This has been a difficult week.
I’ve been thinking constantly about my colleague, Representative Steve Scalise, his family, the Capitol Police officers, and others injured while practicing for the annual bipartisan baseball game on Wednesday morning.
This week, House Republicans brought to the floor the Financial CHOICE Act of 2017, a dangerous bill that guts the most important consumer financial protections under Dodd-Frank and makes it easier for big banks to engage in the same reckless behaviors that led to the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.
The president’s budget request for the fiscal 2018 year is two things: heartless and harmful.
This administration’s ties to Russia are troubling, to say the least. Let’s review the facts.
Not too long ago in this country, employees and their employers worked together to build successful businesses in our communities. These partnerships were built on the idea that an employee’s contribution to his or her company would not be forgotten after they retired. Sadly, the same standard does not apply today.
Today, Congressional Republicans passed their dangerous health care repeal bill in the House. I am proud to say that I stood with the American people in voting against this awful proposal.
Just over 100 days ago, women, men, and families across the country and around the globe came together in support of women’s equality. In my Washington office alone, I welcomed hundreds of Rochesterians who traveled down to our nation’s capital to make their voices heard. Fear of growing attacks on women’s fundamental rights led to these unprecedented marches.
Throughout my time in Congress, creating better paying jobs and strengthening American manufacturing has been one of my top priorities. I have long touted Rochester as a leader in global innovation and scientific advancement, which is why I was pleased to announce that Precision Optical Transceivers will open their headquarters at the Eastman Business Park in June 2017.
Today marks the 100th day of the Trump Administration. I believe it’s been a troubling start for our president.
Earth Day is an opportunity to remind ourselves, our neighbors, and our government that we only have one precious planet and it must be protected for future generations. People all around the country are gathering together in solidarity today to stress the importance of science at a critical time for our nation and the planet.