Press Releases

May 6, 2015 Press Release

San Pablo -- As a newly appointed Member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, Congressman Mark DeSaulnier has launched an Education Listening Tour to visit schools across the district and to hear firsthand from students, parents, educators and school administrators about ways to improve our educational system.

April 29, 2015 Press Release

Washington -- In light of the report released by the California State Auditor on the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) District, Congressman DeSaulnier made the following statement. DeSaulnier has been involved in Bay Area transportation for years, has worked closely to avoid strikes, and was one of the officials who requested the State Auditor report.

April 22, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC -- Over the past few months the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has held hearings on key agencies, including the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Chemical Safety Board (CSB), regarding failings that begin at the top.

April 21, 2015 Press Release

Pittsburg -- Congressman Mark DeSaulnier will continue to meet one-on-one with constituents during mobile district office hours in Pittsburg, Saturday, April 25th from 11 am to 1 pm. Mobile District Office Hours are one part of Congressman DeSaulnier’s efforts to be accessible to constituents.

April 2, 2015 Press Release

Concord -- Congressman Mark DeSaulnier will host town halls on Monday, April 6th, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in Concord and Wednesday, April 8th, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in RichmondTown halls are one part of Congressman DeSaulnier’s efforts to be accessible to constituents.

March 26, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC -- “In order for the U.S. Chemical Safety Board to continue to carry out its important role, I was among the first to call for the resignation of Chairman Moure-Eraso. The CSB needs leadership committed to implementing more rigorous standards and accountability as its critical safety mission is too important to be undermined by ineffective leadership.

March 4, 2015 Press Release
Legislation Would Expand the Site Honoring the “Father of the National Park Service”

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer and Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (both D-CA) today introduced legislation to expand the Martinez, California historic site that celebrates the life and legacy of John Muir.

March 3, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Representatives Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) and Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-05) introduced H.R. 1194, the Family Engagement in Education Act, a bipartisan bill to provide resources for schools to improve family engagement in education.  

March 3, 2015 Press Release

“The timing of Prime Minister Netayahu’s speech to Congress is a detriment to furthering a two-state solution, to ensuring honest negotiations with Iran, and is political in timing. Circumventing Congressional protocol is disrespectful to the President of the United States and runs counterproductive to working with the Administration and the American people.