Immediately following his election to the House in November 1988, Congressman Rohrabacher became a leading proponent for disaster mitigation.
His twelve-year leadership brought successful completion of the Santa Ana River Flood Control Project in December 1999, resulting in mitigation of the 100-year flood threat, and relief from mandatory flood insurance for the residents and businesses in the tri-county floodplain.
In February 1990, Congressman Rohrabacher was the critical liaison between local officials and federal agencies during the American Oil Trader tanker oil spill off the Huntington Beach coast. Following this incident, he advocated legislation that resulted in the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 – The Tanker Double Hull legislation.
In 1997, the Congressman became a pioneer in the terrorism preparedness field when he launched a series of Terrorism and Emergency Management programs. These programs are designed to educate emergency response providers and policymakers. Since 9/11, more than 4000 people have participated in a variety of Homeland Security symposia, seminars, education and training events. Continuing education credit is available for most of these activities.
In recognition of his long-term commitment to emergency management, and significant contributions to improve public safety and homeland security, the Emergency Preparedness Commission for the County and Cities Of Los Angeles awarded Congressman Rohrabacher the 2003 Award Of Merit.
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WASHINGTON – Concerning the terrorist attack Thursday in Barcelona, Spain, which killed 13 people and injured more than 100, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher released the following statement:
WASHINGTON – Upon news of Monday’s terrorist attack in Manchester, England, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, who chairs the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, released the following statement:
Representative Dana Rohrabacher was interviewed on Fox News regarding allegations that President Donald Trump and his campaign staff had illicit contact with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential election. Video of the interview that originally aired on April 1, 2017, may be accessed by visiting Fox News.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, joined by three other congressmen, announced Thursday he would deliver some 50,000 signatures to the House Judiciary Committee urging action to be taken on his “Save the Christians from Genocide Act.” The legislation would place Christians and Yazidis facing annihilation in the Middle East at the front of the U.S. immigrant and refugee line.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher and Rep. Duncan Hunter, two California Republicans, on Monday wrote to the secretary of defense and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff urging them to provide sufficient military support to stop the Taliban’s advance in Afghanistan.
“Today I join with my fellow Americans in mourning the slaughter in Orlando. I also join them in their outrage and their renewed commitment to defeat and destroy the radical Islamic movement that fosters such mayhem. At the same time, we must be sure not to label all Muslims as terrorist murderers while at the same time realizing radical Islam is a primary factor in the terrorism we face today.
The Thomson Reuters Foundation News noted Rep Dana Rohrabacher's discussion with Pentagon officials on 03/23/2016, stating that released Guantanamo detainees result in the deaths of U.S. citizens.
NBC News gave a special mention in their 03/24/2016 article: Americans 'Died Because of' Released Gitmo Detainees: Pentagon Official. The article includes the discussions which took place in the House Foreign Affairs Committee on 03/23/2016.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, Wednesday conducted a hearing to look into the ominous consolidation of power by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
“Some of his policies at home and abroad raise alarm bells,” said Rohrabacher, “and there are disturbing reports of abuse of power.”
WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher on Tuesday said he will urge his legislative colleagues to bestow highest possible congressional honors on three Americans who wrestled an armed terrorist to a train car floor last weekend in France. He suggested President Obama also honor the trio.
The Congressional Gold Medal is considered the highest honor Congress can award.