Budget & Appropriations

Spending Cuts and Debt affect us all and dealing with these issues are important to my work in Congress.

Children, Women and Families

As a member on the Income Security and Family Support Subcommittee and the Congressional Coalition on Adoption, I have made a commitment to protect and improve the future of those in the child welfare system.

Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

The struggle for civil rights and human rights is bigger than one law, one vote, or one judicial decision.

Crime and Public Safety

The United States has the largest prison population in the world, but unfortunately the push to incarcerate has not resulted in safer and stronger communities.


The issue of Education is important to our district and to my work in Congress.


The only way our great nation can end its dependence on foreign oil is by ending our dependence on oil altogether.


If the Bill of Rights contains no guarantee that a citizen shall be secure against lethal poisons distributed either by private individuals or by public officials, it is surely only because our forefathers, despite their considerable wisdom and foresight, could conceive of no such problem.

Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs issues impact all of us and are important to my work in Congress.


Delivering on the Promise of Healthcare for Everyone.

Housing and Foreclosure

We must stand up for the American homeowner. We must stand in their corner. We must not walk away from them in their time of need.

Jobs and Unemployment

When I am in the grocery store or visiting community centers and local organizations in the Atlanta metro area, there is nothing people talk about more than jobs.

LGBT Rights

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

Peace and Nonviolence

As the debt and deficit debate continues, many are considering cutting Medicare, Social Security, and programs serving the elderly, the unemployed, women, families and children.


The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.

Social Security

Social Security is a sacred trust between the American government and the American people. It is a trust between parents and children, between those working and those in retirement or who are disabled. It is the greatest example of the Beloved Community.


When it comes to the reality of daily life in America, when parents are sacrificing time with their families, I look at the taxes people are paying and want better for Georgia and better for our country.

Trade and Exports

An Introduction to Federal Programs that Help Americans Compete in the Global Market.


With an economic and population explosion come logistical and commuting challenges for our community.


As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind.

Voting Rights

The right to vote is precious and almost sacred, and one of the most important blessings of our democracy. Today we must be vigilant in protecting that blessing.


When the well is dry, we know the worth of water.

Ways and Means

The Committee of Ways and Means is the chief tax-writing committee of the United States House of Representatives.

Workers’ Rights

Fighting for better programs and protecting funding for American worker programs is a top priority.