Issues

  • Education

    Education is the anchor of our country’s fundamental promise that no matter who we are or where we come from, each of us deserves a fair chance to make the most of our talent and hard work. Keeping that promise requires an unbending commitment to equip every student with the skills our increasingly global economy demands. If our country wants to stay competitive for generations to come, we cannot continue to leave talent and potential on the table.

  • Energy and Commerce

    From health care to energy costs to telecommunications and consumer protection, the issues before the House Energy & Commerce Committee have a profound impact on the everyday lives of families in the 4th District and around the country. In Massachusetts in particular, this Committee oversees the key drivers of our growing innovation economy.

  • Foreign Affairs

    From ISIS to Russia to Iran, the United States is facing the most complex foreign policy landscape since World War II. Globalization has brought the impact of entrenched regional and ideological conflicts to our shores more quickly than ever before. At the same time, technological advancements have brought new hope to persistent and universal problems, from hunger and disease to poverty and human rights. We must navigate growing interconnection and interdependence as we shape U.S. foreign policy. This reality presents challenges and opportunities that will define our place in the world for generations to come.

  • Health Care

    Access to quality healthcare is a right that belongs to every American. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) achieved a historic milestone when it turned this principle into law, extending high quality coverage to millions of Americans who previously had no coveage at all. Since its enactment in 2010, the ACA has made significant changes to America’s health care system including comprehensive insurance reforms that prevent unfair practices and the creation of state-based health insurance exchanges and tax credits for small business. The ACA has also helped to slow down the skyrocketing cost of health care in this country. In fact, the growth of national health care expenditures is at its lowest rate in over 50 years. I will continue to support efforts that slow health care spending without compromising quality, accessible, and efficient health care.

  • Local Issues

    Being accessible to my constituents and fighting for their priorities in Washington is my first priority in Congress. Since taking office, I have worked hard to be as accessible as possible to the people I represent, through frequent office hours across the district, top-notch casework service and a steady schedule of local events.

  • Military and Veterans

    Over my three terms in Congress, I have had the honor of meeting many of our men and women in uniform on their assignments overseas. From Afghanistan to the DMZ to Central America, these trips have highlighted the service and sacrifice of our Armed Forces in some of the most dangerous and complex parts of the world. Our men and women in uniform and their families deserve our full support when serving overseas and upon returning home. Our nation has no higher responsibility.

  • Seniors

    Running businesses, raising families, and becoming anchors in our communities, seniors have helped weave the fabric of our society. They have fought in our wars and volunteered at non-profits.  They have helped define what it means to be an American and helped sustain the American dream.  As we recognize the contribution they have made to our country, we must honor the commitments we have made to them. 

  • Immigration

    Immigration is an affirmation of our nation’s success, not a threat to it. Throughout our history, immigrants and refugees have built businesses, strengthened our economy, contributed to our cultural fabric, served in our military, and been an integral part of our American story. Whether guided by families, education, and employment, or driven by war, famine, poverty, gang violence, and persecution, those who risk everything to reach our shores share our faith in the American Dream.