Seniors

Millions of older Americans have worked hard and paid into earned benefits programs for decades. Protecting and strengthening Social Security and Medicare means fulfilling the promise our country has made to our elders. This is especially true now. The Trump Read more…

LGBTQ+

Given the Trump administration’s attacks on LGBTQ+ rights, support for and solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community is more important than ever. Republicans in Congress routinely draft legislation to deny the LGBTQ+ community basic employment, housing, healthcare, and education. This discrimination Read more…

Immigration

My parents immigrated to the United States from Egypt for religious freedom and economic opportunity. Their path to citizenship was long, but it was worth it. When the United States balances common-sense security measures with the welcoming spirit embodied in Read more…

Healthcare

More than 56,000 people in our district did not have health insurance in 2017. Those of us lucky enough to have health insurance struggle with monthly payments and emergency costs, even when we’re healthy. When we get sick, insurance companies Read more…

Gun Violence

39,773 Americans were killed by guns in 2017, the highest number in 50 years. Guns kill more adolescents in this country than cancer does. School shootings are routine. Communities of color experience disproportionately high homicide rates. As trauma surgeons across Read more…

Environment

Climate change caused mainly by greenhouse gas emissions released by burning fossils fuels threatens the safety of our planet. Southwest Washington is already feeling the effects of a warmer climate: hotter summers, wetter winters, low snowpack, severe droughts, wildfires, salmon Read more…

Education

Education is key to individual economic and social mobility, and key to the next generation’s competitiveness in the global economy. Because education is integral to everyone’s pursuit of happiness, we need to give educators and students the support they need. Read more…