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  • Rep. Denham Introduces the Nineveh Plain Restoration Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) today introduced a bill to protect Christians and vulnerable minorities in Iraq from the ravages of war, including a significant population of Assyrians. H.Res. 741 facilitates the safe return of displaced peoples, helps assist victims of ISIS genocide rebuild their lives, advances U.S. interests and helps stabilize the Middle East. “The destruction of war, made even more devastating by Islamic State genocide, has ravaged the Nineveh Plain... Read more

  • Denham stares down railroads: Americans are tired of excuses
    Posted in Press Releases on February 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (CA-10), chairman of the subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials for the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, took to task representatives of the railroad industry, including Amtrak and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), on their failure to implement positive train control (PTC) safety technology that would have prevented crashes and saved lives. The committee heard from several groups and organizatio... Read more

  • Rep. Denham amendment fighting “drive-by” lawsuits included in House-passed ADA Education and Reform Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (CA-10), today spoke on the House floor in favor of his amendment fighting “drive-by” lawsuits, shortly before the vote to adopt the amendment and pass H.R.620 the ADA Education and Reform Act in the House. Denham’s amendment would require ADA rules and guidelines be published in multiple languages to provide minority and immigrant business owners who do not speak English as a first or primary language access to information they need to stay compliant and avoid co... Read more

  • Railroad officials tell Congress many won’t meet deadline for lifesaving automatic braking systems
    Posted in In the News on February 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    A decade after Congress ordered the nation’s railroads to install an automatic braking system that could have prevented more than 130 train wrecks, industry officials said Thursday most lines will need two more years to finish the job. ... Thursday’s hearing came after four train wrecks in the past two months, two of which could have been prevented if PTC had been operative, investigators say. It also would have prevented the two deadliest crashes since Chatsworth: the 2013 crash of a Metro-Nort... Read more

  • House votes to ease enforcement of Americans with Disabilities Act against companies
    Posted in In the News on February 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    The House on Thursday passed legislation that would ease the enforcement of regulations against businesses that fail to be accessible to people with disabilities. The bill, the ADA Education and Reform Act, would change the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act to give businesses accused of being inaccessible a grace period to fix structural problems with their facilities before they can be sued. Under the law, businesses must abide by specific regulations so that people with disabilities, includ... Read more

  • Lawmakers scold railroads over delay in safety upgrades
    Posted in In the News on February 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    A panel of lawmakers on Thursday admonished the nation’s railroads and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to meet a fast-approaching deadline to enact a key train safety feature that could have prevented two recent Amtrak crashes. “If you have a timeline, we want to see that timeline. If you have questions, or concerns or impediments, we want to know what those are,” Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Transportation Committee Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazard... Read more

  • U.S. Congress urges railroads to meet looming safety deadline
    Posted in In the News on February 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    The chair of a congressional committee on Thursday urged U.S. railroads and transit agencies to meet a looming deadline to install an anti-crash technology called positive train control after a series of recent crashes. "I think the American public is tired of excuses," Representative Jeff Denham, a Republican who chairs the panel that oversees railroads, told a hearing on railroad safety. "Ignoring a congressional mandate again won't be tolerated." The technology known as PTC automatically stop... Read more

  • Rep. Denham Statement on FRA Administrator Confirmation
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) issued the following statement in response to Ron Batory being confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the new administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA): “This confirmation is long overdue, and it’s unfortunate that it took three high-profile, deadly accidents for safety to outweigh politics with Senate minority leadership. I look forward to working with Mr. Batory to enhance safety across our railroads, which includes implementat... Read more

  • Two Denham bills signed into law
    Posted in In the News on February 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Transportation & Infrastructure

    Action on Friday, Feb. 9 saw the House of Representatives pass H.R. 1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which sets discretionary spending levels and funds the government though March 23. Included in the bill were key provisions originally introduced by U.S. Representative Jeff Denham to help increase access to healthcare in the Valley and encourage mitigation for wildfires and other natural disasters. Teaching Health Centers ... “These provisions are key to bringing more primary and special... Read more

  • Rep. Denham Statement on White House Infrastructure Principles
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure, Water

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) issued the following statement in response to the White House infrastructure plan: “We need to focus on our nation’s infrastructure. The 7th Street Bridge in Modesto is a prime example of the need to invest in roads and bridges. At the top of our list must also be increased water storage for the Valley. Water is the lifeblood of the Central Valley, and it’s clear Sacramento refuses to invest in the infrastructure we need.” Read more