Apr 15 2017
This week I announced legislation to declare a federal emergency when the U.S. Army Corps causes damaging harmful algal blooms. Our bill, the Federal Do No Harm Act, provides federal assistance for disaster cleanup, including the removal of toxic algal biomass and muck from affected waterways.
Apr 08 2017
Our veterans who have served our country - risked life and limb for the United States of America - deserve choice when it comes to their health care. That's why this week we passed legislation to eliminate the sunset of the Veterans Choice Program.
Apr 01 2017
Watch our Week In Review video to hear about a bill we introduced to keep Jewish Community Centers safe, hearings we held to improve the water quality in our area, a bill we passed in committee to combat anti-Semitism and steps we're taking to ensure rail safety.
Mar 25 2017
Over the last several months, one of my top priorities has been listening to people in our community about how they will be impacted by health care reform. I hope my colleagues on both sides of the aisle will join me in working to improve our nation’s healthcare system.
Mar 18 2017
It's important for veterans to come together and for the VA to establish and maintain expertise in providing our unique healthcare needs. Unfortunately, too many VA facilities have lost their hunger to provide our care.
Mar 11 2017
Every day that I go to work, I make it my goal to give the people in our community a voice in Congress. There's nothing I take more seriously than my duty to listen to the people I represent and to act on their concerns in Washington.
Mar 04 2017
This week I returned to Washington, D.C. after a great week in the district that included our four-hour town hall meeting. We live in an incredible country where we can all voice our concerns and play a role in the direction that we’re headed.
Feb 25 2017
With Congress out of session this week, I had the opportunity to hear from people all across our community on a wide range of issues. Our town hall meeting on Friday lasted more than 4 hours and I stayed to answer every single question.
Feb 18 2017
We must do more to assist returning veterans in their efforts to find jobs and start careers. Veterans know what it is like to work in high-pressure situations and to be held to a standard of excellence.
Feb 11 2017
This week I had the opportunity to meet with a number of our neighbors to talk about issues they care about - ranging from protecting our environment to making healthcare more affordable and improving our education system.