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.
Healthcare is such a critically important issue and I have heard from many of you who have shared your thoughts and concerns regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA). While I agree the ACA needs improvement, depriving 24 million Americans of affordable healthcare is not the solution. As you may know, the ACA contains provisions intended to allow more Americans to access quality healthcare by i
I support tax reform that helps individuals, working families, and communities, not corporations, the wealthy, and well-connected. While I am in favor of tax reform, I opposed the Republican tax plan. This plan claims to benefit the middle-class yet it suspends deductions for interest on home loans (which directly hinders current and future middle-class American homeowners).
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.