Press Releases

July 21, 2021

Reps. Mike Levin and Rodney Davis Announce Formation of Bipartisan Spent Nuclear Fuel Solutions Caucus

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) and Rodney Davis (R-IL) announced the formation of their Spent Nuclear Fuel Solutions Caucus, a bipartisan group of House members who will drive progress on the safe storage, transportation, and disposal of spent nuclear fuel across the country. There are approximately 80 locations in 34 states across the country where spent nuclear fuel is stored after it is removed from a commercial nuclear reactor. Additionally, 25 of these … Continue Reading


July 21, 2021

Reps. Mike Levin and Colleagues Announce Reintroduction of Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Access to Veterans’ Services

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Levin (D-CA), Matt Rosendale (R-MT), Tim Ryan (D-OH), and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) reintroduced the Commitment to Veteran Support and Outreach Act, a bipartisan bill to authorize federal funding for county veterans service officers (CVSOs) who are often the best resource to help veterans and their families understand resources at their disposal, file benefit claims, and represent veterans in VA hearings. A fact sheet on the bill is … Continue Reading


July 14, 2021

Rep. Mike Levin Honors Revered Local Principal as Constituent of the Month

Julie Parker is Rep. Levin's Constituent of the Month. Oceanside, CA - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced that local principal and Solana Beach resident Julie Parker is the July Constituent of the Month. Principal Parker is an educator and administrator with 34 years of experience, and after spending the last 26 years as a cherished part of the Cardiff School, she now begins a well-deserved retirement. During her time at the Cardiff School, she guided numerous … Continue Reading


July 13, 2021

Rep. Mike Levin Secures More Than $22 Million in House Appropriations Legislation for Projects in CA-49

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced that he secured more than $22 million in House appropriations legislation for nine projects in North County San Diego and South Orange County. Funding for three projects would help secure coastal bluffs and prevent further erosion, including more than $9.3 million to begin construction on the San Clemente Shoreline Protection project. The legislation provides funding for several other local infrastructure and … Continue Reading


July 01, 2021

House Passes Transportation Bill with $20 Million in Investments Rep. Levin Secured for California’s 49th District

Washington, D.C. - Today, the House of Representatives passed the INVEST in America Act, a comprehensive surface transportation and clean water bill that includes funding Rep. Levin secured for four local infrastructure projects, totaling nearly $20 million in federal investments for communities in the 49th Congressional District. The bill also includes an amendment introduced by the San Diego Democratic delegation that will help the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) spend funding they … Continue Reading


July 01, 2021

Rep. Mike Levin Leads Letter with 133 House Members Calling for Strong Climate Action in Infrastructure Package

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (CA-49) led a letter signed by 133 House Members calling on President Biden to ensure infrastructure legislation includes robust investments to combat the climate crisis. Reps. Andy Kim (NJ-3) and Sharice Davids (KS-3) joined Levin in leading the letter, which outlines five climate priorities they are urging for as part of the American Jobs Plan. "We are eager to help advance through Congress a strong American Jobs Plan that employs our … Continue Reading


June 24, 2021

Rep. Mike Levin Announces Congressional App Challenge for Middle School and High School Students

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced plans to host the Congressional App Challenge (CAC), an app competition for students in middle and high school. The CAC encourages students to learn how to code through creating their own applications. The CAC was created because Congress recognized that STEM and computer-based skills are essential for economic growth and innovation and that the U.S. has been falling behind on these fronts. By some estimates, the U.S. … Continue Reading


June 17, 2021

Rep. Mike Levin Statement on Vote to Repeal 2002 AUMF

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) issued the following statement on his vote for H.R. 256, Repealing the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) Against Iraq Resolution of 2002, which passed the House today. The bill will terminate the nearly 20-year-old congressional authorization for using military force in Iraq, first enacted in 2002. "I'm incredibly grateful for the service and sacrifice of those who participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom - many of whom … Continue Reading


June 16, 2021

Rep. Mike Levin Honors Encinitas Paralympic Athlete as Constituent of the Month

Joel Gomez is Rep. Levin's Constituent of the Month. Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced that Encinitas native and Paralympic Athlete, Joel Gomez, is the June Constituent of the Month. A recent graduate of Classical Academy High School, Joel was born with blue cone monochromacy, a rare genetic eye condition that has rendered him legally blind and color blind. Joel was also born with a passion for athletics. This passion has taken Joel, now a medal … Continue Reading


June 16, 2021

Reps. Mike Levin and Sean Casten Lead Letter Urging SEC to Require Public Corporations to Disclose Climate Change Risks

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Levin (D-CA) and Sean Casten (D-IL) led a letter urging the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to adopt rules requiring public companies to provide climate-related disclosures and analysis in their annual filings to the SEC. Also today, the House is expected to consider legislation introduced by Rep. Casten and cosponsored by Rep. Levin to strengthen corporate transparency and expand mandatory disclosures in the environmental, social, … Continue Reading


June 11, 2021

Rep. Mike Levin Introduces Legislation to Ban Deceptive Campaign Fundraising Tactic

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) introduced the Uncheck the Box Act with Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), Rep. Deborah Ross (D-NC) and Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) to ban political campaigns from using prechecked boxes to solicit recurring contributions. The bill also prohibits campaigns from accepting donations through third-party fundraising platforms if the donation was made on a recurring basis without affirmative consent. Last month, members of both parties on the … Continue Reading


June 09, 2021

Rep. Mike Levin Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Life Insurance Support for Military Families

Washington, DC - U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA), Chair of the House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, introduced bipartisan legislation to support servicemembers' and veterans' families across the country by increasing the maximum coverage amount available under the Servicemember Group Life Insurance (SGLI) and Veterans Group Life Insurance (VGLI) programs. Reps. Chip Roy (R-TX), Elissa Slotkin (D-MI), and Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA) also introduced the bill … Continue Reading


June 07, 2021

Rep. Mike Levin to Host Virtual Town Hall

Oceanside, CA - This Wednesday, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) will host a virtual town hall for constituents with Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside CEO Jodi Diamond. As Congress works to advance President Biden's American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan, the two will discuss the importance of investing in affordable child care and other caregiving services to help Americans get back to work and grow our economy. Constituents can submit questions for Rep. Levin and Ms. Diamond … Continue Reading


June 01, 2021

Rep. Mike Levin Releases Report Nominating Two Distinguished Women Veterans to be Honored at San Diego VA Medical Center

Oceanside, CA - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) released a report created by a panel of local servicemembers, veterans, and other community leaders with recommendations to rename the San Diego Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center after U.S. Army CPT Jennifer M. Moreno, a highly-decorated combat veteran from San Diego who was killed in action during a deployment to Afghanistan in October 2013. The report also recommends that a facility within the VA Medical Center in San Diego be … Continue Reading


May 28, 2021

Rep. Mike Levin’s Bipartisan Bill to Improve Veterans’ Job Training and Education Benefits Passes the Senate

Oceanside, CA - Today, the Senate passed legislation led by U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA), Chair of the House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, with Ranking Member Mike Bost (R-IL) to improve veterans' job training and education benefits by amending a number of provisions under the American Rescue Plan Act and the Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020. A summary of their bill, the Training in High-demand … Continue Reading


May 26, 2021

Rep. Mike Levin and Senator Patty Murray Introduce Sweeping Legislation to Ensure Kids Don’t Go Hungry When School is Out

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, introduced the Stop Child Hunger Act, which would provide families who have children eligible for free and reduced-price school meals with an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card when school is not in session, such as during Summer or Winter break, or when schools are operating remotely or in a hybrid model. Rep. Jahana … Continue Reading


May 19, 2021

Rep. Mike Levin Reintroduces Bill to Responsibly Expand Renewable Energy on Public Lands

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) reintroduced the Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act, a bill to help combat the climate crisis and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels by promoting development of wind, solar, and geothermal energy on public lands. The bill includes measures to facilitate investment in high quality renewable sources, ensure a fair revenue share for impacted communities, and minimize impacts to wildlife and cultural sites. "The climate … Continue Reading


May 18, 2021

House Passes Rep. Mike Levin’s Legislation to Prioritize Veterans’ Economic Benefits at VA

Washington, D.C. - Today, the House of Representatives passed Rep. Mike Levin's (D-CA) bipartisan, bicameral bill to create an Economic Opportunity and Transition Administration within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to prioritize transition, education, and employment programs. Rep. Levin, who serves as Chair of the House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, introduced the Veterans' Education, Transition, and Opportunity Prioritization Plan (VET OPP) Act with … Continue Reading


May 14, 2021

Rep. Mike Levin Honors Local Carlsbad Farmer as Constituent of the Month

Jimmy Ukegawa is Rep. Levin's Constituent of the Month. Oceanside, CA - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced that Carlsbad native and owner of Carlsbad Strawberry Co. and Aviara Farms, Jimmy Ukegawa, is the May Constituent of the Month. The COVID-19 pandemic has further exacerbated food insecurity within our communities, and Jimmy and his staff knew they needed to help. Since last March, Jimmy, his staff, and partners have donated more than 500,000 pounds of food. In … Continue Reading


May 11, 2021

Rep. Mike Levin Urges Hardworking Families to File Taxes Before May 17 to Get Their Advance Child Tax Credit Payments As Soon As Possible

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) is urging hardworking families in CA-49 to file their taxes before the upcoming May 17th deadline to ensure they receive the accurate amount in new advance monthly Child Tax Credit payments they are entitled to as soon as possible. As part of the American Rescue Plan Rep. Levin helped pass, families could get monthly payments of up to $300 per child beginning as soon as July. Rep. Levin says the best way to ensure eligible families … Continue Reading

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