Around the Capitol

Fighting Against a Bad Deal
Our main focus in Washington, D.C. this week has been on the proposed nuclear deal with Iran that the current administration negotiated in June. I stand in firm opposition to the deal because it exchanges billions of dollars in sanctions relief for half-hearted, short-term benchmarks on Iran’s nuclear program that will do nothing but embolden them and put our allies in the region in direct danger. I will continue to fight against any deal that will put the interests of a terrorist regime before our own and those of our ally Israel.

Thoughts for our Law Enforcement
On Tuesday night, I spoke on the House floor to recognize and honor the brave police officers that have fallen in the line of duty. God bless them all for their service and sacrifice. To watch the speech, click here.

Honoring Our Fallen Officers

Standing Up for Infants
On our first night back in Washington, D.C., the House passed H.R. 1462, the Protecting Our Infants Act of 2015. This bill would direct the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to study and develop recommendations for preventing and treating prenatal opioid abuse and neonatal abstinence syndrome. As the husband of a neonatal nurse at Antelope Valley Hospital, I was proud to support this legislation that protects our most vulnerable citizens.

Thinking Long Term on Long Range Strike
On Wednesday, I attended a House Armed Services Committee hearing on the future Long Range Strike Program. The program is very important to our community as the B-2 was rolled out over 25 years ago in the Antelope Valley and I fought to have the next bomber built in our area as well. I stressed the need to continue the program in a way that keeps costs down and still accomplishes our mission.

Discussing the significance of the Long Range Strike Program

Calling All Aspiring Interns
My Washington, D.C. Office is currently looking for qualified and enthusiastic interns. If you have an interest in politics or policy, enjoy a fun and fast-paced work environment, and want to improve your job skills in the nation’s Capital, then fill out an application here.  

Around the District

Military Academy Information Day
If you know any young men or women who are interested in applying to a Military Academy, please tell them to mark their calendars for Military Academy Information Day on Saturday. This event is open to all interested residents of California’s 25th Congressional District who are 17 to 21 years of age. It is also open to those Freshmen through Junior class high school students preparing for application. We will have Information Packets and all of the materials you will need in order to understand the process and requirements to apply to an Academy. For more information, visit the event page.

Visiting Plant 42
Last week I took a tour of Plant 42 in Palmdale. I met with leaders in the aerospace industry and checked out the latest aircraft being developed there. This unique site is so important to not only the Antelope Valley but it is critical to our national security as well. 
Speaking with Aerospace Leaders at Plant 42

Thank You SCV Rotary
In August, my office presented a certificate to Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club president Lou Esbin and SCV Rotary Club Veterans Committee Chair Jim Lentini. The recognition was in honor of the Rotary Club's dedication of a monument honoring Santa Clarita fallen from the Korean and Vietnam wars at the Rotary Garden adjacent to the Santa Clarita Activities Center. 
Keep up the great work Mr. Lentini

AV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
On September 1st I had the honor of speaking at the award winning Antelope Valley Hispanic Chamber Luncheon. I talked about the importance of small businesses in our area’s economy, the need for a strong national defense policy, and about how my office can help constituents dealing with federal agencies like the Departments of Social Security, Veterans Affairs, and Immigration. 

Speaking to the AV Hispanic Chamber

Farewell Simi Valley Interns
Thank you to all the fantastic interns in my Simi Valley District Office who recently returned to school or the job market. Your hard work, enthusiasm, and dedication have been a huge help. I wish you all the best and look forward to seeing you around town.
Thank you Simi Interns!

Save the Date for Leaders of Character
Every year the Boy Scouts of America Bill Hart District host a Leaders of Character Recognition Dinner to raise funds by honoring members of the community who have made a positive impact. This year’s event will be held on October 9th at the Hyatt in Valencia. It is a great event for a great cause, so save the date. For more information, visit here.

Around the Corner

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
September 11, 9:30am
Antelope Valley Fallen Heroes Memorial at the Antelope Valley Mall, 1233 Rancho Vista Boulevard, 

HandsOn Santa Clarita’s 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony
September 11, 5-8pm
Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Boulevard, Valencia

Knight Military Academy Information Day
September 12, 10-12am
College of the Canyons at the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook Building, University Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita

Craft Beer Fest
September 12, 12-5pm
Bridgeport Park, 23520 Bridgeport Lane, Santa Clarita

Celebrate America on The BLVD
September 12, 5 - 9 pm
The BLVD between Genoa Avenue and Beech Avenue, Lancaster

Devil's Punchbowl Telescope Program
September 12, 9pm
Devil’s Punchbowl Natural Area, 28000 Devils Punch Bowl Road, Pearblossom

Simi Valley Days
September 17-20
Simi Valley Town Center, 1555 Simi Town Center Way, Simi Valley

Vets 4 Veterans Classic Car Show and Poker Run
September 20, 12-4pm
Poncitlan Square, 38315 9th Street East, between East Avenue Q-9 & East Avenue Q-10, Palmdale