Today, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. Lilly Ledbetter fought for fair wages after she learned she was paid much less than the men at her workplace for doing the same job.
Forty-six years ago this week, the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution defends a woman’s right to choose. We recognize this date across the Valley and across America because it’s important to show the world that every woman has the right to make her own health decisions in consultation with her doctor, and without the interference of politicians or employers.
Congratulations to Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard on her historic appointment to the Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents. She has been a lifelong public servant and one of the most effective legislators in Congress today. I know she will do a great job representing all the interests that the Smithsonian is responsible for representing.
I am proud to announce that for the next two years I will serve the American people through the Subcommittees on Health, Communications & Technology, and Consumer Protection & Commerce on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce in the 116th Congress.
I am proud to announce the passage of The First Step Act, one of my top priorities this Congress and the most meaningful overhaul of the criminal justice system in decades.
Representatives Cárdenas, Kinzinger, Cohen and Wagner Praise Final Passage of SOAR Act
Grants would provide training for health professionals to spot signs of human trafficking
This week, I reported to the floor of the House of Representatives and voted to respect the U.S. economy and keep the U.S. government open.
Congratulations to Van Nuys Airport (VNY) as they celebrate 90 Years of Flight. Van Nuys Airport is the largest economic engine in the San Fernando Valley.
This week, Congress finally passed the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. This law reauthorizes crucial funding for juvenile justice programs, and takes important steps towards ending the practice of jailing children for missing school and other non-criminal acts. Needless jail time can put at-risk youth on a path towards endless involvement in the criminal justice system.