It’s been just over seven months now since I took office representing you and California’s 11th District in Congress. It’s been an incredible experience. I’ve learned so much and met so many people in Washington and in the district where I spend every weekend meeting with you and other community members at Congress at Your Corner events, parades, fairs and town hall meetings.
February 18, 2007
Last week I joined with my colleagues, both Republicans and Democrats, in casting a vote against President Bush's proposal to escalate the war in Iraq. I did so because it is my duty to do everything I can to bring about a responsible end to the violence and make sure that our troops have the support they need.
January 19, 2007
As I traveled throughout San Joaquin and the 11th District during the campaign, I heard from many members of our community. Some expressed deep concern at the multitude of ethical scandals in Congress, and some were frustrated by what they saw as an inability of elected representatives to work together to address important issues.