Around the Capitol
U.S. Air Force Celebrates 70 years!
Happy Birthday to the U.S. Air Force! Established in 1947, the U.S. Air Force serves as the aerial warfare branch of the U.S. Armed Services. The Air Force is very close to all of our lives in our valleys and we are proud of all the service our Air Force men and women do for our country.
Happy Birthday U.S. Air Force!

Tax Reform
Many things have changed and advanced since 1986 but the one thing that hasn't is our nation's tax code. Americans deserve to keep more of their paychecks and filing for taxes each year should be simpler. Congress is working together to reform our tax code and make it more affordable, simple, and competitive. Click on this link to learn more!
Tax Reform is coming!

Constitution Day
Sunday was Constitution day! The Constitution was signed September 17, 1787 and declared to the world the rights of a new country based on freedom and democracy.
Constitution Day 2017

American Cancer Society Office Visit
Many thanks to the representatives from the American Cancer Society who came to visit my office, especially one of my constituents, Chelsea Johnson from Canyon Country! They had a very productive and positive meeting with a member of my legislative staff discussing work currently being done in Congress!
American Cancer Society Representatives DC Office Visit

Los Angeles Olympics 2028
Wednesday I introduced H. Res 516 in support of the official announcement for the 2028 Los Angeles Summer Olympics! I look forward to working with my House colleagues and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on this great opportunity for LA! Click here to see the full release.
2028 Olympics Awarded to Los Angeles

Friday was POW-MIA day. On this day, we remember our service men and women who were/are prisoners of war or considered missing in action. We remember their service and selfless dedication to the safety of our country and will forever keep them and their families in our prayers.They will never be forgotten. 
POW-MIA Day 2017

Stevenson Ranch Family Visits DC
Thanks to the Hall Family from Stevenson Ranch for stopping by my office! I hope you all enjoyed your tour of our Nation's Capitol Building!
Hall Family DC Office Visit

Legislative Update
This past week in Congress, we passed the remainder of our House Appropriations Funding bills. These bills allocate funds to certain federal government programs and agencies for the FY2018. This week, the U.S. Senate will pass their version of the National Defense Authorization Act. Their version of this bill will come back to the House and eventually head to the President's desk to be signed. This legislation is important to funding our Armed Services. Congress will continue to work on tax reform.

Around the District
Simi Valley POW-MIA Ceremony
Simi Valley Military History Museum hosted a POW-MIA Remembrance Ceremony. This was a great ceremony to remember those in the community and across the nation that were prisoners of war or missing in action. Thank you to everyone who participated and put on this great event.
Simi Valley Military History Museum POW-MIA ceremony

AV POW-MIA Ceremony

Sept 15 the Antelope Valley Service Organization Association and the City of Palmdale held their annual POW/MIA Ceremony at Poncitlan Square. This moving ceremony is a sober reminder to all of us to pause and remember the sacrifices and service of those who were prisoners of war (POW), as well as those who are missing in action (MIA), and their families. The Table of Honor Ceremony was done by the Highland High School Air Force JROTC. It represents a place that is solemnly held for those that have not yet returned from war.
AV POW-MIA Ceremony

Santa Clarita Parent Resource Symposium
The City of Santa Clarita held its annual Parent Resource Symposium, part of the award-winning Heroin Kills initiative. The audience made up of parents and kids from all over the Santa Clarita Valley heard from Mayor Smyth, LASD Capt. Robert Lewis, Dr. Darrin Privett from Henry Mayo Hospital, Sandy Logan, Prevention coordinator, National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and Brenda Tumason, Addiction Counselor, Brain Health Coach and Parent. Each of the speakers shared the challenges facing our community and stories of loss. the audience was encouraged to talk to their family, friends and neighbors about the problems facing the community and to work together to stop this horrible epidemic.
SCV Annual Parent Symposium

AV High School "Hidden Figures" Panel
Antelope Valley Union High School District held a “Hidden Figures” showing and NASA panel at Eastside High School. Young women from all over the valley were able to hear from four very accomplished NASA engineers. Jennifer Cole, CJ Bixby, Janeya Griffin and Nikki Martin all shared with the students some of the challenges they faced as a women in a field dominated by men. Each of the ladies encouraged and inspired the students to create their own path, invest their time wisely, ask questions, find internships and don’t be afraid to try new challenges. Thank you to the AVUHS District for always inspiring our kids to new heights!
AV High School Hidden Figures Panel

Simi Valley Teacher of the Month
September's Simi Valley Education Foundation "Teacher of the Month" is Arroyo Elementary teacher Gayle Pinkston. Ms. Pinkston is shown in this picture with School Principal Aldo Calcagno. Ms. Pinkston attributed her success as a teacher to the support she receives from her fellow educators, the school administration and the involvement of her students' parents.
Simi Valley Teacher Of Month

Saugus High School Wall of Honor
On September 11 staff attended the unveiling of the second Wall of Honor at Saugus High School. This mural honors graduates of the high school who have gone on to be first responders across the country. The project was part of a Girl Scout Gold Award Project from two young students who organized, fundraised, and managed the project to honor family members and friends. One graduate featured on a special plaque is Ryan Osler, a graduate from 1997, who died in the line of duty working as a firefighter with the Ventura County Fire Department during the Canyon fire last year. Ryan’s family was present at the ceremony. This was a great event to reflect on the important role our first responders play in our day to day lives.
Saugus HS Wall of Honor Unveiling

Around the Corner
Monday Bitez in Lancaster
Monday, September 18, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park, 43011 10TH Street West, Lancaster

Autumn Night Music Series-Ray Howard
Thursday September 21, 5:50 PM - 7:30 PM
North Park Village Square, 27756 McBean Parkway, Valencia

Senior Fall Prevention Forum
Friday September 22, 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley

Palmdale Works! Youth Job Academy
Friday, September 22, 7:30 AM
City of Palmdale-Neighborhood Services Building, 38250 Sierra Highway, Palmdale