Press Releases

May 19, 2016 Press Release
Successfully Includes Amendments on Port Chicago and Veterans Disability

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) made the following statement on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY2017 which passed the U.S House of Representatives by a vote of 277 to 147.

May 13, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC Today, the US House of Representatives passed a package of bipartisan bills aimed at addressing the opioid abuse crisis including the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act (H.R.

May 11, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representative Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) unveiled his new Congressional website, which can be accessed at

May 5, 2016 Press Release

“Last summer, I was diagnosed with the most common leukemia in the world, a cancer named Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). I recently completed aggressive chemotherapy. I feel fortunate that I had a positive response to this treatment, and that neither CLL nor the treatment impacted my professional work.

May 3, 2016 Press Release

Walnut Creek, CA On Monday night, Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) announced the Grand Prize winner of the 2016 “Eleventh Congressional District High School Art Competition,” Concord High School senior Ryan Shu, whose winning piece consisted of a digital photograph entitled “The Golden Escape.” The competition is a juried art show open to all high school s

May 3, 2016 Press Release

Walnut Creek, CA – Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) will tour local small businesses in Todos Santos Plaza in Concord on Friday, May 6th as part of National Small Business Week. During the tour, he will meet with local business owners to explore which policies Congress should focus on to support small businesses and spur job creation.

May 2, 2016 Press Release

Walnut Creek, CA – Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) announced he will be marking the 12th stop on his Education Listening Tour at Canyon Elementary School this Tuesday, May 3rd.

April 28, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the Committee on Armed Services in the U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), H.R. 4909, which authorizes our nation’s defense spending.

April 21, 2016 Press Release
Legislation introduced in wake of agreement between VW and U.S. regulators

Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), Peter Welch (VT–At Large), Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), and Ted Lieu (CA-33) introduced legislation to establish criminal penalties under the Clean Air Act for automakers that knowingly use so-called “defeat devices” in motor vehicles to bypass emissions tests and violate environmental st

April 14, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC — Today, Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) received the Human Advocate award for his 100% rating on the 2015 Humane Society Legislative Scorecard. Only over one-quarter of all Members of the House of Representatives received a perfect rating.