Around the Capitol
Independence Day Message
Happy 4th of July everyone! Always remember, Freedom isn’t free. I hope you have a safe and wonderful day filled with fun and good company.

Happy Independence Day!

National Defense Authorization Act

June 28, Members of the House Armed Services Committee went through nearly 14 hours of markup debate for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This Act aims at funding our National Defense and Armed Services for FY2018 and includes 233 amendments that were introduced and approved to be included in the full bill. Click here to read more about what made it to the final bill and how it effects our district.
NDAA Passes Committee

VA Accountability Act

The VA Accountability Act is officially law! It is time we put our Veterans first by providing the best care and protections possible. I congratulate my colleagues in the House and Senate for crafting and passing this essential piece of legislation that is now law.
VA Accountability Act is officially law!

Aeronautics Innovation Act
June 23 I introduced the Aeronautics Innovation Act of 2017 that will create funding for NASA Aeronautics research and innovation. For more information, click here. 

2017 Congressional Art Competition Winner
June 29, I was honored to meet our 2017 Congressional Art Contest winner, Rachael Tahir! Rachael and her mother traveled to Washington, DC to participate in ceremonies congratulating contest winners from Congressional districts across the country and viewed her winning photograph hanging in the Capitol hallway, where it will stay for an entire year! Rachael is a very bright and talented young woman from Simi Valley. The Congressional Art Competition is a great way for our young artist to compete in a nationally recognized contest that accents the many talents of our young people. Congratulations Rachael!
Congratulations Rachael!

Order Flags!
Every day, multiple flags are flown over the U.S. Capitol and they are available for your purchase! These flags are an honor for any special occasion and make great gifts. As we approach 4th of July, these flags are a great reflection of our nation’s past and future. Order yours today by clicking here!
Purchase your Capitol flag today!

St. Francis Dam Memorial Act Update
Thanks to the House Natural Resources Committee for unanimously passing my bill, HR 2156, the St. Francis Dam Memorial Act. This bill is widely supported by our community and I am proud to be a part of an effort to commemorate the lives lost because of this tragedy. Click here to read more.

Around the District
Firework Safety
As we celebrate our nation’s Independence Day, be sure to stay safe when using safe and sane fireworks! Please see below some helpful tips and make sure to leave the illegal firework shows to the pros!

Be safe this 4th of July!

Fire Season
As we enter fire season in the valley, please be sure to stay informed from our local safety officials. Be safe and if you need any assistance, please call the police or fire department. TIPS FOR IF YOU ARE EVACUATED -Take your emergency supply kit containing your family and pet’s necessary items, such as cash, water, clothing, food, First aid kits, and medications. Also, don’t forget valuables, such as your computer, photos, and important documents. Organize your family members and make arrangements for your pets.
Be safe this fire season!

Boys and Girls Club of Simi Valley
June 24 my staff attended the 39th Annual Boys and Girls Club of Simi Valley Dinner. Thank you to the board and staff for all you do for the youth in Simi Valley!
Boys and Girls Club of Simi Valley

Lancaster West Rotary Club
June 26, staff attended the Lancaster West Rotary Club at their annual "demotion ceremony" for their outgoing President Jane Frye! Jane, thanks for a great year and for all you do for the Antelope Valley!
Lancaster West Rotary Club "Demotion Ceremony" 2017

PTSD Awareness Day
June 27 is PTSD Awareness Day. Please join me in raising awareness on this tragic disorder that affects thousands. This is a threat to the lives of our soldiers and victims of many crimes that truly adds additional challenges to how a person operates on a day to day basis. My bill, No Hero Left Untreated Act, which passed the House last month, aims to offer more treatment options. If you or someone you know is suffering, please seek help immediately.
PTSD Awareness Day

Veterans Lunch in Simi Valley
My Simi Valley Staff attended the weekly Veterans luncheon June 28. This group of local Veterans meets on Wednesday at various local restaurants around the city to share stories and enjoy time with their fellow veterans. We are lucky to have such great veteran groups like this in our community.
Simi Valley Weekly Veteran Lunch

Around the Corner
Stars and Stripes Fireworks Festival 
Monday and Tuesday July 3 and 4 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rancho Santa Susana Community Park 5005 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley

Santa Clarita Fourth of July Parade
Tuesday July 4 9:00 am 
The route travels west on Lyons Avenue onto Orchard Village and finishes at 16th Street

4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza
Tuesday July 4 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
City of Lancaster and the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds

Santa Clarita Fourth of July Fireworks
Tuesday July 4 9:15 pm
Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 West Valencia Blvd. Valencia

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Veteran Enriched Neighborhood
Wednesday July 5 10:00 am
30043 Division St. Palmdale

Music in the Park
Thursday July 6 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Domenic Massari Park, 37716 55th St. East, Palmdale

Concerts in the Courtyard- Tasty Thieves (Neil Diamond Cover Band)
Sunday July 8 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Simi Civic Center Plaza, 118 FWY at Tapo Canyon