Press Releases

October 5, 2015 Press Release
Legislation Addresses Inequity Faced by Student Loan Borrowers

Washington, DC – Today, at an event at the University of California, Berkeley, Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) announced the introduction of the “Student Borrower Fairness Act” (H.R. 3675). This bill decreases student loan interest rates by allowing borrowers to refinance their interest rates at the rate offered to banks by the Federal Reserve.

October 5, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representative Mark DeSaulnier led a letter signed by Representatives Bonnie Watson Coleman and Brendan Boyle, all freshman members of the Transportation and Public Assets Subcommittee, calling on Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) to convene a hearing on the implications and consequences of Volkswagen’s actions for American consumers and, to identify potent

October 5, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representative Mark DeSaulnier led a letter signed by Representatives Bonnie Watson Coleman and Brendan Boyle, all freshman members of the Transportation and Public Assets Subcommittee, calling on Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) to convene a hearing on the implications and consequences of Volkswagen’s actions for American consumers and, to identify potent

October 2, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) hails the $1.6 million in federal funds awarded to Contra Costa County’s Zero Tolerance Initiative under the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) grants program for Comprehensive Services for Victims of All Forms of Human Trafficking.

October 1, 2015 Press Release
Gives bipartisan reform bill enough votes to pass House

Washington, DC Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) became the 218th cosponsor of the bipartisan “Biennial Budgeting and Enhanced Oversight Act” (H.R. 1610), introduced by Congressmen Ribble (WI-08) and Schrader (OR-05).

September 30, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), a member of the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform and a former member of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) called on United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch to conduct a thorough and expeditious criminal investigation into claims that Volkswagen AG cheated on Environmental Protection Agency (E

September 29, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) issued the following statement in response to today’s House Oversight & Government Reform Hearing on Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funding:

September 28, 2015 Press Release
Asks Speaker Boehner for bipartisan action before October 1st deadline

Washington, DC Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives today to highlight the imminent expiration of the Perkins Loan Program on October 1, 2015.

September 24, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC Congressman DeSaulnier (CA-11) issued the following statement in response to Pope Francis’ historic speech to Congress.

September 21, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) invites all young people in the Eleventh Congressional District who would like to apply to one of the nation’s service academies to attend “Service Academy Night 2015” which will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 from 6 pm to 8 pm at Diablo Valley College.  

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