Around the Capitol

Visiting the Capitol
Thank you to the Cai family for stopping by the office before your Capitol tour. My staff had a pleasure meeting you and we hope you have a great visit to Washington, D.C.!

Science, Space, & Technology
It was a busy week for the Science, Space, & Technology Committee. We discussed NASA's FY18 budget with Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot. In addition, we approved H.R. 2809, the American Space Commerce Free Enterprise Act, which will allow American aerospace companies to comply with international obligations while also giving them the flexibility to innovate and expand their capabilities in the celestial frontier.

Refocusing from Wall Street to Main Street
On Thursday, the House passed H.R. 10, The Financial CHOICE Act. This bill will keep Wall Street accountable with some of the heaviest penalties in history for fraud and abuse while also removing many of the worst parts of Dodd-Frank that were crippling community banks and stifling small businesses.

Keeping our pilots ready to win

On Wednesday I took part in an Armed Services Committee hearing with leaders from the USAF, USN, and USMC on Combat Aviation Modernization Programs and the FY18 Budget Request. We discussed programs like the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and the MQ-9 Triton; both of which are built right here in our community and provide vitally important capabilities to our forces. Thank you to the Admirals and Generals who provided us with valuable insight.

Around the District

Veterans Outreach Event
On Saturday my staff served veterans at the Antelope Valley Veterans Outreach. This quarterly event provides free services like dental care, medical care, legal aid. haircuts, clothing, hygiene items and much more. Thank you to the committee for all you do and thank you to the Lancaster Rotary for providing the food.

New Community Clinic
On Friday I had the pleasure of attending the ribbon cutting ceremony for the brand new Antelope Valley Community Clinic. I look forward to seeing the great things you'll be doing!

West LA Veterans Affairs Campus to Expand
A constituent raised concerns at my town hall about the possible closure of the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs campus. As promised, I looked into this situation and am happy to confirm that not only is the campus not closing, but it is expanding to better serve the veterans of our community. In fact, a new affordable housing building opened up on Friday. Find out more information here:

The Best and Brightest
On Monday, my staff attended the promotional presentation for the Fulton & Alsbury Academy of Arts and Engineering at the New Vista Middle School in Lancaster. It is always a pleasure to witness events that encourage our youth to expand their knowledge on subjects they are passionate about. Our youth today are essential to developing and preserving a sustainable society in the future, and we must continue to provide them with the resources they require and deserve. 

Around the Corner

Skin Cancer Awareness
June 13 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Antelope Valley College, 3041 W. Avenue K., Marauder Bookstore Hallway

Central Park Walking Challenge
June 13 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91350

Free Yoga at the Palmdale Library
June 15 10:00 am - 11:00 am
700 E Palmdale Blvd, Palmdale, CA 93550

Merry Melodies! Concert at the Simi Valley Public Library
June 15 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Simi Valley Public Library; 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley, CA 93063

Music in the Park
June 17 6:30 pm
Rancho Simi Community Park; 1765 Royal Avenue, Simi Valley, CA