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Congressman Mark DeSaulnier

Representing the 11th District of California
June 14, 2018 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) and Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA), the only pharmacist in Congress, announced that their bipartisan legislation, the Empowering Pharmacists in the Fight Against Opioid Abuse Act (H.R. 4275), which would help curb fraudulent prescriptions of opioids, unanimously passed the U.S. House of Representatives.
June 12, 2018 Press Release
Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) and Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07) called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to produce a copy of a 2006 Department of Justice (DOJ) report concluding that Purdue Pharma, the company often linked with the genesis of the opioid epidemic, knew of significant abuses of its drug OxyContin shortly after it was brought to market in 1996.
June 11, 2018 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Democratic Members of the U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee, Representative Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), Ranking Member of the Workforce Protections Subcommittee Mark Takano (CA-41), and Committee Ranking Member Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) called on Republican Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (NC-05) to convene a hearing and markup for the Offshore Oil and Gas Worker Whistleblower Protection Act (H.R. 4304).
June 8, 2018 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) successfully secured funding for the maintenance and repair of existing fish screen equipment located in the Sacramento – San Joaquin Delta in the House Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2019 (H.R. 5895).


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About Mark

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (DE-SOWN-YAY) represents California’s 11th Congressional District. He was sworn-in as a member of the 114th Congress on January 6, 2015 and was appointed to serve on the Education and the Workforce and Oversight and Government Reform Committees.

For more than 20 years, Mark has been a strong voice for reform and has developed a reputation for taking on the tough causes while seeking to make government more accessible and transparent to all Californians. He is a leader on issues of importance to working families including guaranteeing a livable wage, ensuring education is affordable and accessible, making investments in job training, and keeping good paying jobs here at home. Read more