We’re at a critical juncture in our country today. Too many issues have gone unaddressed for too long, hurting our economy and working families. We can’t afford to keep the same failed policies and play the same partisan games that caused these problems in the first place. I support expanding economic opportunity, helping working families and small businesses, spurring job growth and being fiscally responsible. I am focused on results, not rhetoric.
In Congress, my
Systemic Racism and Policing
For far too long Black Americans have faced systemic racism and injustice. The murder of George Floyd and too many others at the hands of police, who we entrust to protect everyone in our communities, shed a painful light – yet again – on the injustice, discrimination, and bias that Black Americans face. These injustices have sparked protests across the nation and brought new urgency to the need to reform policing in our country and address the ongoing culture that leads to racism in our communities.
Women’s Health and Security
Today, women make up 47 percent of the workforce and are the primary or sole income earner for nearly half of America’s families. It’s simple: when women succeed, America succeeds. I’m fighting for strong, commonsense policies that address economic challenges facing women and families. We must do more to help women and their families by providing paid sick leave, expanding access to affordable child care, ensuring equal pay for equal work and raising the minimum wage.
Environment and Climate Change
Taking care of our natural resources and protecting our environment is critical to maintaining the quality of life we cherish. That’s why I’ve introduced and passed legislation to protect our public lands including protecting Illabot Creek as wild and scenic and expanding the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. I’ve also fought for full and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a critical tool for conservation, which was included in the Great American Outdoors Act. This important bill will also help protect and preserve our national parks, including the North Cascades, by addressing the backlog in repairs and maintenance in parks and other public lands.