Press Releases

June 17, 2016 Press Release
Walnut Creek, CA – Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) announced he will host a regional Bay Area Cancer Moonshot Summit to focus on accelerating progress in cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment on Wednesday, June 29th at John Muir Medical Center in Concord. The event will include panel discussions with cancer researchers, doctors, survivors, and advocates.
June 15, 2016 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Mike Thompson (CA-5) and Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) today announced a $1,062,176 Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership grant for Contra Costa County. The funding made available by this grant will be used to provide Early Head Start services to 72 children and their families at 20 licensed Family Child Care homes and two centers throughout Contra Costa County.
June 1, 2016 Press Release

Walnut Creek – Today, Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) announced legislation to prevent incidents in which federal law enforcement officers’ service weapons are lost or stolen. Earlier this week, a loaded Glock 27 was stolen out of an FBI agent’s car in San Francisco.

May 25, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. Today, Representatives Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) and Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) introduced legislation to better inform patients, doctors, and pharmacists on prescription drug dispensing.

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.