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VIDEO: Sam Farr: 20 Years of Accomplishments

Video image: Sam Farr: Twenty years of accomplishments

It's an amazing list, but we somehow fit Sam's 20 years of accomplishments into a few minutes of video. See it all here!

6/22/2016 - Farr Joins Sit-In On House Floor to Demand A Vote on Gun Violence

WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Sam Farr (D-Calif.) proudly joined Congressman John Lewis (D-Ga.) and nearly 200 House and Senate Democrats for a sit-in on the House Floor to demand action on the horrifying spike in gun violence across the nation.

6/20/2016 - House, Senate Bills Aim to Remove Barriers to Marijuana Research

WASHINGTON – This week, Congressman Sam Farr (D-CA-20) joins Congressmen Andy Harris, M.D. (R-MD-01), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-03) and H. Morgan Griffith (R-VA-09) to introduce the Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2016. This bill heeds the calls of the medical research community to address the burdensome processes that currently impede legitimate medical research on marijuana. This bill is a bipartisan and bicameral solution that removes barriers inhibiting medical marijuana research.

6/13/2016 - Farr Statement on Shooting in Orlando

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Sam Farr (D-Carmel) released the following statement regarding the shooting in Orlando at Pulse nightclub.

“I am outraged and heartbroken over the recent tragedy in Orlando. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and the Orlando LGBT community. But prayers alone are not enough.

6/10/2016 - Farr Amendment Included in House Spending Bill

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2017 Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill which included a provision offered by Rep. Sam Farr (D-Carmel) to stop the erosion of legislative branch employees’ pay.

“We need to invest in our employees just like the private sector does,” said Rep. Farr. “Even though I’m retiring, it’s important that Congress invest in the people doing serious policy work.”

6/7/2016 - Statement From Rep. Farr on Passing of Helen Chavez

Salinas, Calif. – Today, Rep. Sam Farr (D-Carmel) releases the following statement regarding the passing of Helen Chavez. Helen Chavez was the widow of Cesar Chavez, and together they spoke out against injustice and championed the rights of America’s farmworkers.

6/1/2016 - Congressman Farr To Honor Korean War Veterans With Korean Consul General Shin Chae-Hyun

Congressman Farr To Honor Korean War Veterans With Korean Consul General Shin Chae-Hyun

WASHINGTON – Rep. Sam Farr (D-Carmel) will host a ceremony honoring Korean War Veterans at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at Hartnell College in Salinas.

More than 150 Korean War Veterans, many accompanied by their families, are expected to be in attendance and they will be presented with an appreciation certificate and the Ambassador of Peace Medal by Rep. Farr and Korean Consul General Shin Chae-Hyun.

Members of the media are invited to attend.


5/31/2016 - Farr Announces Final Facebook Cover Photo Contest

WASHINGTON – Rep. Sam Farr (D-Carmel) is pleased to announce his final Facebook Cover Photo contest. Central Coast residents are encouraged to enter their own original, high-quality photographs of California’s 20th district for a chance to appear as the cover photo on Rep. Farr’s Facebook page. The winning entry, chosen by fans of Rep. Farr’s page, will appear as the new cover photo.
To submit a photo, please email it to by Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Individuals may submit up to three photographs of the district.