide Holdings

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Los Angeles – Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), and members of California’s Democratic congressional delegation sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler expressing their strong opposition to the proposed consent decree and bankruptcy settlement with Exide Holdings, Inc., ...

California Delegation Calls on Census Bureau to Detail How Accurate Count Will be Achieved

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Los Angeles, CA — Congressman Jimmy Gomez, Senator Dianne Feinstein, and Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (all D-Calif.) today led the California congressional delegation in calling on the Census Bureau to provide details on how an accurate count will be conducted given the many obstacles and shortened timeline, as dictated by the administration. “In California, nearly 15 percent of our residents remain ...

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