District Work Period Recap

November 12, 2019
DeSaulnier Digest

Last week, we held our 100th town hall or mobile district office hour since coming to Congress. The engagement at each of these events has been representative of the enthusiasm and engagement of our district. I am so proud to represent you in Congress!

As I return to Washington this week, we will continue our work on pressing issues facing the country and begin the public phase of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. As this historic process continues, please know that I will keep your views and comments in mind.

Sincerely,
Signature
Mark DeSaulnier
Member of Congress

AT A GLANCE

In this week's Digest, you will find information on Congressman DeSaulnier's:

  • 100th town hall and mobile district office hour;
  • Bill to ban e-cigarettes nationwide; and
  • Celebration of Veterans Day in CA-11.

IMPEACHMENT UPDATE

  • 7 weeks into the inquiry;
  • 21 subpoenas issued;
  • 3 arrests;
  • Former National Security Advisor John Bolton and Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney refused to testify before the House Intelligence Community

100 TOWN HALLS THROUGHOUT CONTRA COSTA

Mark hosted his landmark 100th Congressional town hall and mobile district office hour in front of a packed house at Concord High School. To watch a replay of the event, click here.

Mark joined students and staff at Saint Mary’s College for a “Challenges Facing the Next Generation” town hall

LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

Mark introduced legislation to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to address the growing nationwide vaping epidemic

For nearly a decade, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has allowed e-cigarettes to go largely unregulated, setting the stage for the epidemic of e-cigarette use. More than 1,300 people—mostly teens and young adults—have become sick with vaping-related lung injuries this year alone. In light of this growing epidemic, Mark introduced the Preventing Vape Use Act (H.R. 5005), a bill that would immediately halt the sale of e-cigarettes nationwide until the FDA conducts a proper review and can certify that these products are safe. Learn more about Mark’s bill here.

NBC Bay Area Coverage of the Preventing Vape Use Act

KTVU Reports on Mark’s Bill to Ban E-Cigarettes 

BY THE NUMBERS

MARK IN THE COMMUNITY

Mark and staff traveled throughout Contra Costa on Veterans Day to honor the brave men and women who have served our country

Mark met with Isabel Bueso to discuss the ongoing effort to #SaveIsabel and those like her who are dealing with uncertainty after the Trump Administration’s attempt to end the medical deferred action program

Mark toured the East County First 5 Center to see the work First 5 is doing to support children and families in our communities

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

We wanted to share the below opportunity to join our team and serve Contra Costa residents. We hope you will share with your networks or anyone who might be interested.

**JOB ANNOUNCEMENT** Posting for District Representative/Immigration Caseworker

  • Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) is seeking a District Representative/Caseworker for his Richmond, CA District office. Job responsibilities include immigration casework and outreach; monitoring district and local issues; acting as a liaison to federal, district, and local agencies in Contra Costa County; and ensuring constituents receive a timely response. Qualified candidates should be hard working and possess excellent oral and written communications skills, have knowledge of Contra Costa County, the ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and produce a quality work product. Fluency in Spanish is a plus. A flexible schedule and ability to travel throughout the district are required, but position is based in Richmond, California. Equal opportunity employer. This is an entry level position. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample by Monday, November 18th to California11Resumes@gmail.com, please include District Representative/Immigration Caseworker in the subject line.