COVID-19 relief package will save lives, protect working families

With fatalities in the thousands and job losses in the millions, the novel Coronavirus pandemic is a crisis unlike any other we’ve ever faced. The shutdowns of our public and private organizations, institutions and businesses have affected nearly everyone.

First, we must act without hesitation to save lives. Second, we must use our resources to protect working families and small businesses.

Rep. TJ Cox says it’s time for feds to ‘step up’ to drinking water crisis, announces $100M bill

PARLIER — Rep. TJ Cox unveiled a $100 million “slice of justice” for families in the San Juaquin Valley — and across the nation — suffering contaminated drinking water and crumbling infrastructure.

On Monday, Cox and a smattering of Valley mayors visited a water storage facility in the rural Fresno County community of Pariler, where the congressman announced the Disadvantaged Community Drinking Water Assistance Act.

Cox hosts first Latino Inspire Awards

SELMA – California’s District 21 Rep. TJ Cox may have a new nickname after the inaugural Latino Inspire Awards ceremony that took place Oct. 19 at Selma’s City Hall.

“You know what the TJ stands for, right? Todo juntos,” Cox quipped at the ceremony. In English, that translates to ‘all together.’ Recipients of the awards said that’s just what they each should be doing to help, not only their hometowns, but the Valley, state and nation.

Rural transportation and digitized records: How a California lawmaker is trying to help veterans

About 4.7 million U.S. veterans – a quarter of veterans – return to the U.S. and live in rural areas, and 58 percent of those veterans are enrolled in the Veterans Affairs health care system.

That can be problematic for some veterans who don’t have ready access to transportation. For example, in Rep. TJ Cox’s district, which extends more than 100 miles, there are only two VA medical centers in Fresno and Bakersfield…

TJ Cox Celebrates Congress’ Passing Dreamer Act

This week I was proud to join my colleagues in voting for the passage of  H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, a bill that will provide a pathway to permanent legal status for our Dreamers,

Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) residents who contribute to – and strengthen our country – every day. This legislation was simply about basic principles and what we need to do to make us a more united America – whether we kick out our young hopefuls, or treat them as we’d want our children to be treated.

Congressman TJ Cox sworn in

WASHINGTON D.C. — Congressman TJ Cox was sworn in Thursday as the representative for California’s 21st Congressional District.

Cox, a Democrat, came back from behind in the November midterm election to beat out the six-year incumbent, Republican Congressman David Valadao from Hanford, in the race for the district, which includes Kings County and portions of Fresno, Tulare and Kern counties.

Cox released the following statement on his swearing in: