Dec 15, 2014

Immigration Accountability Executive Action: What you need to know

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced his plan to allow undocumented individuals to come forward and apply for protection from deportation and work authorization. The program has not officially started and applications are not available yet, but you can begin preparing now. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) expects to accept applications within six months.
Issues: Immigration
Aug 28, 2012

As Curiosity Triumphs on, American Hero Neil Armstrong Bids Farewell

This August began triumphantly with the successful landing of the Mars Space Lab/Curiosity rover, and it ends, sadly, with the passing of the first human being to set foot on the Moon: Neil Armstrong.
Jul 19, 2012

It's Time to Come Home

By bringing the war in Afghanistan to a close, we can save the lives of hundreds of U.S. service members, save tens of billions of dollars, and bring about the inevitable transition to Afghan rule. At a time when our economy is in such dire straits, we need the $230 million we spend in Afghanistan each day to be spent here. At a time when suicide is a greater threat than enemy fire, we need to help our heroes mend. And at a time when the same troops are being sent back for three, four or even five deployments, it’s time to come home.
Issues: Veterans
Jun 14, 2012

War in Afghanistan Claims 2,000 American Lives

Today we lost the 2,000th American in Afghanistan. After more than ten long years of war, we must bring this tragic chapter in our history to a close. It’s time to acknowledge that enough is enough!
Issues: Veterans
May 25, 2012

Memorial Day

The price of freedom has never been cheap, and none have paid more dearly for it than the hundreds of thousands of patriotic men and women who have given their lives to preserve our liberty. This weekend, we pay tribute to the incredible sacrifices that they and their families made so you and I can live the American way of life.
Issues: Veterans
Feb 8, 2012

Black History Month: Paying Tribute to the Contributions of African Americans

Since it was created 1976, Black History Month has been a time to reflect on the contributions of African Americans to our country. Throughout our history, African American men and women have persevered—despite hardship and prejudice—to enrich our nation in innumerable ways.
Jan 22, 2012

39th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade

Today marks the 39th anniversary of the landmark Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court case. The ruling ensured women their Constitutional right to choose what to do with their own bodies, marking a pivotal turning point for safe health practices and for a woman’s right to privacy.
Issues: Health Care
Dec 23, 2011

My new website - Click to watch my welcome message

I want to welcome all of you to my new website! This is my online office that is here to serve you – just as if you were to come and see me or my staff personally. I will be using my blog periodically to provide my virtual visitors with updates, and I want to use my first posting to introduce you to the important sections of this website.