The First 100 Days
Washington, April 12, 2021
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 companies, the Biden Administration, and Congressional leadership.
Getting Orange County families the help they need to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be my top priority. I am thrilled to share that in just the past three months, our team has helped nearly 400 families get answers from federal agencies and recover nearly $300,000 in money they were owed by the government. Anyone in our community needing help with a federal agency should never hesitate to contact our office for assistance.
I was proud the Orange County Register recognized me as the “most legislatively productive representative” when it comes to coronavirus relief. Health care costs are out of control, and I’m fighting to rein them in. I introduced the bipartisan Medicare Economic Security Solutions Act to protect older Americans from surprise Medicare penalties. In response to credit agencies targeting families with medical debt during a pandemic, I reintroduced the Medical Debt Relief Act. This bill would remove paid off or settled medical debt from a patient’s credit report and institute a year-long waiting period before new medical debt can be reported. I also called on health insurers to guarantee that they will not charge Americans for the COVID-19 vaccine.