In America, the tragedy of gun violence steals the lives of nearly 40,000 people every year – including 47 children and teenagers every single day. Too often, our nation has been forced to console family members & comfort shattered communities. While our grief remains raw and our hearts remain broken, our spirits remain strong.
Our nation’s immigrants are the constant reinvigoration of America. Each wave of newcomers brings their patriotism, bravery and determination to succeed to our shores – and in doing so, makes America more American. As students and servicemembers, entrepreneurs and public servants, parents and neighbors, these new Americans affirm our country’s fundamental, founding truth: our diversity is our
Nearly 60 years ago, President John Kennedy launched an ambitious mission to safely send a man to the moon and back. Today, we are at a critical juncture in our nation's history as we must renew that same spirit of action and opportunity.
For decades, hard-working Americans in San Francisco and across the country have been hurting as the cost of living rises, paychecks remain flat and fear and uncertainty about the economy grow.
In the midst of the Great Depression, our nation made a fundamental promise that a lifetime of hard work would be met with the dignity and peace of mind of a secure retirement. For generations, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid have stood as pillars of health and economic security and opportunity for millions of American families, whether in retirement, disability, or following the death of
Our nation is truly blessed by the bravery, dedication and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform. In Congress, we must do everything in our power to honor the service of our veterans by upholding a solemn promise: just as the military pledges to leave no soldier behind on the battlefield, we must leave no veteran behind when they return home.
Voting rights are essential to who we are as Americans, to the cause of equality and to the strength of our democracy. In Congress, we have a sacred responsibility to do everything in our power to remove obstacles to voting, to ensure every citizen has the right to vote and every vote is counted as cast.