|El Nino Letter
On October 22nd I was proud to join my fellow California legislators in sending a letter to President Obama and Governor Brown urging them to take urgent action in preparing for El Nino-related rainfall. El Nino could be an opportunity for Californians to see some real relief from this drought if we act quickly. We are not in a position to let a single drop of water go to waste, so we must put ourselves in a position to take full advantage. Read the letter here.
In Defense of Defense
Last week I spoke on the House floor about the President's veto of the NDAA, which authorizes spending for our troops and national defense. This move puts political games above the safety of our country and the people who risk their lives defending it. Watch the speech here.
|Speaking on the floor about the NDAA
Mentors and Protégé
On Monday I attended a hearing on the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Mentor-Protégé Program, which connects entrepreneurs with more established firms. Under this program, growing businesses can gain valuable insights into topics such as government contracting, equity, and loans. For more information, please visit the SBA's website.
|Discussing the SBA's Mentor-Protégé Program
Assisting with the Transition
Earlier this week I attended a Military Personnel Subcommittee Hearing where I had a great discussion with some directors of outside Transition Assistance Programs for veterans. We talked about the importance of organizations that help ensure service members and their spouses are prepared for the next step in civilian life, and the need to keep in contact with veterans and provide resources throughout the transition process. Watch the discussion here.
|Military Personnel Subcommittee
|NorthPark's 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat
October 30, 6am-8pm
NorthPark Community Church, 28310 Kelly Johnson Parkway, Valencia
October 31, 5-9pm
The Church On The Way Santa Clarita, 23415 Cinema Drive, Santa Clarita
Operation Gratitude Halloween Candy Buyback
November 2, 3-6pm
Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry, 27450 Tourney Road, Suite 250, Valencia
4th Annual Greater Antelope Valley STEMposium
November 6, 7:30am-2pm
Hellenic Center, 43404 30th Street West, Lancaster
Field of Drafts
November 7, 1-5pm
Clear Channel Stadium, 45116 Valley Central Way, Lancaster
Rose Society Annual Rose Show
November 7, 12-4pm
William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Avenue, Newhall
SMART Landscaping Expo
November 7, 8:30am-3pm
Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, 2551 West Avenue H, Lancaster
November 10, 4-5pm
Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley