The 13th District

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California's Thirteenth Congressional District is located on the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay commonly known as the "East Bay" in the heart of the nation's fourth largest metropolitan area.

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Rep Stark speaks at Democratic hearing on the future of medicare

I was pleased to join my colleagues in DC today to raise public awareness about Republican plans for the future of Medicare.  While Republicans are careful to talk about the option to ‘choose’ traditional Medicare in their plan, they leave out the fact that it will only be an option for those who can afford it.  They’ve designed their program so that most Medicare beneficiaries will be forced into private plans that may not meet their health care needs or be affordable to them.

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Thanks to my summer interns

Thanks to my summer interns in our Fremont Office for all of their help.  I hope we've inspired some of them to make public service their careers.  If you're interested in pursuing an internship in my California or Washington, DC Offices, visit my website to apply.

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Click to find out if you're registered to vote

Every voice deserves to be heard, and every vote counted. In the last year, we've witnessed a nationwide assault on American citizens' constitutionally-guaranteed right to vote. Unnecessary, ineffective new Voter ID laws have been implemented across the country and registered voters have been purged from state rolls. Don't be denied your right to vote. Click to use this new app -- a simple, effective way to ensure eligible voters won't be denied their most fundamental right.

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Stark Wins Best of Congress Working Families Award

Congressman Stark has been recognized by Working Mother Media and Corporate Voices for Working Families with the 2012 Best of Congress award. Stark is being honored for his longstanding support for working families through legislation, advocacy, and by setting an example through the family-friendly policies promoted in his Congressional office. Stark and other 2012 winners will be featured in the August/September issue of Working Mother magazine and on

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Working to Strengthen Families

Congressman Stark has been recognized as a "Champion of Children" by the FirstFocus Campaign for Children for his work to protect children and strengthen families.

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The Health Reform Law Two Years Later

All the benefits that Americans have gained from the health reform law -- and will continue to gain -- is a redistribution of power. Instead of private insurers going unchecked while Americans go uninsured, consumers are rightfully put in charge of their health care. Photo credit: Sura Nualpradid (

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NEWS: Rep. Stark Receives Inaugural Champion for Dyslexia Award

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