It is an honor to be appointed to the House Appropriations Committee for the 116th Congress, where I will help ensure that the needs of families in the 35th district are represented and met by a federal government that is responsibly funded. With total control of federal spending, a seat on this committee means that I can support strengthening the Inland Empire and fighting the wasteful spending we have seen by the Republican Congress. I know firsthand how important a balanced budget is. During my time in the State Assembly, I led efforts to bring California out of debt and into record surpluses.
It is one of my top priorities to bolster the 35th district’s growth by bringing much needed federal resources to expand the Gold Line, improve the modernization of Ontario Airport, promote affordable housing programs, and ensure that California gets its fair share of federal dollars for road improvements. I look forward to working with the bipartisan members of the California delegation serving on the committee to bring home real results for our region.
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