Press Releases

March 16, 2023

Rep. Levin Honors Local Businesswoman as March Constituent of the Month

Oceanside, CA- Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (CA-49) announced that Renee Donaldson, the CEO of EcoDirect in Carlsbad, is the March 2023 Constituent of the Month. EcoDirect was founded in 2009 and opened its Carlsbad location in 2021. EcoDirect helps facilitate our local transition to clean energy by designing and distributing clean energy solutions for residential, commercial, and independent battery-based applications. Last year, Rep. Levin supported the Inflation Reduction Act, … Continue Reading

March 15, 2023

Rep. Mike Levin Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Support Schools Serving Military-Connected and Native American Students

Oceanside, CA – Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Levin (D-CA) and Tom Cole (R-OK) announced the reintroduction of the bipartisan Advancing Toward Impact Aid Full Funding Act, HR 1591, to fully fund the federal Impact Aid program. This bill supports K-12 public schools on federal land like San Onofre Elementary and Mary Fay Pendleton Elementary. Federal lands—such as military installations, armed services personnel, or Indian treaty land, and federal properties and … Continue Reading

March 08, 2023

Levin, Feenstra Introduce Legislation to Hold Big Packers Accountable for Price-Fixing Schemes

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Reps. Mike Levin (D-CA) and Randy Feenstra (R-IA) introduced their Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act to return fairness to the cattle marketplace dominated by four major meat packers. Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) are leading companion legislation in the U.S. Senate. The Iowa Farm Bureau and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association are both supportive of this legislation. “The … Continue Reading

March 02, 2023

Rep. Mike Levin Reintroduces Bipartisan Bill to Coordinate Global Pandemic Response & Drug Research

Washington, D.C.- Today, Rep. Mike Levin (CA-49) and Rep. Drew Ferguson (GA-03) reintroduced the bipartisan Saving Us from Pandemic Era Resistance by Building a Unified Global Strategy (SUPER BUGS) Act. The bill, H.R. 1305, would help prepare for future pandemics by directing the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in consultation with the Department of State, to coordinate a strategy and partner with foreign countries, multilateral organization, and other entities on the … Continue Reading

February 28, 2023

Rep. Mike Levin Honors MiraCosta College Educator As February Constituent of the Month

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin announced that Dr. Wendy Stewart, Chief Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility Officer at MiraCosta College and long-time educator, is the February Constituent of the Month. Dr. Stewart serves as the inaugural interim Chief Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility Officer at MiraCosta College where she has worked for more than a decade including her previous role at the college as Dean of Counseling and Student … Continue Reading

February 14, 2023

Rep. Levin Calls for Investigation into Natural Gas Price Hikes

Oceanside, CA: Today, U.S, Representative Mike Levin (CA-49) sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) urging the commission to investigate the ongoing conditions that have contributed to shocking levels of price volatility in California’s natural gas market. In recent months, Southern California natural gas customers have faced steep price hikes despite national natural gas prices remaining at their lowest levels in over a year.   Text of the letter is … Continue Reading

February 13, 2023

Rep. Mike Levin Delivers Valentines to Veterans at Jennifer Moreno VA Medical Center as part of “Valentines For Veterans” Collection Program

  San Diego, CA – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (CA-49) joined local VA officials to hand deliver cards from his “Valentines For Veterans” collection program to local veterans at the Jennifer M. Moreno VA Medical Center. Photos from the event can be found here.   “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 … Continue Reading

February 09, 2023

Reps. Levin, Rodgers, Pappas, and Finstad Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Access to Veterans’ Services

Washington, D.C. – Today, Reps. Mike Levin (D-CA), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Chris Pappas (D-NH), and Brad Finstad (R-MN) reintroduced the bipartisan Commitment to Veteran Support and Outreach (CVSO) Act to authorize federal funding to expand the work of county veterans service officers (CVSOs), who are often the best resource on the ground to assist veterans in securing the benefits they have earned.   Right now, many veterans are not utilizing their earned benefits because … Continue Reading

February 08, 2023

Statement from Reps. Levin & Peters on California's Proposed Colorado River Plan

Washington D.C.- Today, Reps. Mike Levin (CA-49) and Scott Peters (CA-50) released the following statement concerning California’s proposed plan submitted to the Bureau of Reclamation on the ongoing drought conditions in the Colorado River basin and proposed water cuts: “The West is facing the worst drought conditions in more than 40 years, and we know that these conditions are the new normal as we confront the accelerating impacts of climate change. Given this reality, we … Continue Reading

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 27, 2023

Rep. Levin Named to House Committees For The 118th Congress

Washington, D.C.- Today, Rep. Mike Levin (CA-49) was assigned to once again serve on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee and the House Natural Resources Committee. The Veterans’ Affairs Committee has legislative jurisdiction over all veterans’ measures including veterans’ medical care, compensation, education, and pensions. The Natural Resources Committee considers legislation about federal public lands, oceans, wildlife, and energy production on our federal … 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 … 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

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