All ships within the John Lewis class named for civil rights heroes
Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wa) is my seat mate on the Ways and Means Committee. I have sat next to him for many years. We have worked closely together, traveled to other states and foreign lands in congressional delegations together, and I will miss his presence here on Capitol Hill.
Gun violence destroys the lives, the hopes, the dreams and aspirations of so many people.
"I was shocked and amazed by Justice Antonin Scalia's comments in the Fisher v. University of Texas case yesterday. His suggestion that African Americans would fare better at schools that are "less advanced" or on a "slow-track" reminds me of the kind of prejudice that led to separate and unequal school systems--a policy the Supreme Court declared unconstitutional decades ago.
It is indeed a blessing during this holiday season to learn that President Jimmy Carter is free of brain cancer. The wonders of modern medicine, the miraculous power of prayer and the hand of God Almighty has blessed President Carter, his family, and our nation to bring him through this tremendous trial. I wish him and his family all the best as they celebrate this good news d
I was glad that President Obama addressed the nation tonight to describe his strategy to keep Americans safe. He was clear and resolved in his determination to defeat this threat to American security. The strategy he presented demonstrated intelligence and precision in its capability to answer this challenge to our nation’s safety.
Rep. John Lewis made this statement to honor the 60th Anniversary of Rosa Parks' historic protest against segregation on buses in Montgomery, Alabama on December 1, 1955. Mrs.
"The Holy Father, Pope Francis of the Holy See, delivered a powerful message to Congress and the American people today. In his humble, gentle way he used his authority to encourage us all to simply do what is right to protect the dignity of all humankind.
I was sad to learn that Mrs. Amelia Boynton succumbed to her illness early this morning in Montgomery, Alabama. This nation has lost a crusader, a warrior, and a fighter for justice. She was one of the most dependable, reliable leaders to stand up for the right to vote in Selma, Alabama and in the American South.