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  • Democrats Introduce Bold Legislation to Broadly Expand Access to Higher Education
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Representative Bobby Scott (VA-03), ranking member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, Representative Susan Davis (CA-53), ranking member of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, and Representatives Donald Norcross (NJ-01), Seth Moulton (MA-06), and Anthony Brown (MD-04), introduced the America’s College Promise Act of 2017, which would make two years of community college free and provide an affordable pathway to a four-year college degree for low-i... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Statement on Trump Ending DACA
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), ranking member of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, released the following statement on President Trump ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. “By ending DACA, President Trump ignores the Dreamers’ economic impact to our country. He has not only put them at risk, but our economy at risk as well. While it’s sad that Trump is siding with the worst elements of his administration, it’s not surprising gi... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Statement on Trump Transgender Ban
    Posted in Press Releases on August 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Defense and National Security

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on President Trump ordering a ban on transgender Americans from serving their country. “Transgender servicemembers have and are serving with honor, distinction, and courage. No evidence has been presented to warrant this ban, which is based solely on discrimination. “With the National Defense Authorization Act making its way through Congress, I will seek options to bl... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Urges Military Leaders to Reject Trump’s Transgender Ban
    Posted in Press Releases on August 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Defense and National Security

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, joined more than 50 House colleagues in urging Defense Secretary Mattis and Joint Chiefs Chairman General Dunford to reject Trump’s ban on transgender servicemembers. “We reject the premise that the presence of transgender troops interferes with the morale or combat readiness of our Armed Forces,” the members wrote. “We also echo the request made by our Senate colleagues in their letter to Secretary ... Read more

  • Rep. Davis Responds to President Trump’s Anti-Immigrant RAISE Act
    Posted in Press Releases on August 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) released the following statement on President Trump’s support for the anti-immigrant RAISE Act. “We've long been told that this Administration's hateful rhetoric about immigration is only aimed at preventing illegal immigration. This is a clear sign that the President has no intention of bringing forward comprehensive immigration reform that creates legal streamlined processes while acknowledging the immense value that immigrants bring to our communities.... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Calls on Trump Administration to Stop Plan of Suing Colleges and Universities Over Affirmative Action
    Posted in Press Releases on August 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Education

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), ranking member of the Higher Education Subcommittee, released the following statement on reports that the Trump Administration plans to sue colleges and universities over affirmative action. “The last thing our colleges and universities need is to be inundated by legal attacks from the Trump Administration. These lawsuits will only force our places of higher learning to divert critical resources toward defending themselves in court and away from educatin... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Opposes Wasteful Spending on Unnecessary Border Wall
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on the security minibus spending bill that includes $1.6 billion for a border wall. “There are far better ways we can spend $1.6 billion, such as fixing roads and bridges or training Americans for good paying jobs. “Our region knows that our border is our strength, not a weakness. San Diego and Tijuana are two regions, but we are one community. We have worked for year... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Responds to Trump’s Tweets on Banning Transgender Americans from Serving in our Military
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Defense and National Security

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on President Trump’s tweets on banning transgender Americans from serving in the military. “The one thing this President needs to convey to our transgender servicemembers and veterans is gratitude – gratitude that they stood up and raised their right hand and said, ‘Send me.’ They volunteered for our country courageously and they continue to serve. “Trans Americans ha... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Opening Remarks at Subcommittee Hearing on Apprenticeship Opportunities
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), ranking member of the Subcommittee on Higher Education, delivered the following opening remarks at the Subcommittee hearing on apprenticeships titled, “Expanding Options for Employers and Workers Through Earn-and-Learn Opportunities.” Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I am thrilled that we are here today to discuss successful earn-and-learn programs. As this Committee looks to help build a highly skilled workforce and close the skills gap that we so often hear ab... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Leads Call to Urge Secretary DeVos to Strengthen Policies to Address Campus Sexual Assault and Protect Title IX
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), ranking member of the Subcommittee on Higher Education, led a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos expressing concern about actions to undermine policies to address campus sexual assault under Title IX. The letter, signed by more than 50 members of the House, urges Secretary DeVos to work with Congress to strengthen Title IX protections. “We were dismayed by the recent interview in which Acting Assistant Secretary of the Department of Education’s Of... Read more

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