Press Releases

February 03, 2023

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

Washington, D.C. – 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 … Continue Reading


January 31, 2023

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

Washington, DC – 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 … Continue Reading


January 25, 2023

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

Washington, D.C. – 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 … Continue Reading


January 20, 2023

Rep. Levin & MiraCosta College Officials Announce $1 Million for New Workforce Training Program

Oceanside, CA – Today, Rep. Mike Levin (CA-49) hosted a press conference with MiraCosta College officials, students, and employers to announce new funding for the college’s Technology Career Institute’s (TCI) accelerated skills-based training programs.   Rep. Levin presents a check for $1 million he secured in federal funding to MiraCosta College Technology Career Institute (TCI)   The $1 million investment, secured by Rep. Levin in the recent government … Continue Reading


January 19, 2023

Rep. Levin Applauds the Permanent Authorization of the Summer EBT Program

Oceanside, CA – U.S. Representative Mike Levin (CA-49) today released the following statement on establishment of the permanent Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) program in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, passed in December. “The COVID-19 pandemic exposed how serious the child hunger crisis is when kids aren’t being fed at school. Permanent funding of the Summer EBT Program will help fill the void, so every child has the nutrition they need to grow and … Continue Reading


January 10, 2023

Rep. Levin Reintroduces Bipartisan Nursing Home Disclosure Act

Washington, D.C.- Today, Rep. Levin reintroduced the Nursing Home Disclosure Act, bipartisan legislation with Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) to improve public disclosure of nursing home medical directors. Currently, some nursing homes do not provide a full public report of who their medical directors are, leaving families without critical information they need as they search for quality nursing homes and care for their loved ones. "Seniors and their families deserve the opportunity to choose a … Continue Reading


December 31, 2022

Rep. Levin Announces Winner of 2022 Congressional App Challenge

Oceanside, CA – Today, Representative Mike Levin announced Rini Khandelwal, a student at Del Norte High School, as the winner of the 2022 Congressional App Challenge for California’s 49th Congressional District. Khandelwal created “TeenSpace,” an iOS trivia game app that aims to increase safety awareness on topics such as active shooter scenarios, relationships, and drug use by making learning more engaging for teens. Khandelwal was inspired to create … Continue Reading


December 23, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin Delivers Nearly $50 Million for Fifteen Local Projects in Government Funding Legislation

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed government funding legislation that includes key projects and priorities Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA) secured for North County San Diego and South Orange County. The bill includes $7 million to modernize the SPRINTER Corridor in San Diego County, $4.48 million for mobile behavioral health crisis response teams in San Diego County, $4 million to improve safety and enhance bicycle and pedestrian connectivity on SR-74 in San Juan … Continue Reading


December 14, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin and Senator Jeff Merkley Reintroduce Legislation to Transition America to Zero-Emission Vehicles

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) and Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) reintroduced their Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEV) Act to position the United States to lead the world in vehicle innovation, combat the climate crisis, and reduce premature deaths from pollution that gasoline engines produce. The bill builds on historic progress made during the 117th Congress to advance the transition to clean vehicles, and it fixes a patchwork of state-level policies by setting a … Continue Reading


December 08, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin Delivers Funds for Oceanside Police Department Vehicle Cameras

Oceanside, CA - Today, Rep. Mike Levin announced that the City of Oceanside Police Department has received $587,000 in federal funding he secured in the bipartisan Fiscal Year 2022 appropriations legislation. The Oceanside City Council voted yesterday to accept the funds, and the Oceanside Police Department can now move forward with the purchase of camera equipment. The funding will be used to purchase vehicle cameras, including dash cams facing out of the front windshield of police vehicles … Continue Reading


December 01, 2022

House Passes Two Bipartisan Bills from Rep. Mike Levin to Support Veterans

Washington, D.C. - Today, the House of Representatives passed two bipartisan bills Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA) introduced to support veterans. The Commitment to Veteran Support and Outreach (CVSO) Act authorizes federal funding to hire more county veterans service officers, who are often the best resource on the ground to assist veterans in securing the benefits they have earned. The Mark O'Brien VA Clothing Allowance Improvement Act helps veterans replace clothing that is routinely damaged by … Continue Reading


November 29, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin Honors Veteran and Non-Profit Founder as Constituent of the Month

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin announced that Master Sergeant Rudy Moreno, USAF (Ret.), founder of Helping Everyone Reach Opportunity (H.E.R.O) Inc., is the November Constituent of the Month. Every November, we celebrate the bravery of our nation's veterans, and Rep. Levin is proud to highlight the incredible work Rudy Moreno is doing in our community. Rudy returned to his hometown of Vista in 2013 after serving for 20 years in the United States Air Force. In 2017, he … Continue Reading


November 03, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Safety Standards for Nuclear Waste Canisters

Oceanside, CA - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin introduced the 100 Year Canister Life Act to require nuclear waste canisters to have a design life of at least 100 years. Under current Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulations, applicants are only required to certify the safety of spent nuclear fuel canisters for a proposed term of up to 40 years. This legislation would more than double the design life requirement, ensuring spent nuclear fuel remains safe within its canister as the … Continue Reading


October 31, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin Honors Retired Army Maj. Gen. Peggy C. Combs as Constituent of the Month

Oceanside, CA - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced that retired Army Maj. Gen. Peggy C. Combs, President of the Army and Navy Academy in Carlsbad, is the October Constituent of the Month. This month, Army Maj. Gen. Combs became the 16th President and the first woman to head the 112-year-old Army and Navy Academy. The Academy is a college preparatory boarding school serving boys in grades 7 through 12. President Combs's esteemed military career started through the ROTC … Continue Reading


October 26, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin Calls for Action to Help Iranians Access the Internet Amid Continued Protests

Oceanside, CA - Yesterday, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) sent a letter to Treasury Department Secretary Janet Yellen requesting the Department expeditiously review and approve licensing requests to help provide internet service to Iranian civilians amid protests in the country. Doing so would reinforce United States policy to support the Iranian people and facilitate the free flow of information to Iranian civilians protesting for their rights. The Treasury Department has the … Continue Reading


October 26, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin Hosts U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg for Visit on Local Rail Infrastructure Challenges

Oceanside, CA - U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) hosted U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg yesterday to see the challenges facing the Los Angeles - San Diego - San Luis Obispo Rail Corridor (LOSSAN Corridor), specifically in Del Mar where the rail line sits on eroding coastal bluffs. Rep. Levin, Secretary Buttigieg, and local officials rode the COASTER commuter train from San Diego to Solana Beach and discussed the urgent need to secure the bluffs and relocate a section of the … Continue Reading


October 25, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin Statement on His Continued Support for Ukraine

Oceanside, CA - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) issued the following statement on his continued support for Ukraine: "Russia's invasion of Ukraine is a blatant assault on international law, freedom, and democracy itself. The United States' military and humanitarian support for Ukraine is fundamental to defending our own values and national security interests, and it is paramount that we maintain military support for their defense. It is extremely troubling that Republican leader … Continue Reading


October 21, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin Introduces Legislation to Improve Public Engagement with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Oceanside, CA - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) introduced the NRC Office of Public Engagement and Participation Act. The bill will establish an Office of Public Engagement and Participation at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to help members of the public understand and participate in NRC proceedings. The NRC considers public opinion in their nuclear regulatory decisions, but far too often, the public does not understand how best to engage with the Commission. The new … Continue Reading


October 18, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin Calls for Lower State Taxes on Military Pensions

Oceanside, CA - U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA), Vice Chair of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs and Chair of the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, wrote a letter to California Governor Gavin Newsom calling for lower state taxes on military pensions. As Rep. Levin wrote to Governor Newsom, California is the only state that fully taxes both military retirement pay and Survivor Benefit Plan payments. "As a member of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee and representative in … Continue Reading


October 07, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin Leads 31 Members of Congress Demanding FTC Investigation into California Oil Refineries

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) is leading 31 of his House colleagues demanding an investigation by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) into potential non-competitive practices, anti-consumer behavior, and market manipulation by California oil refineries. At least six California refineries have gone offline for maintenance in recent weeks, and gas prices have spiked far beyond the national average without a clear explanation from industry leaders about why … Continue Reading

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