Around the Capitol
Bipartisan Veteran Bill Signed Into Law
Wednesday a bipartisan bill that updates the disability claims appeals process at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017, was signed into law. This reform will ensure our veterans receive timely responses to necessary care through the VA.
Veterans Bills Signed Into Law this 115th Congress

March on Washington Anniversary
"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.'" 54 years ago today these magnificent words were spoken to over 250,000 people at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial by Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King, Jr. Today, sadly, we are still faced with challenges of racism and hate that are disturbing reminders of our nation's past. We must always be mindful of the struggles our neighbors face to turn away from hate and towards love and acceptance as MLK preached about so many years ago.
54th Anniversary of MLK's "I have a Dream" speech

Around the District
Hurricane Harvey
So humbled to see communities across the nation coming together to support our fellow Americans. Houston has taken a devastating hit from Hurricane Harvey and I am proud our LA County Fire Department CATF-2 Swiftwater and FEMA Teams are able to provide additional resources toward their rescue efforts. Stay strong Houston!
LA County Fire Department Search and Rescue sent to aid Houston
Meggitt Women in Aerospace Discussion
Thank you to Meggitt for allowing me to lead an important discussion Monday about women in aerospace! We have to bring all of our best and brightest into the talent pool. This means reforming our education and training systems, and strengthening the programs in place that are already improving the recruitment and engagement of women and minorities. Thank you to all of the Meggitt staff who attended and shared their experiences and institutional knowledge on the importance of expanding women's roles in aerospace.
Meggitt Women in Aerospace Discussion Panel

Simi Valley City of Hope Care Center
Monday I visited the Simi Valley City of Hope Care Center. I met with Dr. Bahareh Bahadini M.D. who has been leading the Center's efforts to provide a full range of Hematology and Oncology care. Thank you for welcoming me to your facility and providing the care you do for the community.
City of Hope Care Center in Simi Valley

Canyon Country VFW Post #6885 Legislative Update
Last week my staff and I met with some of our veteran constituents in Canyon Country. We discussed bills passed by 115th Congress to help veterans like the No Hero Left Untreated Act, VETERAN Act, The VET TEC Act, The WINGMAN Act and others. Thank you to the current Commander RJ Kelly and members of VFW Post #6885 for their warm hospitality and for serving the veteran community for over 50 years.
VFW Post #6885 Legislative Update in Canyon Country

AV Ribbon Cutting
Congratulations to Waddell and Reed Financial Advisors on their Grand Opening celebration! Welcome to the Antelope Valley!
Reed Financial Advisors Ribbon Cutting in Antelope Valley

Simi Valley Sky Martial Arts Anniversary
Staff was able to celebrate the 3 year anniversary of Simi Valley based Sky Martial Arts with Head Master Tae H. Hwang. It was a great celebration and presentation of the martial arts talent at the facility.
Sky Martial Arts 3 Year Anniversary Celebration

Around the Corner
Simi Valley Youth Free Resume Writing Workshop 
Monday August 28, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Simi Valley Public Library, 2926 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley

Summer Concert Series-Lancaster
Thursday August 31, 6:00 PM
BeX Bandstand, Lancaster BLVD between Fern & Date Avenues

Elvis Presley Tribute Show with Live Band
Friday September 1, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
TPC Valencia, 26550 Heritage View Lane, Valencia