“I am deeply troubled by President Trump’s bellicose rhetoric on North Korea: it does absolutely nothing to calm tensions and I fear it is only making matters worse. That said, North Korea’s nuclear weapons and the inter-continental ballistic missiles it has developed to deliver them present a grave danger, the greatest danger to world peace today. Nonetheless, this situation does NOT authorize unilateral military action. If the President concludes an attack is necessary, both the Constitution (Article 1 Section 8) and the law (War Powers Act) clearly require him to come to the Congress for authorization BEFORE taking action. Military action absent such authorization and absent an immediate threat is illegal and unconstitutional. Instead of promising “fire and fury”, the President should be working with other countries to seek a diplomatic solution and to ensure that sanctions against North Korea are enforced. The President should also talk directly with Congress to keep us informed on any activity that may require our input”.
Charlottesville; AJC New England; North Suffolk Mental Health Association; Soldiers' Home in Chelsea; Metro North Regional Employment Board; Fresh Pond Apartments; "Behind the Curtain" additions; additions
North Korea; Net Neutrality; "Behind the Curtain" additions
New England Community Services; St. Mary's Center; Madison Park Development Corporation; "Black Box" Bill; Officer Sean Collier Campus Police Recognition Act; "Behind the Curtain" additions; A Note to Readers
Health Care; Distractions from the White House; "A Better Deal" Democratic platform; The Opposite of Consumer Protection; A Broken Budget Process; Russia Sanctions; Taking Care of Our Veterans; Intelligence Authorization; "Behind the Curtain" additions
Rep. Capuano speaking on H.J.Res. 111 which empowers banking institutions to circumvent customers’ rights to pursue legal claims in a court of law.
7/26 RECENT VOTE
H.R. 3364, the Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanctions Act
This legislation advances sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea. The sanctions against Russia have to do with Ukraine and with Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. The legislation specifically prohibits President Trump from waiving these sanctions. I voted YES.
Rep. Capuano Statement on President Trump Banning Transgender People from the Military
President Trump’s policy banning transgender people from the military is cruel and hateful. If they are willing to stand up with their lives and defend American freedoms, our government should be standing up for them. Don’t they deserve the same rights they are defending?
7/26 RECENT VOTE
H.J. Res. 111, Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection relating to “Arbitration Agreements”.
This legislation empowers banking institutions to circumvent customers’ rights to pursue legal claims in a court of law. I voted NO.
Rep. Capuano Statement On Donald Trump Jr. Meeting With Agent Of Russia
Members of then-candidate Trump’s campaign inner circle, including his son and son-in-law, willingly met with a Russian government attorney, expecting to receive damaging information about Hillary Clinton. Trump Jr.’s statements on this have been evolving over the last few days. To be blunt, the lies and shifting explanations keep piling up.
Senator McCain; Health Care Update; Smoggy Skies; Speeding Construction of Pipelines; More Pipelines More Quickly; Road to Nowhere Through a Wildlife Refuge; "Behind the Curtain" additions
Rep. Capuano Statement on Reports that President Trump Asked FBI Director Comey to Stop Investigating National Security Advisor Flynn
Reports that former FBI Director James Comey wrote a memo as documentation after President Trump asked him to stop the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's involvement with Russia are shocking. If this report is accurate, it's clear to me that the President tried to obstruct justice, especially when we know he later fired Comey and stated it was because of the Russia investigation...
Rep. Capuano Statement on the Firing of FBI Director James Comey
President Trump's firing of Director James Comey while the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is in the midst of an investigation into...Russia's interference with the November election raises very serious questions...It is more important than ever that a thorough independent investigation commence. The American people and the integrity of our democracy deserve nothing less.
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