Congressman Alan Lowenthal has spent more than five decades serving the people of Southern California. For nearly three decades he was a professor of psychology at California State University Long Beach. He then went on to serve two terms on the Long Beach City Council, three terms as a California Assemblyman, and two terms as a California State Senator. During his time in local and state government, he became widely regarded and respected as a leader on environmental, transportation, human rights, and education issues.
First elected in 2012, the Congressman is now serving his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives representing California's 47th District. This encompasses the cities of Long Beach, Signal Hill, Avalon, and parts of Lakewood in Los Angeles County and in Orange County, the cities of Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, Cypress, Westminster, Garden Grove, Buena Park, Anaheim, Midway City, Stanton, and portions of Buena Park and Anaheim.
In Congress, the Congressman has continued his long record of fighting for the interests of his constituents.
He currently serves on the House Natural Resources Committee and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
He is the Ranking Member of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. As a member of Natural Resources, he also serves on the Subcommittee on Federal Lands.
As a member of Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, he serves on the Highways and Transit, the Water Resources and Environment, and the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation subcommittees.
The Congressman has also continued his long leadership on important issues he has championed over the years: he is co-chair of the Ports Caucus and a vice-chair of both the LGBT Equality Caucus and the Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition.
Representing one of the most ethnically diverse districts in the nation, Congressman Lowenthal has also championed human rights in Congress, not just at home, but throughout the world. He has also brought his strong support for LGBT rights to Washington, where he became the first Congress member to permanently fly the Pride flag outside his office. He also serves as the co-chair of the Congressional Cambodia Caucus and as co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Vietnam.
In addition, he has continued his long record of fighting for environmental protections, with a new mission to bring the issue of climate change to the front in Congress as chair of the more than 60-member Safe Climate Caucus. Congressman Lowenthal has also been a champion in Congress advocating for a National Multimodal and Sustainable Freight Infrastructure Act. The Congressman believes efficient goods movement and the health of our environment and communities must go hand in hand.