When Republicans made the federal deficit the centerpiece of their 2010 campaigns, it was a rare convergence of smart policy meeting smart politics. However, they have quickly ditched the smart policy in favor of smart politics.
Admiring Dr. King's life is not enough; we must live his legacy as well. Let us honor his life by working together to continue to build an America where every child can safely and securely enjoy the privileges of equal opportunity and freedom.
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have the highest rate of business ownership among all minorities, and their businesses account for fully half of all minority business employment in the United States.
Under new House rules, residents living in Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and Northern Marianas, will no longer have a vote on the House Floor in the Committee of the Whole.
A Pentagon report due out this week will probably try to convince us that the war in Afghanistan is on the right track. And yet a poll released this month surveying Afghan public opinion says otherwise.
If you knew that passing legislation to allow 2.1 million American students to pursue higher education or military service, our government could collect $3.6 trillion over the next 40 years, would you do it?
Lesbian and gay Americans do not have the right to sponsor their foreign national partners for residency. They are forced to rip their families apart, or leave their own country to be with the person they love.
Without the DREAM Act, about 65,000 students a year graduate high school and then hit a roadblock. Instead of entering college or the military, they are forced to live in the shadows and work low-paying jobs.
It is becoming a common occurrence for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to make congressional history with each cycle; this year, Hansen Clarke will be sworn in as the first Bangladeshi American to serve in the Congress.
This week, I introduced the Elevating Science Technology Engineering Mathematics Act. As a former educator for 30 years, this legislation means more to me than most -- STEM education remains woefully ill-equipped, and it shows.