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  • Agriculture

    As the grandson of dairy farmers, I understand the importance of agriculture to New York's economy. While our family farms are the backbone of the rural economy, they also provide food security for our kitchen tables. In 2014, Congress passed a new F...

  • Campaign Finance

    In 2010, five judges on the Supreme Court remade American politics into a new system where the richest among us have the loudest voices and the most influence. That's not how this country became the best in the world, and it's certainly not a system ...

  • Defense, Security, & Foreign Affairs

    We have never lived in a more turbulent, more complicated time with regard to terrorism and how to keep our nation safe. I believe we have taken great strides in moving toward a more peaceful world with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the his...

  • Education

    We became the best nation in the world by providing our educators and parents with the tools they need to raise the leaders of tomorrow. Today, we have a great need for more graduates who are educated in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STE...

  • Energy & the Environment

    I ran for Congress in 2008 because our nation did not have a clear energy policy. Our nation and our economy has everything to gain by embracing cleaner fuels and making energy efficiency our fuel of choice. In Congress, I fight against the notion th...

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  • Healthcare

    Since March 2010 when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or the ACA, was passed, we have made great gains in improving our national health care system. Despite constant political attacks from those who embraced the same ideas decades ago...

  • Homeland Security and Emergency Management



  • Housing



  • Immigration

    We are a nation of immigrants. We built this country by embracing and celebrating different heritages and backgrounds and not letting those difference get in the way of the work that lays before us. I support comprehensive immigration reform in Congr...

  • Infrastructure & Water Systems

    In 2017, it is ludicrous to think we can operate major cities like Albany, Troy and Schenectady on pipes that are older than the Rutherford B. Hayes administration. In fact, there are 12 U.S. states that were admitted to the union after many of our p...

  • Jobs & Economic Development

    Recovering from the Great Recession of 2007 and 2008 has been job one since I was first elected to Congress in 2009. As of the end of 2016, we had seen 75 consecutive months of private sector job growth and an unemployment rate cut in half. While the...

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  • Labor



  • Mental Health

    I made mental health a priority during my days in the New York State Assembly when I first met Timothy O’ Clair at a little league game in 2001. Timothy was a bright and energetic youngster with the whole world ahead of him. Unfortunately, Timothy al...

  • Natural Resources and Interior



  • Oversight and Government Reform



  • Science, Space, and Technology



  • Senior Citizens

    Social Security and Medicare represent a solemn promise to those who worked all their lives and paid into the system will retire with the dignity they deserve. While many in Congress believe we should cut benefits to save the system, I believe we sho...

  • Social Security and Retirement



  • Strengthening the Middle Class

    When our middle class succeeds, America succeeds. The middle class built the most powerful economy the world has ever known from the ground up. Today, hard-working families continue to struggle to make ends meet and have a life outside of the office....

  • Taxes



  • Telecom



  • Trade



  • Transportation



  • Veterans and Military Families

    We can never fully repay the debt owed to those who fight to keep our nation safe – and the families that count the days until they return home. Congress talks a big game about supporting our troops, but we must do more to create opportunity for them...

  • Voting and Civil Rights

    We are a few short years removed from the harmful Supreme Court decision that struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). Since then, many states have pounced on the decision, passing legislation that put more barriers to those who al...

  • Women's Health



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