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  • Chairwoman Susan Davis Statement on Labor Department’s IRAP Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on March 10, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Education

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Susan Davis, Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment, released the following statement on the Department of Labor’s final rule on Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs). “Unlike Registered Apprenticeship programs, IRAPs have no record of success and would simply divert critical tax dollars toward a program that lacks accountability and quality standards. “Registered Apprenticeship programs have enjoyed bipartisan support and ther... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Named 2020 ‘Champion of Science’
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment and Energy, Economy and Jobs, Health Care, Education

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (CA-53) was named a 2020 Champion of Science by The Science Coalition (TSC), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of more than 50 of the nation’s leading public and private research institutions dedicated to highlighting the partnerships between the federal government and America’s research universities. This competitive award honors members of Congress whose actions and votes consistently reflect their commitment to fundamental science through funding investment for f... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Votes to Restore Consumer and Worker Rights
    Posted in Press Releases on September 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Economy and Jobs

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (CA-53) voted to restore the rights of consumers and workers by prohibiting the enforcement of mandatory, pre-dispute arbitration (“forced arbitration”) provisions in contracts involving consumers, employment, antitrust, and civil rights disputes. The Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act restores access to the courts for millions of American consumers and employees who are currently locked out by forced arbitration. “Forced arbitration is a rigged system that ... Read more

  • San Diego Delegation Announces Tijuana River Valley Pollution Solution Bill Package
    Posted in Press Releases on July 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment and Energy, Economy and Jobs, Defense and National Security

    Today, Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) along with Reps. Susan Davis (CA-53), Scott Peters (CA-52), and Mike Levin (CA-49), hosted a press conference to announce the introduction of their Tijuana River Valley Pollution Solution bill package. The combined legislation would further support mitigation efforts in the region. “We have an environmental crisis in San Diego. For years, the cross-border flows of wastewater, trash, and sediment coming from the Tijuana River have plagued our region, disrupting the... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Votes to Restore Net Neutrality
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Rep. Susan Davis (CA-53) voted to reinstate the Obama Administration’s protections on the internet. The Save the Internet Act (H.R. 1644), which passed the House on a near party-line vote of 234-190, restores popular, bipartisan net neutrality protections for consumers and small businesses. The Trump Administration ended these vital protections. “The free flow of information is vital to a vibrant democracy.” said Rep. Davis, who is an original cosponsor of H.R. 1644. “The internet has provided p... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Leads 222 House Members in Calling for $41.6 Billion for the NIH
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Health Care

    U.S. Rep. Susan Davis (CA-53) led a bipartisan coalition of 222 House members in urging a $41.6 billion investment in the National Institutes of Health, a $2.5 billion increase from last year. Davis led a similar effort in 2018 that resulted in $2 billion more for medical research. “Despite recent progress, the NIH still has not fully recovered from over a decade of underinvestment,” the members wrote. “The critical investments we make in biomedical research are our nation’s best hope in finding... Read more

  • We’ve hit the ground running in the new Congress
    Posted in Editorials on March 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Good Government

    The historic new Congress is just barely three months old. In the House of Representatives, we have accomplished a lot already with so much more to come. The For the People Act - to expand voting rights, tackle corruption, and end gerrymandering - passed the House this month. I was proud that three of my signature election reform bills were included. Two would expand and improve on voting by mail by ending restrictions many states have to vote by absentee and allowing voters to track their absen... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis: Trump Budget is Continued Assault on the Economic Security of Working Families
    Posted in Press Releases on March 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Health Care, Good Government, Education

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (CA-53) released the following statement on the Trump Budget. “The Trump Budget is the continued assault on the economic security of working families. The Trump Budget slashes $1.5 trillion to Medicare. It cuts our investment in our children’s future by slashing $8 billion to education. It threatens medical research by reducing funding for the National Institutes of Health by $4 billion and cancer research by almost $900 million. Because of its leadership in scientific ... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Votes to Advance Bill to Increase the Minimum Wage to $15 an hour
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (CA-53), a senior member of the House Committee on Education and Labor, voted to advance the Raise the Wage Act, which would gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The bill would also index future minimum wage increases to median wage growth, ensuring all workers are paid at least the full federal minimum wage by phasing out the subminimum wages for tipped workers, youth workers, and workers with disabilities. Under the proposal, nearly 40 million Americans ac... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Co-Sponsors Bold Legislation to Save the Internet
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Rep. Susan Davis (CA-53) co-sponsored the Save the Internet Act, which restores popular, bipartisan net neutrality protections for consumers and small businesses, after the Trump Administration ended these vital protections. “As a result of the Trump Administration’s ruling to kill net neutrality, we are already seeing some telecom companies slowing access to the internet,” said Rep. Davis. “I am proud to stand with consumers, entrepreneurs, and small businesses to take action to restore net neu... Read more

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