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Celebrating Older Americans Month

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Dear friend, Each May, the Administration for Community Living celebrates Older Americans Month. The theme for 2021 is "Communities of Strength," and I can’t think of a better description for our older adults here in Orange County. The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard for all of us, and our older neighbors have dealt with some of its worst challenges. I strive to honor them every day through my wor... Read more »

Telephone Town Hall Next Week!

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Dear friend, Transparency and accountability are key components of our democracy. Listening to and learning from members of our community are essential parts of being a representative. That’s why I wanted you to be among the first to know about an upcoming telephone town hall I’m hosting next week. I’m so excited to share that on Wednesday, April 21, I’m hopping on the phone to talk to Orange Coun... Read more »

The First 100 Days

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Dear Friend, Today marks the 100th day of my second term in Congress. I want to share some highlights of what my team and I have accomplished for Orange County families so far. I have introduced 10 bills, including legislation to hold polluters accountable and to make health care cheaper. I have also led 13 letters demanding answers on behalf of the American people—writing to big insurance compani... Read more »

Fighting Corruption in Healthcare

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Dear Friend, As your Representative, I promised I would fight to drive down healthcare costs and improve the quality of care for Orange County families. That’s why I’ve been working for two years to stop corrupt practices in the healthcare industry, especially among organ procurement organizations and dialysis providers. This month is National Donate Life Month, a time to commemorate organ donors ... Read more »

Solidarity with our AAPI Community

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Dear Friend, I’m proud to represent Orange County, which is home to a vibrant Asian-American community. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders not only enrich our communities—they help them flourish. Celebrating and supporting this diversity is core to our Orange County values. I have been deeply disturbed by the rise in hate crimes committed against the Asian-American and Pacific Islander communit... Read more »

Federal, State, and Local Pandemic Relief

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Dear friend, The COVID-19 pandemic has placed an incredible burden on Orange County. Many people are out of work, and our small businesses are struggling to stay afloat. Since the beginning of the pandemic, I have repeatedly said that relief from the federal government needs to match the scope and magnitude of the crisis we are in. That’s why I was proud to vote for the American Rescue Plan, which... Read more »

Protecting Survivors of Domestic Violence

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Dear Friend, Every single person in Orange County deserves to be safe. Elected officials should not only support survivors of domestic violence, but empower them. Last week, I proudly voted to renew the Violence Against Women Act, which helps protect survivors and those currently experiencing domestic violence. The bill included my proposal to incorporate “economic abuse” as a form of domestic vio... Read more »

Standing up to the NRA

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Dear friend, No student should be afraid to go to school, and no parent should fear their child may never come home. For years, Congress has failed to pass meaningful legislation that would prevent gun violence. This inaction is traumatizing an entire generation. It’s past time we stand up to the gun lobby. Today, I joined my House colleagues in passing legislation that would curb gun violence and... Read more »

Fighting Corruption

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Dear friend, Real people, not special interest donors, should decide our elections. Since the Supreme Court’s disastrous Citizens United decision in 2010, corporations and special interest groups have spent billions of dollars to influence our elections and corrupt our democracy. I’m fighting to restore power to the people. Throughout my time in Congress, I’ve made it a priority to increase transp... Read more »

Protecting the Post Office

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Dear friend, The United States Postal Service is central to our democracy and economy; it supports our elections, delivers medications and Social Security checks to older Americans, and helps small businesses operate. That’s why, last week, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform held a hearing to discuss proposals to support and improve how the USPS operates. As a member of this Committee, I ... Read more »