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February 03, 2023

Rep. Mike Levin Announces Launch of This Year’s “Valentines For Veterans” Collection Program

– Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (CA-49) announced the launch of his annual “Valentines for Veterans” program to collect and distribute Valentine’s Day cards to local veterans.    “Our courageous military men and women deserve our gratitude and recognition every day. Crafting Valentine’s Day cards for veterans is a small but meaningful way to show veterans in our community appreciation for the sacrifices they have made in defense of our nati…  Continue Reading

January 31, 2023

Rep. Mike Levin Honors Local Veteran and Social Security Recipient As Constituent of the Month

– Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (CA-49) announced that Myrone “Bruce” Gaffney, a disabled U.S. Army veteran and Social Security recipient, is the January Constituent of the Month. Rep. Levin is proud to honor Bruce, an esteemed veteran who sustained an injury in Afghanistan that left him 100% percent disabled, for his continuous contributions to our community. Rep. Levin will also be hosting Myrone “Bruce” Gaffney as his guest to President Joe Biden’s …  Continue Reading

January 25, 2023

Rep. Mike Levin Reintroduces Bill to Responsibly Expand Renewable Energy on Public Lands

– This month, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) reintroduced H.R. 178, the Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act, a bill to help combat the climate crisis and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels by promoting the responsible development of wind, solar, and geothermal energy on public lands. The bill includes measures to facilitate investment in high quality renewable sources, ensure a fair revenue share for impacted communities, and minimize impacts to wildlife and cultural sit…  Continue Reading

In The News


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 22, 2022

The Capistrano Dispatch: Efforts to Move Nuclear Fuel Out of SONGS Continue as Government Officials Note Progress

Rep. Mike Levin and U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm met with Southern California Edison officials Thursday, April 21, at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) to review the decommissioned facility's safety measures. While there has not been tangible movement since DOE closed its request for information regarding the consent-based siting process to store the nation's spent nuclear fuel (SNF), the government figures left assured that Edison was properly containin…  Continue Reading

Op-Eds


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

March 31, 2022

Times of San Diego: Rep. Mike Levin: Our High Gas Prices Are Caused by Pandemic, Putin, and Price Gouging

There's no question we're all feeling pain from high gas prices. The average price of regular gas in California is now around $6.00 per gallon. While Americans are hurting, politicians and pundits are pointing fingers and oversimplifying the problem to serve their narrative of choice. It's counterproductive, and it's doing an incredible disservice to everyone who simply wants solutions. The reality is that high gas prices are a far more complex problem than the pundits would lead you to believ…  Continue Reading

January 07, 2022

Dana Point Times: The Levin Letter: A Year of Progress for South OC

As we begin 2022, I want to take a brief moment to recognize the challenges and progress our community and our country experienced last year. We began 2021 in one of the most challenging phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. The rate of COVID hospitalizations was at its highest point ever, and more than 10 million Americans were unemployed.  Since then, more than 200 million Americans have been fully vaccinated, we added nearly six million jobs, and the number of Americans filing for unemploym…  Continue Reading

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