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  • Disaster act will assist flood-affected region
    Posted in In the News on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure this past week approved a measure directly helping the Central Valley by improving federal emergency management response: H.R. 1214, the Disaster SAVE Act. U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) is a cosponsor of the bill. “The Central Valley, as well as all of California, has experienced some extreme weather this year, resulting in two separate disaster declarations with the potential for more to come,” said Rep. Denham... Read more

  • Congressman Jeff Denham commits to not repeal ACA during meeting with local democratic representatives
    Posted in In the News on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Immigration

    During a meeting with various local democratic representatives on Mar. 6, Congressman Jeff Denham has agreed to not repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without a replacement that would protect people with pre-existing conditions, as well as allow people to stay on their parent's health insurance until the age of twenty six. ... “I thanked him for sponsoring the Enlist Act and his standing against his party’s attempt to delegitimize DACA, and he expressed to me that he was glad that although we ... Read more

  • In Silicon Valley, Caltrain Upgrade Is Imperiled as Trump Withholds Funds
    Posted in In the News on March 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    SAN FRANCISCO — The engineers of Silicon Valley are fine-tuning driverless cars, building robots designed to replicate the human brain and shaving milliseconds off internet response times. Their trip to work, however, can be a throwback to the predigital age. The region’s commuter rail line is saddled with aging, smoke-spewing, diesel-powered locomotives. ... Despite initial support, Republicans now regard the high-speed project as too costly. “We have said no more federal dollars will go to Cal... Read more

  • Denham holds Facebook Live chat to discuss ENLIST Act
    Posted in In the News on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    While some have criticized Congressman Jeff Denham for not hosting a town hall forum, he did make himself available in the digital realm Tuesday as he invited Colorado’s 2nd District Representative Jared Polis and Oscar Juarez-Luna, a DREAMer from Colorado, to join him in a Facebook Live chat to address the necessity of the ENLIST Act. ... “This would allow them to show their ultimate act of patriotism and ultimately be able to serve in the U.S. military,” said Denham during the live chat. “It w... Read more

  • Denham supports Trump’s decision to withdraw defining water rule
    Posted in In the News on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water

    An executive order that was issued Tuesday by President Donald Trump directed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw and reconsider the Waters of the United States rule, a move that was backed by Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock), who said both the EPA and USACE “overstepped their authority.” “EPA and the Army Corps clearly did not consider the impact to ag economies like we have in the Central Valley,” said Denham. “I support President Trump’... Read more

  • Lathrop mayor wants push to dredge river
    Posted in In the News on March 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    The threat of a levee breach in Lathrop appears to be subsiding as the level of the San Joaquin River continues to decline. ... “The thing about SB5 is that it benefits everybody – cities get to continue with development but it also gives an added layer of protection for people who already live here,” he said. “And dredging the river only enhances that. We need to get other cities together and make the case to our elected officials – we’ve been talking to Congressmen (Jeff) Denham and (Jerry) Mc... Read more

  • On the culture of disrespect, bagging on Denham, climate
    Posted in In the News on March 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    I've got a lot on my mind so I'm going to get wordy today. ... On Thursday protestors staged a "candlelight vigil" in Turlock to suggest that Rep. Jeff Denham is dodging constituents by not holding town hall meetings during congressional recess. The group also targeted congressmen David Valadao, Devin Nunes, Kevin McCarthy, Dana Rohrabacher, Ed Royce and Steve Knight for - in their words - "failing to meet with them and addressing constituent concerns of safeguarding health care coverage and pro... Read more

  • Denham's office slates district visit in Oakdale
    Posted in In the News on March 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has announced Mobile District Office Hours for the month of March 2017. Mobile District Office Hours are an opportunity for 10th district residents to get help with specific casework or ask questions. ... Read more here Read more

  • Rep. Panetta says Trump speech still divisive, but agrees with one point
    Posted in In the News on March 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington >> Rep. Jimmy Panetta, D-Carmel Valley, issued his assessment of President Donald Trump’s speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday and said Trump continues to deliver “the same divisive and dangerous message he used throughout his campaign.” But the congressman said, “I do agree with one thing he mentioned last night, and that is that it is long past time for Democrats and Republicans to work together to construct policy,” said Panetta. “I will fight to ensure that those polic... Read more

  • Working to create water shortage for California
    Posted in In the News on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water

    Many reservoirs are filled to the brim. Levees are straining to stay intact as high volumes of water flows between them. The Sierra is wearing a heavy and massive snowpack. ... There is hope — at least for the Stanislaus River — thanks to Congressman Jeff Denham working with the SSJID and OID to get language in a federal water bill that was signed into law by President Obama. It requires the NMFS to work with the two water agencies to examine other ways to help salmon besides arbitrarily throwin... Read more