Press Releases

May 19, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin Introduces Bill to Crack Down on Big Oil Gas Price Gouging

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced his introduction of the Transportation Fuel Market Transparency Act, which would significantly increase transparency within oil and gas markets and direct the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to proactively prevent any fraud or manipulation artificially increasing gas prices. The legislation is expected to be included as part of the Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act, which the House is preparing to consider … Continue Reading


May 17, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Federal Program Protecting Lagoons and Other Estuaries

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Levin (D-CA) and Brian Mast (R-FL) introduced the bipartisan Resilient Coasts and Estuaries Act to strengthen federal efforts to protect estuary habitats like the San Mateo Creek, San Luis Rey River, San Elijo Lagoon, and many others. Their bill reauthorizes funding for the Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program at $60 million per year through 2026, which will provide crucial resources to help state and local governments preserve the … Continue Reading


May 16, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin Urges DHS Secretary Mayorkas to Request Additional Funding to Manage Southwest Border

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas urging him to submit a supplemental budget request to Congress outlining the resources it needs to address and manage an expected increase in migrants along our nation's southwest border. Rep. Levin recently visited the San Ysidro Port of Entry and received a briefing from the San Diego Field Office of US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on … Continue Reading


May 04, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin Visits Southern Border and Receives Briefing from CBP Officers at San Ysidro Port of Entry

Reps. Mike Levin and Juan Vargas visited the San Ysidro Port of Entry on Wednesday. Oceanside, CA - U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) visited the San Ysidro Port of Entry today and received a briefing from the San Diego Field Office of US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on fentanyl smuggling, the planning related to Title 42 restrictions, and staffing issues at the Ports of Entry. Rep. Levin spoke with CBP officers about his support for additional federal action, both by the … Continue Reading


May 03, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin Statement on Draft Supreme Court Decision on Roe v. Wade

Oceanside, CA - U.S. Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA) released the following statement in response to reports of a draft Supreme Court opinion striking down Roe v. Wade: "If the reporting is true, the conservative majority on the Supreme Court is about to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, eliminating the constitutional right to seek a safe and legal abortion. This callous and reckless decision will threaten the lives of women everywhere. As we saw before Roe, women will continue to … Continue Reading


April 28, 2022

Reps. Mike Levin and Nancy Mace Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Environmentally Responsible Desalination Projects

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Levin (D-CA) and Nancy Mace (R-SC) introduced the bipartisan Desalination Research Advancement Act, which would reauthorize the Bureau of Reclamation's desalination research grant authorities and increase its funding authorization from $5 million per year to $20 million per year through FY 2026. The Bureau of Reclamation's Desalination and Water Purification Research (DWPR) Program provides funding for desalination efforts that reduce … Continue Reading


April 27, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin Announces Winner of 2022 Congressional Art Competition

Oceanside, CA?- Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced that La Costa Canyon High School student Clementine Thompson, with her piece titled California Cars, is the winner of the 2022 Congressional Art Competition for California's 49th Congressional District. Additionally, Rep. Levin announced that La Costa Canyon High School student Angelina Ciampi, with her piece titled First Light won second place; Oceanside High School student Joaquin Lagunas, with his piece titled One Way … Continue Reading


April 26, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin Celebrates Earth Day by Honoring Local Environmentalist Ryan Hickman as April Constituent of the Month

Oceanside, CA - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced that Ryan Hickman, a 13-year-old resident of San Juan Capistrano, is his April Constituent of the Month. To celebrate Earth Day and National Volunteer Month, Rep. Levin is proud to recognize the remarkable work Ryan is doing to protect our planet and oceans and contribute to this unique and beautiful district. At the age of three, Ryan started bringing bottles and cans to his local recycling center with his father. He then … Continue Reading


April 18, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin Responds to Interior Department Announcement on New Reforms to Oil and Gas Leasing Matching His Legislation

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) responded today to the Department of the Interior's announcement that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is significantly reforming its onshore oil and gas leasing program, implementing key provisions of his Restoring Community Input and Public Protections in Oil and Gas Leasing Act. For the first time in more than 100 years, BLM is raising royalty rates for new onshore leases from 12.5 percent to 18.75 percent, matching the rate … Continue Reading


April 07, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin Statement on Confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to Serve on the U.S. Supreme Court

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) issued the following statement on the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve as the 116th Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court: "This is a proud day for America as an exceptionally qualified jurist and the first Black woman in our history has been confirmed with bipartisan support to serve on the Supreme Court. Judge Jackson has a remarkable legal mind and an unwavering devotion to justice. As a … Continue Reading


April 07, 2022

Reps. Mike Levin and Katie Porter Introduce Legislation to Expand Public Service Loan Forgiveness to VSO Employees

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Levin (D-CA) and Katie Porter (D-CA) introduced the Veteran Service Equity Act to expand the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program to individuals who work at Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs). Currently, most VSO workers do not qualify for public loan forgiveness because the PSLF program is generally limited to 501c3 organizations, disqualifying VSOs like the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) that file under … Continue Reading


April 06, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin Introduces Legislation to Foster Veteran Entrepreneurship

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) introduced legislation to foster veteran entrepreneurship by expanding veterans' eligibility for the self-employment portion, or "track," of the Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) program. Currently, this track is only open to veterans "with the most severe service-connected disabilities who require homebound training or self-employment," resulting in just 162 veterans participating in the self-employment track in 2021 out of … Continue Reading


March 28, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin Recognizes Local Olympic Gold Medalist Kaillie Humphries as Constituent of the Month

Oceanside, CA - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) recognized Kaillie Humphries, a Carlsbad resident and Olympic athlete who won the gold medal in the monobob event at the 2022 Winter Olympics, as his Constituent of the Month. This was Kaillie's fourth Olympic medal and her first for Team USA. She is now the most decorated woman in bobsled history. See below for Rep. Levin's statement recognizing Kaillie Humphries in the Congressional Record: "Madam Speaker, it is my honor to … Continue Reading


March 17, 2022

Reps. Mike Levin and John Joyce Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Foster Innovation in Drug Manufacturing

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representatives Mike Levin (D-CA) and John Joyce (R-PA) introduced the bipartisan Drug Manufacturing Innovation Act to foster innovation in drug manufacturing by building on the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Emerging Technology Program (ETP). The program plays a critical role in supporting drug manufacturers' efforts to develop new technologies and navigate the regulatory process, which can ultimately help address supply chain challenges and lower prices for … Continue Reading


March 14, 2022

President Biden Signs Rep. Mike Levin’s Bipartisan Bill to Rename the San Diego VA Medical Center after Woman Veteran

Washington, D.C. - Today, President Joe Biden signed U.S. Representative Mike Levin's (D-CA) legislation 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 San Diego VA Medical Center will now become the first VA facility in the nation named after a woman veteran of color. In November 2020, Rep. Levin convened a … Continue Reading


March 14, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin Urges Californians to File Taxes Immediately to Receive Historic Tax Cuts Through the American Rescue Plan Act

Oceanside, CA - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) is urging Californians to file their taxes as soon as possible and receive the historic tax cuts created by the American Rescue Plan Act, which have slashed child poverty to record lows. In 2021, Rep. Levin delivered approximately $166.8 million in tax cuts for more than 77,000 hardworking families covering about 111,000 children in North County San Diego and South Orange County through the expanded Child Tax Credit, according to … Continue Reading


March 09, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin Delivers More Than $21 Million for Eight Local Projects in House-Passed Government Funding Legislation

Washington, D.C. - Today, the House of Representatives passed government funding legislation that includes key projects and priorities Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA) secured for North County San Diego and South Orange County. The bill includes $9.3 million to shore up coastal bluffs in San Clemente, $5 million for pedestrian infrastructure in Carlsbad, $2.25 million to develop a new homeless shelter in Oceanside, $587,000 to provide the Oceanside Police Department with vehicle cameras, and several … Continue Reading


March 01, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin Statement on State of the Union Address

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) issued the following statement ahead of President Biden's State of the Union address: "President Biden's State of the Union address will serve as a reminder of how much progress we have made over the last year. Our economy created 6.6 million jobs in President Biden's first year, the greatest 12 months of job creation in our nation's history, and we are now turning the corner on this pandemic with more than 215 million Americans fully … Continue Reading


February 23, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin Honors Local Veterans and Small Business Owners as Constituents of the Month

W.B. and Cynthia May received a Certificate of Recognition from Rep. Mike Levin during Black History Month. Oceanside, CA - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) recognized Cynthia and W.B. May, veterans and owners of Cynthia's Artistic Expressions in Oceanside, as the Constituents of the Month for February. Cynthia and her husband are both Navy veterans of the Gulf War, and after leaving the military they realized they needed an outlet to express themselves and help manage … Continue Reading


February 22, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin Statement on Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) issued the following statement on Russia's invasion of Ukraine: "Russia's invasion of an independent and sovereign Ukraine is a blatant assault on international law and shows a callous disregard for the loss of innocent life that will occur as a result of its violent attack. I expect the Biden Administration and our allies to continue to implement increasingly severe sanctions on Vladimir Putin, his cronies, and the Russian … Continue Reading

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