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Our country has been the leading provider of humanitarian aid for refugees.
– Elizabeth Esty
My brother had the courage to come out in 1978, when equality was still a distant dream.
In Connecticut, we have a vibrant history of advocating to ensure our workers are treated fairly and given the rights and protections they deserve. Still, we need to do more to protect all American workers.
We need to ensure that no one is denied employment, housing, opportunities, or benefits because of their sexual orientation.
Connecticut has a proud tradition of manufacturing going back to the days of Eli Whitney.
Although we can never fully repay our veterans, on Veterans Day we thank our veterans for their selflessness and commit to do what we can to improve the quality of life for our veterans and military families in communities across America.
Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School three years ago, we have lost over 90,000 Americans to gun violence. This is a manmade crisis that needs to be treated as the public health epidemic it has become.
The real issue is, are you available to the folks you represent? And I am.
The Healthy Homes Tax Credit Act will help ensure that all families, regardless of their income, can protect their children from the lifelong health impacts of lead poisoning.
Elections are about choices, and part of what you do is draw that contrast.
I do think the U.S. has a moral and political leadership role to play.
Clearly, we are courting tragedy by turning a blind eye to marketing gimmicks plainly intended to turn children into gun enthusiasts before they are even old enough to buy a firearm of their own.
I’m a mom. That probably hinders sometimes and helps sometimes. To some people, that makes me more approachable.
I would like to live long enough to see the day when people talk about which guns are the safest.
The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, has shown us what can happen when we ignore the warning signs of lead poisoning and corroding pipes.
I’m baffled that Mark Greenberg would send an offensive email politicizing the beheading of an American journalist.
There is no possible justification or excuse for marketing dangerous weapons to children as if they were toys.
We shield our children from hazardous products – liquid nicotine should be no exception.
It would be really easy to get discouraged over gun safety, and I have to explain all the time why I am not giving up and why people should not give up.
I just thought Harvard sounded great. So let’s see if I get in. I didn’t really have a big back-up plan.
Lead levels exceeding federal thresholds pose a serious public health threat, particularly for more vulnerable populations.
Everyone is able to give to someone.
We are a great enough country to respect the Second Amendment rights of lawful gun owners and protect our children. And those things don’t need to be in conflict.
Manufacturing is the backbone of Connecticut’s economy, and suppliers such as Click Bond depend on partnerships with U.S.-based manufacturers that export many of their products with Ex-Im’s backing.
We need a comprehensive strategy that includes expanding criminal background checks for all commercial gun sales, dedicated federal law to combat gun trafficking, and a strong commitment to mental health services.
Every week, we read about horrific tragedies resulting from children who play with firearms and accidentally shoot themselves or their family members.
We still have work to do in our efforts to advance equal rights for all Americans.
We have a wonderful district with lots of fun little stores and companies and farms.
We need to consistently play our role as a moral leader in the world.
We need to stop trying to restrict access to lifesaving cancer screenings, birth control, and well-woman exams.