Support WIC Funding

Please join me in sending a letter to the House Appropriation Committee in asking the FY2020 Agriculture Conferees to keep the House appropriated amount of $90 million for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program.

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Meet the Neighbors! Support the United States-Cuba Relations Normalization Act

While considerable progress has been made toward normalizing relations with Cuba, under the current administration we have taken step backwards such as reimposing restrictions on trade and travel with Cuba.  Measures such as these
hurt American citizens, workers, and industries.  I believe that we need to move forward, not backward, and work to create a more cooperative future with Cuba.

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HEMP FOR VICTORY ACT of 2019; HR3652

Since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, there has been a growing interest to capitalize on hemp cultivation across the United States. As a commercial, industrial, and medicinal/therapeutic product,
the potential for hemp to become a major U.S. commodity already is evident given continued expansion of hemp cultivation in states and their businesses.

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Meet the Neighbors! Support the United States-Cuba Relations Normalization Act

While considerable progress has been made toward normalizing relations with Cuba, under the current administration we have taken step backwards such as reimposing restrictions on trade and travel with Cuba.  Measures such as these
hurt American citizens, workers, and industries.  I believe that we need to move forward, not backward, and work to create a more cooperative future with Cuba.

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Participate in a Special Order Half-Hour Commemorating the Life and Legacy of Fred Hampton

Fifty years ago, on December 4, 1969, my dear friend and Illinois Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton was murdered by the Chicago Police Department and FBI as he slept in his bedroom.  While this assassination ended Fred
Hampton’s life, it could not extinguish his legacy and the important work he did on behalf of the marginalized in Chicago and around the world.  I was privileged to work alongside Fred in our righteous struggle, which continues to inform my work in Congress.

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Meet the Neighbors! Support the United States-Cuba Relations Normalization Act

While considerable progress has been made toward normalizing relations with Cuba, under the current administration we have taken step backwards such as reimposing restrictions on trade and travel with Cuba.  Measures such as these
hurt American citizens, workers, and industries.  I believe that we need to move forward, not backward, and work to create a more cooperative future with Cuba.

Read More

Support WIC Funding

Please join me in sending a letter to the House Appropriation Committee in asking the FY2020 Agriculture Conferees to keep the House appropriated amount of $90 million for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program.

Read More

Participate in a Special Order Half-Hour Commemorating the Life and Legacy of Fred Hampton

Fifty years ago, on December 4, 1969, my dear friend and Illinois Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton was murdered by the Chicago Police Department and FBI as he slept in his bedroom.  While this assassination ended Fred
Hampton’s life, it could not extinguish his legacy and the important work he did on behalf of the marginalized in Chicago and around the world.  I was privileged to work alongside Fred in our righteous struggle, which continues to inform my work in Congress.

Read More