I’ve made it a top priority to get disabled and homeless veterans the services they need.
- Authored bill last year to provide free legal services to veterans and, this year, authored legislation to increase the number of veteran-owned businesses that can qualify for bid preference with the County of Los Angeles.
- Supported legislation that provides all disabled veterans in state service, regardless of the date of hire, with additional sick leave to use in the medical treatment of their service-related disability.
- In this year’s budget, I voted to help address the mental health needs of California’s veterans by increasing funding for ongoing Mental Health Services Fund to the California Department of Veterans Affairs to increase access to mental health services for veterans.
- I earned the Legislator of the Year award from AM VETS, which represents the nation’s veterans.