Education is one of the most important issues Zoe deals with as a Member of Congress. The stakes are enormous and Zoe takes seriously her responsibility to ensure that the federal government plans and positions well in making resources available to local school districts to help educate our children.
Zoe knows that when it comes to energy policy, it is time to move away from the failed policies of the past to a new direction where protecting the environment and powering our society spur new U.S. industries that grow our economy.
As an active Member of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus, Zoe understands the actions of all nations must be measured against the standards of international behavior to which they have agreed. Having laws alone does not guarantee that they will be enforced or respected.
As much of the United States has recovered from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression in 2008, and unemployment levels have plunged, Zoe continues fighting to give Santa Clara families and businesses tools to grow their enterprises.
As the only advanced nation in the world that suffers from a seemingly unending string of mass shootings, it is clear Congress must take reasonable steps to address this public health crisis and ensure our communities are safe. Zoe supports the creation of a Select Committee on Gun Violence Prevention in the House to examine our existing firearms purchaser background check system as well as other methods to prevent and reduce gun violence.
Expanding access to quality, affordable health care has been one of Zoe’s driving causes as an elected official. She supported the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - also known as Obamacare - as a step in the right direction towards this goal, particularly for working Americans who could not previously afford health care.
As an original member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, Zoe knows that our national security does not need to violate our constitutionally protected rights.
Our country was founded by immigrants who came seeking freedom. That desire for freedom and a society where merit, not birthright, determined an individual's life helped to shape the greatest experiment in self-determination known the world over as America.
Innovation is the driving force behind a strong and growing economy, and nowhere is that better exemplified than in Silicon Valley, America’s hub of innovation. As a recognized leader and respected voice on technology issues, Zoe advocates strongly for Silicon Valley in Washington, D.C.
The bedrock of American democracy is our right to vote in fair and open elections. As Chair of the House Administration Committee, Zoe helps oversee U.S. federal elections to ensure every citizen’s vote is counted equally, and that our system of government remains the true representative democracy our founders intended.