Around the District

Women in Business Roundtable
On August 7 in Santa Clarita I met with local women – owned small businesses from all over the district. I heard from about their concerns, needs and issues to see how my office can better serve them. I shared details about the legislation I have passed and the bills I am working on now to help small businesses. As Chairman of the Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce it is important to make sure that small businesses have “seat at the table” and have their voices heard. Thank you to everyone who came out and participated!

Women's Business Roundtable

Congratulations John!
Sunday my staff attended the Eagle Scout Ceremony for John Bystrom. John lost his father three years ago and through the support of his church family and the scouts, John has achieved a remarkable feat. The ceremony took place at St. Peter Claver Parish in Simi Valley. John's final project was to build a viewing stand for his sister's riding stable. Congrats to John and his family on this much deserved accomplishment.

Eagle Scout Ceremony for John Bystrom of Simi Valley

Five Star Painting Ribbon Cutting
On August 11 My staff also attended the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Five Star Painting. Ms. Rachna Sharma just opened the store on August 1, 2017 and already had a room full of happy customers!
Five Star Painting

Hillview Middle School Flag Ceremony
Also on Friday my staff attended the Hillview Middle School Flag Raising Ceremony in honor of being recognized as a 2017 Gold Ribbon School. Congratulations to the Westside School District and the Hillview Hawks on achieving this important recognition!
Hillview Middle School Flag Raising Ceremony

Celebrating Humanitarian Leadership Mixer
On August 11, my staff attended the American Red Cross, Northern Valley Chapter "Celebrating Humanitarian Leadership Mixer". Executive Director Raul Claros is hoping to establish stronger connections and build new partnerships in the Antelope Valley and we are happy to join in their mission.

Humanitarian Leadership Mixer

Spirit of Enterprise Award
I am honored to have been awarded the U.S. Chamber of Commerce annual Spirit of Enterprise Award. This award is given in recognition of support for pro-growth policies in Congress. Lily and I enjoyed the ceremony and speaking with local business owners and community leaders. Thank you to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for this recognition.

Spirit of Enterprise Award for 114th Congress

Board of Trade Aerospace Committee
On August 10 I met with Antelope Valley Board of Trade’s Aerospace Committee. I gave a short update on current and pending legislation such as my bill, the SECRET Act, that will help with the backlog of security clearances. Thank you to Don Rhea and Al Hoffman for their leadership.
AV Board of Trade’s Aerospace Committee

Sheriff Geoff Dean's Sheriff's Foundation Luncheon
Staff attended the Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean's third annual Sheriff's Foundation luncheon. The Sheriff's Department’s ongoing mission is to keep our Ventura County communities safe. As always, the stars of the event were our amazing K-9 dogs who not only protect civilians from danger, but also protect our officers while on duty.
Sheriff's Foundation Luncheon K-9s

Roadway Rehabilitation Project Groundbreaking
On August 9 I attended the Golden State Freeway (I-5) Roadway Rehabilitation Project groundbreaking ceremony. The Cal-Trans project will repair 16 miles of Roadway that is over 50 years old and will continue to provide transportation to and through the Santa Clarita Valley. This is part of an ongoing effort to repair our roads to make them safer and more reliable.
Roadway Rehabilitation Project Groundbreaking

Airbolt Industries Inc.
Also on August 9 I met with Airbolt Industries, Inc., a family owned business with 13 employees, operating in their new 7,000 sq ft facility here in Santa Clarita Valley. They manufacture aerospace components and are very happy with the support they've received from Santa Clarita since making the move. I was happy to learn about the products they build and opportunities they have provided our community. Small businesses like these are what grow an economy and expand our job force at home.

Airbolt Industries Meeting

AV Veterans Community Action Coalition
I started my morning August 9 with some of our local heroes at the Antelope Valley Veterans Community Action Coalition meeting at Birdies in Palmdale. It was good to hear from the City of Palmdale about the housing and programs they are providing for the veterans here in the Antelope Valley.
AV Veterans Community Action Coalition

On August 8 my staff attended the weekly Coffee4VETS at Crazy Otto’s as they do each week. If you or someone you know is having challenges with the VA please contact our office or visit our website’s veterans portal for more details


Simi Valley Hospital Visit
On August 7 my staff and I visited with Simi Valley Hospital CEO & President Jennifer Swenson and her executive team. We discussed the future and what changes need to be made in order to continue to providing the greatest care for our communities.
Simi Valley Hospital Executive Team Meeting

Osprey Incident
I am deeply saddened by the news of three marines who lost their lives in the MV-22 Osprey incident off the coast of Australia. My thoughts and prayers are with their families and loved ones. Their sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Around the Capitol

Charlottesville, VA
We must unite as Americans against racism and hatred. My thoughts are with Charlottesville and, as always, the law enforcement officers keeping the peace.

Devine Family Visit
Interns in our DC office were happy to show the Devine family around the Capitol! The Devines are here from Acton on a family vacation. Sorry I missed you in DC but I hope you have a great visit!

Devine Family from Acton

Ahuja Family
Thanks to the Ahuja family for stopping by my DC office! The Ahuja family are in town from Santa Clarita and are exploring all the historical sights the city has to offer. I hope you enjoy your visit!

Ahuja family from Santa Clarita

Around the Corner

Space Out @Simi Discovery Dome

Thursday, August 17, 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley

Music in the Park- POP Vision

Thursday, August 17, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Domenic Massari Park, 37716 55th St E., Palmdale

Santa Clarita 30th Anniversary Exhibit Reception

Thursday, August 17 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Main, 24266 Main Street, Newhall

Summer Movies in the Park-Beauty and the Beast

Friday, August 18, 8:00 PM

William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave, Santa Clarita

79th Annual Antelope Valley Fair

Friday, August 18-August 27, 4:00 pm

Antelope Valley Fair Grounds, 2551 West Avenue H., Lancaster