This week, House Republicans brought two deeply flawed bills to the Floor. The first was their hypocritical rescissions package, which would rescind funding for priorities like children’s health in an attempt to look fiscally responsible.
It is disturbing and unsettling that we are bearing witness to yet another school shooting with multiple fatalities reported. Until Republicans in Congress step up and take meaningful action on gun violence by enacting commonsense background check laws and banning the most deadly assault weapons, none of us can truly expect this carnage to lessen.
I join with Mexican-Americans in celebrating Cinco de Mayo. On this date 156 years ago, Mexican patriots and freedom fighters won a crucial victory to prevent a return of colonialism and preserve their nation’s independence.