Issues

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Criminal Justice Reform

I am committed to preventing crime in our communities, from stemming the sale of handguns to providing effective drug treatment facilities. My legislative agenda supports my goal of creating livable communities that are safe, healthy, and well-educated.
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Economy

Under the leadership of the Democratic-led Congress, legislation has been enacted to create jobs and increase consumer confidence. Congress should take action to increase the minimum wage, extend emergency unemployment insurance, and finally focus on legislation that will create jobs – the real priorities of the American people.
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Education

I believe that we must provide every child with opportunities to be the best that he or she can be.
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Environment

I deeply understand the importance of protecting the environment and our natural resources. As the home of the Chesapeake bay, the pride of our state, we must always remember that the most important benefits of our efforts will be given to our children and grandchildren, who simply cannot wait.
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Financial Regulatory Reform

My concern had always been to ensure that the taxpayers' money has been spent for their benefit, and that the Committee, and this Congress acted with the utmost integrity. I believe the hearing was an example of that integrity.
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Healthcare

I believe that patients should be respected and should have access to quality health care. As such, I support legislation that would provide important health care protections and affordable access to health provider services for all Americans.
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Housing

American Housing and Economic Mobility Act of 2019

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Identity Theft

Identity theft has become an epidemic in and across the United States, claiming over 10 million victims last year alone.

Immigration

I believe our immigration policy should reflect our values, benefit our economy, and increase our security. I support passing Comprehensive Immigration Reform and am working to provide critical protections for DREAMers and immediately reunite separated children with their parents and loved ones.
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Labor

I will continue to fight for equality in the United States, whether it is at the ballot box, in a paycheck or in the way our government assigns contracts.
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National Security

As a member of Congress, I have long stood for the judicious, and justified, use of military power.
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Social Security

I believe Social Security is part of a moral promise kept, by our nation, between children and parents to protect each other in their times of need.
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Tax Help

For individuals who earned less than $57k in 2009, the IRS Free File program provides free federal income tax preparation and electronic filing.
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Transportation

As a senior member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I am concerned about the issues of transportation.
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Veterans

Veterans have kept their promise to serve our nation, and we must keep our promises to our veterans.