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March 17, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today the House of Representatives passed the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization. The House passed an identical reauthorization in 2019 that was never brought up for a vote in Mitch McConnell’s Republican-controlled Senate. Since its passage in 1994, VAWA has provided critical resources to prevent domestic violence and protect women and children from its consequences while ensuring that survivors can access essential services.

February 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva announced his intention to vote in favor of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The package includes funding that will expand testing and vaccination efforts, provide funds for schools to safely return to in-person learning and make up for lost time in the classroom, and prevent budget shortfalls for state and local governments. Additionally, the bill puts money directly in the pockets of workers with another round of direct payments and an extension of expanded unemployment benefits.

December 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on a COVID-19 relief package that includes more relief for small businesses alongside direct economic aid to individuals in the form of relief payments, expanded unemployment benefits, and rental assistance. Rep. Grijalva issued the following statement noting his support for the package:

November 5, 2018 Press Release
Recently, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva led a letter to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Acting Director Mick Mulvaney urging him to improve information gathering processes to ensure better data on veterans under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA).
February 23, 2018 Press Release
TUCSON, AZ–Today, the Congressional Management Foundation announced Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva as a finalist for the inaugural Democracy Award in the category of constituent services. The award recognizes his outstanding work in serving the constituents of Arizona's Third Congressional District by assisting them in their requests to federal agencies.
June 30, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) released the following statement today after the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced enhancements to the Distressed Asset Stabilization Program (DASP), which has served to purchase severely delinquent loans since 2012. In April, Rep. Grijalva wrote HUD Secretary Julian Castro raising concerns about these properties being sold off by the government at rock bottom prices to the same financial institutions that caused the housing market to crash. Grijalva suggested HUD should better utilize community-based entities. The enhancements announced today move in that direction by establishing a preferential bidding option pilot for non-profit buyers.
May 6, 2016 Press Release
TUCSON – Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) today congratulated Housing America Corporation (HAC) on receiving a nearly $1.5 million grant award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the Mutual Self Help Housing Program in Yuma County. Grijalva, who wrote a letter of support for HAC's grant application, released the following statement:
April 21, 2016 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) today praised the U.S. Department of Treasury's announcement of the fifth round of funding for their Hardest Hit Fund (HHF), which includes $28,282,519 for the State of Arizona. The program funds target foreclosure prevention efforts run by state housing finance agencies in states hit hardest by the economic and housing market downturn. Grijalva, who helped lead efforts in 2012 and 2013 to increase HHF participation and improve distribution of resources, released the following statement:
November 4, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) released the following statement after the Federal Housing Financing Agency (FHFA) directed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to develop a new universal loan application dataset (ULAD) that will capture information about a borrower's current and prior military service. FHFA will use the ULAD as the basis for an updated uniform residential loan application (URLA). The move comes after Rep. Grijalva led 45 of his Congressional colleagues in calling for a veteran status identifier to be included on the URLA to ensure more veterans are aware of VA home loan options, and to obtain vital data on how many veterans obtain VA home loans.
June 9, 2015 Press Release
TUCSON, AZ – Congressman Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) released the following statement today thanking the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) for their upcoming town hall on the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP). The town hall, which takes place on Friday, June 12th from 10-11:30 AM at the Arizona Capitol Museum, will help Phoenix residents take advantage of refinance options that can save them up to $2400 per year on their mortgage.