Geographically speaking, Alaska is the biggest state, but when it comes to numbers in the House of Representatives, no one beats California.

Fifty-three men and women from the Golden State hold seats in Congress. We are taking a look at their impact, from the blue wave of 2018, to the recent resignation of Katie Hill.

California’s congress members have a big say in matters ranging from the possible impeachment of Donald Trump to local issues like food security for college students and a lot of other issues in between.

Los Angeles Times reporter Sarah D. Wire talks about the big picture of California’s leadership and how we got here; Rep. Jimmy Gomez, D-Los Angeles, tells his story of what inspired him to get into politics. Rep. Nanette Barragan, D-San Pedro, talks about being the first ever Latina to represent California’s 44th District.

Steve Pierson, Co-Host of the Swing Left Podcast, talks about what it was like being the training director for Katie Hill’s campaign and how he feels now that she has resigned. Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Corona, expands on why he ran for the seat and how he feels being only one of seven Republicans in California’s Congressional delegation. Rep. Mike Levin, D-San Juan Capistrano, was one of the people elected in the 2018 blue wave. He talks about what issues are his top priorities.

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