This past Friday, I was invited to participate in a field hearing hosted by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. The hearing, which was held in Los Angeles County, focused on the issues facing America’s water infrastructure alongside some potential solutions.
I had the extraordinary opportunity this past week to tour the new Oakland Bay Bridge suspension section. The Contra Costa Transportation Authority invited me to see the structure and the engineering involved to gain a better appreciation of this and other bridge projects.
The bipartisan Congressional Campaign Finance Reform Caucus (CFR Caucus) gathered together for its second meeting on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 in 2456 Rayburn House Office Building.
Last week, Congressman Walter Jones and I launched the bipartisan Congressional Campaign Finance Reform Caucus to address the undue influence of money on our political process.
One way that lawmakers develop new policy proposals is to look at how their counterparts in other countries handle similar issues. There can be much to gain from studying how other governments address some of their most pressing issues, whether it is providing health care, spurring technology innovation or promoting greater economic growth.
On Friday, Dec. 4, I had the privilege to visit the Palo Alto VA facility and Stanford University to learn about their neuroscience programs, especially how those programs may apply to veterans returning from combat with war injuries that relate to brain functioning and veteran well-being. It was a heck of a visit, and I can tell you, the enthusiasm that everyone showed was highly infectious.