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Medicare Fix Started with Town Hall

April 9th, 2014

Years ago at local town hall meetings, we began hearing from seniors that they were unable to find a doctor willing to treat them, despite being covered by Medicare. Their friends had access to doctors, but none of those doctors were taking on new patients.

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American Innovation + Smart Policy = Big Savings

April 4th, 2014

Climate change is happening. The American people are experiencing the hottest years on record and the most severe floods, wildfires and droughts in modern history. My home state of California is currently facing an unprecedented drought that is threatening the prosperity of everyone from urban and rural communities, to farmers, fishermen and sportsmen, to large and small businesses.

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Don't overlook potential of unlicensed spectrum

April 1st, 2014

In Santa Clara, Calif., in the heart of Silicon Valley, we're busy building what will be the greatest football stadium in the country for the greatest pro football team in the country, the San Francisco 49ers.

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Covered California has lots of success stories

January 6th, 2014

Catherine Shinners of Palo Alto recently responded to a request I made of my constituents to share their stories of enrolling for health insurance using Covered California. Catherine wrote, “On January 1, 2014, I'm going to celebrate being able to access health care services with decent health insurance for the first time in three years.” Her story is not unique.

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Honoring Silicon Valley's open space districts

December 20th, 2013

No one who lives on the Peninsula and in the Santa Clara Valley can question the importance of open spaces and gorgeous landscapes to our quality of life, the water we drink, the air we breathe and our very identity. Preserving these treasured areas is synonymous with life itself.

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