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... Read more »
WASHINGTON – Following the passage of the Build Back Better Act (H.R. 5376) in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) issued the following statement: “With the House passage of the historic Build Back Better Act, we have prioritized investments in our people and our planet. From combatting the climate crisis to supporting the needs of working families, children, and old... Read more »
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representatives Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), Don Beyer (VA-08), Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Judy Chu (CA-27), Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), and Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06) led 105 House Democrats urging President Biden to defend paid family and medical leave provisions in the ongoing negotiations over the Build Back Better Act. The signatories represent a broad ideological swathe of the House D... Read more »
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... Read more »
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 ... Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) called for the expanded child tax credit passed in the American Rescue Plan Act to be made permanent. Data collected by Co-Equal highlights how transformative this guaranteed monthly income will be for California’s 34th Congressional District (CA-34). In CA-34, 139,200 children will receive this benefit across 41,300 households, this benefi... Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), along with House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (MA-01) and Committee Democrats unveiled a groundbreaking plan to reshape the American economy through universal paid family and medical leave, guaranteed access to child care, and permanently extending worker and family-related refundable tax credits from the American Resc... Read more »
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 2021, legislation that would increase availability of preventive, life-saving cancer screenings at safety net and reproductive health care providers like Planned Parenthood. Additionally, the bill would create new grant and pilot programs to expa... Read more »
When the pandemic hit in March, Congress recognized the urgent need for paid leave and quickly passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, granting workers two weeks of emergency paid sick leave at their full rate of pay or two weeks of paid leave at two-thirds their regular rate of pay for the purposes of caregiving and up to an additional 10 weeks of emergency paid childcare leave at two... Read more »
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