Continuing his whirlwind tour of Washington D.C., Assembly Speaker John Pérez (D-Los Angeles) is scheduled to meet Wednesday with Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer.
Pérez has already met with Obama administration officials, touting efforts by California to recover from the recession and implement Obamacare.
He is also highlighting ways the federal government can help the Golden State financially. He had breakfast with Secretary of Homeland Security Grace Napolitano, the nominee to head the University of California system. He wants federal officials to help reduce the effect of increases in student loan interest rates.
Pérez also met with National Guard representatives to discuss cybersecurity funding for California, according to spokesman Steve Maviglio.
“As California succeeds, the nation succeeds, and after some tough times, California is once again able to make smart investments in the future,” Pérez said in a statement.
“It’s important for state leaders to build federal partnerships to help maximize the reach of our efforts and maximize the return on our tax dollars.”