Energy and Environment
Environmental stewardship remains one of the federal government’s most important responsibilities. How we care for our environment will have profound impacts on future generations of Angelenos and all Americans. That is why Congress must strengthen our nation’s efforts to clean our air, clean our water, and preserve our natural resources.
From my position on the House Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee, I have sought robust investments in clean and renewable energies. These investments not only support the advancement of critical green technologies, but also programs that help our families and communities transition to a 21st-century green economy. In addition, I have been leading the efforts in Congress to revitalize the Los Angeles River, so that we can make it a more environmentally friendly green space with parks, trails, and commerce, while maintaining its historic flood control function. (See my Los Angeles River Revitalization issue page for more information.)
I also strongly support congressional action to put America at the forefront of the worldwide effort to fight climate change. If left unchecked, climate change will have disastrous consequences for future generations. We must take all necessary steps to prevent those consequences.