Press Releases

November 30, 2016 Press Release

Walnut Creek, CA – Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) announced Jasmine Steele of Danville as the winner of the 2016 Congressional App Challenge for California’s 11th District. Jasmine Steele, a student at San Ramon Valley High School, designed and created “Allergy Blast,” an app that provides a platform to easily and quickly share allergy and medication information.

November 16, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) issued the following statement on the naming of Executive Chairman of Breitbart News and alt-right movement leader, Stephen Bannon as Chief Strategist to President-elect Trump.
October 28, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) received a 97% score from the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) on its 2015 National Environmental Scorecard. The high score reflects his record of fighting for important issues, including energy, global warming, public health, public lands and wildlife conservation, and supporting environmental programs during his first session of Congress.
October 24, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) issued the following statement after thousands of California soldiers were ordered to repay enlistment bonuses more than a decade after re-enlisting to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan.
October 20, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), the only Bay Area member on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, received a perfect grade on the National Education Association’s (NEA) annual report card for the first session of the 114th Congress.
October 14, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) released the following statement on the hate crime charges filed by Contra Costa County District Attorney, Mark Peterson, following the attack of Maan Singh Khalsa, a Sikh man in Richmond last month.
October 14, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Congressional Scorecard, which measured support for LGBTQ equality in the 114th Congress.
October 12, 2016 Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) issued the following statement on the resignation of Wells Fargo CEO, John Stumpf.
October 5, 2016 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), members of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, introduced legislation in response to the Mylan hearing at which the CEO acknowledged that salary for the position increased 600 percent in less than a decade, and other reports that companies like Wells Fargo pay its CEO nearly 500 times the rate of its average employee.
October 4, 2016 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) and Mike Thompson (CA-5) today announced that Contra Costa College (CCC) will receive a $1,199,013 grant from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). The grant will be used for the College’s Caminos al Exito Project, which aims to improve access and opportunity in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields for Hispanic and low-income residents.

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