“Civic participation has been a driving force in my life. Ever since I can remember, I have been involved in trying to improve the current system – making it more transparent, more accountable, more responsive, and more responsible.”
“It’s time to get past the partisan battle lines on climate change. Everyone has something to contribute as we work to slow the damage to our climate caused by the burning of fossil fuels.”
“I strongly support our servicemen and women who serve as the front line of our national security. We need both a strong and strategic national security strategy that protects the American people from terrorism and other international threats. In order to accomplish this we need to provide our servicemen and women with the resources they need to keep them safe and our nation out of harm’s way.”
"The endless pursuit of knowledge and education is our greatest hope maintaining a healthy democracy, ensuring economic competitiveness, and spurring innovation."
"The many environmental and natural resource issues facing this nation require thoughtful and inclusive policy and leadership in order to leave this planet inhabitable for our children and grandchildren."
"While we must act in a fiscally responsible manner, deep, indiscriminate cuts to services and investments such as education, job training, energy programs, infrastructure projects, and Social Security and Medicare will cost the United States jobs and slow down our economy. Simply put: we cannot cut our way to prosperity."
“The only thing more heartbreaking than the damage gun violence has done to families across our nation is the fact that Congress has done so very little to stop it.”
“I believe access to healthcare is a right, not a privilege. We cannot progress as a nation without addressing health disparities and assuring that everyone has access to high quality, affordable healthcare. In Congress, I am committed to increasing access to affordable health insurance for the millions of Americans without coverage and making health insurance more affordable for those already covered.”
“In a nation as rich and compassionate as America, there is no reason that any American should not have a roof over their heads. Taking care of America means taking care of Americans and I believe that we have a responsibility as a nation to ensure access to safe and affordable housing for all Americans."
“As Americans, we must protect human rights – the right to live freely with dignity and respect and without the threat of violence or repression – both at home and abroad.”
“Hard-working families in pursuit of the American Dream have been shortchanged for far too long with an immigration system that is outdated, inefficient, and systematically flawed. I support a comprehensive approach to immigration reform that keeps our nation safe but at the same time keeps families united.”
"Restoring economic growth in a fair and equitable way will be the tide that raises all boats.”
“I am strongly committed to working with my colleagues to ensure equal rights; the repeal of discriminatory laws; the elimination of hate-motivated violence; and to improve the health and well-being for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Fundamentally, I believe that LGBT rights are human rights.”
"Maintaining our global leadership throughout the world is essential to our national interests and our security."
“America’s seniors have spent many years working to raise families and improve the communities in which they live, and they deserve the best resources—resources they have earned—as they enter retirement.”
“Global trade is critical to growing the economy, spurring job creation, and maintaining relationships around the world.”
“America must not shortchange the brave men and women who have served in our armed forces. I am deeply committed to ensuring that our nation’s veterans and their families are cared for in a way that honors their service to our country. Just as the military pledges to leave no soldier behind on the battlefield, I do not intend to leave any veteran behind when they return home.”