Representing California's
26th District

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Legislative Priorities

Agriculture is the cornerstone of Ventura County’s economy, supporting thousands of jobs throughout our region. It is also a proud part of our heritage, giving our community its unique beauty. In Congress, I have worked hard to support our farmers, farmworkers, and businesses that help feed the nation.

We have a sacred responsibility to those who have served our country in uniform. As a daughter, sister, and niece of veterans, I take no responsibility more personally and seriously. When I came to Congress, the very first committee I asked to serve on was the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee. Both here in Ventura County and at the national level, I have made it my priority to put our nation’s veterans first. That means helping our servicemembers transition back into civilian life and caring for our veterans by ensuring they all receive the timely, high-quality healthcare and benefits they have earned and deserve. It also means tackling veterans homelessness and unemployment and addressing high suicide rates that continue to plague our nation’s heroes. Finally, as more and more women join our Armed Forces and return home after their service, I’ve made it a special focus to ensure that the VA is prepared for the changing veteran demographics. Women represent the fastest-growing veteran population and the VA needs to adapt to meet their needs. That means making sure the VA offers gender-specific healthcare, addressing the unique circumstances leading to female veteran suicide, and providing critical wrap-around services like job-training, child care, and caregiver assistance. It’s long past time to recognize the contributions that all veterans, female and male, have made to our great nation.

We must invest in our nation’s infrastructure including our airports, roads, bridges, and waterways that are vital to the movement of people and goods across our country. As a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I have been working to address the infrastructure challenges facing Ventura County and the nation.

As Ventura County’s Representative in Congress, I view everything I do through the lens of how it will create jobs and grow our economy. From our ports, to our large and small businesses, to our naval base, to our agricultural community, I strive to advance federal policy that will support our diverse job creators.

The 26th District

The district includes most of Ventura County and a portion of Los Angeles County, including the cities of Ventura, Oxnard, Ojai, Santa Paula, Fillmore, Camarillo, Newbury Park, Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, and Westlake Village. If you are interested in browsing district-specific population statistics, you can look up Census data for the 26th District. I am honored to serve the residents of the 26th Congressional District of California.

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Oil spills are one of the greatest perpetual threats to our coastal communities. As Co-Chairs of the #CACoastalCaucus, @RepTedLieu and I are urging our colleagues to support a federal ban on new oil leases off our coastlines.

...https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2021/10/05/california-oil-spill-drilling-ban/

Next in our #WomenVetsTaskForce series celebrating Latina and Hispanic American women veterans during #HispanicHeritageMonth, we recognize Tech4 Carmen Contreras-Bozak, a veteran of World War II and the first Hispanic American woman to serve overseas.

Six months after the attack on Pearl ...Harbor, Contreras-Bozak joined the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC). At that time, the Army was in need of bilingual women to work in cryptology, communications, and interpretation. Because of her ability to speak five languages (Spanish, English Portuguese, Italian, and French), she was appointed to the 149th Company and served as an interpreter.

Contreras-Bozak volunteered to go to North Africa despite the fact that women did not have the same protections as men under international laws of the Geneva Convention. She was assigned to the Army Signal Corps, where she oversaw the sending and receiving of coded messages between General Dwight Eisenhower in Algiers and the battlefield in Tunisia. Contreras-Bozak proudly served our country for four years, including 18 months overseas.

Following her military service, Contreras-Bozak was an active advocate for our nation’s #womenvets. In 1989, she established the Fort Lauderdale Chapter of WAC Vets and served as the organization’s first president. She also founded a chapter of the Society of Military Widows in 1998. When she wasn’t attending monthly meetings, she spent her time volunteering at the VA Outpatient Clinic in Oakland Park, Florida.

This #HispanicHeritageMonth, the #WomenVetsTaskForce honors Tech4 Carmen Contreras-Bozak for her notable contributions and distinguished service to our country.

Next in our #WomenVetsTaskForce series celebrating Latina and Hispanic American women veterans during #HispanicHeritageMonth, we recognize Tech4 Carmen Contreras-Bozak, a veteran of World War II and the first Hispanic American woman to serve overseas.

Today marks the 246th birthday of the U.S. Navy. I want to thank all our sailors – past and present – who have served our nation, especially the men and women at Naval Base Ventura County. For 246 years, the Navy has been a role model of excellence, tradition, and service. #ResilientandReady

Today marks the 246 birthday of the U.S. Navy. I want to thank all our sailors – past and present – who have served our nation, especially the men and women at @NBVCCalifornia. For 246 years, the Navy has been a role model of excellence, tradition, and service. #ResilientandReady

246 candles. 🎂 246 years of service to this great Nation.

#ResilientandReady #246NavyBirthday

Breast cancer screenings and care are fundamental to the health and wellbeing of our #womenvets. We must ensure that every veteran has access to the comprehensive care they need at VA facilities across our country.

Women who have served in the military are 20 to 40 percent more likely to develop breast cancer than women who have never served.

@RepBrownley's bill will require VA to establish a strategic plan for breast imaging services and create a tele-mammography pilot program.

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Clean energy creates good-paying American jobs and addresses the existential threat of the climate crisis. That’s why @HouseDemocrats are fighting for investments in transformative clean energy technologies and environmental protection efforts.