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7/25/2014 - Farr statement on the House vote to limit military involvement in Iraq

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Sam Farr, D-Carmel, released the following statement after the House or Representatives passed the bipartisan McGovern-Jones-Lee resolution today which requires the President to seek Congressional authorization before deploying armed services engaged in combat operations in Iraq:

“From day one, I have used my voice and my vote to promote peace in Iraq. Now, more than ever, that country and its citizens deserve peace. Any decision to escalate our military involvement in this war-torn country must be careful, deliberative, and include Congress.

7/25/2014 - President signs Farr bill to name new joint VA-DOD clinic after General Gourley

WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama today signed Rep. Sam Farr’s, D-Carmel, bill to name the future joint Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense outpatient clinic at the former Fort Ord the "Major General William H. Gourley VA-DOD Outpatient Clinic.” The bill, H.R. 272, honors Gen. Gourley for his lifetime of service to his country, his fellow members of the military and Central Coast veterans.

7/22/2014 - House votes to boost tourism to the US

WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives voted today to pass H.R. 4450, the Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act. The legislation authored by Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus co-chair Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., and co-sponsored by co-chair Rep. Sam Farr, D-Calif., and caucus member Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., reauthorizes Brand USA – a public-private partnership designed to encourage tourism to the United States.