Rep. Mike Levin Releases 2021 Progress Report
Levin Passed Seven Bills in the House with Two Signed Into Law; Saved Constituents $13.4 Million through Casework Services
Oceanside, CA – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) released his 2021 Progress Report highlighting legislative accomplishments and constituent service successes. Rep. Levin had two of his bills signed into law this year: the bipartisan Training in High-demand Roles to Improve Veteran Employment (THRIVE) Act to improve veterans’ job training and education benefits, and the Responsible Education Mitigating Options and Technical Extensions (REMOTE) Act, which would protect education benefits for veterans amid the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Also this year, Rep. Levin and his staff responded to more than 58,000 constituent messages and helped more than 1,100 constituents with issues involving federal agencies, saving them more than $13,400,000 total. Institutions in the 49th District received more than $240 million in federal grants, and local small businesses received $9.5 million in federal aid.
Read Rep. Levin’s Progress Report Letter:
This past year has been a time of incredible progress for our community and our country. We began the year 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’ve added nearly six million jobs, and the number of Americans filing for unemployment reached its lowest point since 1969.
We still have more work to do to put COVID-19 behind us, but we’ve made a lot of progress thanks to the American Rescue Plan, a historic piece of legislation that provided relief to struggling families, frontline workers, and local schools and businesses. In fact, families and organizations in California’s 49th District received more than $350 million in federal relief from that bill.
My colleagues and I also passed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a once-in-a-generation investment in our nation’s crumbling infrastructure. Along with the Build Back Better Act, this legislation would create 1.5 million good-paying American jobs each year while also lowering costs for working families. I’ll keep fighting to reach an agreement on many of the policies included in the Build Back Better Act.
We have much more work to do ahead, but first, I want to share a few other highlights.
As a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Natural Resources Committee, and Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, I worked with members of both parties to introduce 31 pieces of legislation this year, including seven bills or amendments that passed the House of Representatives, and two that were signed into law. That’s on top of the 16 bills that I introduced and had signed into law during the 116th Congress.
Also this year, my staff and I responded to more than 58,000 constituent messages and helped more than 1,100 constituents with issues involving federal agencies, saving them more than $13,400,000 total. Institutions in our District received more than $240 million in federal grants this year, and local small businesses received $9.5 million in federal aid.
I know there is much more to do in 2022, and I look forward to building on this progress.