Press Releases

September 22, 2023

Rep. Mike Levin Unveils Bipartisan Bill to Expand Access to Free and Reduced-Price School Meals for Military Families

Today, Reps. Mike Levin (CA-49) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) reintroduced the bipartisan Military Dependents School Meal Eligibility Act of 2023 to remove the basic allowance for housing (BAH) from the military’s calculation of income for eligibility in free and reduced-price school meal programs. In 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, 24% of active duty servicemembers experienced food insecurity over the course of the year. Even before the pandemic, research showed that 25.8% o…  Continue Reading

September 19, 2023

Rep. Mike Levin Leads Bipartisan Letter Urging Speaker McCarthy & Democratic Leader Jeffries to Advance Legislation to Battle Valley Fever & Address Antimicrobial Resistance

 Today, Rep. Mike Levin (CA-49) and Rep. David Valadao (CA-22) led a bipartisan letter signed by 16 Members of the California Congressional Delegation to Speaker Kevin McCarthy and House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries detailing the urgent need to develop Valley fever medical countermeasures and advance legislation to address antimicrobial resistance. “As members of the California delegation, we are deeply concerned about the effect Valley fever is having on our state. We urge you to move leg…  Continue Reading

September 15, 2023

Rep. Mike Levin’s Statement on the Street Release of Migrants in Oceanside

Oceanside, CA - Rep. Mike Levin (CA-49) today released the following statement in response to the street release of migrants in Oceanside. “This week’s street release of migrants in Oceanside represents an ongoing challenge that I am deeply concerned about. I have been in close communication with the City of Oceanside’s elected leaders and senior staff, as well as local social services organizations, to help the migrants who were dropped off here without a choice, and I applaud their responsive…  Continue Reading

In The News

April 27, 2023

The Washington Post: Why resuming tariffs on Chinese solar firms threatens U.S. climate goals

Below, we have an exclusive on a new permitting proposal from Reps. Sean Casten (D-Ill.) and Mike Levin (D-Calif.). But first: To counter China, Congress could reimpose crushing tariffs on solar imports A growing number of congressional Democrats are backing a measure that would undo President Biden’s temporary pause on crushing tariffs on certain solar imports. It’s the latest example of how mounting anti-China sentiment in Washington has scrambled …  Continue Reading

May 04, 2022

Times of San Diego: ‘Gut Punch’: 3 Congress Members Tell Abortion Allies How They Really Feel

Rep. Mike Levin said he was "angry and disgusted." Rep. Scott Peters saw it as "something out of some horror/sci-fi movie." Rep. Sara Jacobs described a "gut punch." And county Supervisor Nora Vargas admitted being "pissed." Twenty-four hours after stunning news dropped about a draft opinion of the U.S Supreme Court spelling the end to a half-century of legal abortion in America, top Democrats channeled rage at a downtown rally Tuesday. But it was Loxie Gant, a 36-year-old activist for childre…  Continue Reading

May 04, 2022

San Clemente Times: News Next Door: Bipartisan Legislation Supports Desalination Research, Projects

New legislation that U.S. Reps. Mike Levin and Nancy Mace introduced late last month could provide more grant funding to the study and advancement of desalination technology, benefiting endeavors including the proposed Doheny Ocean Desalination Project in Dana Point. If enacted, H.R. 7612, or the Desalination Research Advancement Act, would increase the number of research grants the Bureau of Reclamation is authorized to fund, raising the cap from $5 million to $20 million per year through the …  Continue Reading


April 28, 2023

San Diego Union-Tribune: My congressional district includes San Onofre. Here’s my plan for moving nuclear waste.

Since I took office in 2019, one of my top priorities has been moving the spent nuclear fuel from the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station as quickly and safely as possible. Keeping spent fuel at the San Onofre station long term is unacceptable, with its location about 100 feet from the Pacific Ocean, near active fault lines, surrounded by highly populated areas and within the Camp Pendleton military base. The situation at the San Onofre nuclear plant is the symptom of a far larger problem. In…  Continue Reading

April 21, 2023

Times of San Diego: Earth Day Is a Yearly Reminder that Congress Must Prioritize Action on Climate Change

As we enter into spring’s warmer weather and celebrate Earth Day, it’s important to recognize all those who work to protect and preserve our environment for future generations and what’s at risk if we don’t take immediate action on climate change. Our region is home to many natural wonders, from beaches and estuaries to canyons and wildlife, and each year on Earth Day we celebrate and promote environmental awareness and encourage actions to protect our planet. It is a ye…  Continue Reading

November 11, 2022

Times of San Diego: Rep. Mike Levin: Veterans Day a Reminder That Congress Must Continue to Help Our Vets

As we move past a tumultuous election season full of negative attacks and partisanship, I think it's important to remember what public service is really about. And for me, there is no better time to do that than Veterans Day. Each year on Veterans Day, our nation gives thanks for the heroism of the millions of veterans who have served and fought to defend our democracy. The brave men and women of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Space Force, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserves ref…  Continue Reading


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