“The Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) creates a flawed process for moving forward to address our water challenges. It is not based on science and puts the interests of South-of-Delta water contractors before our farmers, fishermen and local communities. We cannot allow this deal to move forward. Many of our families and small businesses that depend on the Delta would have their livelihood stripped away and the Delta’s diverse wildlife would be destroyed.
“We have to get our debt and deficit under control – and the best way to do this is through a balanced approach that cuts spending, asks everyone to pay their fair share, and creates jobs. More jobs means more revenue and more revenue to invest back in our communities.”
“Health care reform is helping save money and lives. While the Affordable Care Act was far from perfect, it was an important first step towards making sure every American can get health insurance.”
“Our economy will continue to suffer and consumer confidence will never return if we do not help hard-working middle-class families navigate their mortgage hardships.”
While home prices are going up and foreclosures are going down, our slow-moving housing recovery is still hurting hard-working middle-class families across our district.
“America is a nation of immigrants, and we are a stronger nation because of it. However, our current immigration system is broken and in need of repair. We need comprehensive reform that that rewards individuals who play by the rules, allows children of immigrants to get a college education, provides a pathway to citizenship for families who have been here for generations, and establishes a guest worker program for those here doing jobs Americans don’t want to do.”
“My number one priority as your member of Congress is growing our economy, creating good jobs and strengthening our middle class. That’s why I’m fighting for job creating investments in infrastructure, energy and education that will put people to work now, and put our economy on solid ground for years to come. If we make these investments, our district and our country will be better off – it will be a place where our middle class is strong and secure, where hard work is rewarded, where everybody gets a fair shot, and everyone has the opportunity to succeed.”
“No one who has fought for our nation in the Armed Forces should have to fight for a paycheck, proper health care or a roof over their head when they come home. We must make sure our veterans and their families receive the benefits they have earned.”
“As a hunter and gun owner, I believe that we should protect the Second Amendment right of law-abiding individuals to own firearms. As a dad and grandfather, I also believe that we have a responsibility to make our schools, streets and communities safe. We can do both by passing commonsense policies like comprehensive criminal background checks.”
“Social Security and Medicare are two of the most important and successful government programs ever created. Each year, they reliably pay billions in benefits to millions of beneficiaries and deliver on our promise of protecting seniors who worked hard all their lives. Not only are they important for our seniors’ economic and health security, they are important to our economy. We must make sure the promise of Social Security and Medicare is 100 percent certain for generations to come.”