September 17, 2021

Join me for a virtual town hall celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Dear Neighbor, I'm having another virtual town hall this upcoming Wednesday to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Scroll down for more details on how to join and a few more updates from me. Tune in for a Virtual Town Hall I'm hosting a virtual town hall for constituents in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-CA) and distinguished guests Dr. Arcela Nuñez-Alvarez, Co-Founder and Co-Director of Universidad Popular, and Cipriano Vargas, … Continue Reading

September 03, 2021

Recent updates on my work for you

Dear Neighbor, I want to share a few updates on my recent work for you, including an exciting report that my office has saved constituents more than $5 million so far this year! Remember, if you're having trouble with a federal agency, please reach out so we can get to work on your behalf. Please scroll down for more. Latest on Situation in Afghanistan After nearly two decades, the last servicemembers left Afghanistan this week. First and foremost, I want to ask everyone to take a … Continue Reading

September 02, 2021

Important Information on the California Gubernatorial Recall Election

Dear Neighbor, As you may know, California will be conducting a recall election on September 14th. This election will determine who our governor will be through 2022 and will cost the state of California $276 million, according to the State Finance Department, so I strongly encourage you to participate. Below is important information about your ballot and polling locations. To find out more, follow the link to the California Secretary of State website - … Continue Reading

August 27, 2021

My thoughts on the situation in Afghanistan

Dear Neighbor, Yesterday, 13 U.S. servicemembers made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of their fellow Americans and our Afghan allies. My deepest sympathy goes out to their loved ones, as well as the Afghan civilians who were killed in this heinous terrorist attack. I pray the families of the fallen and injured servicemembers can find some small measure of peace in knowing they helped save countless lives as part of the evacuation effort. The terrorists responsible for this attack must … Continue Reading

August 20, 2021

Recapping a productive week in our community

Dear Neighbor, This week I had the opportunity to spend some time in our beautiful district speaking with local leaders, advocating for our community, and hearing from residents about ways to better serve you. Below are a few updates from my week in our community and current happenings in Washington DC. Hosted White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy On Tuesday, I had the honor of hosting White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy during her visit to North County San … Continue Reading

July 30, 2021

New bills and funding for CA-49

Dear Neighbor, It has been a busy week in Washington we have made great progress on key legislation to serve you, including a bill to provide $21 million for projects in CA-49. Keep reading for an overview on my newest bills, along with a few other highlights and a shout-out to our local Olympians! Legislative Updates This week, I introduced three key pieces of legislation to help our veterans and increase our independent drinking water supply. Here's a look at each bill: Mark O'Brien … Continue Reading

July 22, 2021

Join me for a virtual town hall on San Onofre TOMORROW

Dear Neighbor, There's a lot happening in Washington and across our district, including the creation of our new bipartisan Spent Nuclear Fuel Solutions Caucus. Towards that end, I'm having another virtual town hall this Friday afternoon with the former Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and co-chair of our SONGS Task Force, Greg Jaczko. See below for more details on how to participate. Tune in for a Virtual Town Hall on San Onofre Tomorrow, I am hosting a virtual town … Continue Reading

July 09, 2021

I'm ready to help you secure a federal grant today

Dear Neighbor, As we continue to build back better, I want to take a moment to bring your attention to federal grant programs that may be able to support organizations in our community. I'd also like to highlight some of the constituent services that our office is happy to provide. Federal Grants Are you a business owner or non-profit leader in need of capital to support your organization? If so, you may qualify for a federal grant. Below is a brief overview on federal grants and a … Continue Reading

July 02, 2021

Update on my week in Washington

Dear Neighbor, Happy Friday and Fourth of July weekend CA-49! I have a few updates for you from this past week in Washington. Scroll down to check it out, and as always, please be in touch if my office can be of any assistance. Legislative Update H.R. 3684 - INVEST in America Act Our infrastructure is crumbling before our eyes, and we need to act. The INVEST in America Act delivers on the bold vision President Biden's American Jobs Plan calls for by rebuilding our nation's … Continue Reading

June 25, 2021

Updates from Washington on how I'm serving YOU!

Dear Neighbor, It has been another busy week in Washington! Below are a few updates on how my office is working for you. As always, please be in touch if we can be of any assistance. Restoring SALT Fairness On Wednesday, I joined my House Democratic colleagues at a press conference advocating for the restoration of the full State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction. During the last year in which the SALT deduction was uncapped, more than 3 million families in California with an adjusted … Continue Reading

June 07, 2021

Join my upcoming town hall

Dear Neighbor, I hope you had a great weekend! There's been a lot happening in Washington and across our district, so I want to share some updates on my work for you. Plus, we're having another town hall this Wednesday evening - see below for more details on how to participate! Join my Virtual Town Hall on Wednesday As we work to build our economy back stronger from this pandemic, I know that caring for children and other loved ones is a significant obstacle to getting people back to … Continue Reading

May 21, 2021

Tele-town hall reminder and updates!

Dear Neighbor, It was another busy week in Washington continuing our work for the people. We sent legislation to the Senate to establish an independent, bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6 attack, and we also sent a bill that protects the security of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders after the recent rise in discrimination and violence. Please scroll down to read more on these bills and several other updates from me! Telephone Town Hall Join me for a tele-town … Continue Reading

May 07, 2021

Another busy week working for YOU

Dear Neighbor, I hope everyone had a great week! I wanted to share some updates on my latest work in Congress this week. Please scroll down to read more. Legislative Updates American Coasts and Oceans Protection Act Thrilled to introduce my American Coasts and Oceans Protection Act today! Southern California is home to cherished beaches, flourishing marine life, and billions of dollars in ocean-based economic activity, but offshore drilling threatens all of that. It's time to end … Continue Reading

April 30, 2021

100 days and 200 million Americans vaccinated!

Dear Neighbor, We reached some critical milestones this week! In less than 100 days, over 200 million vaccinations have been administered to Americans under President Biden's leadership. Proof is in the numbers, and leadership truly does matter as we continue facing this pandemic. On that note--if you haven't received your vaccine yet, those in San Diego can now walk up to county vaccination sites without scheduling an appointment! I have a few more updates for you, so please scroll down to … Continue Reading

April 16, 2021

100 days of the 117th Congress!

Dear Neighbor, This week we hit 100 days in the 117th Congress. So far, we have delivered on COVID-19 relief, supported our Dreamers, strengthened LBGTQ+ rights, advanced gun safety legislation, and so much more in just a few months. I have some more updates for you, so please scroll down to read! Congressional Art Competition Reminder: the 2021 Congressional Art Competition is still happening! Young artists going to high school in CA-49 can submit original artwork for a … Continue Reading

April 02, 2021

It's time to build back better

Dear Neighbor, It was another busy week with big announcements from President Biden unveiling the American Jobs Plan and record numbers of Americans being vaccinated! The light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel is approaching. I also have a few updates to share with you - please scroll down to read more! Build Back Better On Wednesday, President Biden revealed his comprehensive infrastructure bill, the American Jobs Plan. This plan will revitalize and rebuild the economy with … Continue Reading

March 23, 2021

My work to serve the veteran community

Dear Neighbor, I am honored to continue serving North County San Diego and South Orange County in Congress. As the representative for Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and thousands of veterans in the region, one of my top priorities is helping veterans and their families get through this pandemic and access the benefits they have earned. Each quarter, I plan to send you a newsletter reporting on what I'm doing in Congress to serve the veteran community and other updates that affect you. I am … Continue Reading

March 19, 2021

Help is here

Dear Neighbor, This week in Washington we passed major legislation to support women, make strides in equal rights, and create an earned pathway to citizenship for Dreamers who came to America as young children, like my mother's parents did. I have a few more updates for you, so scroll down to read more! Help Has Arrived! We are more than one year into this pandemic, and the effects on the American people have been devastating, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Now … Continue Reading

March 08, 2021

Join my town hall on the American Rescue Plan

Dear neighbor, Hopefully by now you have heard the great news: the American Rescue Plan is one step closer to becoming law! This bill is going to save lives and livelihoods by putting vaccines in arms, money in pockets, children in schools, and people back in jobs. This week, I'm voting to send this bill to President Biden's desk, and I'm glad to say that help is on the way. If you want to learn more about what's in the American Rescue Plan, please tune in for my virtual town hall this … Continue Reading

March 05, 2021

Historic Legislation Passed!

Dear Neighbor, It was a packed week with the House making historic strides in passing legislation to secure our democracy and address racial injustice.I also want to remind everyone once more that my top priority is still getting COVID relief to our communities so we can beat this virus and help our economy recover. Please find a few other updates from this week that you may be interested in! How Does the American Rescue Plan Help CA-49? The coronavirus pandemic is a crisis … Continue Reading

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