Sep 19, 2017 the Monday Report
While progress against many forms of cancer continues to be nothing short of remarkable, the battle to find successful treatments, and ultimately a cure, for lung cancer stands virtually deadlocked. Lung cancer is the most deadly of all cancers, and I’ve made it my mission to boost federal funding and support for lifesaving lung cancer research in every way I possibly can. So I’m especially pleased to report that last week, with overwhelming bipartisan support, the House passed my amendment to the omnibus federal spending package boosting cancer research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by $3.1 million next year.
Sep 11, 2017 the Monday Report
As I’ve pointed out many times before, it’s not easy to be effective in this unproductive Congress, especially when the other party controls the agenda. But last week alone, the House approved my bipartisan amendments to boost federal funding for rural broadband services and small airport expansion. My Minnesota Republican colleague Tom Emmer and I also teamed up to pass an amendment to ensure the integrity of the environmental review process for any future mining projects that might take place in designated areas of Superior National Forest.
Sep 5, 2017 the Monday Report
America urgently needs millions more good paying jobs with pensions and health care benefits to rebuild the middle class, grow our economy, and reverse income inequality that has rigged the system for rich and powerful special interests. We need to reinvest in America and our people.With the White House spinning its wheels, it’s time for Congress to get to work this fall and take the lead with a bipartisan, job-generating, living wage reform agenda that puts American workers first. That will be my focus as Congress returns to Washington after the August recess and the long Labor Day Weekend.
Aug 29, 2017 the Monday Report
Non-stop, 365 day a year congressional campaigns tune out voters, tire out candidates, divert Congress away from doing the people’s business, and waste billions of dollars. The simple fact is that endless campaigning and fundraising are toxic to our democracy and our public policymaking process. When members of Congress go to Washington, they need to set campaigning aside, go to work, and govern.
Mar 25, 2014 the Monday Report
Secret, “dark”, special interest money is an invasive species that infests every nook and cranny of our campaigns and elections, rigging the system for the Wall Street billionaires and powerful forces behind those contributions. We’ve got to put a stop to it. The integrity of our public policymaking process and the very survival of our democracy are at stake in this fight. So the foundation of our Restore Democracy legislation lies in overturning the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision.