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For Honda, Peace Corps Helped Shape His Future in Public Service
Article ran in Roll Call
Rep Michael Honda and and Muhammed Chaudhry, president and CEO, Silicon Valley Education Foundation, San Jose, published the following op-ed in The Hill this week:
“While pharmacies and other fields are required to check for inventory, guns are not. As a result, the restrictive Tiahrt Amendments have allowed thousands of guns to cross our border or to be purchased illegally without any oversight. These guns are now killing innocent Americans and limiting investigations by authorities,” said Rep.
This week, the House of Representatives considered the Ryan Republican budget along with a number of alternatives offered by different caucuses within Congress, including the Democratic Caucus, the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and the Republican Study Committee.
“The right to vote is the most basic tenet of our democracy. We should be doing everything in our power to expand this right, not restrict it. Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act stands at the very core of protecting ballot access for minorities, the elderly, and young people who have been, and continue to be, historically disenfranchised and shortchanged by inequitable systems. Without this
WASHINGTON DC - Today, the League of Conservation Voters published their 2012 scorecard for environmental leadership. Only eight members of the House of Representatives scored 100 percent on the LCV scorecard.
I applaud President Obama for his extraordinary leadership in this momentous effort to forge long overdue comprehensive immigration reform. Yesterday, a Senate bipartisan working group released an unprecedented set of core legislative principles to resolve our broken immigration system.
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