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  • Escalon Fire Department Awarded FEMA Grant
    Posted in In the News on September 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    An Assistance to Firefighters Grant has been awarded to the Escalon Consolidated Fire Protection District through FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency. ... That grant, some 10 years ago, was for just over $125,000. Escalon has applied for a FEMA grant every year, the chief said, but this year was the first time in a decade they have been awarded one. “(Congressman) Jeff Denham’s office sent of letter of support to FEMA, that certainly couldn’t hurt,” Mello said of getting the legislativ... Read more

  • The BUZZ on VIPs in Washington this week
    Posted in Newsletters on June 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Economy and Jobs, Education, Energy, Immigration, Transportation & Infrastructure, Water

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  • Editorial: Law must go further to rein in ADA ‘professional victims’
    Posted in In the News on May 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    California adopted reforms last year to curb predatory disability lawsuits, but, as evidenced by more state and federal proposals, the problem remains. ... Businesses can be sued because a bathroom mirror is an inch too high, a sign is missing or the paint on a disabled parking space has become too faded over time. There are numerous examples like the San Ramon gas station owner who was forced to install a shield under a bathroom sink to prevent burns to the legs of someone in a wheelchair — eve... Read more

  • Editorial: ADA lawsuit abuse remains a problem
    Posted in In the News on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    California adopted some reforms last year to curb predatory disability lawsuits but, as evidenced by more proposals at both the state and federal levels, the problem remains. ... At the federal level, Republican Congressmen Jeff Denham of Turlock and Ted Poe of Texas each have bills that would provide businesses with a 120-day period to fix violations before a lawsuit could be filed. ... Read more here 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

  • 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

  • Lawmakers Address Problems, Fixes at Chamber Breakfast
    Posted in In the News on March 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Health, Immigration, Water

    Water, roads, immigration, frivolous lawsuits against businesses and healthcare were the collective pressing topics on the minds of four area elected officials who spoke at Friday morning's Chamber of Commerce breakfast held at the Howard Training Center in Ceres. Sponsored by the Ceres Chamber of Commerce, the "Pancakes & Politics" event brought together Congressman Jeff Denham, state Assemblyman Adam Gray, county Supervisor Jim DeMartini and Ceres Mayor Chris Vierra who each took turns sharing... Read more

  • Denham introduces bill to protect small businesses against ADA lawsuits
    Posted in In the News on March 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Government Waste

    As part of an ongoing effort to sustain the viability of small businesses in the Central Valley, Congressman Jeff Denham on Monday introduced a bill to combat frivolous lawsuits that accuse local businesses of violating portions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. ... “Many small businesses are under attack, especially here in the Valley. It’s a disgrace that the owners and operators of these local businesses are falling victim to predatory lawsuits, often leaving them with little opportunit... Read more

  • Denham Introduces Bill to Combat Drive-By Lawsuits, Protect Main Street
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) introduced H.R. 1493, the ADA Lawsuit Clarification Act, a bill to combat frivolous lawsuits accusing small businesses of violating portions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). “Many small businesses are under attack, especially here in the Valley. It’s a disgrace that the owners and operators of these local businesses are falling victim to predatory lawsuits, often leaving them with little opportunity to address or correct the i... Read more

  • Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus Welcomes Sen. Sullivan as New Co-Chair
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Veterans

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Jeff Denham (R-CA) and Tim Walz (D-MN) and U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today welcomed Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) as a co-chair of the Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus for the 115th Congress. Sen. Sullivan is the junior senator from Alaska, elected in 2014. He serves on the Committees on Armed Services and Veterans’ Affairs and also serves in the United States Marine Corps Reserves, having been recalled for active duty in 2004 and 2013. “While we can never fu... Read more