Civil rights are human rights and I firmly believe that all people are created equal. The right to vote, the right to marry the person you love, and the right to serve your country are all inalienable rights protected by the United States Constitution. I’m proud to serve in Congress and help to ensure these civil rights are protected.
Our housing market’s continued improvement is central to strengthening our economy. The economic downturn of recent years was not kind to the housing market, but I am continuing to fight for families in our district to achieve the American dream.
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The United States is country of immigrants. I am the daughter of immigrants. Our country’s proud tradition of welcoming immigrants and refugees is part of what makes America exceptional. Each generation of immigrants comes to our country with the belief that hard work and perseverance will provide them with better opportunities to safely raise their family.
As both the first Latina and the most senior Democratic woman currently serving on the Committee on Ways and Means, I bring a unique perspective on federal tax issues to my work on tax policy issues. I also serve on the Tax Policy Subcommittee of the Ways and Means Committee, focusing much of my time on examining potential changes and improvements to our federal tax code.
As a Southern California native, I understand the multifaceted challenges facing our region when it comes to smart transportation policy. I have consistently worked to bring federal dollars back to the 38th Congressional district and the Los Angeles County area to repair aging bridges, roads, and railways.
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