The people of Washington, DC, want the rights and responsibilities of statehood. There is no good reason to refuse them. Washington, DC, should be a state.
The pandemic brought an increase in domestic violence and sexual assault. There is no better time to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. I’m glad that it passed the House with bipartisan support.
Small businesses have been hit the hardest by the pandemic. Earlier this week, I heard from a Virginia small business owner about how the American Rescue Plan will help her restaurant and others stay afloat.
Key accomplishments of 2020: the House passed the Equality Act, which prevents discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, and the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which aims to halt police misconduct, racial bias, and excessive force in policing. Now we’ve also passed the American Rescue Plan.