I like to take out the recycling because I actually feel like I'm doing something.
Protection of religious freedom means considering the faiths and beliefs of everyone involved.
I introduced the Transparency in Government Act, a multi-faceted transparency bill that would bring unprecedented access and accountability to the federal government.
Our Founding Fathers drafted the Bill of Rights to ensure that We the People could determine how best to protect our communities.
We need to replace hyperbole with a reasonable, informed discussion about how to reinvent the federal budget with more transparency and better accountability.
Anyone who has ever asked for directions knows you need two crucial pieces of information to get good results: a starting point and a destination.
Whether I'm reading a national publication or one of my local Chicago newspapers, I don't need to turn too many pages before I stumble upon another scandal. Not only do ethics violations deteriorate the public trust, but they also disrupt and undermine legitimate debate and policy.
We can't allow ourselves to descend down the rabbit hole of unbridled partisanship for partisan sake.
I am committed to working towards a more transparent, accountable, and ethical federal government worthy of the public's trust.
When you have a high-volume magazine or an assault weapon, you're not hunting deer or protecting your home; you're out to hunt people.
As a husband and a father of two daughters, I want young women around the globe to have the same rights and opportunities as my daughters.
Before being elected to Congress, I oversaw the Cook County Hospital System as a Cook County Commissioner for 10 years.
During my time in Washington, I have become increasingly frustrated by the power held by the gun lobby.
There is such a thing as commonsense middle-ground gun reform, and most gun owners support it.
Empowering women by allowing them to choose when and how many children to have is not only the right thing to do, it is the smart thing to do.
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