Around the Capitol
Small Business Legislation
My bill, the Small Business Investment Opportunity Act of 2017, passed the House unanimously last Monday! This bill is one of an ongoing effort of mine to increase available funding for entrepreneurs to expand their business reach and hire more employees. Read the full release here.

Ronald Reagan Foundation Internship Program
Monday night I had the honor of speaking to a great group of students participating in the Reagan Foundation DC Summer program! This is a wonderful program for young college students to intern in Washington, DC and get real world job experience on the Hill and with many organizations throughout the city in a bipartisan manner. These students were engaged in the conversation and are sure to be great leaders. Their political futures are bright! Thank you to the Ronald Reagan Foundation and Institute for all you do for the Reagan Library and Museum in Simi Valley and for your work to encourage and teach students the importance of civic engagement.
Ronald Reagan Foundation Summer 2017 Washington, DC Internship Program

Russia, Iran, and North Korea Sanctions
Russia, Iran, and North Korea have all presented legitimate threats to our national security. Time and time again, they have taken actions against their own citizens, threatened the lives of our allies abroad and Americans here at home. July 25, led by a bipartisan 419-3 vote, the House passed one of the most expansive sanctions packages in history against these three nations on behalf of international safety. I thank my colleagues for their willingness to work together and protect global stability.

July 26, my bill the SECRET act passed the House of Representatives with a unanimous vote! This piece of legislation will require an annual report on the backlogs of security clearances for workers dedicated to national security needs. This legislation, once enacted, would provide Congress with a report to hold the executive branch accountable in transparency and cut through bureaucratic red tape. Click here to watch my floor speech on the SECRET Act. 

National Intern Day
Thursday was National Intern Day! I am honored to have such a great group of bright interns with such promising futures. Here I am with our summer interns; Rory, Jordan, Elle, and Joey. Their time in my office is coming to a close as they make their way back to their colleges for the Fall Semester, but their time with us has been a blast! These are hardworking young adults ready to jump into their future careers! If you or someone you know is interested in interning in our DC or District Offices, please visit my website!
National Intern Day 2017

Korean War Armistice Day
July 27 marked the 64th anniversary of the United States, China, and North Korea signing the armistice agreement, ending fighting in the Korean War. This was a devastating war that reminds us of the current dangers we face still. There are still over 7,000 American soldiers unaccounted for and thousands of American lives lost. We remember the lost and hope for peace.
Korean War Memorial in Washington, DC

NASA Birthday
July 29, 1958 President Eisenhower signed into law the National Aeronautics and Space Act, establishing NASA. Since then, NASA has been a leader internationally in space exploration and flight.
NASA Birthday


Around the District
Chief Master Sergeant Todd Simmons Award Ceremony
Saturday Lily and I had the great honor of attending the first “Service Before Self” award ceremony, awarded to Chief Master Sergeant Todd Simmons, USAF at the Lancaster JetHawks vs San Jose Giants game! This event was hosted by Operation Gratitude, an organization dedicated to providing services and support to our service members. Before the game, we got to build teddy bears that provide comfort and love to children who have parents deployed overseas. Chief Simmons is the Command Chief for the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base. This award was well deserved for all of the hard work and service Chief Simmons provides for our Armed Services and nation as a whole. Congratulations Chief Simmons and thank you to Bank of America/Merrill Lynch and Operation Gratitude for such an amazing event!
Chief Master Sergeant Simmons "Service Before Self" Ceremony

Eagle Scout Ceremony
July 30 I attended a ceremony awarding Christian Hotz Jackson with the Eagle Scout Rank and Badge. Christian is part of Troop 499 of Stevenson Ranch. It is always an honor to be a part of ceremonies like this one that celebrate our remarkable young people. Congratulations Christian on this accomplishment!
Christian Hotz Jackson Eagle Scout Ceremony

Henry Mayo Wound Care Open House
Earlier this week my staff attended the Henry Mayo wound care open house. These are the only 2 Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Chambers in SCV. Patients will spend 90 mins 5 days per week for 6 to 8 weeks inside the chambers. The hospital reports a 90 % healing rate for patients. Great care for our community!
Henry Mayo Wound Care Open House

William "Pete" Knight Veterans Home Hobby Room
My staff attended the grand opening of the William "Pete" Knight Veterans Home Hobby Room. This room will be used by the residents for art classes and art therapy as well as other artistic mediums. The residents are thrilled to have the opportunity to express their artistic creativity.
William "Pete" Knight Veterans Home Hobby Room Opening

Around the Corner
Economic Development Committee
August 3rd, 8:45 am - 9:45 am
Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce, 40 W. Cochran #100, Simi Valley

10 by 10 Thursdays at Newhall
Thursday August 3rd, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The MAIN, 24242 Main Street, Newhall

Grand Opening of the Palmdale Aerospace Academy
Friday August 4, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Palmdale Aerospace Academy, 3300 E Palmdale Blvd, Palmdale

Cars Movie Night
Friday August 4, 6:00 pm
Palmdale Amphitheater, 2723 Rancho Vista Rd., Palmdale

Concert in the Courtyard-Hollywood Blonde
Saturday August 5, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Simi Civic Center Plaza, 118 FWY at Tapo Canyon, Simi Valley