House Republicans continue to vote to repeal health care reform, not only removing guarantees that women aren't charged more than men for coverage, but also assuring the world knows they don't believe women should have control over their own health care decisions.
Iran is a bad and dangerous actor in a volatile region of the world, which is why Congress enacted sanctions in response to the ballistic missile program and support for terrorist proxy groups. We must hold senior Iranian leadership accountable for destabilizing actions in the region and around the world.
We have to have an economy that is strong for everyone, working families who believe they can get ahead and give the children a better quality of life.
Chemical weapons, biological weapons, and nuclear weapons should never be used.
Raising the age of Social Security retirement is not the answer. For so many jobs that are back-breaking jobs, physically burdensome jobs, we're raising the age already to 67. These people are going to struggle to get to that point.
I have continuously said that, at the very minimum, the Bush tax cuts for income under $250,000 should be extended.
I'm very proud of my business career.
Illinois has commonsense regulations on concealed carry permits. For example, if you had two or more D.U.I.'s within five years, within the past five years, you do not have the right in Illinois to obtain a concealed weapons permit.
One of the greatest injustices of the Vietnam era is the way our veterans were treated when they returned home. This compounded the pain experienced by those who served. That is a mistake we must never make again.
There is only one person who represents all Americans. We need a president who speaks out and condemns racism and anti-Semitism. We need a president who recognizes everyone is equal. We are not perfect, but we all deserve respect.
Protecting our Great Lakes and conserving this resource for the next generation is critical both for surrounding communities and our planet as a whole.
Citizens United, I believe, will be regarded by history as one of the worst decisions this Supreme Court - or any Supreme Court - has ever made. It is distorting our political process and corrupting our government.
Climate change is an economic, public health, and environmental issue that we have a moral responsibility to address.
I spend most of my career as a management consultant, a businessman working with family-owned small and medium-sized businesses. The businesses that make up the core of our economy.
I want to see us move from a fossil fuel economy to a renewable economy - if not in my lifetime, then in the lifetime of my children.
If I wasn't serving in Congress, I've always wanted to be a high school teacher. Specifically, I want to teach a course on modern American history and use Garry Trudeau's Doonesbury as a primary text.
I presented a bill that will address a glaring loophole that allows gun buyers to bypass a background check by purchasing guns as kits. These kits allow anyone to purchase a totally untraceable firearm. The act simply says these weapons should be regulated like other firearms and require background checks.
As a state sponsor of global terrorism and supplier of weapons to terrorist groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah, Iran cannot be allowed to develop nuclear weapons capabilities.
Concealed-carry reciprocity, I believe, undermines American gun laws by forcing states to accept carry-permitting standards of every other state, including some states that have no standards at all.
Elected officials should be held to a higher standard, and we cannot enable misbehavior with a system that secretly settles with public funds.