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The Need for Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act in 2013 and Beyond

(50) Comments | Posted February 22, 2013 | 3:24 PM

During this past election cycle, I traveled with my Congressional Black Caucus colleagues on a "Get Out the Vote" bus tour. It was inspiring to see the dedication and strength of so many Americans. I witnessed people standing in lines for hours on end just to exercise their right to...

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Recognizing and Thanking Our Committed Nurses

(22) Comments | Posted May 7, 2012 | 1:30 PM

Throughout my career as a registered nurse, I have had no greater privilege than to provide healthcare to those who have bravely served our country. As a former chief psychiatric nurse at the VA Medical Center in Dallas, I know first-hand the resources that are needed to care for those...

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Investing in Our Future Is the Best Way to Fix the Nation's Economy Over the Long Run

(25) Comments | Posted August 4, 2011 | 12:56 PM

I share the well-founded concern of many Members of Congress that if we don't act to address the deficit, we will be leaving our children and grandchildren with a growing debt that they will spend their lifetimes trying to pay down. However, I am dumbfounded that we are considering cutting...

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Eliminate the Antitrust Exemption for Health Insurance Companies

(25) Comments | Posted February 24, 2010 | 11:03 AM

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Affordable Health Care for America Act on November 7, and the Senate passed its own health care reform bill on December 24. Our country faces so many challenges right now that in recent weeks, it seems that momentum for reforming health care has...

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It's Time to Strengthen the Community Reinvestment Act

(3) Comments | Posted January 8, 2009 | 4:54 PM

The 30th Congressional District of Texas is an extremely diverse district that includes low -- and moderate-income neighborhoods in Dallas County, as well as wealthy areas. Most neighborhoods in District 30 have historically been subject to redlining by banks -- the practice of denying loans and services to people based...

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