Welcome to Catch Up With Young Kim, my weekly e-newsletter to get you the latest on my work for you in Congress.

My team and I are here to serve you. As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to my office with any questions or concerns. I encourage you to follow me on social media on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram at @RepYoungKim. 

This week, I was back in Washington fighting for you. Here are the highlights:
On Monday, I joined my colleagues to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to the 13 Americans who gave everything to help save Americans and our allies in Kabul. I was proud to cosponsor this important effort.

These brave men and women, including Southern California Marines Lance Corporal Dylan Merola, Lance Corporal Kareem Nikoui and Corporal Hunter Lopez, were young, many in their early 20s, and incredibly brave – valiantly putting their lives on the line for others. Their courage and heroism in the face of danger will never be forgotten. 
Veterans in California’s 39th District and across the nation put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms and deserve the best care and resources at our nation’s disposal once they return home. I’m proud to join with my friend Rep. Maria Salazar and a bipartisan group to introduce the Supporting Every at-Risk Veteran (SERVICE) Act which creates a pilot program that deploys response teams of military veteran law enforcement officers to respond to veterans in crisis or emergency. 

I cannot think of a better way to support veterans in times of crisis than by having fellow veterans on the front lines of providing assistance. This program has been incredibly effective in the midwest and I'm grateful for the opportunity to bring it to CA-39.
The deadline for the Congressional App Challenge is coming up! I am thrilled to share that more than 70 teams in CA-39 have already submitted their apps. I'm excited to see students developing their STEM skills and working together to create apps that will make a difference in our everyday lives.

Please be sure to submit your app by Monday, November 1 at 5pm.
My team was honored to welcome La Carniceria Wagyu to Brea and catch up with owner David Fuerte! I’m so happy to see small businesses and entrepreneurs finding a home in our CA-39 community.
Do you know a high school student interested in answering the call to serve in our nation's military? As your Representative in Congress, I am excited to be able to nominate students from California's 39th District attend our U.S. Service Academies.

Join my team on Tuesday, November 2 at 6pm PDT for an information session at Buena Park City Hall on U.S. Service Academies and the application process. Representatives from the US Military, Naval, Air Force Academies and more will be present to answer questions. I hope you will attend!

Please note: Packets for U.S. Service Academy nominations are due November 12.
The recent proposal to allow for IRS surveillance into your bank account does nothing to bridge the tax gap. Instead, it intrudes on the privacy of middle class Americans and makes it harder for financial institutions to help small businesses.

The IRS should NOT be able to surveil your bank account. That's why I joined Rep. Tom Emmer and 200 colleagues in another letter against this proposal.
I enjoyed visiting with veteran-owned businesses in Anaheim! Coach Torres (Left), who joined the Marines at 18 and retired as a Marine infantry leader, Peace Officer, Desert Storm and Somalia Combat Veteran owns and operates Bear Pit Gym. Steven McHugh (Right) served our nation honorably as an Aviation Chief Warrant Officer in the United States Army and now owns All-American Brew Works and Co-Pilots Deli and BBQ.
The leadership and teamwork skills they took from their years of service to our country shines through at their small businesses. Thank you both for showing me around and for all that you do for our community.
The FAA's "Option B" proposal for LAX Airport would put many CA-39 homes under a regular flight path, subjecting families to constant and disruptive aircraft noise.

I joined my Southern California colleagues in strong, bipartisan opposition to this proposal.
Uyghurs and other minorities in internment camps in Xinjiang, China continue to face horrific conditions. This week, I led a bipartisan letter urging Secretary of State Antony Blinken to work with Central Asian governments to ensure safety for those fleeing the PRC's repressive policies and gross human rights abuses.
I will never stop fighting for human rights. 

I'm grateful 52 bipartisan cosponsors have joined me to help the U.S. take concrete steps to stand against these human rights abuses by cosponsoring the Uyghur Policy Act, which passed out of the Foreign Affairs Committee last month. I urge House leadership to bring this bill to the floor.
Nearly 20 people are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States every single minute, which adds up to more than 10 million women and men each year.

No victim should ever feel alone. As co-chair of the Working Group to End Domestic Violence, I was honored to join with colleagues to pass the bipartisan Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA).

FVPSA funds provide resources to more than 1.3 million victims of domestic violence and their children every year. This funding directly supports the Women’s Transitional Living Center in Fullerton, which last year alone provided 12,629 supportive services to nearly 2,000 local adults and children in need. I will continue to do all I can to support commonsense policies that uplift domestic violence victims and shelters that provide lifesaving aid to our CA-39 community.
I am committed to helping California's 39th District get through the COVID-19 pandemic better than before. As we reopen our communities and get people safely back to work, I will do all that I can to make sure my constituents receive the relief you deserve.
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Have a great weekend!
Young Kim