District 32 —U.S. House of RepresentativesNovember 8, 2016 —California General Election
U.S. House of RepresentativesDistrict 32
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- Improve infrastructure, relieve congestion, and fund more public transportation
- Promote access to mental health resources, advocate for more mental health coverage, and increase awareness
- Ensure a stable, affordable flow of water to Los Angeles County
Congresswoman Grace Flores Napolitano is a proven fighter for the people of California’s 32nd
Congressional District. She is fiercely protective of the communities and industries she represents,
prioritizing water, labor rights, immigration, and veteran’s services.
Congresswoman Napolitano understands the needs of her district and has the seniority to actually make
impactful legislation happen. She is a powerful leader for Southern California on questions of water
resources and power generation, and dedicates considerable energy to promoting mental health
services and awareness.
In the 114th Congress, Congresswoman Napolitano was unanimously elected to serve as Ranking
Member on the Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
She introduced the Water in the 21st Century Act (H.R. 291) with a coalition of 31 other lawmakers in the
House and the support of Senator Barbara Boxer, who introduced the same legislation in the Senate.
As the daughter of Mexican immigrants, Congresswoman Napolitano is a dedicated advocate for the
Hispanic community. She chaired the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and wrote several pieces of
comprehensive immigration reform legislation then worked with party leaders to gain support for the
proposals on both sides of the aisle.
Congresswoman Napolitano has a passion for mental health issues that stems from her work on the
Norwalk City Council in the 1980s, when hospitals in her area began closing and sending mentally ill
patients onto the streets. She co-chairs the Congressional Mental Health Caucus and has worked to help
Iraq War veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. From her committee seats she pushed
BP officials to take the post-trauma mental health of Gulf Coast residents into consideration when
settling claims related to the spring 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
After the January 2011 shooting in Tucson of Arizona Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Napolitano co-
hosted a briefing for congressional staff on the resources available to them if they believed a constituent
to be mentally ill. “I want to make sure some of our employees — those that are interested — are able
to at least benefit from some kind of information that almost everybody else in law enforcement knows
about,” she told The Hill.
Congresswoman Napolitano also serves as a Vice-Chair of the House Democratic Gun Violence
Prevention Task Force, where she acts as a watchdog for mental health issues in gun reform legislation.
America’s veterans are returning home to an unstable job market and disastrous lines at the V.A.
Congresswoman Napolitano is dedicated to doing better by the soldiers and families who have sacrificed
so much for this country. She is in continual talks with the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN),
who are the senior management that oversee southern CA and Nevada hospitals and clinics. The
Congresswoman inquires on issues related to efficiency and transparency as it relates to services
rendered to our veterans.
She also maintains a Veteran Committee, where 30 plus veteran groups meet to discuss all veterans’
issues, such as post-traumatic stress syndrome and traumatic brain injuries (PTSD/TBI), vet placement,
homelessness, women veterans and families.
Congresswoman Napolitano is a known consensus builder. Recently, she was instrumental in the
passage of the FAST Act, which authorized about $305 billion for much-needed highway, transit, and
safety-related programs. She secured $26 million for California to repair crumbling infrastructure and
build new solutions for traffic congestion.
Grace Flores Napolitano married at 18 and had five children by 23. She caught the political bug as a
volunteer in Norwalk’s efforts to cultivate a sister-city relationship with Hermosillo, Mexico. She says she
joined the effort to show her children and “other youngsters on this side how lucky they were.”
She launched her first political campaign, for city council where she served seven years, two of them as
mayor, before moving up to the California Legislature for six years.
Congresswoman Napolitano has diligently served Southern California for nine terms. She understands
the importance of being connected to her district, coming home every weekend to spend time with her
family and serve up her famous tacos and guacamole to anyone lucky enough to pass through her
- California Democratic Party
- Emily’s List
- California Teachers Association / National Education Association (CTA/NEA)
- Glendora Councilmember Gene Murabito
- Covina Councilmember Jorge Marquez
- Covina Councilmember Peggy Delach
- Duarte Mayor Pro Tem Margaret Finlay
- Duarte Councilmeber John Fasana
- Duarte Councilmember Tzeitel Paras-Caracci
- El Monte Mayor Andre Quintero
- El Monte Councilmember Jerry Velasco
- San Dimas Councilmember John Ebiner
- Baldwin Park Councilmember Monica Garcia
- Baldwin Park Mayor Manny Lozano
- California State Assemblymember Ian Calderon
- California State Assemblymember Cristina Garcia
- Frmr. California State Assemblymember Anthony Portantino
- Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
- Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe
- Los Angeles County Assessor Jeff Prang
- Azusa City Councilmember Angel A. Carrillo
- Azusa City Councilmember Robert Gonzales
- La Puente Mayor Dan Holloway
- La Puente Mayor Pro Tem Valerie Munoz
- West Covina Mayor James Toma
- West Covina Councilmember Tony Wu
- West Covina Councilmember Lloyd Johnson
- Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
- Claremont City Councilmember Sam Pedroza
- West Hollywood City Councilmember John Duran
- Rio Hondo College Board of Trustees Norma Garcia
- Mountain View School District Board of Trustees Member Jacqueline Saldana
- San Dimas Councilmember Denis Bertone
- San Dimas Mayor Curt Morris
- La Puente Councilmember Charlie Klinakis
- La Verne Mayor Don Kendrick
- La Verne Mayor Pro Tem Robin Carder
- La Verne Councilmember Donna Redman
- La Verne Councilmember Charlie A. Rosales
- Councilmember Tim Hepburn
- Monrovia Mayor Pro Tem Larry J. Spicer
- Monrovia Councilmember Gloria Crudgington
- US Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez
- US Congresswoman Linda Sanchez
- US Congressman Alan Lowenthal
- US Congresswoman Karen Bass
- US Congresswoman Lois Capps
- US Congressman Mike Thompson
- US Congressman Tony Cárdenas
- US Congressman Jared Huffman
- US Congressman John Garamendi
- US Congresswoman Doris Matsui
- US Congressman Ami Bera
- US Congressman Brad Sherman
- US Congressman Brad Sherman
- US Congressman Adam Schiff
- US Congresswoman Judy Chu
- US House Democratic Caucus Chair Xavier Becerra
- US House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
- US Congresswoman Norma Torres
- US Senator Dianne Feinstein
- US Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard
- US Congresswoman Janice Hahn
- US Congresswoman Maxine Waters
- US Congressman Jerry McNerney
- US Congressman Mark DeSaulnier
- US Congresswoman Barbara Lee
- US Congressman Juan Vargas
- US Congressman Scott Peters
- California State Assemblymember Chris Holden
- California State Senator Ben Allen
- California State Senator Tony Mendoza
- California State Senator Carol Liu
- US Congresswoman Susan Davis
- California State Treasurer John Chiang
- California State Senator Connie Leyva
- California State Senator Ed Hernandez
- US Congressman Mark Takano
- US Congressman Raul Ruiz
- US Congresswoman Jackie Speier
- US Congressman Eric Swalwell
- US Congressman Jim Costa
- US Congressman Mike Honda
- US Congresswoman Anna Eshoo
- US Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren
- US Congressman Sam Farr
- US Congressman Pete Aguilar
- US Senator Barbara Boxer
- US Congresswoman Julia Brownley
- El Monte Maor Pro Tem Victoria Martinez
- Los Angeles County Young Democrats (LACYD)
- Teamsters - Joint Council 42
- National Womens Political Caucus
- Laborers Local 300
- Teamsters Local 952
- Peace Officers Association of California (PORAC)
- Sierra Club
- C.W.A. Local 9400
- I.B.E.W. Local 11
- C.W.A. - Southern California Council
- Chino Valley Democratic Club
- Helen L. Doherty Democratic Club
- Foothill Community Democrats
- Carpenters – Southern California Council
- Carpenters Local 1506
- California School Employees Association (CSEA)
- California Letter Carriers Association
- Vice Chair of the Calif. Democratic Party Alex Rooker
- El Monte Union High School District Board of Trustees Clerk Maria V. Morgan
- Hacienda La Puente Unified School District Board of Education Member Martin G. Medrano
- El Monte Union High School District Board of Trustees Vice President Carlos Salcedo
- Mt. San Antonio College Board of Trustees Member Dr. Manuel Baca
- Former Region 15 Director CDP Anthony Duarte
- Hacienda La Puente Unified School District Board of Education Board President Penny Fraumeni
- Glendora Unified School District Board of Education Member Maura Murabito
- Duarte Unified School District Board of Education Board President Ken Bell
- Pasadena Area Community College District Board of Trustees Board Clerk Anthony R. Fellow
- Mt. San Antonio College Board of Trustees Member Jay Chen
- Citrus Community College Board of Trustees Member Joanne Montgomery
- Citrus Community College Board of Trustees Vice President Barbara R. Dickerson
- Citrus Communit College Board of Trustees President Susan M. Keith
- Hacienda La Puente Unified School District Board of Educ ationBoard Clerk Gino Kwok
- Hacienda La Puente Unified School District Board of Education Member Anthony Duarte
- West Covina Unified School District Board of Education Board Vice President Eileen Miranda Jimenez
- Mountain View School District Board of Trustees Member Christian Diaz
- Mountain View School District Board of Trustees Board President Adam Carranza
- Monrovia Unified School District Board of Education Member Alex Zucco
The Federal Government plays a part in California water allocation and use through a variety of laws. What, if any, legislation would you support in an effort to handle water shortages caused by the current and any future drought?
As ranking member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, Congresswoman Napolitano has introduced multiple bills aimed at lessening the effects of the drought.
In February 2016, Congresswoman Napolitano and Congressman Rob Wittman introduced the bipartisan Water Resources Research Amendments Act (H.R. 4497) to extend a Federal-State partnership aimed at addressing state and regional water problems, promoting distribution and application of research results, and providing training and practical experience for water-related scientists and engineers.
In April 2016, Congresswoman Napolitano introduced legislation that will help communities finance critical clean water infrastructure projects. The “Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2016”, will invest $20 billion over five years in wastewater infrastructure to improve water quality and create thousands of new, living wage construction jobs.
Congresswoman Napolitano is dedicated to ensuring a safe, affordable supply of water for the people of California.
Should immigration laws be changed? What changes would you support? Please explain why.
Congresswoman Napolitano believes in comprehensive immigration reform that works for all Americans.
As the chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Congresswoman Napolitano worked to create several pieces of comprehensive immigration reform legislation that worked with party leaders to gain support from both sides of the aisle.
Each year, in her district, Congresswoman Napolitano hosts a free immigration district to help guide people though the immigration and naturalization process.
By tirelessly advocating for comprehensive immigration reform, Congresswoman Napolitano works to build an immigration system that benefits our economy and community.
What, if anything, does the U.S. need to do in order to address national security and terrorism? Please explain your answer in detail.
Congresswoman Napolitano believes a strong military is integral to the safety of our nation. However, providing for the military should not stop on the battlefield. We need to do more to support our military veterans.
Congresswoman Napolitano is a life-long advocate for veterans. Continually in talks with the Veterans Integrated Services Network (VISN), Congresswoman Napolitano strives to increase access to services for veterans, as well as increase transparency as it relates to administration.
Congresswoman Napolitano also maintains a Veteran Committee, where 30 plus veteran groups meet to discuss veterans' issues, such as post-traumatic stress syndrome and traumatic brain injuries (PTSD/TBI), vet placement, homelessness, women veterans and families and more.
The political climate in Washington, D.C. has been extremely partisan in recent years. In that kind of atmosphere, what would you do to get things done while in office?
In today's fractured political climate, seniority is increasibly important. Congresswoman Napolitano has served in the House of Representatives for 18 years. During that time, the Congresswoman was able to build relationships and make connections enabling her to get things done. Congresswoman Napolitano has been known to reach across the aisle to co-sponsor the best legislation possible, regardless of party identification.
In addition, Congresswoman Napolitano serves in leadership positions in several committees and subcommittees. This seniority has furthered her reputation as a known consensus builder. Recently, she was instrumental in the passage of the FAST act, which authorized $305 Billion in infrastructure, transit, and safety- related programs.
Congresswoman Napolitano is a dedicated public servant with the seniority to get things done.
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