• Animal Welfare

    Susan has been recognized numerous times by the Humane Society of the United States’ with its Humane Advocate Award for her commitment to animal welfare. She received a perfect score on HSUS’s scorecard for the 114th Congress. Department of Agricult...

  • Economy and Jobs

    Susan knows that many San Diego families are not really feeling the economic recovery. Families are earning wages that are simply not keeping up with cost of living. It is this weakened economic power of the middle class that is keeping our economy ...

  • Education

    As a senior member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and former San Diego School Board member, Susan believes education is one of the most important investments we can make in our people. Every American deserves a quality educati...

  • 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 knows how hard taxp...

  • Civil Rights

    Affirming Equality for Women A longtime supporter of the rights of women, Susan is a leader in Congress on women’s issues. In each Congress, she is a cosponsor of the Equal Rights Amendment to ensure the equality of all Americans regardless of gende...

  • Defense and National Security

    As a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, Susan fully understands America’s need for a strong military and the critical role our servicemembers play in our national security. In Congress, she has been a consistent advocate for improv...

  • Environment and Energy

    Susan understands how important it is to preserve our environment. She feels a great sense of responsibility to protect our nation’s natural resources for future generations. That’s why she continually cosponsors legislation and supports efforts to ...

  • Foreign Affairs

    Susan with the Afghan Girls Robitics Team Israeli-Palestinian Conflict In the mid-1960s, Susan had the rare opportunity to live on a kibbutz in Israel and has returned to the region several times since. While there are still many obstacles to a last...

  • Health Care

    The Affordable Care Act Susan believes that all Americans deserve affordable, quality health care. Prior to the Affordable Care Act, 50 million Americans were without health insurance and millions more were at risk of losing their insurance. Susan p...

  • Housing

    Affordable housing is an ongoing challenge as wages simply are not keeping up with the cost of housing. Renters are struggling to find decent housing and keep up with rent increases. Would-be homebuyers are having difficulty achieving the American D...

  • Immigration

    Immigration has contributed to the strength and success of America. It has added to the fabric of the nation culturally and economically. Independent studies show that enacting comprehensive immigration reform will be a boost to the economy, creatin...

  • Social Security

    Protecting Social Security Social Security provides a critical safety net to senior citizens throughout our nation. Without Social Security, nearly 40% of California’s seniors would be living in poverty. Susan is committed to safeguarding Social Sec...

  • Transportation

    As America faces incredible challenges from an aging infrastructure, Susan understands the need for safe, reliable and efficient transport routes that meet the demands of our nation's active commuters. The San Diego region is fortunate to have an ex...

  • Veterans

    The San Diego region is home to a very large and active veteran community, with more than 60,000 former servicemembers living in California’s 53rd Congressional District alone. As a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, Susan focuses ...

  • Women's Issues

    Women’s Health As a result of the Affordable Care Act, women are no longer denied coverage for pre-existing conditions. Insurance companies are also prohibited from charging women more for simply being a woman. The ACA also included two of Susan’s b...

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