America was founded on the belief that all men and women were created equal. Unfortunately, this right hasn’t applied to everyone. For generations, Blacks and other minorities have faced racism and discrimination in schools, offices, and our legal system. It is a systemic racism that I have experienced personally and witnessed in all aspects of society.
For America to succeed, the economy needs to grow. One of my top priorities in Congress has been to support bills and initiatives that create and sustain good-paying jobs and industries for American workers today and tomorrow. We create these jobs when we support incentives for high-tech and green-tech businesses, rebuild America's roads and bridges, and encourage high school and college grad
As the father of triplets and a former school transportation supervisor, I understand the need to invest in early childhood education, like Head Start, so that every child has the foundation for success from cradle to career.
The state of New Jersey has one of the highest numbers of homes and businesses in the nation that incorporate solar panels, and the acceleration of wind turbine projects can be seen along the Jersey coastline.
We must reduce our long-term debt, but not at the expense of short-term investments like education and jobs training, transportation and infrastructure, and research and development that will create jobs, grow the economy, and rebuild a strong middle class as well as create ladders of opportunity for those working to get into the middle class.
Every American should have access to quality, affordable health care, which is why I strongly support the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Since ACA's enactment, nearly 3.1 million New Jerseyans have received a free preventative service, like cancer screenings.
Investing in our nation’s aging transportation and infrastructure is not only important for public safety, but it is vital to creating jobs, strengthening our economy, and making America competitive in the 21st Century.
The work I do in Congress has lasting effects in our district. I wanted to provide a map of the district and how my efforts in Congress affect the Tenth Congressional District.
As Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications on the House Committee on Homeland Security, I fight to keep our families and communities safe by ensuring our first responders have the necessary resources and training they need to prepare for, respond to, and mitigate a terrorist threat or natural disaster.
It is critically important that we protect and strengthen Social Security and Medicare for people with disabilities and our seniors. These are programs that seniors have paid into their entire lives, and it is unconscionable to slash these benefits to pay for more tax breaks to the wealthiest among us.
New Jersey's 10th Congressional District is home to more than 21,000 veterans and their families. One of the most important duties of our federal government is to care for the men and women who have bravely served and sacrificed on behalf of our country.