Inland Action members make advocacy trip to Washington, D.C.

In March, 31 members of Inland Action participated in advocacy meetings in Washington, D.C. The group met with Senator Padilla, Congress Members Aguilar, Calvert, Chu, Ruiz, Takano, Torres, and members of Congressman Obernolte’s staff in addition to other key staff members.

Priority issues for the 2024 D.C. visit:

  • Clean Air Act conformity deadlines must be extended.
  • Construct a new federal courthouse for the Eastern Division of the Central District of California to accommodate the judges needed to serve this region and support S. 2759 (Young), the JUDGES Act, to address the need for additional judges.
  • Support action to double the maximum Pell Grant to $13,000 and index it to inflation to ensure that all students who wish to attend higher education can afford to do so.  (Page
  • Oppose Medicare site-neutral payment cuts, which would reduce access to critical healthcare services, especially in rural and other underserved communities.
  • Support H.R. 5444 (Matsui) and S. 2195 (Carper) to reauthorize and increase funding for the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA).
  • Support S. 1557 (Cantwell) and H.R. 3238 (LaHood) which will continue tax credits under the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program, a program that has been responsible for virtually all affordable housing produced since its inception.

To review Inland Action’s entire issue paper see the Legislative Forum tab.