As your representative, I’ve worked to bring new energy and ideas to Congress, and to expand economic opportunity and equality here in the East Bay. My top priority is creating good-paying, local jobs. To do so, I introduced the bipartisan Main Street Revival Act, offering small businesses a tax break to open in struggling communities.
I support our middle class because I’m from it. I was the first in my family to graduate college, doing so by working part-time jobs and earning an athletic scholarship. To reduce income inequality, I’ve co-sponsored legislation that guarantees women receive equal pay for equal work, increases the minimum wage, and prevents cuts to Social Security and Medicare.
I’ve stood up for those who have served our country, by helping hundreds of veterans receive over $750,000 in back benefits and co-authoring legislation to upgrade the benefits system to end its health claims backlog. As a former prosecutor, I’m committed to keeping our community safe. I voted to strengthen the Violence Against Women Act, and I support banning assault weapons and requiring background checks to buy firearms. To get Congress working, I founded a bipartisan group of 30 freshman Democrats and Republicans committed to finding common ground to create jobs and cut the deficit. Over 70% of the legislation I’ve supported is bipartisan.
To stay connected to our community, I’ve attended more than 800 community events, and I’ve hosted over a dozen town halls. I would be honored to continue serving you.