I know firsthand the terrible toll that crime and violence takes on our community and nation. In 1999, my youngest son Huey was shot and killed in Chicago. For my family and me, our lives were forever changed by this tragedy. I know we are not alone.
Education policy remains one of my top priorities as a Member of Congress, as I know through my own personal experience just how important a role a quality education can play in an individual’s life.
Expanding and ensuring access to quality, affordable health care is a top priority for me. I am committed to strengthening and improving the Affordable Care Act (ACA), bringing down the costs of prescription drugs including insulin, and increasing the public health workforce.
I support tax reform that helps individuals, working families, and communities, not corporations, the wealthy, and well-connected.
As a proud U.S. Army veteran, I know the sacrifice that our nation’s men and women in uniform continue to make on our behalf. As we mark nearly two decades of non-stop war, it is even more important that we honor the commitment that we have made to those who have given so much for all of us.