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Rep Lois Capps

A Carbon-Free, Nuclear-Free California Is Within Reach

Daphne Wysham | Posted 07.01.2016 | Green
Daphne Wysham

California's well-earned reputation as a leader in developing and deploying renewable energy just got a new boost. In recent years, the state has set many impressive goals for the future, such as a goal to get 50 percent of its electricity from renewable resources by 2030.

One Month After the Plains Oil Spill

Rep. Lois Capps | Posted 06.22.2016 | Green
Rep. Lois Capps

The Plains Spill is yet another tragic reminder that oil spills happen and will continue to happen as long as we depend on fossil fuels for our energy needs. Until we can move beyond oil, we must do everything we can to ensure safety -- not profit -- remains our number one priority. Our economy and our environment depend on it.

Putting the Focus on Climate Change

Rep. Lois Capps | Posted 05.06.2015 | Green
Rep. Lois Capps

Heat waves, droughts, wildfires, and other extreme weather events -- some of the most troubling, costly, and immediate impacts of climate change -- pose very real threats to our public health, infrastructure, and economy.

The Right Call on Climate Change

Rep. Lois Capps | Posted 08.19.2014 | Green
Rep. Lois Capps

Power plants are the single largest source of carbon pollution in the United States, producing nearly one-third of all domestic greenhouse gas emissions. And yet, there are no limits on what they can emit into the atmosphere. That is what makes this announcement so notable.

Gag Me: The War on Women Goes Global

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 09.27.2011 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Surely you have heard that the Republican-controlled House of Representatives has voted to reinstate the Global Gag Rule that prevents any family planning agencies that provide information about abortion service from receiving any U.S. foreign aid.

Health Reform Is No Place for an Abortion Fight

Rep. Lois Capps | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Lois Capps

The Stupak-Pitts amendment that replaced my amendment goes well beyond the status quo. It would result in a major step backwards for women's control over their reproductive lives.

"I Object": Tom Price Tries To Shut Down Democratic Congresswomen (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Saturday morning, a group of House Republicans -- led by Rep. Tom Price (R-Georgia) -- attempted to stop the Democratic Women's Caucus from making ...

The Truth About the Capps Amendment

Rep. Lois Capps | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Lois Capps

My amendment offers a common ground solution to a very challenging policy question -- namely how do we deal with abortion services in health reform legislation.

Superdelegates Still Splitting Support: Clinton Picks Up Two; Obama Three

Erin Medlicott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Erin Medlicott

Reflecting recent seesawing in the race for the Democratic nomination, which seemed all but won by Obama two weeks ago, Party superdelegates, far from tipping the race, are still divided.