I am pleased my bill to give federal employees back pay passed the House. Next, the Senate must pass it. Federal employees need -- and deserve -- their paychecks immediately.
Read my letter to the editor in The New York Times today about the Trump government shutdown. Pres. Trump may be fighting a war on federal employees, but my colleagues and I will make sure federal employees receive back pay.
Trump administration approves seismic tests that could harm thousands of Atlantic dolphins and whales
Trump has decided to allow oil and gas companies to conduct seismic tests that could harm Atlantic whales and dolphins. Congress can act by passing my bill, the Atlantic Seismic Airgun Protection Act, to protect animals from seismic testing.
Thank you to state Sen. Barbara Favola for leading the way on this legislation to put a stop to child abuse in schools. My counterparts in Richmond often give me important ideas for bills in Washington.