Around the Capitol
9/11 Anniversary
16 years ago today, Americans awoke to a September day that started like many others and ended with our country changed forever. When terrorists attacked the World Trade Center Twin Towers, Flight 93, and the Pentagon, we lost many lives for which we still grieve. Among those lost were hundreds of first responders who ran towards danger to save lives. Even today, we continue to fight against terrorism at home and abroad. To our servicemen and women who have fought since 9/11 to protect us, we thank you for your commitment to keeping America and the values we fight for strong and safe.
16th Anniversary of 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

National Read a Book Day!
Wednesday was National Read A Book Day! Reading has always been a great way to relax and escape to new worlds and adventures, while opening opportunities to learn. I hope you too take time to pick up a book and read!
National Read A Book Day 2017

Tax Reform Information
It has been 31 years since we have tackled tax reform. Our current tax code is hurting American families and businesses. Congress is ready to fix it! Want more information on our plan? Visit this website to learn more and feel free to share with friends and family! 
Fair and Simple Tax Reform

New Feature-Legislative Update!
Last week the House continued to vote on FY18 Appropriations bills. Altogether, there will be 12 parts to the overall Federal Government funding bill. Before the August recess, we voted on the first 4 parts-Defense; Energy and Water; Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies; and Legislative Branch. Last week we voted on 4 more parts-State and Foreign Operations; Homeland Security; Agriculture; and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies. My amendment increasing Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding by an extra $100 million passed and will now be a part of the full funding bill, raising CDBG funds to $3 billion in total for FY18. Up this week, we will be voting on the final 4 parts-Interior; Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies; Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and related agencies; and Financial Services.

On Friday, September 8, 2017, the House considered the Senate Amendment to H.R. 601 relating to the Disaster Relief for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The Senate Amendment provides $15.25 billion for relief for victims of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. In addition, the Senate Amendment continues to fund the government, extends the debt limit, and extends the National Flood Insurance Program through December 8, 2017. I voted in support of this legislation because it is important we continue to fund the government as Congress works through the budget process and the victims of these hurricanes deserve to get help and relief now so they can start to rebuild their communities. 

Around the District
Antelope Valley 9/11 Tribute
Today I joined many residents of the Antelope Valley to remember the men, women and children we lost during 9/11 Terrorist Attacks on the United States of America at the Fallen Heroes Memorial.
Antelope Valley 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Simi Valley 9/11 Remembrance Mass
Yesterday, staff attended the annual mass at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Remembrance of the Heroes of 9-11 and all current & former first responders. Fr. Joseph Shea initiated this special Mass after the attack on our Republic. Well over 1,000 Parishioners & other residents of Simi Valley attend this special service. After the service, the Parish hosted a breakfast for all first responders.
Simi Valley 9/11 Mass

Palmdale Elks Lodge #2027
September 7 my staff attended the Palmdale Elks Lodge #2027 to honor and thank Vicki Schmidt for her 15 years of service to the Antelope Valley Veterans Community Based Outpatient Clinic. Thank you to the Elks Lodge Trustee, Pat Hammett, for all he and the Lodge do for the children and veterans of the Antelope Valley.
Palmdale Elks Lodge #2027 Honors Vicki Schmidt

Simi Valley Cafe Ribbon Cutting
Friday staff in Simi Valley attended the Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Cienfuegos Cuban Cafe. Tony & Ryan Hernandez opened the restaurant after marketing their authentic Cuban cuisine at Farmers Markets and catered events.They have the support of their two boys, Evan & Adam, who had the best time greeting the crowd.
Simi Valley Cienfuegos Cuban Cafe

Happy Birthday California
September 9, 1850 California joined the union and became the 31st State! California is blessed with beautiful beaches, mountains, desert, and of course our famous valleys. California's unique culture has always added something special to the melting pot of America. I am proud to call CA my home. Happy Birthday CA!
Happy Birthday CA!

Santa Clarita Hispanic Heritage Awards Gala
Saturday night I had the honor of presenting the Special Achievement award from the Hispanic Heritage and Awards Gala in Santa Clarita to Anna Frutos-Sanchez. Thanks for all you do for the community!
Hispanic Heritage Award 

Around the Corner
Parent Resource Symposium
Wednesday September 13, 6:00 PM
The Centre, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita

SCV Kids Consignment Fall Event
Thursday September 14m 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
31910 Castiac Rd, Castaic

Toyota of Lancaster Summer Concert Series (MIRAGE-Stevie Nicks & Fleetwod Mac Tribute)
Thursday September 14, 6:00 PM
BeX Bandstand, The BLVD, Lancaster

Music to Your Ears Concert at the Simi Valley Public Library
Thursday September 14, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Rd., Simi Valley

The 33rd Annual Coastal Cleanup Day
Saturday September 16, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rancho Simi Community Park on Erringer Rd. at the Arroyo, Simi Valley

Discover Day 2017
Saturday September 16, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Valencia Public Library, 23743 Valencia Blvd., Valencia