Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find out how you voted on legislation I am interested in?

Finding my voting record is easy. Click here for a list of recent roll call votes I have taken in Congress, or visit the Library of Congress' website at to search by the bill title, number, or keyword to see how I voted on a particular piece of legislation.

I am going to visit Washington, D.C. Can you assist me with tickets for tours of the U.S. Capitol, White House, and other interesting attractions?

Of course. Please visit the Visiting Washington, D.C. page for more information about the tours I can set-up for you and your family while you're visiting our nation's capital.

How can I let you know my feelings on issues and legislation?

Representing your interests in Congress is my top priority. You can email me your questions, comments, and concerns, or you can contact my Washington, D.C. office at (202) 225-3601.

How can I get a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol?

I am proud to offer U.S. flags at a nominal fee as a service to my constituents. At your request, I can even have your flag flown over the U.S. Capitol. To order a flag please go to the Flag Requests page of my website.

Do you offer internships in your California and Washington, D.C. offices?

Yes, I do offer internships in my Central and South Coast offices, as well as my office in Washington D.C. for students as well as for recent college graduates. For more information, please visit the Internships page, or contact the office at which you would be interested in serving as an intern.

I sent you an email with my thoughts on an issue. How long will it be until I can expect a response? 

As you might imagine, I receive a large volume of mail and email. I do my very best to respond to each letter I receive as quickly as possible, but it can take several weeks to receive a response.  Thank you in advance for your patience.