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  • Reps. Davis, McKinley, Carson and King Fight for Increased Research Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Reps. Susan Davis (CA-53), David B. McKinley, P.E. (WV-1), André Carson (IA-7) and Peter King (NY-2) led a letter to senior House appropriators requesting an increase in funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to boost research into lifesaving cures. The letter was signed by 209 Members of Congress. “Medical research saves lives,” said Rep. Susan Davis. "Life-saving and life-improving discoveries are regularly made in America and our nation’s investment in medical re... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Moves to Boost Funding for Survivors of Torture
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) led an effort in the House of Representatives to increase funding for programs that provide torture survivor rehabilitation services. In a letter to House appropriators, Davis and 21 of her colleagues urged $16 million to help survivors of torture. Funding has remained at $10 million for the last ten years. “Studies have shown that 44% of refugees in the United States, or approximately 1.3 million people, are primary or secondary survivors of ... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Leads Effort to Increase Education Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on March 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), a senior member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and Ranking Member of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Subcommittee, is leading efforts to boost education funding. Davis led a number of letters on teacher quality, helping high school students prepare for higher education, protecting funding for schools impacted by tax-exempt federal property, and school leadership. “Education funding is an investment in our... Read more

  • Democrats Oppose Harmful Work Requirements that Take Away Benefits
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    WASHINGTON – TODAY, the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development held a hearing entitled, “Strengthening Access and Accountability to Work in Welfare Programs.” Low-wage workers often rely on federal programs, such as SNAP, TANF and Medicaid, to help meet their basic needs and maintain employment. “Research shows that most low-income people on these programs are already working,” said Rep. Susan Davis, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Develop... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis: Department of Education’s Top Priority is to Protect Students, Not Loan Servicers
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), ranking member of the House Subcommittee on Higher Education, issued the following statement after the Department of Education decided to prevent states from protecting student borrowers. “The Department of Education’s top priority is to protect students, not those who service their loans. It’s bad enough the Department itself has turned a blind eye to going after unethical servicers. Now the Department is moving to block states that want to ... Read more

  • SD Chamber Endorses Rep. Susan Davis’s Bill to Increase Healthcare Access for Disabled Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Veterans

    WASHINGTON – The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce announced its support for Davis’s bipartisan bill to increase healthcare opportunities for disabled veterans. The Fair Access to Insurance for Retired (FAIR) Heroes Act will allow veterans who were medically discharged to choose their healthcare coverage through Medicare or TRICARE. “I’m thrilled to get the support of the Chamber for my bill and thank them for all it does for our veterans,” said Rep. Davis, a senior member of the House Arme... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Joins in Re-Introducing Assault Weapons Ban
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) joined in reintroducing legislation to reinstate the assault weapons ban that expired in 2005. Davis is an original cosponsor of the bill, which would prohibit the sale, transfer, manufacture, and importation of semiautomatic weapons and ammunition feeding devices capable of accepting more than ten rounds. “The number one priority of Congress is the safety of the American people and our communities,” said Rep. Davis, a member of the Gun Violen... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Named Award Finalist for Positive Workplace Environment
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Good Government

    WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) was named as a finalist for the first-ever Democracy Awards by the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF). Rep. Davis is a finalist for the “Life in Congress” category that recognizes Members of Congress for having established “both formal policies and informal cultures that enhance the work-life fit and professional development of their staffs.” In announcing Rep. Davis as a finalist for the Democracy Awards, CMF explained why the office ... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Statement on Trump’s Remarks on Immigrants and Pulling ICE out of California
    Posted in Press Releases on February 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) released the following statement on President Trump’s remarks on immigrants and pulling Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) out of California, which he claims would increase in crime. “Trump once again displays his ignorance of facts and policy. Trump’s so-called threat is based on a lie he keeps telling which is all immigrants do is commit crimes. The vast majority of immigrants are hard-working, fine and upstanding members of our commu... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Leads Call for Action on School Safety After Florida School Shooting
    Posted in Press Releases on February 15, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), a senior member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, called for a congressional hearing on protecting students. Davis joined with fellow Democrats on the Committee in urging action after 17 were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. “When parents send their children off to school, they expect them to be safe,” ... Read more

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