Press Releases

September 20, 2022

Department of Energy Awards Funding Rep. Mike Levin Secured to Advance Consent-Based Storage of Nuclear Waste

Washington, D.C. - Today, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced it is awarding $16 million Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA) helped secure to communities that may be willing to host spent nuclear fuel, including the waste at San Onofre. At least six communities will receive funding to facilitate information gathering and public engagement on the potential to host spent nuclear fuel. "One of my top priorities since my first day in office has been moving the nuclear waste at San Onofre away from the … Continue Reading

September 20, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin Honors Local Literacy Program Founder as Constituent of the Month

Oceanside, CA - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced that Edward Becerra, Founder of Education Begins in the Home and Vice President of Education of nonprofit, Empowering Latino Futures, is the September Constituent of the Month. Becerra's program, Education Begins in the Home, aims to increase literacy in the Latino community through access to free books. The program is one of several under non-profit Empowering Latino Futures, whose mission is to remove barriers to … Continue Reading

September 19, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin Leads Letter Urging CPUC Not to Undermine Inflation Reduction Act Incentives by Imposing Punitive Rooftop Solar and Battery Fees

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) led a Congressional letter with Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) and 14 other colleagues urging the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) not to use the solar and renewable energy storage policies in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) as justification for imposing new fees on rooftop solar and battery customers in the forthcoming Net Energy Metering 3.0 (NEM 3.0) proposal. With the CPUC expected to issue an updated NEM 3.0 proposal by … Continue Reading

September 15, 2022

Reps. Mike Levin and Brian Fitzpatrick Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Public Disclosure of Nursing Home Medical Directors

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Levin (D-CA) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) introduced the Nursing Home Disclosure Act, a bipartisan bill to require nursing homes to report their medical directors to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which must publish this information on the online Care Compare tool. Currently, some nursing homes do not provide a full public report of who their medical directors are, leaving families without critical information they need … Continue Reading

September 14, 2022

House Passes Three of Rep. Mike Levin’s Bipartisan Bills to Improve Veterans’ Education and Economic Benefits

Washington, D.C. - Today, the House of Representatives passed three bipartisan bills Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA) introduced to help veterans start their own businesses, protect veterans' GI Bill benefits during national emergencies, and allow military families to get out of contracts under certain circumstances. The House passed Rep. Levin's Student Veteran Emergency Relief Act, which was amended to also include Levin's Emergency Relief for Servicemembers Act and his Veteran Eligibility for … Continue Reading

August 30, 2022

Reps. Mike Levin and William Timmons Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Expand Credit Access for Veterans

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Levin (D-CA) and William Timmons (R-SC) introduced the bipartisan Building Credit Access for Veterans Act to help expand veterans' access to good credit to pursue a VA home loan. The bill creates a pilot program within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to assess the feasibility of using alternative credit scoring models to help veterans and servicemembers obtain a VA home loan. "Veterans who have served our country deserve every … Continue Reading

August 30, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin Honors MiraCosta College Educator as Constituent of the Month

Beatriz (Bea) Palmer is Rep. Levin's Constituent of the Month. Oceanside, CA - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced that Beatriz (Bea) Palmer, an educator at MiraCosta College and the Board President of Operation HOPE-North County, is the August Constituent of the Month. Palmer is the Program Manager for the Service Learning and Volunteer Center at MiraCosta College, where she works alongside faculty and community members to support students with experiential learning-a … Continue Reading

August 25, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin Delivers More Than $62 Million in New Federal Funds for Local Projects through Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Oceanside, CA - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced that local agencies in North County San Diego and South Orange County are receiving more than $62 million in new federal funding for four local projects thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law he helped pass in 2021. The funding will facilitate the replacement of the 100-year-old San Luis Rey River Bridge and fund three other projects to address drought challenges and strengthen the region's water independence. Rep. … Continue Reading

August 23, 2022

Rep. Levin and Supervisor Lawson-Remer Host Expert Roundtable on Childcare Crisis

Encinitas, CA - U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) and San Diego County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer hosted a roundtable discussion today focused on solutions to the childcare crisis. Local childcare providers, workforce experts, and parents gathered at Encinitas preschool Kids by the Sea to discuss policy approaches to alleviate challenges around childcare, including restoring the expanded Child Tax Credit and providing better wages and benefits for caregiving positions. Rep. Levin and … Continue Reading

August 12, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin to Pass Historic Inflation Reduction Act to Lower Costs and Fight Climate Change

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) will help pass the Inflation Reduction Act, sweeping legislation to lower the costs of prescription drugs and health care, fight climate change, lower energy costs, and reduce the deficit without raising taxes on families making less than $400,000. The bill also ensures the largest corporations and the very wealthy pay their fair share by closing tax loopholes and implementing a 15 percent corporate minimum tax on just 150 … Continue Reading

August 11, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin Leads Letter Urging Dept. of Education to Include VSO Employees in Loan Forgiveness Program

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Levin (D-CA) and Katie Porter (D-CA) led a letter to Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona urging the Department to include Veteran Service Organization (VSO) employees in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. Reps. Levin and Porter previously introduced the Veteran Service Equity Act to expand the PSLF program to individuals who work at VSOs. Currently, many VSO workers do not qualify for loan forgiveness because the … Continue Reading

August 08, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin Leads Letters with San Diego Colleagues Calling on Senators to Advance Tijuana River Pollution Legislation

Oceanside, CA - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) sent letters calling on Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, to advance legislation allowing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to transfer funding to the International Boundary Water Commission (IBWC) for projects to address pollution in the Tijuana River Valley. The letters were signed by Representatives Juan Vargas … Continue Reading

August 03, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin Reintroduces Bill to Require NRC Inspectors at Nuclear Power Plants During Spent Fuel Transfers

Oceanside, CA - Today, on the anniversary of the 2018 near-miss canister incident at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced he reintroduced the Increasing Nuclear Safety Protocols for Extended Canister Transfers (INSPECT) Act. The bill requires the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to keep a resident inspector at decommissioning nuclear power plants until all spent fuel is transferred from its spent fuel pools to canisters. While … Continue Reading

August 02, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin Statement on Strike Targeting Al-Qaida Leader Ayman al-Zawahiri

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) issued the following statement on the successful strike targeting Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri: "Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri was a close partner of Osama bin Laden and a mastermind of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Thanks to President Biden's leadership and the dedication of our intelligence community, al-Zawahiri received the justice he deserved, and the world is safer as a result. I am deeply grateful for the members … Continue Reading

July 29, 2022

House Passes Rep. Mike Levin’s Desalination and Energy Legislation as Part of Major Drought and Wildfire Bill

Washington, D.C. - Today, the House of Representatives passed the Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Act, which includes several pieces of legislation Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA) is leading to support desalination projects and strengthen the electric grid threatened by wildfires. The bill includes his Desalination Development Act, which authorizes $260 million over the next five years for desalination projects and creates new environmental safeguards for the funded projects. This funding … Continue Reading

July 27, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin Honors Local Reproductive Health Doctor as Constituent of the Month

Oceanside, CA - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced that Dr. Pratima Gupta, a California native and reproductive health doctor at UC San Diego Health, is the July Constituent of the Month. Dr. Pratima Gupta is a board-certified OB/GYN and professor working at UC San Diego Health. She also provides abortion care at the Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties and the Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest. In addition to being a doctor, she is a … Continue Reading

July 14, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin to Help Pass Defense Bill with Key Priorities for CA-49

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) will vote to pass the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 National Defense Authorization Act with key priorities for servicemembers at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and communities throughout the 49th District. The bill includes a 4.6% pay raise for servicemembers and civilians, an inflation bonus for those making less than $45,000 per year, and a $15 minimum wage for workers on federal service and construction contracts. It also includes … Continue Reading

July 12, 2022

ICYMI: Rep. Mike Levin Delivers Funds for Oceanside Police Department Vehicle Cameras

Oceanside, CA - In case you missed it, U.S. Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA) joined Oceanside Police Chief Fred Armijo, Captain Sean Marchand, Mayor Esther Sanchez, and others yesterday to discuss federal funding he delivered for the Oceanside Police Department to purchase vehicle cameras. Rep. Levin secured $587,000 in Fiscal Year 2022 appropriations legislation for the Oceanside Police Department to purchase vehicle cameras, including dash cams facing out the front windshield of the police vehicles as … Continue Reading

July 12, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin Leads Bipartisan Congressional Field Hearing in Oceanside on Ending Veteran Hunger

Oceanside, CA - U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) led a bipartisan Congressional field hearing in Oceanside on Monday focused on ending hunger among veterans, particularly in response to the effects the COVID-19 pandemic had on food insecurity for veterans and their families. Rep. Levin, who serves as Chair of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, questioned a number of local experts about the policies needed to ensure all veterans have access to … Continue Reading

June 29, 2022

Reps. Mike Levin and Katie Porter Lead Letter to EPA Calling for Executive Action to Protect Air and Water

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Levin (D-CA) and Katie Porter (D-CA) sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan requesting he take a number of executive actions to update and strengthen clean air and water standards, particularly actions that are still within the EPA's power regardless of the Supreme Court's upcoming decision in West Virginia v. EPA. The letter requests EPA take strong action to limit particulate matter, ozone, carbon … Continue Reading

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