When Democrats in Congress voted for health care reform earlier this year, we did so with the confidence that we were improving health care access for millions of seniors.
Passage of this legislation sends more than $300 million to the State of Georgia keeping at least 5,700 police officers, firefighters, teachers, and nurses employed.
We must address the increased violence at our borders. Secure borders are important not only to our national security, but also to our economy.
The Americans with Disabilities Act guaranteed at long last equal justice under the law for our family, friends, and neighbors with disabilities. It is one of the great pieces of civil rights legislation passed in this country’s history.
“Over the years, Medicare and Medicaid have been improved to provide even better and more comprehensive care to more Americans – but our job is not done. We must continue to improve on the foundation set 45 years ago.
I continue to fight for Medicare today and I'm pleased that our new health care reform bill will strengthen Medicare and extend the life of the program.
Manufacturing is the backbone of good paying jobs in teh U.S. and we must reverse the erosion in this vital sector through an active public-private partnership that invests in our infrastructure and workforce.
This week we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This law prohibits discrimination against those with disabilities in employment, education, public transportation and many other areas of daily life.
The refusal of Republicans to work with Democrats to provide American families such critical assistance in difficult economic times underscores the danger of putting politics before policy.