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Public Statements

Issue Position: Economy and Jobs

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* Supported President Obama's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, providing:

* New infrastructure projects, including public transit and other efforts to reduce traffic and pollution

* Energy efficiency investments including renewable energy and weatherization

* Maintaining services of state teachers, police officers, and health care workers.

* Cosponsored the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, a law to combat wage discrimination on the basis of sex, race, or age.

* Working to strengthen intellectual property laws and protect jobs in the entertainment and hi-tech industries so important to the Southern California economy.

* Cosponsored the Performance Rights Act, to ensure musicians fair
compensation for radio broadcasts of their work.

* Continued the fight against international copyright piracy.

* Was a key negotiator in securing passage of the landmark Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which protects copy and access protection technologies against circumvention and creates a more secure environment for copyrighted works on the Internet.

* Led the fight in Congress for disaster relief funds after the Northridge earthquake.

* Helped Valley defense firms get tens of millions of dollars to continue vital programs and help preserve high quality jobs.

* Wrote legislation that led to the creation of Calstart, a public-private consortium dedicated to the development of advanced transportation technologies.

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