Issues

JOBS & ECONOMY

Building a Stronger Economy and Creating Local Jobs

A thriving middle class starts with a stable economy, a resurgence in American innovation, and research and development in new industries to create jobs.

My top priority is to create new jobs and expand the middle class through a focus on innovation and technology. For America to create jobs and succeed in the global economy of the 21st century, the federal government must have policies that support...

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FAMILY ISSUES

Women, Children and Families

As a country, we have made strides to improve women’s rights today, but there is still a lot of work to be done. I am working to provide support and opportunities for women because when women succeed in work and at home, our economy and communities succeed.

Every woman deserves access to reproductive health services and the ability to make her own decisions about her health. I am fighting for women’s...

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VETERANS

We must strongly and unequivocally serve those who served us.  We owe our troops more than words of appreciation; we owe them real actions to provide meaningful support. I will always support legislation that helps our returning service members and their families receive the care and support they have earned.

Last year my office assisted more than 200 veterans, helping secure more than $700,000 in back benefits. 

In Congress I’ve supported:

  • Upgrading the Veterans...
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SENIORS

Medicare and Social Security

I am committed to protecting our seniors and preserving the programs that have kept so many healthy and out of poverty.  I am opposed to any plan that dismantles Medicare and the guarantee of health insurance for our seniors. 

I am also opposed to any effort to privatize Social Security or reduce benefits for current retirees.  I strongly oppose using the Chained Consumer Price Index (CPI) to calculate cost-of-living adjustments (COLA)...

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TRANSPORTATION

An efficient and modern transportation system keeps our local businesses competitive while improving our quality of life so that people spend less time in their cars and more time with their families.

In Congress I support:

  • Ensuring we leverage local investments in transportation infrastructure and transit projects with Federal funding

  • Securing $13 million in BART funding

  • Passing local transportation measure BB to upgrade local transportation projects like BART to Livermore and increase...
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