Accountability and Administrative Review, Chair
The Accountability and Administrative Review Committee is responsible for identifying efficiencies in the management of state government, reviewing and studying the implementation, operation and effectiveness of state programs and agencies.
As Chair, I am particularly focused on implementing a data-driven approach to ensure that:
- Legislation and programs are implemented correctly
- Government spending is aligned with legislative intent
- Taxpayer dollars are being spent efficiently and effectively
Banking and Finance
The Banking and Finance Committee oversees any proposed regulatory changes to the banking and financial industry and is focused on consumer protection and ensuring that banking institutions adhere to regulations.
These issues touch our daily lives—as we use financial products to help us accomplish goals, such as the mortgage on your house and student loans for a college education. Our committees evaluate policies that provide important protections for consumers and ensure a fair and transparent marketplace for financial products and services.
Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy
The Jobs, Economic Development, and Economy Committee presides over issues involving the economy in California. This committee evaluates how changes to trade, the federal budget and future local and state economic development will impact the California economy.
These policies are crucial, particularly as we emerge from a pandemic-induced recession, to maintaining California’s status as the 5th largest economy in the world. We are focused on small business development, trade and foreign investment, the future of work and developing an innovation-based economy.
Revenue & Taxation
The Rev & Tax Committee evaluates any proposed changes to the Revenue and Tax Code. The Revenue & Taxation Committee evaluate proposals that propose both new tax credits and new tax assessments, as well as policy changes that clean up existing tax code.
These policies are critically important, because people feel them right away in their paychecks and in their wallets. According to the Franchise Tax Board – in 2019, the average Californian paid $5,000 in taxes on $82,643 in income.
Of the 21 million veterans in the United States, about 1.8 million live in California – more than in any other state.
My father is a Veteran, and I am proud to serve on the Veterans Affairs Committee. My goal is to ensure that California honors the Veterans who have sacrificed so much for our freedom.
We consider policy proposals that impact the Cal-Vet loan program, Department of Veterans Affairs, National Guard, State military and other Veterans issues.
- Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Chair
- Orange County Oil Spill, Chair
- Career Technical Education and Building the 21st Century Workforce
- Coastal Protection and Access to Natural Resources
- Domestic Violence
- Impact Investing for Improved Social and Environmental Outcomes
- Nonprofit Sector
- Orange County Homelessness and Mental Health
- Reproductive Health
- Sea Level Rise and California Economy