It’s the August district work period and I’m currently meeting with community leaders, local groups, and constituents about their priorities and how we can help. I’m also sharing the important work I’m doing in Washington –we had a tremendous first 200-plus days. Here are some highlights for the week of August 12:
Fighting to keep Americans safe
Days drag on and Senate Majority Leader McConnell still has not acted to pass meaningful gun safety legislation. Last week, I joined more than 200 of my colleagues on the House Gun Task Forcein sending a letterto the Senate Majority Leader requesting that he immediately call back the Senate to vote on two gun bills we passed in the House back in February; H.R. 8, The Bipartisan Background Checks Act and H.R. 1112, The Enhanced Background Checks Act. Yesterday, House Gun Task Force Leadershipreached out to McConnellto request a meeting on consideration of this important legislation. Last night, in Philadelphia, 6 police officers were shot in the line of duty. We cannot let this go on any longer. Enough is enough.
“Leo Zavala Day” This week we recognized a phenomenal resident of Fresno, Mr. Leo Zavala for his work in providing much needed interpreting services to our community over the last 40+ years. We thank him for his service and wish him the best in his retirement!