Press Releases

April 15, 2021

Rep. Mike Levin and Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Del Mar Fairgrounds and Agricultural Fairs

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA) introduced bipartisan legislation with Reps. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA), Billy Long (R-MO), and Dan Newhouse (R-WA) to support agricultural fairs like the San Diego County Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and offset the devastating financial losses they have experienced due to COVID-19. The Agricultural Fairs Rescue Act would provide $500 million in federal grants for agricultural fairs through state departments of agriculture. State and county fairs … Continue Reading


April 14, 2021

Rep. Mike Levin: California Veterans to Receive $1,400 Payments from American Rescue Plan Beginning this Week

Washington, DC - U.S. Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA) announced today that many Californians who receive benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs could expect Economic Impact Payments of up to $1,400 to hit their bank accounts beginning this week. Many Californians have already received Economic Impact Payments as part of the American Rescue Plan that Rep. Levin helped pass. The latest round of payments applies specifically to veterans and their beneficiaries who receive Compensation and … Continue Reading


April 14, 2021

Rep. Mike Levin and Colleagues Reintroduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Prioritize Veterans’ Economic Benefits at VA

Washington, D.C. - This week, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA), Chair of the House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, reintroduced the Veterans' Education, Transition, and Opportunity Prioritization Plan (VET OPP) Act with a bipartisan, bicameral group of colleagues. The VET OPP Act would create an Economic Opportunity and Transition Administration within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to prioritize transition, education, and employment programs. The bill is … Continue Reading


April 14, 2021

Rep. Mike Levin Tours Vista Community Clinic Vaccine Operation

Vista, CA - U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) toured the Vista Community Clinic (VCC) on Monday to review their COVID-19 vaccination operation and highlight the critical role Community Health Centers (CHCs) have in providing vaccines and other health care services for underserved populations. Rep. Levin also presented Congressional Certificates of Recognition to local Promotoras thanking them for their vaccine outreach to vulnerable communities. Earlier this year, the VCC was among the … Continue Reading


April 06, 2021

Rep. Mike Levin to Host Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19 and American Rescue Plan

Oceanside, CA - U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) will host a virtual town hall on Thursday to answer constituents' questions about COVID-19 and the relief available under the American Rescue Plan. Rep. Levin will be joined by Dr. Andrea LaCroix, Distinguished Professor and Chief of Epidemiology in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at UC San Diego. Constituents can RSVP here and submit questions here. WHAT: Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19 WHEN: Thursday, April 8th, 7:00pm … Continue Reading


April 05, 2021

Rep. Mike Levin Introduces Legislation to Analyze Effectiveness of Sober Living Homes

Oceanside, CA - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) introduced the Studying Outcomes and Benchmarks for Effective Recovery (SOBER) Homes Act. The bill requires a federal study on the quality and effectiveness of recovery housing, including the availability of high-quality recovery housing, and state, tribal, and local regulation and oversight of recovery housing. The bill directs the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to enter an arrangement with the … Continue Reading


March 22, 2021

Rep. Mike Levin to Host Virtual Town Hall with Oceanside Mayor Esther Sanchez

Oceanside, CA - U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) will host a virtual town hall on Wednesday with City of Oceanside Mayor Esther Sanchez to discuss COVID-19 relief in the American Rescue Plan for their constituents, including direct funding for smaller cities like Oceanside to maintain essential services and keep frontline workers on the job. Rep. Levin and Mayor Sanchez will also discuss the importance of empowering women in government and politics in recognition of Women's History Month. … Continue Reading


March 19, 2021

Rep. Mike Levin Announces Estimated $125 Million in Federal Relief for Local School Districts

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced that local school districts in North County San Diego and South Orange County are estimated to receive a total of $125 million from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) to reopen safely and help students catch up on lost learning during the pandemic. Earlier this week, the Department of Education announced that the State of California will receive more than $15 billion to support K-12 schools. "As the father of two young … Continue Reading


March 18, 2021

El Representante del Congreso de los Estados Unidos, Mike Levin, vota por una legislación histórica para modernizar y reformar el sistema de inmigración

Washington, D.C.- El Representante del Congreso de los Estados Unidos Mike Levin (D-CA), nieto de inmigrantes mexicanos por parte de su madre y miembro del Caucus Hispano del Congreso (CHC), votó hoy para aprobar el proyecto de ley conocido como el "American Dream and Promise Act of 2021" (Acta de Promesa y Sueño Americano) y el "Farmworker Modernization Act of 2021" (Acta de Modernización de la Fuerza Laboral Agrícola). Estas propuestas de leyes históricas … Continue Reading


March 18, 2021

Rep. Mike Levin Votes for Landmark Legislation to Modernize and Reform Immigration System

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA), the grandson of Mexican immigrants on his mother's side and a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), voted to pass The American Dream and Promise Act of 2021 and The Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2021. Together, these landmark pieces of legislation offers a path to lawful permanent resident (LPR) status for Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients, and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED), and provides … Continue Reading


March 18, 2021

Rep. Mike Levin Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Coordinate Pandemic Drug Research

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA) and Rep. Drew Ferguson (R-GA) introduced the Saving Us from Pandemic Era Resistance by Building a Unified Global Strategy (SUPER BUGS) Act. The bipartisan bill would help prepare for future pandemics by directing the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in consultation with the Department of State, to enter into agreements with foreign countries to help develop and commercialize new antimicrobial drugs. Antimicrobials, including … Continue Reading


March 16, 2021

Center for Effective Lawmaking Rates Rep. Mike Levin One of Most Effective Freshman Lawmakers of 116th Congress

Washington, D.C. - The Center for Effective Lawmaking (CES) released its Legislative Effectiveness Scores (LES) for the 116th Congress and rated Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) as one of the most effective freshman lawmakers. Rep. Levin is sixth on the CES "Exceeds Expectations" category for first-term Members of Congress, and the eighth most effective lawmaker in the House of Representatives on defense and veterans' issues. "I came to Congress to be a workhorse, not a show horse, and I'm … Continue Reading


March 12, 2021

Rep. Mike Levin Honors Creator of Leap to Success for His Constituent of the Month

Dana Bristol-Smith is Rep. Levin's Constituent of the Month. Oceanside, CA - Today, in celebration of Women's History Month, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced Oceanside resident and Executive Director of Leap to Success Dana Bristol-Smith is the March Constituent of the Month, honoring her work in helping women overcome trauma and abuse. See below for Rep. Levin's statement recognizing Dana Bristol-Smith in the Congressional Record: "Madam Speaker, it is my honor to recognize … Continue Reading


March 11, 2021

Rep. Mike Levin Reintroduces Bipartisan Bill to Provide GI Bill Benefit Parity for National Guard and Reserve Servicemembers

Washington, D.C. - Today, House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Vice Chair Mike Levin (D-CA) and Chair Mark Takano (D-CA) reintroduced the bipartisan Guard and Reserve GI Bill Parity Act of 2021 with Reps. Steven Palazzo (R-MS) and Nancy Mace (R-SC). The bill provides parity in GI Bill benefits for members of the National Guard and Reserve who increasingly conduct similar training and missions as other servicemembers, but do not receive equal benefits. Since 9/11, the Reserve Component has … Continue Reading


March 10, 2021

Declaración del Representante del Congreso de los Estados Unidos Mike Levin sobre la aprobación final del “Plan de Rescate Estadounidense”

Washington, D.C. - El Representante del Congreso de los Estados Unidos, Mike Levin (CA-49), votó hoy para aprobar el Plan de Rescate Estadounidense de 2021 y lo envió al escritorio del Presidente Biden para su firma. "Llevamos más de un año en esta pandemia y los efectos sobre el pueblo estadounidense han sido devastadores," dijo el Representante Levin. "Hemos perdido seres queridos, trabajos, hogares, negocios y mucho más. Vemos una luz al final del … Continue Reading


March 10, 2021

Rep. Mike Levin Statement on Final Passage of the American Rescue Plan

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (CA-49) voted to pass the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, sending it to President Biden's desk for his signature. "We are now more than one year into this pandemic, and the effects on the American people have been devastating," said Rep. Levin. "We have lost loved ones, jobs, homes, businesses, and so much more. We see a light at the end of tunnel, but the American people urgently need more relief to get through this pandemic. I am … Continue Reading


March 08, 2021

Rep. Mike Levin to Host Town Hall on American Rescue Plan

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Mike Levin (CA-49) will host a virtual town hall on Wednesday to answer constituents' questions about the American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill that provides urgently-needed assistance to address the economic and public health crises Americans are facing as a result of the pandemic. Rep. Levin will be joined by Danny Fitzgerald, Acting Regional Director of the San Diego & Imperial Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, who … Continue Reading


March 02, 2021

Rep. Mike Levin Reintroduces Legislation to Strengthen Public Land Protections and Increase Community Participation in Federal Oil and Gas Leasing Program

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) reintroduced the Restoring Community Input and Public Protections in Oil and Gas Leasing Act, a bill to reform the Bureau of Land Management's oil and gas leasing program in order to strengthen public land protections and increase community participation in the program. The bill would protect taxpayers, restore public input, and end giveaways for fossil fuel companies by eliminating noncompetitive oil and gas leasing, revoke Trump … Continue Reading


February 26, 2021

Rep. Mike Levin Statement on American Rescue Plan to Provide COVID-19 Relief

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (CA-49) will vote to pass the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which provides urgently-needed relief to address the economic and public health crises Americans are facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill includes funding to strengthen vaccination efforts, help schools reopen safely, support small businesses, and help families make ends meet with $1,400 in direct payments, enhanced unemployment benefits, housing and nutrition … Continue Reading


February 24, 2021

Rep. Mike Levin Statement on the Death of Kurt Reinhold

Washington, DC - U.S. Representative Mike Levin (CA-49) issued the following statement on the death of Kurt Reinhold: "The death of Kurt Reinhold is a tragedy, and my heart goes out to the family and friends he left behind far too soon. New video evidence of this incident is deeply troubling and raises serious questions about how this kind of tragedy can be prevented in the future. While investigations continue, it is clear that we urgently need reforms to improve de-escalation training, … Continue Reading

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