Our region is blessed to sit at the confluence of two great rivers – the American River and the Sacramento River.  These rivers bring many opportunities, but they also make us one of the highest risks of flooding in the country.  Flood protection remains one of my top priorities, as it is key to the safety and economic vitality of our region.  I am working every day to see that our flood protection priorities get the federal attention and funding they require, and to ensure that flood insurance rates remain affordable for all Sacramento residents. We must finish the new spillway at Folsom Dam, improve the American and Sacramento River’s Levees, and complete the South Sacramento Steams Group Project.

Over my career I have secured over $3 billion in federal funding to boost the region’s flood protection and create well-paying jobs in our local economy.