|Name||Susan A. Davis|
San Diego, California 92138, United States
|| April 13, 1944
Feb 05, 2018 07:16pm
|Info||In 2000, Susan A. Davis was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Her district encompasses much of the heart of San Diego and its coastline. |
Susan�s interest in public affairs grew out of her experiences as a social worker, parent, youth mentor, and military spouse. Through these life experiences, Susan developed an understanding of and deep commitment to improving her community and country.
Susan was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She grew up in Richmond, California. Susan graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in sociology. She then earned a master�s degree in social work from the University of North Carolina.
After graduation, Susan and her husband, Steve, were stationed in Japan with their two children, Jeffery and Benjamin, while Steve served as a doctor in the Air Force during the Vietnam War.
Susan and her family have lived in San Diego since 1972. She and Steve have been married for 33 years. They have one grandchild, Henry Sloane Davis.
In Congress, Susan is proud to serve on the House Armed Services Committee, the Education and the Workforce Committee, and the Veterans Affairs Committee. She is focusing on the issues of defense, education, environment, health care, and veterans affairs.
Making a difference in Congress:
Defense and national security
Increased spending on defense and homeland security
Fought for the largest military pay raise in decades
Worked to restore free and reduced lunch programs for military families
The San Diego Business Journal honored Susan as a �Woman Who Means Business� for her work on defense issues
Worked to reform the education system through HR 1, which improved teacher quality, established state-based student testing, increased funding for our neediest schools.
Opposed oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Supported increasing fuel economy standards for trucks and SUVs
Secured critical funding to protect San Diego�s wildlife and open spaces
Introduced groundbreaking legislation to allow women direct access to their OB/Gyn
Introduced legislation to regulate the dietary supplement industry and protect our children by banning the sale of dietary supplements containing ephedrine to those under 18
Introduced legislation to assist with the cost of long-term health care
Introduced legislation to increase VA home loan guarantees for veterans
Increased the number of housing vouchers for homeless veterans
Reduced out-of-pocket health care costs for lower-income veterans
Prior to her election to Congress:
1983-1992 � Susan served on the San Diego City School Board - serving as President or Vice President for five of those years.
1990-1994 � Susan was the Executive Director of the Aaron Price Fellows Program, a program designed to teach multi-ethnic high school students leadership and citizenship skills.
1994-2000 � Susan served three terms in the California State Assembly.
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