I’m proud to represent one of the most diverse and productive agricultural areas in the world. Northern California is the second largest rice growing region in the nation, we produce over 90% of America’s domestic olives, and we grow over half of all the dried plum produced in the world...
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Congressional Issues

Information and content related to Congress and the operations of the House of Representatives.
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Defense and National Security

Defense and National Security are important to our district and to my work in Congress. Ensuring the strength and readiness of the United States Armed Forces is one of the primary responsibilities of Congress...
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Economy and Jobs

A strong economy and good jobs are very important to our district and to my work in Congress. Learn more about my views on this issue.


I strongly believe that every child should have access to a quality education. Providing a first-rate education for America’s youth is one of the most important responsibilities of parents, local school boards, states, and, to a degree, the federal government...
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Our nation needs a coherent policy that promotes domestic production of energy, which will grow our economy and decrease our reliance on foreign oil...
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Federal Spending and Borrowing

Learn my views on Spending Cuts and Debt.
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Financial Services

Financial Services are critical to the vitality of our economy. Our businesses and entrepreneurs require access to capital, stable financial markets, and regulatory clarity in order to grow and create jobs...
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Foreign Affairs

American foreign policy must focus on promoting freedom throughout the world, and building dependable alliances around the world. While foreign aid is a strong tool to incentivize adherence to these values, our nation should never fund countries or organizations that act against our interests...
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The health and productivity of national forests have never been at a more critical juncture – 129 million dead and dying trees statewide from drought and insect and disease epidemics. As a result of decades of aggressive fire suppression and hands-off management practices, our forests have become overgrown and mismanaged to the point of becoming virtual tinderboxes...
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Health Care

When it comes to health care, I believe Americans deserve access to quality, affordable health care options that can be tailored to fit their needs. Throughout Northern California, I hear from many residents struggling under Obamacare...


Learn about my work in Congress on infrastructure.

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Social Security and Medicare

Social Security and Medicare represent a promise that the federal government has made to its workers and elderly population since 1935 and 1965. It is the responsibility of Congress to ensure that the trust funds underpinning those systems remain stable and healthy in the long-term...
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Tax Reform

I have always opposed tax increases. It is my continued belief that government spending is inherently less efficient than private spending...


Our nation’s transportation network underpins almost every economic interaction in the United States. President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Interstate Highway System was visionary when it was built, but Congress has allowed it to dim in recent years...
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Veterans Issues

As important as it is to ensure that America is secure and prosperous, it is just as important to ensure we take care of those who were willing to put their lives on the line to guarantee our freedoms...


Approximately two-thirds of California's water supply originates north of the Delta, a great portion of which is within the counties I represent. Northern California water users hold longstanding superior water rights, many of which predate the construction of either the Central Valley Project or State Water Project...