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Winning the Competition

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 05.21.2016 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

We must make certain that America remains a leader on the world stage. This will happen when we take the necessary time and money to advance our transportation system, which is an investment in our people and the future of America.

Student Loan Debt Crisis in America

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

Because of the student loan debt crisis, millennials are increasingly delaying investments in houses, not buying cars, and putting off starting a family, which cripples our consumer-driven economy. And perhaps most troubling, they are avoiding graduate and professional school programs.

Free Trade With Cuba Now

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

With increasing global threats of terrorism and epidemics, we are increasingly in need of partners and allies on the world stage. Cuba will be a welcomed addition, as our two nations are both known for international assistance.

One Last Fight

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 08.23.2014 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

I've been called many things in my time, but there's one in particular I find I'm most proud of: public servant. There's a lot of people out there who think I've served for too long, but I love my community, my city, my state and our great nation too much to quit now. These are critical last two years, and I'm not done fighting yet.

No Law Is Perfect

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is a massive piece of financial reform legislation that I voted for and was signed by President Obama in 2010. Was it perfect? Of course not. No massive piece of legislation is perfect -- and that's why we constantly work to improve the law.

Dr. King and the Gang of Four

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

As minority candidates, the path each one of us walked was particularly tough. Few thought that the Gang of Four, also known as the Harlem Clubhouse, were up to the job. But we overcame great prejudice and paved the road to politics in which race was less a factor than talent.

Oscar for Valid Dreamers

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 05.06.2014 | Latino Voices
Rep. Charles Rangel

During her acceptance speech, Lupita Nyong'o eloquently remarked: "No matter where you're from, your dreams are valid." We should continue to fight for comprehensive immigration reform that can provide every talented person the opportunity to succeed in the greatest nation on Earth.

Why I Keep Raising Hell

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 03.26.2014 | New York
Rep. Charles Rangel

When thousands of men and women work full time but need food stamps to put food on their tables, when they can't get health benefits, when they can't get paid sick days, then we must do whatever we can to stand up for them.

Jared Gilmour

Not Shut Down: Congressional Fundraising

HuffingtonPost.com | Jared Gilmour | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats seemed sure of their political footing Wednesday, already looking beyond the shutdown that has paralyzed the gov...

Remembering the Forgotten Victory

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

November 30, 1950, was a living nightmare. In the battle of Kunu-ri, more than 5,000 American soldiers were killed, wounded or taken as prisoners of war. Ninety percent of my unit was killed. Little did I know, back then, that we were stopping communism.

Occupy Our Homes

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

Home ownership has been one of the greatest pillars of the American Dream. Every day, people all over America take comfort in knowing that they have a place to call home. For many others however, that piece of security is out of reach.

Who Else Is Mad As Hell?

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

What America stands for is now being threatened. Right now the Occupy protesters are leading the moral struggle on behalf of the 99 percent in our country.

Investing in Our Youths

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

America can't succeed in the future when our children, especially minority youths, aren't given the tools and the chances necessary to thrive in today's global economy.

Fiscal Insanity

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

Never have I been as disappointed as I am now in over 40 years of serving in the House of Representatives. Our nation's financial system is on the brink of collapse as we approach the Aug. 2 deadline to raise the $14.3 trillion debt limit.

Our Dereliction Of Duty In Time Of War

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

The act of sending our troops into harm's way without addressing it before Congress, the voice of those very people our presidents send to combat, must end. This is part of an unconstitutional trend that has become a norm.

Tribute To My Dear Friend, Secretary Ron Brown

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

I am proud that our nation remembers a dedicated public servant who devoted to promoting the basic American principles of equal opportunity and democracy throughout the world.

Hard Times Not An Excuse for Dividing Families

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

Certainly our current economic crisis demands tough decisions. However, no new math exists that makes it morally and economically logical to ask that those who are least able to shoulder the majority of that sacrifice.