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Lois Capps

Congresswoman Lois Capps has been a resident of Santa Barbara, California since 1963 and represents the state’s beautiful South and Central Coasts, which includes portions of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties. She was sworn in as a Member of the 105th Congress on March 17, 1998, succeeding her late husband, former University of California, Santa Barbara professor, Congressman Walter H. Capps.
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Lois Capps questions cuts to Social Security

OPINION By CONGRESSWOMEN LOIS CAPPS “Today President Obama presented a budget that represents his continued efforts to invest in our economy, strengthen the middle class, and reduce the deficit in a responsible and balanced way through a combination of spending cuts and new revenue. “Overall, the President’s budget is a reflection of his understanding that […]... (Continue Reading)

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Stop student loan rate hikes

OPINION By LOIS CAPPS I wanted to give an update on an important issue that will affect many Central Coast residents and families if it’s not resolved soon. Without Congressional action student loan interest rates will double on July 1st. I am adamantly opposed to the doubling of these interest rates and am working to […]... (Continue Reading)

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Capps on the Republican budget

STATEMENT By CONGRESSWOMAN LOIS CAPPS The House Republican budget is a disappointing, but not too surprising proposal. Instead of reforming programs that protect our most vulnerable, their plan would end or dismantle critical investments in our children, families, and seniors in order to give huge tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans and big corporations. This […]... (Continue Reading)

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Strengthening our commitment to our veterans

OPINION By CONGRESSWOMAN LOIS CAPPS This weekend we celebrate our country’s 235rd birthday, and the freedoms and values upon which it was built. And, while the 4th of July is a great time for family and parades, picnics and flag ceremonies, it’s also a time to take stock of our American values. For example, today […]... (Continue Reading)

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The Republican budget ends Medicare as we know it

OPINION By CONGRESSWOMAN LOIS CAPPS The federal budget deficit is a big problem, one that must be addressed to shore up our long term economic future.The issue is not whether we reduce the deficit, but how we do it. The latest flavor of the month in this debate is the so-called “Ryan Budget” which House […]... (Continue Reading)

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Turkeys massacred at Nipomo school

Nipomo High School students and faculty returned to school Thursday to find its agricultural program had been targeted and 19 of its turkeys had been slaughtered overnight. The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Ag Task Force and school resource deputies are investigating who butchered the 19 birds, and injured two others, that were caged prior to the attack. One turkey was... (Continue Reading)

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The complexities of the budget

OPINION By Congresswoman Lois Capps - We have a big problem with our federal budget deficit. If not properly addressed, it threatens our long term economic future and could stunt our children’s future opportunities. We simply must address this issue in a responsible way. Let’s be clear about a couple of things. First, deficits are something we can... (Continue Reading)

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