Good morning. Once again, I state: Show me your budget, show me your values. As a country, our national budget should be a reflection of what is important to us as a nation, what our values are, and how we intend to, in a responsible way, meet the needs of the American people.
“Secretary Castro deserves praise for achieving a solution that ensures San Francisco residents at the highest-risk of displacement due to gentrification have priority in newly developed affordable housing. Today’s achievement would not be possible without the dogged determination of Board of Supervisors President London Breed, and the steadfast efforts of Mayor Lee and the entire City Family.”
Long before she became chief of staff to Congressman Al Green, Jacqueline empowered hundreds of people of color to serve on Capitol Hill.
“Good afternoon, everyone. This is a very special occasion indeed. I’m honored to join our Speaker, Paul Ryan, Sen. Mitch McConnell, Leader of the Senate, and the distinguished Senators and Congress Members who are here to celebrate this new addition to our Capitol.”
“House Republicans’ Select Committee to Attack Women’s Health continues to draw from the Joseph McCarthy playbook of corrosive radicalism. The criminal contempt vote today is the culmination of Republicans’ campaign of intimidation against those engaged in life-saving research with the apparent goal of driving companies away from the important research being done in this field. In the face of inflammatory rhetoric and ever-shifting demands, StemExpress has worked diligently to respond to the panel’s demands.”
The successful relocation of the last families from Camp Liberty marks the beginning of a new and hopeful chapter for families who have suffered terrible persecution and violence.
“Five years ago, America moved closer to fulfilling its highest ideals of equality under the law by ending the discriminatory ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy. Today, LGBT servicemembers are able to serve with dignity – and be recognized for the sacrifices they make every day to keep our nation safe.”
And so personally we can act to address the public health emergency of Zika, of opioids, what is happening in Flint. And of course part of the public health crisis in our country is gun violence.
“Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the enduring contributions of Latinos throughout the history of the United States. The dreams and energy, cultural, scientific and artistic achievements, innovations and entrepreneurship of our sisters and brothers in the Latino community enrich our nation and honor the motto, ‘E Pluribus Unum’, out of many we are one.”
“Aloha. To Sami, Matthew and Kaila, to Mark’s parents, Erik and Naomi, sister Nadine, Ronnie, and Nalani, Nikki, Ross, father-in-law Gary, aloha to all of you. Mahalo for sharing Mark with us.”