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Juan Vargas' Public Statements on Issue: Entitlements and the Safety Net

Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 51, Democratic
Date Title
April 3, 2019 Letter to the Hon. Sonny Perdue, USDA - Back Away from Detrimental Changes to SNAP Work Requirements
Jan. 8, 2019 Letter to the Hon. Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture - Members of Congress Demand Answers on Upcoming SNAP Benefit Lapse
Dec. 10, 2018 Letter to Samantha Deshommes - Congressional Hispanic Caucus Opposes Public Charge Rule
Aug. 30, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Pat Roberts, Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, the Hon. Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member, the Hon. Michael Conaway, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, and the Hon. Collin Peterson - House Dems Oppose Restricting Access to SNAP
Feb. 5, 2018 Letter to President Donald Trump - Chairman Crowley, Ranking Member Larson Lead Letter Urging President Trump to Support Increased Funding for the Social Security Administration
Jan. 1, 2018 Issue Position: Issues
Dec. 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Paul D. Ryan, Speaker of the House - Don't Count on Us to Fix the PAYGO Problem You've Created with the GOP's Tax Bill
Sept. 28, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House and the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader of the House of Representatives - Members of Congress to Reject Cuts to Safety Net Hospitals
May 1, 2017 Letter to California Governor Jerry Brown - Addressing Physician Shortage in California
Dec. 16, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert McDonald, Department of Veterans Affairs - Reducing the Impact of ACICS Termination on Student Veterans
May 16, 2016 Letter to Chairman John Kline, Chair of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Chairman Todd Rokita, Chair of the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, Ranking Member Robert "Bobby" C. Scott, Ranking Member of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Ranking Member Marica L. Fudge, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education - WIC Reauthorization
March 10, 2016 Letter to The Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader, The Hon. Tom Price, Chairman House Budget Committee, and the Hon. Chris Van Hollen, Ranking Member, House Budget Committee - Fight to Protect SNAP for Those in Need
March 3, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Save Senior Programs
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration and Loretta Lynch, Attoney General - Lawmakers Call on Social Security Administration to Treat Same-Sex Marriages Equally
Oct. 13, 2015 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration - Decision Denying Cost of Living Adjustment to Seniors
Sept. 29, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Cuts to Medicare Payments for Colorectal Cancer
July 13, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Expand Social Security
March 27, 2015 Letter to Chairman Tom Cole and Ranking Member Rosa Delauro, Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies - Funding of Heating Assistance Program
March 23, 2015 Rep. Vargas Leads Efforts to Fund Hispanic Serving Institutions
Jan. 26, 2015 Letter to Mel Watt, Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency - Funding the Housing Trust Fund
Nov. 14, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Socioeconomic Status and Risk-Adjustment in Medicare Advantage
Nov. 6, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House and Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the House - Sustainable Growth Rate
Sept. 30, 2014 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Commisioner of the Social Security Administration - Same Sex Couples and Social Security Benefits
June 20, 2014 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Commissioner of Social Security Administration - Reconsideration of SSA Decisions
April 9, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Immediate Vote on Unemployment Insurance Deal
March 12, 2014 Rep. Vargas Joins Effort to Extend Emergency Unemployment Insurance
Feb. 19, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Exclude 'Chained CPI' from Budget
Feb. 11, 2014 Rep. Vargas Votes to Restore Military Retiree COLA
Jan. 29, 2014 Rep. Vargas Takes a Stand to Protect SNAP Recipients
Jan. 15, 2014 Rep. Vargas Proudly Highlights Funding for Programs Essential to District
Jan. 10, 2014 Rep. Vargas Ramps Up Fight to Extend Emergency Unemployment Insurance
Jan. 9, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Immediate Vote to Extend Unemployment Insurance
Dec. 5, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader - Medicare Advantage Plants
Nov. 22, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, and Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the House - Reps. Flores, Maffei Lead Bipartisan Effort to Pass Long-Term Fix to Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate
Sept. 19, 2013 Rep. Vargas Outraged that Congress Decimates SNAP Benefits For Millions of Hungry Americans
Sept. 19, 2013 Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act
Aug. 13, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - SNAP Funding
July 29, 2013 Letter to Representative Harold Rogers, Representative Jack Kingston, Representative Nita Lowey, and Representative Rosa DeLauro - Meals on Wheels
June 20, 2013 Rep. Vargas Commends Congress for Protecting SNAP Benefits For Millions of Americans
June 18, 2013 Rep. Vargas Demands Reporting Devastating Effects of SNAP Cuts
June 18, 2013 Rep. Vargas Fights for Veterans with Pending Disability Claims to Receive SNAP Benefits
June 18, 2013 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act
June 4, 2013 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act
May 21, 2013 Rep. Vargas Shadowed by San Diego Foster Youth in Honor of Foster Care Month
May 17, 2013 Rep. Vargas Cosponsors "Disabled Veterans Nutrition Fairness Act of 2013"
Feb. 15, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security
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