Assemblywoman Sharon Runner’s (R-Lancaster) left for Washington DC today along with Assembly Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and Assembly Republican Leader-Elect George Plescia to confer with federal leaders on issues facing California. “I am looking forward to talking with our federal leaders this week,” Runner said. “We all are in a united effort to better the lives of California families and bring more jobs to California.” Among the top issues Runner will be discussing in Washington will be illegal immigration, stimulating the California economy, bringing more jobs to the state and aerospace issues facing the Antelope and Victor Valleys.
Runner has co-authored a bill this legislative session to extend tax credits for California business working on the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) and also create a tax incentive for NASA to grant a bid to California for construction of the Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV). Aerospace being a huge part of the High Desert economy, the CEV bid would create hundreds of new jobs in the High Desert. “Aerospace is huge part of the economy for my constituents,” Runner stated. “It is imperative we are doing all we can both within the state and also federally to fight for more jobs for California families. We also need to make sure we secure our borders and protect not only our national security but also the jobs being taken by illegal labor.” The Assembly Republican Leadership team’s visit to Washington coincides with a trip by Speaker Fabian Nunez to the nation’s capital.