Around the Capitol
Last week the House voted to pass the WINGMAN Act, a measure I cosponsored that would make it easier for veterans to access the VA benefits that they deserve. If you are a veteran and you need help getting your VA benefits, please visit our online Veterans Portal or call my office.

Long Range Strike Caucus
On February 14th I joined my colleagues on the Congressional Long Range Strike Caucus for a meeting with General Stephen Wilson, a former B-1 pilot who currently serves as Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force. We had a great discussion about the need to maintain support for next generation strategic aircraft like the B-21, which will be built in the Antelope Valley.
Meeting with U.S. Air Force General Wilson, VCSAF

The First A in NASA
On Thursday I participated in a House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology hearing titled NASA: Past, Present, and Future. Catch my statement and questions about our nation’s aeronautics program, X-planes, and hypersonic capabilities here.
Learning about the future of NASA during a hearing 

Leaving No Hero Left Untreated
On February 16th we reintroduced the No Hero Left Untreated Act, which would help veterans recover from post-traumatic stress (PTS), traumatic brain injury (TBI), military sexual trauma (MST), chronic pain, and opiate addiction. Last Congress this bill passed the House with unanimous, bipartisan support, and I look forward to building on that momentum and working with my colleagues to ensure that we get our service men and women the treatment they deserve. Read more here.
Proud to reintroduce the No Hero Left Untreated Act this Congress

Protecting Patients
I am proud to cosponsor H.R. 1121, a measure that would prohibit health insurance companies from denying patients based on their pre-existing conditions. We must repair our healthcare system to make it work for all Americans, but that does not mean getting rid of recent changes to healthcare policy that are in now in place and working. The Pre-Existing Conditions Protection Act will make that guarantee for one of those critical changes. More information here.

Around the Corner
Boys & Girls Club of Simi Valley Recognition Luncheon
February 24, 11:30am-1:00pm
Grand Vista Hotel, 999 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley

Chamber Music Concert
February 24, 7:00pm
Simi Valley High School Multipurpose Room, 5400 Cochran Street, Simi Valley

Care SCV Cancer Awareness & Expo
February 25, 8:00am-3:30pm
Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia

Palmdale Water Reclamation Plant Public Tour
February 25, 9:00-11:00am
Palmdale Water Reclamation Plant, 39300 30th Street East, Palmdale

Festival of the Arts Youth Movement
February 25, 1:00-6:00pm
Rancho Simi Community Park, 1765 Royal Avenue, Simi Valley

Books and Barks
February 28, 3:30-5:00pm
Palmdale City Library, 700 E Palmdale Boulevard, Palmdale