From the Congressman

Presiding over the House

Today we delivered on our promise to end the gun violence epidemic

Today, I was proud to preside over the passage of the Enhanced Background Checks Act in the House Chambers for the safety of all Americans. I live just a few miles where the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut happened. I have felt the real pain family members, neighbors and community members felt losing so many precious lives. Connecticut knows that pain, and we still feel it.

Good news, more help is on the way

At about 2 a.m. this morning, the House passed the American Rescue Plan with my support. This comprehensive aid bill will save lives, expand and accelerate the vaccination program, put money directly in people’s pockets, extend federal unemployment benefits, provide emergency rental assistance and help reopen our schools.

Honoring John Lewis by advancing voting rights

I am proud to co-sponsor H.R. 1 the For the People Act and H.R. 4 the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act in Congress. Both of these bills make it possible for more people to vote and participate in our democracy by strengthening voting rights, addressing voter discrimination, modernizing our voting systems, strengthening ethics rules and increasing election security funding.

Goodbye 2020

I will not miss 2020. 
We faced a global pandemic, lost loved ones, and watched our economy crumble. Our national leadership responded with incompetence, self-gratification and grievance. We lost fighters and role models like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, John Lewis and Elijah Cummings. 

Thank you

Thank you, and deep gratitude, to every voter who again put their confidence in me to send me to be your representative in Washington. I am humbled by the substantial support and I commit to representing ALL of my constituents.

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