Stories tagged: "Rep. Harley Rouda"

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Rep. Rouda Wants Answers for First Responders During COVID-19

Rep. Harley Rouda (D-Calif.) sent a letter to officials asking for details on an outbreak of COVID-19 among firefighters in Orange County.

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Rep. Rouda Helping Veterans Claim Delayed Benefits During Pandemic

The Orange County Veterans Service Office (OCVSO) has been severely understaffed during the coronavirus pandemic, with only three out of seven staff positions filled. That has led to long wait times for veterans trying to claim their benefits.  Rep. Harley Rouda (D-Calif.) has teamed up with other legislators to express their concerns, sending a letter...

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Rep. Rouda Presses Orange County Leaders to Explain Where COVID-19 Relief Money Went

Rep. Harley Rouda (D-CA) has teamed up with other California representatives to send a letter to Orange County’s Board of Supervisors, questioning how the county has used billions in federal COVID-19 funds that were meant for testing, contact tracing, and preventing positive coronavirus cases. Rouda and his colleagues said they were concerned due to testing...

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Rep. Harley Rouda’s Plan to Improve Water Quality Included in Major Infrastructure Bill

Rep. Harley Rouda got legislation to reduce airplane emissions and modernize how towns and cities improve water quality included in a infrastructure bill that passed the House this month. The Moving Forward Act is designed to improve the nation’s infrastructure, create jobs, combat the climate crisis and address disparities in America.  “With a historic number...

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Rep. Rouda Meets With Small Businesses to Hear What They Need Amid Pandemic

Rep. Harley Rouda (D-CA) recently teamed up with non-profit organization Nailing It for America to discuss how nail salons and other beauty supply shops should approach reopening amidst the coronavirus pandemic.  According to the Nailing it for America organizers, Rouda is the first elected official to meet with them.  “Going forward,we’re going to continue to...

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Rep. Harley Rouda Announces More Than $17 Million For Orange County Colleges and Universities

Rep. Harley Rouda announced colleges and universities in his district will receive more than $17 million in emergency grants to help recover from the coronavirus pandemic.  The funding comes from the CARES Act, passed by Congress in March, and will go to eight colleges and universities within Rouda’s district. At least half of the funding...

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Rep. Harley Rouda Calls on Administration To Do More to Fight Coronavirus Scams

Rep. Harley Rouda wants Americans to be protected against increasingly common COVID-19 phone scams by strengthening the government’s ability to fight con artists.  In a letter to the Federal Communications Commission and Department of Justice, Rouda urged federal officials to take action against a growing number of scams targeting Americans.  The letter notes that nearly...