Juan (Juan) Vargas (D-USH52)
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Capitol: 202.225.8045
FAX: 202.225.2772
District: 619.422.5963
Representative
Room 2334 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-0552

Residence: San Diego, CA
Elected: 2012    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Adrienne D'Ascoli   DOB: 3/7/1961
Committee Assignments
ChairmanImmigrant Servicemembers and Veterans Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Israel Victory Caucus
Co-ChairSustainable Investing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional FinTech and Payments Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Capital Markets
FC MemberCongressional Israel Allies Caucus
FC MemberAnti-Terrorism and Proliferation Financing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus Religious Minorities in the Middle East
FC MemberCongressional Border Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
MemberHouse Subcommittee on National Security, Illicit Finance, and International Financial Institutions
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Monetary Policy
FC MemberCongressional Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Mexico Friendship Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Direct Selling Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Smart Cities
FC MemberCentral America Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Motorsports Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Financial Services
FC MemberCongressional High Technology Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Kingdom of the Netherlands
FC MemberLatino-Jewish Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cut Flower Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Caucus
FC MemberCalifornia Democratic Congressional Delegation
FC MemberMilitary Veterans Caucus
FC MemberClimate Solutions Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Small Business Caucus
FC MemberBlue Collar Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hispanic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Australia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberCongressional Labor Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition (NDC)
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus
Counties Representing
San Diego

Bio

Congressman Juan Vargas was raised on a chicken ranch in National City, in California's 52nd District. He is one of ten children, born to his parents, Tomas and Celina Vargas on March 7, 1961. His father, Tomas, immigrated to the United States from Mexico in the late 1940s as part of the Bracero Program which brought millions of Mexican guest workers to the United States on short-term, primarily agricultural labor contracts, as part of a series of bi-lateral agreements between Mexico and the United States. Through the Bracero Program, Tomas became a legal resident and Juan's mother, Celina, went on to earn her U.S. Citizenship.

Taught the value of hard work by his parents, Juan attained impressive academic credentials. He attended the University of San Diego on scholarship, graduated Magna Cum Laude receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1983. In 1987, Juan earned a Master of Humanities from Fordham University in New York City and in 1991 earned a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School, where he was a classmate of President Barack Obama.

As a young adult, Juan entered the Jesuits, a Catholic religious order, where he worked with disadvantaged communities, including orphaned children and internally displaced people in the jungles of El Salvador. For years, his work with the Jesuits focused on the health and welfare of children and issues of social justice.

Juan left the Jesuits in order to pursue family life. Two years later, he married Adrienne D'Ascoli and they returned to San Diego where Juan worked as an attorney with the law firm of Luce, Forward, Hamilton and Scripps. Although he enjoyed the practice of law, Juan decided to contribute to his community as a public official.