California's 45th Congressional District
for U.S. Congress
Leading COVID-19 Response and Recovery
As a member of Congress, I am working to lead America through this global pandemic and reemerge on the other side with a plan to reinvigorate our economy and get Americans back to work. We must provide vital aid and support for our small businesses so that they can reopen and operate safely and we keep our schools open to ensure that the education and social development of our children is not another casualty of this tragic pandemic.
As the Chair of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, I worked vigorously during the earliest days of the pandemic to lead Orange County’s response to COVID-19. I worked closely with local, state, and federal officials to ensure the county had the resources necessary to tackle this crisis, from access to medical care to preventative equipment for our healthcare professionals. Californians deserve effective, efficient, and quality care and reassurance that their hospitals and community are well-equipped to handle this pandemic. As our community fought to curb COVID-19, I led an economic recovery process along with business leaders to put a plan in place that could get our economy moving again.
Lowering Taxes for all Californians
Overburdened Californians are paying some of the nation’s highest income, sales, and gas taxes. This total failure of leadership by Governor Gavin Newsom and Sacramento legislators is hurting California families even more. At the California Board of Equalization, I stood up to the status quo and returned over $400 million back to Californians, and as a member of Congress I’m fighting to lower taxes for Orange County families, opposing any attempts to increase the federal gas tax, and work to restore the state and local tax (SALT) and mortgage interest deductions (MID).
Securing Our Borders
Our national security necessitates competent border security. I believe that the Federal Government has a duty and obligation to enforce our laws on the southern border, and protect our homeland from human traffickers, gangs, and drug smugglers.
Ending Sanctuary State & Cities
While serving on the Orange County Board of Supervisors, I voted to join a federal lawsuit against California Senate Bill 54, the Sanctuary State Law signed by then-Governor Jerry Brown that restricts cooperation between local police and federal law enforcement agencies. California’s Sanctuary State Law prioritizes shielding criminals over the safety of California families and their constitutional rights.
Creating Jobs & Growing Our Economy
I have a proven track record of promoting free market principles and advocating for a more business friendly climate that grows the economy and creates good paying jobs. As your U.S. Representative, I’m fighting out-of-touch socialist policies that are driving up inflation, making life more unaffordable, hurting small businesses, and pushing companies out of California.
Providing Americans Access to Affordable Healthcare & Prescription Drugs
I oppose single payer healthcare — the government takeover of healthcare — that would eliminate private healthcare insurance and further increase taxes on Californians. I support a market-based system that gives Americans options to affordable, quality healthcare plans that cover pre-existing conditions and give them access to more affordable prescription drugs.
Combating the Homelessness Crisis
California is facing a major homelessness crisis. With the help of regional leaders, I’ve led efforts to create thousands of new supportive housing units that provide medical care, mental health treatment, job counseling, and social services. I’ll continue to support these types of sensible approaches, as well advocate for more affordable housing, that is absolutely necessary in the fight to end the homelessness epidemic.
Caring for Our Veterans
Our nation’s veterans have sacrificed for our country and deserve the best possible care. One of my top priorities is to ensure veterans have access to quality and timely medical care, housing, employment, and education opportunities. When I was County Supervisor, I’m proud to have held an annual Orange County Hiring Fair to connect thousands of Orange County residents with hundreds of employers and also offer classes to prepare for interviews and prospective employment opportunities.