In 2009, Judge Kavanaugh opined that a sitting president shouldn’t be subject to indictment because it would pose too much of a distraction from governing and moreover, shouldn’t even have to answer questions from law enforcement. That’s astonishing. If Trump gets to choose someone who has already decided he shouldn’t be indicted or subject to questioning, isn’t that as good as saying Trump is above the law? I may not have a vote in the Senate but I have an obligation to raise my voice on behalf of my constituents to speak out against this terrible nominee. Read my entire opinion piece
President Trump’s press conference today with Russian President Putin was a disgrace. After a week insulting our democratic allies, he appears with a despot and dismisses Russian interference in our elections. It’s just not up for debate. Russia actively interfered with the 2016 election. Calling Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation “a disaster for our country” is an outrage. The “disaster” is an American president who stubbornly refuses to admit what 17 intelligence agencies already agree on — Russia actively interfered in our election. The “disaster” is an American president who does not defend democracy on the world stage. The “disaster” is an American president so eager to curry favor with Putin that he shifts the focus to his most cherished talking point — Hillary’s emails! Donald Trump sided today with Putin over his own intelligence agencies and the American people. This is a new low, even for him.
Trump; Health Care is a Human Right; Why Judge Kavanaugh should not be Confirmed; Spending Cuts and Toxic Poison Pills; More Anti-Environment Messaging; "Behind the Curtain" additions
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Rep. Capuano has filed legislation to address the crisis at the border
Rep. Michael E. Capuano has filed the “Reunite Separated Families Act of 2018” which would halt the deportation of families at the border, require the Trump administration to reunite separated parents and children immediately and report to Congress on its efforts to remedy the suffering created by their immoral policy.
Although a court has ordered the administration to reunite families by today, that deadline is not being met and the administration continues to drag its feet, insisting on “vetting” mothers for their suitability to care for the children snatched from them. Moreover, there is nothing to prevent the Administration from reinstituting this family separation policy at some point in the future.
“There shouldn’t be any need for this legislation, yet the President’s cruel policy and the carelessness with which it has been implemented, has made it essential,” stated Rep. Capuano.
Reuniting Separated Families; South Sudan; Supreme Court; A Point of Information on That Hearing Yesterday; Spotlight on Constituent Services; Empty Oceans Act; Reauthorizing Intelligence Agencies; Privatizing Public Infrastructure; Big Business Always Comes First; "Behind the Curtain" additions
Rep. Capuano on Supreme Court Nomination
If you care about issues such as voting rights, reproductive freedom, consumer protection, worker rights, LGBTQ rights, privacy, or civil rights then Trump's nomination of Judge Kavanaugh should concern you... The Supreme Court will almost certainly have a role in deciding at least some of the issues concerning the Trump family’s ethics violations and conflicts of interest, issues involving Russian interference in our elections... This President is embroiled in controversy and there shouldn’t be a rush to confirm his appointee who may, one day, have to rule on criminal complaints against him.
Reflections for the Fourth of July; Stigma Stops Here; Clean Cars Campaign; Millers River Apartments; Frank Manning Apartments; "Behind the Curtain" additions
Supreme Court; Crisis at the Border; Spotlight on Constituent Services; Immigration; Funding the Defense Department; Attaching AG Rosenstein; "Behind the Curtain" additions
My visit to the U.S.-Mexico border
I spent Saturday with some of my House colleagues at the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas. I felt I had to see for myself the impact of President Trump’s family separation policy. I wanted an opportunity to talk with parents and children about what they are enduring and to express my grave concerns directly to federal officials.
My experience visiting the U.S.-Mexico border
I recently spoke about my experience visiting the border and was joined by some of my colleagues who were on the trip. I call on all Americans to stand up to the Trump administration on this issue.
Traveling to the U.S.-Mexico Border; The First of Two Very Bad Immigration Bills; More Immigration; Waivers for States; Updating Privacy Regulations; Gutting Nutrition Assistance; Expanding Access to Treatment for Substance Use Disorder; "Behind the Curtain" additions
Statement On Trump Administration Separating Children From Their Families At The Border
President Trump and his administration continue to bluster and lie about the unconscionable and cruel directive to rip children from their families at the border. This is not the law, as he falsely claims, it is child abuse.
Read the entire statement
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