Statement “As a nation, we have no higher priority than to make our schools, communities, workplaces, streets, homes, families and children safer. At this time when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that gun deaths in America are the highest they have been in 40 years, the need for strong, common sense gun safety measures is urgent and compelling. We commend Speaker Nancy Pelosi and all U.S. House leaders for recognizing that and making H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, a priority in the new Congress.
January 9, 2019
January 8, 2019
Statement “Tonight, President Trump misled and told outright lies in an attempt to pressure Congress to appropriate funds for a border wall the country doesn’t want and doesn’t need. Once again, he put his perceived political interests ahead of the best interests of the country and of our children and families. In his quest to build a wall to satisfy his shrinking political base, the President has misused the military, misstated the facts and done his best to foment hostility toward immigrants and asylum-seekers.
January 7, 2019
Statement “Fair-minded people across the country are celebrating today’s long overdue move by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam to grant clemency to Cyntoia Brown, a victim of sex trafficking who has already served 15 years in prison. We applaud Gov. Haslam for taking this step.
January 4, 2019
Statement “Moms across the nation know that our right to vote is essential to our communities’ and our nation’s health, that every vote should be counted, and that there is no place in our country for voter suppression. We also know that, at this time when faith in our government is badly strained, the For the People Act is necessary to reinforce the foundations of our democracy.
December 22, 2018
Statement "The partial government shutdown beginning now is completely unnecessary, profoundly harmful to hundreds of thousands of families, and totally, 100 percent avoidable. It’s shameful that the President would make this happen to so many government workers right before the holidays.
December 20, 2018
Statement “As President Trump prepares to leave for another country club vacation at Mar-a-Lago, his parting shot is a brazen, heartless attempt to do through regulation what legislators would not: Make it harder for hungry families to get the food and nutrition they need.
December 18, 2018
Statement “We are grateful that, at last, the Trump administration is moving to ban bump stocks, defining them as machine guns and making them illegal. This small step is welcome and long, long overdue but more action is urgently needed to combat gun violence. Lives are being lost. Gun violence in America is the highest it’s been in 40 years, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
December 18, 2018
Statement “Cyntoia Brown deserves to be free. Our justice system has failed her over and over. First, it failed to protect her when she became a victim of sex trafficking at just 16 years old. Fearing for her life, she defended herself against a 43-year-old armed child predator who had kidnapped and sexually assaulted her. Then, a court sentenced Cyntoia to life in prison.
December 17, 2018
Statement “The death of seven-year-old Jakelin Caal while in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection is deeply and profoundly disturbing. Since the Trump administration came into power, our country has treated immigrants and asylum-seekers with suspicion and enmity, adopting policies that can only be characterized as hostile and heartless.
December 15, 2018
Statement “Last night’s ruling by Federal District Court Judge Reed O’Connor, declaring the ACA unconstitutional, poses a real and immediate threat to our country’s health, well-being, stability, and economy. It puts at risk more than 130 million people with pre-existing conditions – more than half of them women. It jeopardizes the consumer protections millions of moms rely on and imperils our coverage for maternity care, mental health, and substance abuse disorders.