Since being sworn into office on January 3, 2019, Congressmember Mike Levin has been making a difference for our communities and our families.
Mike believes that spending as much time as possible in communities and neighborhoods across the district gives him the opportunity to hear directly from his constituents, so he can better represent them in Washington.
During his first term, Mike has:
- Co-sponsored over 356 bills, resolutions, or amendments, more than half of which are bipartisan.
- Introduced 19 bipartisan bills to support our veterans and their families. Four of these bills have been signed into law, and an additional nine bills have passed in the House.
- Held a Town Hall every month, and he has pledged to continue to hold a monthly Town Hall for as long as he serves in office.
- Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, he has held over 40 virtual Town Hall meetings with public health experts from UC San Diego and elsewhere to address questions and concerns from constituents.
- Has held over 235 House Parties in neighborhoods across the district since announcing his candidacy in 2017, including an ongoing series of virtual House Parties to prioritize public safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Mike is deeply concerned by the recent attacks against the United States Postal Service threatening the ability of Americans to safely vote during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the jobs of nearly 100,000 veterans the USPS currently employs.
- Earlier this year, Mike led a letter signed by 137 members of the House of Representatives advocating for $25 billion in crucial funding for the USPS.
- He has also co-sponsored several pieces of legislation, including the Delivering for America Act and the Protect Our Post Offices Act, to protect the USPS as we approach a Presidential Election while facing a pandemic, when a historic number of Americans will be voting by mail.
- Mike was proud to co-sponsor the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, to work towards ending racial profiling, banning chokeholds and no-knock warrants, requiring uniformed police officers to wear body cameras, investing in crucial community-based programs to change the culture of law enforcement, improving accountability, and fostering trust and integrity through the implementation of new training programs for public safety officers.
Mike has played a leadership role to secure funding for many of our priorities in the 49th District, including:
- $41.7 billion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
- $8.28 billion for the National Science Foundation (NSF).
- $495 million for the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
- $425 million for election security.
- $300 million targeted to clean up the horrific water pollution in the Tijuana River Valley.
- $222 million for veterans suicide prevention.
- $146 million in funding for Camp Pendleton in 2019, including $71.7 million for a new mess hall and warehouse, $17.7 million for an ambulatory care center and dental clinic replacement, and $38.87 million for the I Marine Expeditionary Force consolidated information center.
- An additional $105 million in funding for Camp Pendleton as a part of the NDAA for fiscal year 2020.
- $57 million to support research programs to better inform management of water in California, including research programs at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
- $25 million for federal research at the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) into our nation’s gun violence epidemic.
- $8.3 million for the Doheny Ocean Desalination Project and $2.6 million for the Oceanside Mission Basin Groundwater Purification Facility Well Expansion and Brine Minimization.
- $2.65 million for Oceanside Harbor dredging.
- Due to Mike’s advocacy, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has allocated $400,000 in federal funding for the Planning, Engineering & Design (PED) phase of the Encinitas-Solana Beach Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Project to stabilize the bluffs and keep our coastal community safe. $505,000 will also be allocated for the PED phase of the San Clemente Shoreline Project in Orange County.