Today the United States is both safer and more equitable. For too long 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' has undermined our national security and moral integrity, and I applaud the Court's decision to halt its devastating effects.
I have a real problem with no cost of living adjustment for Social Security recipients. While inflation may have decreased, seniors' primary expenses - food, medicine, and energy - all have increased.
One report of abuse is reason for concern; thousands of reports of abuse demonstrate a clear pattern. We need to get to the bottom of Wall Street’s dismal response to the foreclosure crisis.
It is absolutely vital that we have a dynamic workforce equipped with the skills to compete in this rapidly changing global economy. Our nation’s community colleges play an increasingly important role in maintaining the strength of our workforce.
During these tough economic times, we need to ensure that American exports have a fair chance in the world market in order to spur economic growth and create jobs.
China's persistent manipulation of its currency contributes to the outsourcing of American jobs and poses a very serious problem that requires real action. Under our leadership, real action is now being taken in Congress to stand up for American workers.
It’s time we stopped shipping our jobs overseas, and I’m committed to helping American businesses and manufacturers create jobs here at home for our workers, not workers in China.
I am pleased that the House has acted to pass the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act that provides long overdue compensation and ensures health care for the many heroes of September 11th.
These brave men and women sacrificed their personal well-being to serve their country on one of its darkest days. The right thing to do is provide them with the medical care and treatments that they so sorely need. Anything less would be unconscionable.