Nothing is more important to me than ensuring a strong future for our Valley. We need leaders who can deliver when it comes to improving water supplies, expanding access to healthcare, reducing crime and providing for our veterans.
In Congress, I worked to pass the American Rescue Plan, securing billions for California and the San Joaquin Valley – $3.5 billion for drinking water infrastructure, $3.2 billion for aging water projects and $1.15 billion to improve water storage. I helped win $25.3 billion for California highways, including Highways 99 and 41, and $3.3 billion to reduce the risk of wildfires.
Throughout my career I’ve worked to ensure safe communities, winning funding to combat gangs and drugs and putting more law enforcement officers on the streets. I am leading efforts to pass the Victims of Child Abuse Act to protect children and strengthen law enforcement response.
When COVID-19 struck, I fought to win funding to support our hospitals and community health centers. I’m also leading the effort to build a medical school in the Valley and working with state leaders we secured a $200 million state investment for UC Merced that will work in partnership with UCSF Fresno. I also secured $475,000 for Fresno City College and Fresno State to increase the number of nurse practitioners in the Valley.
For decades, I’ve fought for immigrants’ rights, from protecting our DREAMers, stopping family separations, and creating a path to citizenship. Working together, we can ensure a strong future for everyone who calls our Valley home.