Transportation & the Port of Los Angeles

The Port of Los Angeles, known as America’s Port, is the busiest port complex in the western hemisphere and is the heart of Southern California’s economy.

I am proud to have this vital, dynamic transportation hub in my district. The Port serves as a gateway to trading partners in Asia and the distribution point for goods sold across the nation. Nearly 35 percent of all container goods that reach the United States pass through the port’s gantries.

As your representative and as a member of the Homeland Security Committee, a priority for me is ensuring that the Port has resources so that it maintains its efficiency and global competitiveness.

Los Angeles also suffers from some of the worst traffic in the nation, a source of air pollution and lowered quality of life. Many parts of the 44th congressional district are underserved by public transportation options. I am committed to making sure these benefits are more widely shared.