Around the District
Listening to the Community 
On Thursday I met with members of the Santa Clarita community to discuss a wide variety of important issues, from environmental concerns to the Affordable Care Act. Thank you to everyone who took the time to meet.
Discussing the Affordable Care Act and other hot topics in Santa Clarita

Healthcare Meetings
On Friday I continued to meet with local residents and organizations in my Antelope Valley Office, mostly to talk about repairing the Affordable Care Act. It was great hearing from everyone! 
Meeting with members of the Palmdale-area Healthcare Leadership Council

Empowering Hearts
On Saturday my office attended the Empowering Hearts Gala in Santa Clarita, hosted by Single Mothers Outreach. Congratulations to the honorees and the artists that captured their stories and thank you to SMO for all you do for the community.
Supporting Single Mothers Outreach

A Bite out of Crime
This weekend I had the honor of attending the Simi Valley Police Foundation Annual Dinner Gala, which celebrated the organization's 20th anniversary. Thank you to SVPF for all you do to keep Simi Valley safe.
Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Simi Valley Police Foundation

Around the Capitol
Tele Town Hall
Last Monday we held another successful Telephone Town Hall with members of the community. While the conversation focused mostly on repairing the Affordable Care Act, we also talked about other important topics like executive orders and the F-35.   If you’d like to participate in our next tele town hall please sign up on my website here.
Answering a question during a live tele town hall

State of the Military
On Tuesday I participated in a House Armed Services Committee hearing about the state of the military, featuring Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army General Daniel B. Allyn, Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force General Stephen W. Wilson, Vice Chief of Naval Operations Admiral William F. Moran, and Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps General Glenn M. Walters. You can catch the whole thing here.

Touting Tours
It was a pleasure meeting the Gray family before their tour of the Capitol last week. I always appreciate getting to meet constituents visiting our nation’s capital. If you are visiting Washington and want to book a tour of the Capitol, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, or the White House, sign up here.
Thank you to the Gray family for stopping by my office

Hiring Freeze Letter
Last week I joined several of my colleagues in support of Majority Leader McCarthy’s letter to Secretary Mattis urging him to exempt civilian positions at Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratories (STRL) and Major Range and Test Facility Bases (MRTFB), from the President's hiring freeze. The freeze, which affects our community at Edwards Air Force Base, prevents these facilities from conducting mission-critical research, development, testing, and evaluation.

Around the Corner
Valentine’s Day Card Craft
February 14, 3:00pm
Canyon Country Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country

College of the Canyons: Author and Holocaust Survivor Presentation
February 15, 7:00-9:00pm
COC Hook University Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita

The Herb Alpert School of Music Presents Visiting Artist George S. Clinton
February 16, 2:00-4:00pm
California Institute for the Arts B304, 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia

Devil’s Punch Bowl Presentation at Prime Desert Woodland Preserve 
February 18, 1:00pm
Prime Desert Woodland Preserve, 35th Street West, Lancaster

CSUCI Lecture at Simi Valley Public Library
February 19, 2:00-3:00pm
Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley

 
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