Our region needs strong leadership in Washington to fight for resources to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and get our country back on its feet.
Right now, workers and small business owners are struggling and in need of federal relief. That is why I have advocated and voted for ongoing support, including extending critical unemployment benefits and financial resources for small businesses during this pandemic.
Additionally, too many Americans lack access to the internet, and there is now a greater urgency than ever to close the digital divide. I have fought for and introduced legislation to expand broadband access – so that our students can engage in distance learning, and individuals can telework, obtain telehealth care and access other critical services to participate in everyday life.
My time in Congress has been dedicated to fighting for our community – particularly our veterans and the Delta – the lifeblood of our region. I am proud to have secured funding for the new VA clinic now under construction in San Joaquin County, and just as I fought against the tunnels, I will keep pushing to build a sustainable water future for Californians.
Every day that I serve the people of California’s 9th Congressional District is a privilege. I will continue delivering results that strengthen our local economy, keep our children safe and healthy, protect Medicare and Social Security, and ensure a clean environment for future generations.