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Thank you for visiting my website, where I hope to connect you with links and information about the work I do as your Member of Congress. There are many miles between Washington, D.C. and the beautiful Central Coast, and it is my mission to lessen the gap between the nation's capital and the daily life of California's 17th Congressional District. Encompassing Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz (southern half) counties, as well as some of the most beautiful coastline in the entire world, our district is home for nearly 650,000 people.

Feel free to use my website as a tool to navigate through the various services available to you from local, state and federal government, as well as from your public officials. Some of the links below may be helpful for first-time (or even frequent) visitors looking for information:

Send Me a Message
Fill out our online feedback form or have e-Updates sent to your e-mail.

My Biography
Find out more about your Member of Congress, a fifth-generation Californian from Carmel.

News You Can Use
The latest from Congress and the Central Coast, so you can stay informed.

Need help with the federal government?
Whether it is a simple question or a complicated issue that may require my intervention, my office is available to listen to your concerns and find the best course of action.

Flags from the Capitol
You can request a flag that has been flown over the Capitol and have it sent to you.

Tours in Washington, D.C.
My staff can help you schedule tours of the Capitol Building, the White House, and more.

My Work, Your Issues
Check out the latest information on federal issues, legislation, committees, caucuses and more.

Supporting our Military
I've compiled some great online resources for military personnel and their families.

California's 17th Congressional District
Learn more about what I consider to be the most beautiful place in the United States.

Please feel free to contact me with any suggestions or comments you may have about my work as your Member of Congress. The site will be updated as new issues affecting the residents of the Central Coast develop.  If you have comments about my website, please send them here.

Again, thank you for visiting my website, and I hope you find it useful. I'm always striving to get people to rediscover their government in a user-friendly way.


Washington Office
1221 Longworth House
Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Fax 202-225-6791
Salinas Office
100 West Alisal Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Fax 831-424-7099
Santa Cruz Office
701 Ocean Street
Room 318
Santa Cruz, CA 95060