Jun 22 2018
I see my mission in Congress the same as I saw it in the military: to keep our country and community safe. This week we passed more than 20 bills to combat the opioid epidemic, defend seniors from fraud and fight terrorism.
Jun 21 2018
Last week, we passed dozens of bills to combat the opioid epidemic by improving federal treatment and prevention efforts. But our work to combat this crisis isn’t over. That’s why this week, we continued that effort by passing 20 more bills to enhance opioid addiction treatment and abuse prevention efforts. Read more here:
Jun 15 2018
Our bills will take important steps to empower the healthcare workforce to improve addiction treatment and prevention, expand research into the opioid epidemic, stem the flow of illegal opioids flowing into our country and more.
Jun 14 2018
Our veterans have fought hard to protect our nation, and we should fight just as hard for them when they get home. However, far too often, veterans aren’t provided the support they need to successfully transition back into the civilian workforce, and many are left behind as they struggle with obstacles like post-traumatic stress. That’s why, this week, we passed two bills to increase VA staff for programs that support returning veterans:
Jun 13 2018
115 people die every day in the United States as a result of the opioid epidemic. Clearly, more must be done to save lives. That’s why, so far this week, we’ve passed 25 bipartisan bills to secure resources and support to reverse this horrific crisis. Read more:
Jun 08 2018
It is unacceptable that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would discharge massive amounts of water into our community without knowing whether the water was safe. That's why I'm calling on them to immediately cease the discharges until they can prove that the water is safe!
Jun 07 2018
The Army Corps’ discharges from Lake Okeechobee — which started again last week — are unacceptable. Our community cannot afford more devastation. We cannot afford a status quo that prioritizes everyone else’s interests over ours.
May 26 2018
This week we were able to make big progress on a number of top priorities, including our water issues, efforts to stop Brightline, help for veterans and national defense. Read about some of what we got done that you might not have heard about on the news.
May 23 2018
I have good news: Congress has heard our pleas, and water infrastructure leaders have now committed to authorizing the EAA southern storage reservoir this year once the Army Corps completes their review. We also secured several big wins for our local water in the Water Resources and Development Act.
May 21 2018
This is my first week as a member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee. In this new role, I’ll have an even louder voice to advocate for veterans in our community and around the country. Building on our passage of the VA MISSION Act last week, the House just passed more than a dozen bills to continue the momentum toward improving care.