Animal Welfare

As a member of the Animal Protection Caucus, Susan works to protect both wild and domestic animals from cruelty and abuse.
Susan Marches with Rep. John Lewis in Selma

Civil Rights

Susan is a leader in Congress on protecting our civil rights - from equality for women to marriage equality to promoting civil and human rights abroad.

Defense and National Security

As a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, and Ranking Member of the Military Personnel Subcommittee, Susan fully understands America’s need for a strong military and the critical role our service members play in our national security.
Susan listens to the concerns of small business owners in Little Saigon.

Economy and Jobs

Susan knows that many San Diegan families are continuing to struggle due to the slow economy. Find out what she’s doing to grow our economy and create jobs.
A young student tells Susan about her art project.


As a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Susan believes education is one of the most important investments we can make in our people. Every American deserves a quality education, and our country’s future depends upon it.
Susan listens about a new generation of electric cars at an energy efficiency festival in Kensington.

Environment and Energy

Susan understands how important it is to preserve America’s environment. She feels a great sense of responsibility to protect our nation’s natural resources for future generations.
Over Mothers Day weekend, Susan participated in a bipartisan trip to Afghanistan with other members of Congress to meet with female service members and Afghan women.

Foreign Affairs

On foreign affairs, Susan takes a leading role on encouraging diplomacy and promoting human rights abroad.
Susan confers with staff during a 13-hour Armed Services Committee mark-up.

Good Government

Susan has never forgotten that it all starts with "We the People." As someone who believes holding office is public service, Susan is committed to making sure the federal government lives up to ideals of the American people.
Susan discusses healthcare issues with doctors and patients during a visit to Family Health Centers of San Diego.

Health Care

Susan believes that all Americans deserve affordable, quality health care. Learn more about what Susan is doing to improve our health care system and preserve Medicare.
Image of the front of a San Diego home.

Housing and Homelessness

Susan is a strong advocate for more robust federal action to help individuals and families cope with issues of affordable housing. She is also fighting to get our homeless veterans off the streets and into housing.
Image of an immigration office.


Successful immigration reform needs to be tough, smart and fair. It should combine strong enforcement with other changes to the system to make it realistic enough to address America's long-term security, stability and prosperity. Find out what Susan is doing to fix our broken immigration system.
Susan talking with seniors about Social Security.

Social Security

Social Security provides a critical safety net to senior citizens throughout our nation. Learn about what Susan is doing to protect Social Security.


As a frequent traveler herself, Susan certainly appreciates the need for safe, efficient transport routes that meet the demands of our nation's active commuters.
Susan speaking with veterans.

Veterans Issues

As Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Military Personnel, Susan focuses on caring for service members both during their active duty service and once they leave the military.
111th Congress Women's Caucus.

Women's Issues

As a member of the bipartisan Caucus on Women’s Issues, Susan plays a key role on the issues important to women. Learn more about what she is doing on women’s issues.