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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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Jul 29, 2016 In The News

Ask any teacher and they will tell you it takes strength and perseverance to lead a classroom. Grading papers, inspiring students, calling parents, and moving from one subject or class to another, are some of the tireless activities we think of that teachers toil away at throughout their long working days.

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Jun 17, 2016 In The News

Pride Month is a time to celebrate our progress and to recommit toward total equality today.

With the shooting deaths of 49 people at a popular gay nightclub in Orlando, this year’s Pride activities will take a somber tone.

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May 12, 2016 In The News

Women aviators who served during World War II are closer to having the right to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Apr 22, 2016 In The News

Nothing brought home the future effects that climate change will have on us more acutely than the massive methane gas leak that struck Porter Ranch in California.

The health impacts were startling. Resident’s reported instances of dizziness, nausea, vomiting, headaches, or nosebleeds. Children, who can be particularly vulnerable, were among those reporting illnesses.

Mar 11, 2016 In The News

Hearing from my constituents is an important and rewarding part of my job as a Member of Congress. Since my job is to represent my constituents, I can only do it well if I know what’s on their minds.  

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