August 25, 1959
We should not silence our nation's researchers.
We can and must do our part to increase the number of Syrian refugees being resettled in the U.S.
Lead levels exceeding federal thresholds pose a serious public health threat, particularly for more vulnerable populations.
Most of what I've proposed in Congress grew out of issues raised with me back here in Connecticut.
Every week, we read about horrific tragedies resulting from children who play with firearms and accidentally shoot themselves or their family members.
When I was elected to Congress, this was the No. 1 issue businesses brought up. They said that if we want this country to succeed, we need immigration reform.
We've been having a lot of hearings lately about the reliability of the grid and the need for more distributive generation. We can be a leader of that here in Connecticut.
We know that school readiness programs work, and the best ones work extraordinarily well. They are effective in reducing the achievement gap, which in Connecticut is among the highest in the country.
There are things that matter more than your election. That may take difficult votes, may take career-ending votes for people, but if we aren't willing to do that, then we're not going to move forward.
Clearly, we are courting tragedy by turning a blind eye to marketing gimmicks plainly intended to turn children into gun enthusiasts before they are even old enough to buy a firearm of their own.