Energy and the Environment
The energy challenges facing our nation continue to pose a significant burden on American families as well as our domestic economic security. To meet our energy needs, our country must take action on multiple policy fronts. In the short term, we must reduce our dependence on foreign sources of energy by increasing domestic production of American resources. In the long term, we must make significant investments that will help our country lead the world in the development and production of energy efficient and renewable energy technologies.
The congressional district I represent encompasses a diverse environmental cross-section of California’s extraordinary landscape. The district also includes natural resources that are part of the Cleveland National Forest and the Santa Ana River. Our region continues to work towards a balance between economic development and environmental protection. During my career in public service I have spent a great deal of time working with local stakeholders as they strive to find this balance.