Jun 13, 2013 Op-Eds
Last year, the House Republican leadership made a point to criticize the Senate, controlled by Democrats, for not having passed a budget in four years. I agreed with them. They were right.
Jun 10, 2013 Op-Eds
After more than two decades in San Diego, I had some thoughts about Kelly Bennett’s June 3 question, “What could stymie the kind of invention and innovation that San Diego strives to be known for?” Here are six possible stymies
Jun 4, 2013 Op-Eds
As hurricane season begins and vulnerable coastal communities brace for high winds and storm surges, Congress needs to ask itself: What can we be doing to better protect and manage existing and new development along our coastlines?
Mar 18, 2013 Op-Eds
I’ve been in Congress for two months now and something that still surprises me is how out of touch and political Washington is. I ran for office because I believed I could make a difference, and I still do. I am as tired as you are of partisan posturing, and a perfect example is the sequester.
Mar 12, 2013 Op-Eds
I used my time at home to send a message back to Washington. I worked with our port commissioners, scientific research community and maritime workers to tell Congress that the negative effects of the sequester will be felt in San Diego through layoffs, furloughs, stifled research and decreased GDP.
Feb 6, 2013 Op-Eds
It is my distinct honor to serve California’s 52nd Congressional District as a member of the 113th Congress. I thank you for this humbling opportunity, and thought I would give you an update after the first few weeks.