Expanding quality, well-paying, career-focused opportunities by growing manufacturing jobs, rebuilding our infrastructure, and educating our children to succeed in our 21st century global economy.
Ensuring all of our young people have the opportunity for a world-class education, learning the skills and lessons to succeed as adults and lead our future.
All of our young people, regardless of their zip code, deserve the opportunity for a high-quality, affordable education.
Nothing is more fundamental than the air we breathe and the water we drink. And there is nothing more important for us to do than to protect our planet for the next generation.
Growing deficits are irresponsible and threaten the prosperity of future generations. Budgets reflect our values and priorities. A more sustainable budget will require difficult decisions, but we must not balance our budget on the backs of our most vulnerable citizens.
Every day, we read stories of more tragic and senseless violence across our nations. We can come together to reduce gun violence with commonsense action, while at the same time respecting and protecting the Second Amendment rights of gun owners.
I believe that affordable, quality health care is a right, not a privilege reserved for only a few. We need to fix the Affordable Care Act, building on its successes, fixing its flaws, and looking for new and innovative ways to improve health outcomes while lowering individual and national costs.
Fixing our broken immigration system will grow our economy, reduce our debt, and strengthen our communities. We need to come together, in a bipartisan effort, to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
We must uphold our committment to older Americans for the secure retirement and quality health care that they have earned.