Yesterday I joined my colleague from Texas, Gene Green in introducing H.R. 2791, the Responsible Electronics Recycling Act (RERA) of 2013. This bipartisan legislation promotes the U.S. recycling industry by prohibiting the exportation of some electronics whose improper disposal may create environmental, health, or national security risks.
Today I joined my Republican colleague from Pennsylvania, Jim Gerlach, in announcing that we will introduce the bipartisan Conservation Easement Incentive Act of 2013. The legislation provides a permanent tax incentive to family farmers, ranchers, and other landowners who chose not develop their land and instead preserve their property for conservation.
At the base of the Statue of Liberty there is an inscription that reads “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” This spirit of new freedoms and greater opportunities has welcomed generations of immigrant families to America, mine included.
My number one priority as your representative in Congress is providing quality, accessible service to my constituents. I am happy to let you know that our 5th District will have three offices with full-time staff available to you.
Today, November 11th, is Veterans Day - a time when we as a nation pause to honor and recognize the enormous sacrifices of our nation's veterans and their families.
Congressman George Miller and I are hosting a Veterans Resource Fair this Monday at American Canyon High School. Please join us and hear from and meet with representatives from local VA Medical Centers, the VA Oakland Regional Office, and other federal agencies that offer services and benefits to veterans!
Please join me and Congressman George Miller for a Veterans Resource Fair! Hear from and meet with representatives from local VA Medical Centers, the VA Oakland Regional Office, and other federal agencies that offer services and benefits to veterans!