Memorial Day is a chance to honor the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice serving our country. It is also a time to reflect on the strength of the families that these fallen heroes left behind.
Veterans Day is a chance to honor and thank the brave men and women who have put their lives on the line to serve and protect our country.
While today we commemorate the sacrifices made by our veterans, we must recognize there is still work to be done.
I joined the Education and Labor Committee to champion sweeping legislation that bolsters access to higher education nationwide, lowers costs, and expands opportunities for all Americans. This week, we made critical progress on that mission by passing the College Affordability Act.
For the first two weeks of October, I was home in the Fifth District working hard for the people. In towns and cities across northwest and central Connecticut, I have been meeting with constituents, local leaders, and advocates to discuss the important issues affecting our community.
Today, America mourns the loss of my colleague and friend, Elijah Cummings - Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and senior member of the Congressional Black Caucus. In case you missed it, I wanted to make sure you saw the Congressional Black Caucus's statement on his passing:
For the past three years, this Administration has lowered the threshold for the number of refugees the United States will accept. Last year, refugee admissions were capped at 30,000, one of the lowest in history. Just this week, we found out the Administration eroded this cap even further. Only 18,000 refugees will be allowed into the United States in 2020.
Since being sworn into Congress, I have heard a daily debate about the impeachment of the president from my colleagues, my constituents, and the media. Throughout these weeks and months, I have been consistent in stating that the process must play out.
Last week, I voted to pass three bills out of the House of Representatives that would protect the coasts of Connecticut, and our nation, from the devastating impact of offshore oil and gas drilling.