Yesterday, I proudly joined with my colleagues to pass legislation that will help the 56 million Americans with disabilities and their families pay for education, housing, transportation and healthcare.
Dr. Martin Luther King once called the right to vote “civil right number one,” yet there are many reasons why Americans don’t vote – apathy, they don’t know where their polling location is, there are long lines, or they are too busy.
As many high-school and college students across the state head back to class this week, the Maryland Congressional delegation is working hard to ensure their education comes without crushing debt.
As we celebrated Women’s Equality Day yesterday, we marked the 94th anniversary of a victory won by our grandmothers, mothers, aunts and sisters who fought hard for their right to vote under the 19th Amendment. The gender gap has narrowed little by little over the last nine decades, but work still remains and I am asking that those of us in office renew our commitment to finish the job.
After a disappointing roll-out both on the national level and here in Maryland, a new wave of evidence is suggesting that the healthcare reform law is finally working as intended. In fact, not only do more Americans have health insurance, they are getting better insurance at a lower rate.
In the Second District alone:
This week, I was proud to join my colleagues in supporting a bipartisan package of bills to combat human trafficking – a problem that is, unfortunately, proving more widespread here in Maryland than many other states because we are home to a convergence of international transportation options.
Forty-five years ago yesterday, the world watched as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people to walk on the moon, instantly becoming national heroes. This historic landing of Apollo 11 sealed America’s global reputation as “number one” in space innovation and technology.
Today, I will be voting in support of legislation that provides badly-needed funding to rebuild our nation’s aging infrastructure and create new jobs for Americans.
This week, I am joining with my colleagues in Washington in marking the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. It also put an end to unequal voter registration requirements.
Today, April 8th, 2014, is Equal Pay Day. This event marks when, more than three months into the year, women’s wages finally catch up to what men were paid in the past year. Women still earn only 77 cents on average for every dollar earned by men.