Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Fighting for Los Angeles in Washington DC

I’m in Washington DC this week to advocate for federal funding to help Los Angeles.

This morning, I attended a bipartisan meeting that not only brought together Republicans and Democrats, but Southern Californians and Northern Californians to fight to ensure that our Golden State gets the federal resources we need in this tough economy. In an impressive show of strength and unity, we filled a hearing room at the Cannon House Office Building with more than 400 civic and business leaders to hear from 12 members of Congress.

Some of the funding we've discussed will help us keep people in their homes and allow cities to hire more police to keep our neighborhoods safe.