The Trump Shutdown Continues
Today marks the 24th day of the Trump Shutdown-the longest shutdown in American history. Before we provide you with an update, we wanted to take a moment to recognize the incredible hardship and sacrifice being made by the 800,000 federal employees, 37,000 of whom live in California, who missed their first regularly-scheduled paycheck last Friday.
AT A GLANCE
In addition to information on the shutdown, in this week's Digest you will find information on:
IN THE NEWS
Mark joined Phil Matier with CBS San Francisco to discuss the need to end the Trump Shutdown and stop the President's border wall proposal. Click the image to watch.
MARK AROUND TOWN
Mark proudly joined hundreds of federal workers to raise our voices and demand that Donald Trump re-open the government. Click the image to watch.
Mark's message to Contra Costa families impacted by the Trump Shutdown. Click the image to watch.
More of Mark joining federal workers to demand action.
BY THE NUMBERS
Donald Trump threatened to cut federal funding to assist Californians who are recovering from wildfires. He would rather punish his political foes to gin up support from his base than assist California families still suffering from the fires. I joined my fellow colleagues from California in condemning the President's threat and requesting he immediately restore federal support for Californians recovering from wildfires.
Upgrading the Contra Costa Canal
I joined Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to introduce legislation to improve the safety and upkeep of important water supply infrastructure. The Contra Costa Canal Transfer Act (H.R. 432/S. 93) would transfer the title of the Contra Costa Canal System to the Contra Costa Water District (CCWD), enabling the CCWD to undertake necessary upgrades to the system. The bill would help eliminate safety risks while maintaining recreation opportunities. Learn more about our bill here.