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  • Though shovels are ready, Trump officials delay grant for Caltrain upgrade
    Posted in In the News on April 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Waste, Transportation & Infrastructure

    SAN JOSE — The railway shuttles 65,000 people a day between San Francisco and San Jose, its cars crammed with Silicon Valley workers tapping on sleek laptops and hoisting bikes into designated cars. But the signs of aging are unmistakable — 1980s control panels devoid of digital technology, the dusting of sea-green foam that has escaped from the seat cushions and settled on the floor. ... “I am supportive of Caltrain and the electrification project, but they have to be funded the right way,” Den... Read more

  • Local leaders talk immigration reform
    Posted in In the News on April 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Immigration

    After Monday night’s town hall, Congressman Jeff Denham met a much more subdued crowd Wednesday morning as he, Assemblyman Heath Flora and County Supervisor Kristin Olsen highlighted the need for commonsense immigration reform at a roundtable discussion, addressing the critical role that immigrants play in small business, agriculture and other industries here in the Central Valley. ... During the panel, Denham highlighted the need to pass bipartisan legislation, rather than an Executive Order li... Read more

  • Power plant looking for spark to reopen
    Posted in In the News on April 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    The company that owns a shuttered power plant on the western edge of Tracy is trying to reopen the facility and looking for allies in Congress. ... According to Greenleaf president Hugh Smith, the company bought the facility at 14800 W. Schulte Road in 2013 but had to shut it down in 2015. On Tuesday, Smith toured the idle power plant with Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock). ... Denham said he believed the problems facing the Tracy Biomass plant were both regulatory and market driven. ... “I believe i... Read more

  • Central Valley congressman attracts protesters, supporters during speech
    Posted in In the News on April 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Health, Immigration

    MODESTO, Calif. (KCRA) — While on spring break Wednesday, Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Turlock, was back in California’s 10th Congressional District, getting an earful from opponents and supporters. ... “I want to get people in our community back to work,” Denham told the crowd inside the Gallo Center. ... On Wednesday, Denham said he introduced a bill allowing the children of undocumented immigrants to gain legal status by serving in the military. “The Enlist Act would allow DREAMers that have been here... Read more

  • Denham’s military citizenship bill progressing
    Posted in In the News on April 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Immigration

    A bill to help make a path to citizenship to those who serve in the military is gaining sponsors in Congress, according to Rep. Jeff Denham’s office. The bill, HR60, was introduced by Denham, R-Turlock, at the beginning of the year. ... During his presidential campaign, Trump was asked during a forum whether he believed an undocumented person who wants to serve in the military deserves to stay in the United States legally. His response: “I think that when you serve in the armed forces, that’s a ... Read more

  • Thanking Vietnam Vets
    Posted in In the News on April 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Burdell Brown was one of the nearly 150 honored at Friday’s Vietnam War 50th Commemoration Ceremony held at Manteca’s Big League Dreams sports complex. ... He also served as emcee for the program, consisting of Lt. Paul Carmona of the Manteca Police Department, Mayor Steve DeBrum, and Pete Butler, who is a retired U.S. Army now representing Congressman Jeff Denham’s office, serving as guest speakers. ... Butler, who saw wounded in action while stationed in Afghanistan, was thankful to have the ... Read more

  • Rep. Denham’s ENLIST Act Surpasses 150 Co-Sponsors
    Posted in Press Releases on April 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Immigration

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Jeff Denham today announced that H.R. 60, the Encourage New Legalized Immigrants to Start Training Act (ENLIST Act), has now gained over 150 co-sponsors in the 115th Congress. “The ENLIST Act is a truly bipartisan bill that both my Republican and Democrat colleagues support. Immigration reform is not a partisan issue – it’s an American issue that we must face and solve together,” said Rep. Denham. “The young adults who would qualify under ENLIST have gone to scho... Read more

  • Congress finds bipartisanship on animal protection issues
    Posted in In the News on April 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON — Congress has found something cute and cuddly to agree on. ... Among the bills that Congress is considering: — Big Cat Public Safety Act: Reps. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., Walter Jones, R-N.C., and Niki Tsongas, D-Mass., teamed up to offer this bill to ban the possession and breeding of lions, tigers, leopards and other big cats by private individuals or unqualified exhibitors at roadside zoos. Thousands of big cats are being kept in people's backyards and basements or in poorly maintaine... Read more

  • Congressional Art Competition seeks submissions
    Posted in In the News on April 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Education

    A piece of art is always a stunning sight no matter where it’s hung, but local high school students now have the opportunity to see their masterpieces displayed in one of the most prestigious locations in the country thanks to California’s 10th District Congressional Art Competition. ... “This is a competition for high schools throughout the entire country for every Congressional district, and each district has one painting that will be picked and hung in the U.S. Capitol,” said Denham. “I look ... Read more

  • 2017 Congressional Art Competition Now Open!
    Posted in Newsletters on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

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