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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.

7/10/2014 - Farr challenges Central Coast to join him in getting healthy

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Sam Farr, D-Carmel, will start a 30-day challenge to eat healthier and exercise more and is encouraging Central Coast residents to join him. Mary Toscano, a certified nutrition educator and author of the book “Sweet Fire: Sugar, Diabetes & Your Health,” came up with the Sam Farr Challenge after meeting with the Congressman in his Washington office on behalf of the American Diabetes Association. The challenge starts on Monday, July 14th.