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Preparing for the Jobs of Tomorrow

I know the struggles of small business owners, having successfully operated my family’s insurance brokerage in Queens for almost a decade. Creating jobs in the local community and helping workers provide for their families, the way my father provided for our family, is something in which I have taken great pride. Read More

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Equality for All

New York State has the distinction of being an epicenter for the abolitionist, suffragist and LGBTQ social movements. However, despite our being at the forefront of embracing societal change, many parts of the nation still lag in their acceptance of people irrespective of their gender, race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. Read More

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Fighting for a Living Wage

During the past four decades, our nation has shifted from a manufacturing economy to a predominantly service-based economy. The result is that companies require fewer middle-class workers, forcing many into lower-paid positions. Further, wages have remained stagnant. Taking into account inflation Read More

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Pathways to Citizenship

America is a nation of immigrants and New York its melting pot. Nearly half of American citizens have ancestors that came through Ellis Island. Three of my great grandparents passed through Ellis Island on their way to a better life in New York. Our shared identity as a society stems from the contributions of immigrants like them. Towards the end of the 19th century , waves of new immigrants, including Irish, Italians, Jews Read More

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A Better Future for Israel

My family has lived in the land of Israel for centuries, where they still maintain a vineyard in Gedera. Having spent many years visiting the region, I feel a deep connection to the people of Israel, so it pains me to bear witness to the history of violence stemming from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which has gripped the entire region. As your Congressman, I will work for the peace, safety and economic development of the region. Read More

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Honoring Our Veterans

My family comes from a long line of service to our nation. Both of my grandfathers and all five of my great uncles served in the Army or the Navy during World War II and the Korean War. More recently, my brother served in the Army during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Like many veterans, they had come to rely on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for help re-acclimating to civilian life. Unfortunately, with $2.558 trillion Read More