Poverty in America is a searing challenge to the conscience of our country. How can it be that in the wealthiest nation on earth, 1 in 5 children live in poverty and 1 in 4 children go to sleep hungry? How can it be that in the land of the American Dream, so many of our fellow Americans are stuck – so many of our fellow Americans are struggling?
Supporting Homeless Youth
As we begin the Holiday season in the company of our loved ones, I write to thank each one of you for the privilege of representing our beautiful city in Congress.
Ending the Epidemic
Monday marks three years since the heartbreaking shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. It has been a little more than 1,000 days since that attack. In that time, there have been more than 1,000 mass shootings -- almost one for each day.
Taking Time to be Thankful
Happily at Thanksgiving, families and friends gather together to acknowledge and give thanks for the great blessings in our lives. It is my hope that each of you may enjoy this Thanksgiving holiday in the company of family and friends.