Press Releases

August 2, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressmen Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) and Jeff Fortenberry (NE-01) announced the introduction of the National Discovery Trails Act (H.R. 4878) to expand the National Trails System by adding the existing American Discovery Trail (ADT), the nation’s only coast-to-coast multi-use trail, and creating a new category of long-distance trails, known as National Discovery Trails.
July 29, 2021 Press Release
Bill Now Moves to Senate
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman DeSaulnier announced he secured $8.1 million for projects throughout Contra Costa County in an appropriations minibus (H.R. 4502), which passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 219-to-208.
July 28, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. — Today, Representatives Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) and Don Young (AK-At Large) and U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Bob Casey (D-PA), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) re-introduced a bill to make fitness facilities across America more accessible for those with disabilities.
July 21, 2021 Press Release
Walnut Creek, CA – Today, Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) announced that he will host the seventh annual Congressional App Challenge (CAC), an app coding competition for high school students.
July 17, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, in honor of the 77th anniversary of the Port Chicago Disaster, Representatives Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) and Barbara Lee (CA-13) introduced a House Resolution, Recognizing the victims of the Port Chicago explosion of July 17, 1944, the 77th anniversary of the greatest homeland loss of life of World War II, and exonerating the 50 African-American sailors unjustly court-martialed by the Navy.
July 15, 2021 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) and Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA), co-chairs of the Congressional Cancer Survivors Caucus, announced legislation to help patients better understand and respond to their cancer diagnosis.
July 9, 2021 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) and Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA) introduced the School Food Modernization Act, bipartisan legislation that would help local schools replace outdated kitchen equipment in an effort to provide more healthy and nutritious meals to students.
July 1, 2021 Press Release
13 Provisions Included in the INVEST in America Act
Washington, DC – Today, 13 initiatives authored by Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) and aimed at promoting sustainable transportation and improving access to safe and reliable public transit were included in the INVEST in America Act (H.R. 3684), which passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 221-to-201.
June 21, 2021 Press Release
Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) issued the following statement after an overnight shooting killed three and injured five in Richmond.
June 1, 2021 Press Release
Today, Representatives Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) and Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that they will host a virtual town hall tomorrow, Wednesday, June 2nd at 5:00 p.m. PT on the important work being done in the Administration and in Congress since Democrats took control of the House, Senate, and White House.

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