Around the Capitol
No Hero Left Untreated
On Tuesday the House passed HR 5600, the No Hero Left Untreated Act, which I introduced earlier this year. This legislation would help our veterans recover from post-traumatic stress (PTS), traumatic brain injury (TBI), military sexual trauma (MST), chronic pain, and opiate addiction. I thank my colleagues for supporting this measure and I look forward to continuing to work on this important effort. More information here.
HR 5600 passed the House last week

Floor Speech
You can catch me speaking on the House floor about the No Hero Left Untreated Act here.
Speaking about the need for innovative treatments for veterans

Taking Care of Small Business
Last week the House also passed the Conference Report for the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2017, which includes a measure I introduced this year called the Mentor-Protégé Cooperation Reform Act. Our communities are in the unique position of having a huge presence of defense contracting companies as well as a large number of small businesses that are seeking government contacts. This bill would help bridge the gap between those two groups so that our region’s economy can thrive. Read more here.
 

Around the District
Hasley Canyon Fire Station
Congratulations to the Los Angeles County Fire Department on last week’s ribbon cutting and dedication of their new fire station in the Hasley Canyon community! We are so grateful for all the work you do to keep our community safe.
My office presenting a Certificate of Recognition

Castaic Aquatic Center
On November 30 my office presented a Certificate of Recognition to the Los Angeles County Parks & Rec Department congratulating them on the opening & dedication of the new state-of-the-art Aquatic Center in Castaic featuring an official-size Olympic Pool that may be used as a competition venue when the Olympics come to Los Angeles!  
Supervisor Antonovich cutting the ribbon in Castaic

Youth Employment Service Simi Valley
On Thursday my office participated in Youth Employment Service Mock Interviews at the Boys and Girls Club of Simi Valley. The Youth Employment Service (YES) is provided at no cost to the youth of Simi Valley. Youth ages 15 through 22 can make appointments to receive coaching on the job application process, interview skills, professionalism in the workplace, and job referrals.
My staff participating in a mock interview

Reagan National Defense Forum
I spent my weekend at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, where I attended Reagan National Defense Forum. There I joined many of my colleagues from the House Armed Services Committee and other leaders in the defense community to discuss the health and future of the U.S. military. It was an honor to participate, and I am already looking forward to next year’s Forum. 
Great weekend at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

Around the Corner
Santa Float at the Castaic Lake Recreation Area
December 6, 5:00 – 9:00 PM
32132 Castaic Lake Drive, Castaic

Holiday Story Time at the Valencia Library 
December 7, 6:00 – 7:15 PM
23743 Valencia Boulevard, Valencia 

Cookie Decorating at Old Town Newhall Library
December 9, 2:00 – 3:30 PM
24500 Main Street, Newhall

Blood Drive at Harley’s Simi Bowl
December 10, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
480 Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley

Palmdale Chamber of Commerce William J. “Pete” Knight Christmas Parade
December 10, 10:00am
West Avenue P-8 (off of 25th Street West), Palmdale

Winter Wonderland at the Simi Valley Public Library 
December 10, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley

A Magical Blvd Christmas
December 10, 5:00 – 9:00 PM
W Lancaster Boulevard, Lancaster

 
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