Honoring the Sandy Hook Promise
Today marks six months since the tragedy in Newtown, a tragedy seared into the minds of every person across America and millions across the world. This anniversary serves as another solemn reminder of the persistent plague of gun violence in our society – and of the ongoing challenge to end it.
This weekend, we pause to honor the sacrifice that thousands of our veterans have made in service of our great nation.
This week, House Republicans voted for an early Mother's Day Gift: the “More Work, Less Pay” Act. They misnamed their bill the “Working Family Flexibility Act” – but it only offers greater flexibility to bosses and lower wages to workers.
Here’s what this misnamed bill really means:
Caring for Our Nation’s Heroes
We must honor the service of all of our men and women in uniform, remember those who perished at war, and celebrate the courage of those who come home. In Congress, our work is founded on a solemn promise: just as the military pledges to leave no soldier behind on the battlefield, we will leave no veteran behind when they return home.
Below is a piece I wrote that appeared in USA TODAY on the Supreme Court’s oral arguments this week on two cases regarding discrimination against our nation’s LGBT community.