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Jul 24, 2017 In The News

When I put an LGBTQ rainbow Pride flag outside my Washington office in March 2015, it was to little fanfare. I also display one outside my office in San Diego.

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Jul 19, 2017 In The News

Rep. Susan Davis and three other House members have been sued for displaying a rainbow flag in the hallways outside of their Capitol Hill offices.

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Dec 16, 2016 In The News

“I woke up inspired to listen today.”

“Thank you so much for this event. My heart is larger from listening to our brave and dedicated veterans.”

These are quotes from two members of the community who had not served in combat and recently attended a special Veterans Town Hall in Balboa Park, sharing their forum experience.

Nov 28, 2016 In The News

Despite steep pay raises since the 9/11 terror attacks, too many military personnel still struggle to feed their families and need an easier way to get food st

Nov 4, 2016 In The News

Recent reports about the national debt have mistakenly conflated benefits from Social Security and Medicare with the national debt. Let’s be clear, Social Security and Medicare are not drivers of the national debt.

Oct 7, 2016 In The News

It only took seven months but Republicans in Congress finally fulfilled President Barack Obama’s request for emergency funding to fight the Zika virus. The president asked Congress for $1.8 billion back in February.

On Sept. 28, Congress sent the president a spending bill, which included $1.1 billion for Zika.

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Aug 26, 2016 In The News

On Aug. 6, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed landmark legislation — the Voting Rights Act (VRA) — into law. It knocked down barriers many states had put in place that disenfranchised minority voters.

The impact of the new law was immediate. Nearly a million African-Americans registered to vote in the first four years after the VRA was signed into law.

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