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Jumpstarting Veterans’ Civilian Careers
July 25, 2016
Our nation’s veterans undergo rigorous training during military service that can be directly applied to jobs at home. After working hard and defending the freedoms we cherish, it is our duty to ensure that when these men and women come home, the return to civilian life is an easy one.
We must preserve memorials to fallen heroes
July 6, 2016
Memorials to fallen heroes can be found throughout our communities all over the country. They tell stories of selflessness and sacrifice that form the cornerstone of our shared history. It is our duty to ensure that young people today understand the significance of these individuals’ service and that they are never forgotten.
Gas prices already inflated by government; more taxes aren't the answer
April 3, 2016
Why is the price of gas so much higher in California? The answer primarily lies in a state government that tries, in President Reagan’s words, to tax and regulate everything that moves.
Friends, neighbors help where need is greatest
February 18, 2016
Each February for the last five years, I have had the privilege of participating in the Unforgettable Heart Awards, an annual event to honor charities and volunteer organizations throughout the Inland Empire for the work they do in our community.
Courage, sacrifice -- San Bernardino stands strong
December 21, 2015
On December 2, our community changed forever. We find ourselves simultaneously grieving for those lost, praying for loved ones and the injured, while coming to grips with the fact that the threat of terrorism is now a reality here at home. Yet through it all, the people of our region have demonstrated tremendous resilience as we begin to heal and rebuild our future.
California needs clean energy choices, not arbitrary mandates
November 6, 2015
As we have experienced in recent years, energy is increasingly more expensive here in California. In the Los Angeles region alone, energy prices are 45 percent higher than the nationwide average. Under new legislation passed this summer, this trend is only going to get worse.
Californians and GOP Winners of Tax Fight
September 23, 2015
As the recent legislative session drew to a close, my Republican colleagues and I reached out and asked Californians to join us in opposing tax increases and proposed restrictions on gas use. Within days, my office heard from hundreds of you.
Giving veterans a break in earning degrees
August 8, 2015
Many of the men and women who risk their lives for our country are also students pursuing their college education. They are tasked with the challenge of balancing military service with their academic and family lives. Students in the military can have a difficult time maintaining continuous...
Taking care of California's most vulnerable
July 30, 2015
For Californians with serious developmental disabilities such as cerebral palsy and autism, the services available through regional centers and other community-based programs are a lifeline. The professionals and staff provide care and assistance to equip these individuals with tools and skills...
Sanctuary cities choose criminals over citizens
July 27, 2015
Throughout the nation, cities like San Francisco have enacted policies and ordinances granting themselves this designation in an attempt to shelter undocumented immigrants. But in doing so, these cities have refused to enforce the laws of the United States and, whether through direct or indirect action, have also harbored dangerous felons who flout our laws.
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Why Senate Democrats Oppose Good Budget Transparency Bill
Flash Report - Despite this bill being the perfect opportunity for lawmakers to perform an actual act of transparency, Senate Democrats have...
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