This Week From DC

Issue 25 // June 18–24

A weekly update of what Congressman Lou Correa is doing for the people of California’s 46th District. For daily updates make sure to check our Facebook and Twitter feed. Newsletter subscription is here.

This week Congressman Correa:

REP. CORREA COMBATS WASTE, FRAUD, & ABUSE AT DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

  • Congressman Correa addressed his colleagues on the House Floor as he managed two bills meant to combat waste, fraud, and abuse at the Department of Homeland Security. See more.

REP. CORREA JOINS VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMITTEE COLLEAGUES TO SEND VA ACCOUNTABILITY BILL TO PRESIDENT

  • Congressman Correa joined his House Veterans Affairs Committee colleagues for the signing of the “Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability Act of 2017” by Speaker Ryan, before sending the bill to the President’s desk to become law. See more.

Legislative Update:

I voted AYE on H.R.1654 — Water Supply Permitting Coordination Act

I voted in favor of reforming our permitting process for water storage projects. Ensuring we are able to invest and maintain our critical water infrastructure is vital for communities across the United States.

I voted AYE on H.R.1873 — Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act

I voted for H.R. 1873 to protect our electrical infrastructure and our environment. This bill ensures electrical infrastructure is safely maintained in uninhabited areas, increasing reliability of electrical grid, and protecting our forests.

Great stories from the week:

LA Times // Rep. Tom McClintock’s bill to streamline dam permits passes House largely on party lines

Reps. Jim Costa (D-Fresno), Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) and six other Democrats joined with Republicans to pass the bill that will allow for a more streamlined process for permitting and building new dams.

The Liberal OC // Rep. Correa joins colleagues to send Veterans Affairs Accountability Act to President

Rep. Lou Correa meets with House Veterans Affairs Committee colleagues and Speaker Ryan to send bill to help veterans to President’s desk.

SF Gate // Immigrant Dreamers remain in limbo with Trump decision

Rep. Lou Correa, D-Santa Ana, said: “After months of fear, #DACA has been saved. They’re Americans in every sense except for a piece of paper.”

Top Social Media

I am blessed to have spent some time with the Dali Lama this last week.

At my District Office grand opening, I honored these officers bravery in saving a young boy trapped in the Santa Ana river.

Thanks!

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