When Congress debates the critical issues, too often it’s the Big Money crowd that calls the shots. We need a return to government of, by and for the people -- not government bought and paid for by the PACs and Super PACs. I’m fighting in Congress to build a small donor matching system for funding campaigns, overturn Citizens United and increase the amount of disclosure we have for political donors. Click here to read more.
It’s time to reform our democracy and restore the voices of everyday Americans. I was proud to lead the fight in Congress to develop the By the People legislative package which supports building a small donor matching system, overturning Citizens United, increasing the amount of disclosure we have for political donors, and making it easier for people to vote. Click here to read more.
Education is the ticket to success for every aspiring young person. For those who want to pursue higher education, we need to rein in the skyrocketing costs of tuition and provide grants and loans that will ease that burden. For those who seek the technical skills to launch a career, we must develop apprenticeships and other workforce training opportunities. Click here to read more.
Protecting our natural resources, promoting clean air and clean water, and combatting climate change. These are the legacies we must leave to future generations. In Maryland, our special responsibility is to the Chesapeake Bay. Every Marylander should strive to become a steward of the Bay’s health. It is the natural treasure that connects our communities and powers our regional economy. Click here to read more.
The foundation of good health is a clean environment. From there, we must also invest in public health, robust medical research and a health care system that provides access and coverage to every individual. Exploring new cures for disease at the NIH and strengthening the Affordable Care Act are examples of key steps we can take to improve the health of all Americans. Click here to read more.
Our nation’s seniors have made and continue to make enormous contributions to our civic life and to the success and prosperity of our nation. Every day, they deploy their talent and experience through service and volunteerism. We owe it to them to keep Medicare premiums affordable and Social Security on pace with the cost of living. Click here to read more.
America's veterans fought to protect our country. They deserve every support we can offer to them and their families. That means streamlining the benefits process, ensuring that the VA health care system is delivering services in a timely and efficient way, and helping our returning veterans secure gainful employment. Click here to read more.