As I travel around Orange County, the people I represent have expressed their frustration with Washington. They witness the Obama administration making dangerous deals with our adversaries. They turn on the news to see a Congress depicted as partisan and gridlocked. They see a federal government that smothers small businesses in bureaucratic red tape. They see signs of an anemic economy.
The injustice displayed in convictions in recent sexual assault cases has highlighted the need to improve the treatment of sexual assault survivors as their cases move through the legal system.
Independent Journal Review Op-Ed: Why We Cosponsored A Bill To Give Sexual Assault Victims A Bill of RightsSep. 20 | In The News
National outrage over the handling of recent high-profile sexual assault cases have spurred universities into action as leaders have looked for ways to transform how sexual assault survivors are treated.
A week ago Sunday, Americans woke to the news of the most deadly terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11. We mourn the 49 Americans who died far too soon, and we pray for a full recovery for the 53 who were injured. While many questions remain unanswered, it is clear that serious “red flags,” which could have prevented this attack, were missed.