On the Issues

  • Believes that growing deficit is a challenge that must be addressed now: if we fix our deficit problems now, we will do so in a smart way that helps us invest in our future.
  • Will fight to protect Social Security and Medicare.
  • Rejects the Republican plan to turn Medicare into a voucher program.
  • Wants to reduce our reliance on foreign oil.
  • Supports finding and using domestic gas and oil reserves, provided we do not recklessly endanger people or the environment to do so.
  • Supports long-term development of clean, renewable energy sources like wind and photovoltaic, which reduce our consumption of fossil fuels and create whole new high-tech industries for future job growth.
  • Supports and voted for laws that promote better energy efficiency, saving money and reducing energy consumption.

 

  • Knows that Israel is America's friend and ally and supports a two-state solution to bring peace to the region.
  • Voted for free trade agreements with Panama, Colombia and South Korea.
  • Stands with our allies and will employ every resource at our disposal to deter and confront hostile actors around the world.
  • Will defend our nation without bankrupting it.
  • Opposed the war in Iraq and
  • Supports increased investment in transportation to get people back to work and repair outdated roads, bridges, and rail lines
  • Voted for improvements to Metro-North trains and stations.
  • Led the effort to secure multi-million dollar transportation infrastructure grants to improve access to the Stamford train station and build the new roads to necessary to redevelop Steel Point in Bridgeport.
  • Worked to connect resources from t
  • Recognizes the importance of early childhood education and supports legislation to help make quality pre-school education available to all.
  • Supports a robust, interdisciplinary public education system.
  • Will fight to close the “achievement gap” facing families in districts with underperforming public schools.
  • Believes every American should be have access to the level of education they require to reach their life
  • Is a proud advocate for women's rights.
  • Supports a woman’s right to choose and fights against violations of women’s reproductive right.
  • Speaks out against efforts to weaken protections for women from abusive partners and voted to protect all women from domestic violence.
  • Believes in equal pay for equal work.
  • Has been helping improve the economy so private companies can create jobs and put Americans back to work, resulting in 28 straight months of private-sector job growth.
  • Wrote part of the bipartisan JOBS Act which is now law and will make it easier for growing companies to raise money to expand their operations and grow jobs.
  • Supports investment to improve roads, bridges, and rail lines, putting people back to work today and securing our future prosperity.
  • Worked hard to create real financial regulatory reform—to both prevent a future crisis and ensure a financial
  • Honors the service of our nation's veterans and recognizes a deep moral obligation to strengthen our nation's network of support for American veterans.
  • Has supported legislation to improve the Veterans Administration's provision of care.
  • Was named one of the most pro-environment legislators by the League of Conservation Voters.
  • Will keep America’s air and water clean by supporting conservation programs in Long Island Sound, as well as Greenwich, Stamford, and Norwalk harbors.

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