Issues

The Preamble and the US flag

Campaigns, Voting, and Elections

“Civic participation has been a driving force in my life. Ever since I can remember, I have been involved in trying to improve the current system – making it more transparent, more accountable, more responsive, and more responsible.”
Congressman Lowenthal standing in front of a solar panel

Climate Change

“It’s time to get past the partisan battle lines on climate change. Everyone has something to contribute as we work to slow the damage to our climate caused by the burning of fossil fuels.”
sign for Joint Forces Training Base

Defense

“I strongly support our servicemen and women who serve as the front line of our national security. We need both a strong and strategic national security strategy that protects the American people from terrorism and other international threats. In order to accomplish this we need to provide our servicemen and women with the resources they need to keep them safe and our nation out of harm’s way.”
Congressman Lowenthal speaking to people

Education

"The endless pursuit of knowledge and education is our greatest hope maintaining a healthy democracy, ensuring economic competitiveness, and spurring innovation."
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Environmental Protection and Sustainability

"The many environmental and natural resource issues facing this nation require thoughtful and inclusive policy and leadership in order to leave this planet inhabitable for our children and grandchildren."
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Fiscal Responsibility

"While we must act in a fiscally responsible manner, deep, indiscriminate cuts to services and investments such as education, job training, energy programs, infrastructure projects, and Social Security and Medicare will cost the United States jobs and slow down our economy. Simply put: we cannot cut our way to prosperity."
 Rep. John Lewis, who in 2016 led the House sit-in over a lack of action on gun safety

Gun Safety

“The only thing more heartbreaking than the damage gun violence has done to families across our nation is the fact that Congress has done so very little to stop it.”
stethescope on a pad

Health Care

“I believe access to healthcare is a right, not a privilege. We cannot progress as a nation without addressing health disparities and assuring that everyone has access to high quality, affordable healthcare. In Congress, I am committed to increasing access to affordable health insurance for the millions of Americans without coverage and making health insurance more affordable for those already covered.”
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Housing and Homelessness

“In a nation as rich and compassionate as America, there is no reason that any American should not have a roof over their heads. Taking care of America means taking care of Americans and I believe that we have a responsibility as a nation to ensure access to safe and affordable housing for all Americans."
 I was proud to hear President Obama speaking at the Edmund Pettus Bridge on the 50th Anniversary of the start of the Selma March

Human Rights and Civil Rights

“As Americans, we must protect human rights – the right to live freely with dignity and respect and without the threat of violence or repression – both at home and abroad.”
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services logo and U.S. flag

Immigration

“Hard-working families in pursuit of the American Dream have been shortchanged for far too long with an immigration system that is outdated, inefficient, and systematically flawed. I support a comprehensive approach to immigration reform that keeps our nation safe but at the same time keeps families united.”
construction workers smiling

Jobs and the Economy

"Restoring economic growth in a fair and equitable way will be the tide that raises all boats.”
Congressman Lowenthal with a piece of tape over his mouth

LGBT Equality

“I am strongly committed to working with my colleagues to ensure equal rights; the repeal of discriminatory laws; the elimination of hate-motivated violence; and to improve the health and well-being for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Fundamentally, I believe that LGBT rights are human rights.”
 Congressman Lowenthal at The Wall of Remembrance in Little Saigon, Westminster.

Peace and Diplomacy

"Maintaining our global leadership throughout the world is essential to our national interests and our security."
senior citizens smiling

Seniors

“America’s seniors have spent many years working to raise families and improve the communities in which they live, and they deserve the best resources—resources they have earned—as they enter retirement.”
Congressmam Lowenthal talking to two people

Transportation and Trade

“Global trade is critical to growing the economy, spurring job creation, and maintaining relationships around the world.”
a military veteran saluting the U.S. flag

Veterans and Military Service

“America must not shortchange the brave men and women who have served in our armed forces. I am deeply committed to ensuring that our nation’s veterans and their families are cared for in a way that honors their service to our country. Just as the military pledges to leave no soldier behind on the battlefield, I do not intend to leave any veteran behind when they return home.”