As Americans, one of our most deeply held beliefs is that everyone should play by the rules. In particular, we expect our representatives and other public servants to govern to the highest standards. That’s why I’ve made it my mission to ensure that lawmakers are held to the same principles as the people they serve.
After two failed weeks of wasted time and taxpayer money trying to jam an ACA repeal bill through the House, Congressional Republicans are still putting forward dangerous policies that would harm the American people.
For the past several months, I’ve asked families across Monroe County to submit stories about how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has helped them finally access the health care they need and deserve. It’s important that your voices are not drowned out by political spin from lobbyists, Republicans in Washington, and the health insurance industry looking to maximize profits.
I’m proud to have recently introduced the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act (PAMTA). This bill would prevent a nightmarish post-antibiotic future by preserving eight classes of antibiotics from being regularly fed to healthy animals in order to save these antibiotics for sick humans and sick animals only. A similar bipartisan bill was also introduced in the Senate.
For nearly a decade, I believe that the conservative Majority in Congress wasted millions of dollars in legislative time at taxpayers’ expense by voting more than 60 times to undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without a thing in the world to replace it with. Last week, they finally let their colleagues and the American people see their proposed ACA replacement.
For nearly a decade, the Republican Majority in Congress wasted millions of dollars in legislative time at taxpayers’ expense by voting more than 60 times to undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without a thing in the world to replace it with. Last week, they finally let their colleagues and the American people see their proposed ACA replacement.
In March, we celebrate Women’s History Month and remember the women who came before us who organized and advanced the pursuit of equality. As Rochesterians, we honor this history in a special way given the unique role Western New York has played in shaping the women’s suffrage movement.
Tonight, President Trump will speak before a joint session of Congress regarding his agenda for the country. While I was pleased that the president withdrew from the 12-country trade deal known as the Trans Pacific Partnership, I believe that the start of this administration has been a troubling one.
Have you ever wondered why we vote on Tuesdays?
The past several weeks, Republicans in Washington have worked behind closed doors using a seldom-used law called the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to gut important protections that impact you and your family.