College Affordability

In order to grow the middle class, we need to make higher education more affordable so that it is available to all Americans, regardless of gender, race, or economic status.  One way that we can do that is by providing student loan interest relief. That is why I coauthored the Bank on Students Emergency Loan […]

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I support increasing STEM education, improving the quality of early childhood education, and making college more affordable.

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Energy and Environment

It’s time to invest in clean energy technologies to revitalize American manufacturing, create good-paying jobs, and protect our children’s future. I support a clean and energy-efficient future and protecting Connecticut’s environment.

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Gun Violence Prevention

As a vice chair of the U.S. House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, I have been a strong advocate for commonsense reforms that will reduce gun violence, make our communities safer, and respects our 2nd Amendment rights.

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Health Care

Every American deserves quality affordable health care. I am working on commonsense improvements to the Affordable Care Act to make it work better for Connecticut businesses and families.

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Marriage Equality and Equal Rights

In the Connecticut legislature, I voted for full marriage equality for all couples. I also co-authored the SAME Act to protect the rights of all citizens, regardless of gender or sexual orientation.

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National Security

Our number one national security priority must be to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat terrorism at home and abroad. I strongly support Israel and believe that a nuclear-armed Iran is an unacceptable threat to Israel and to the United States.

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Protecting Seniors

I believe how we treat our parents and grandparents reflects our values as a country. I have voted to preserve Social Security, protect Medicare, and provide home heating assistance. I have helped seniors recover over $1,000,000 in Social Security benefits and $300,000 in Medicare benefits.

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Since taking office, I have helped veterans in central and northwest Connecticut recover $500,000 in veterans’ benefits and voted to allow veterans to seek private medical care if their VA facility has a backlog. I also proudly introduced my own bill to support home caregivers of veterans and passed amendments to increase support for suicide prevention programs and the National Guard Yellow Ribbon reintegration program.

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Women’s Rights

I strongly support a woman’s right to choose and have a long record of advocacy for pro-choice causes. I also support equal pay for equal work and raising the minimum wage.

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