America can’t solve its biggest problems and deliver the results hardworking taxpayers want, need, and deserve unless Democrats and Republicans start working together side by side on bipartisan solutions.
THE POLITICS OF PROBLEM SOLVING
We should give small businesses the resources they need to grow and get rid of the rules standing in their way.
Members of the US military should be given the dignity and opportunity to put their skills to good use when they leave the service.
Building more homes in America will make housing more affordable for Americans.
America must strike a balance between protecting women’s rights to control their own reproductive health and our society’s responsibility to protect human life.
Every American deserves respect and freedom from discrimination.
EMPATHY AND EQUALITY
National service could help heal America’s political divide.
Our children should have a civics education that will make them informed, engaged, and active participants in our democratic system.
Every legal voter should have the right and the ability to vote, every legal vote should be counted, and every counted vote should be verified.
The public has the right to know. Political parties, social media companies, and government institutions should not be able to censor information they don’t like.
The First Amendment to the US Constitution protects free speech. No American should face discrimination at school or at work because of their political views.
America should make it a national priority to have the most efficient, most effective, and most powerful military in the world to protect democracy at home and abroad.
A world led by America is safer than a world led by Russia and China would be.
It’s in America’s interest to work with our allies to advance our mutual interests.
America should lead the world in the development of ethical artificial intelligence.
An all-of-the-above energy strategy is the best way to lower prices for American families.
To have cleaner energy, America needs to be able to build clean energy technologies.
ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY
As a matter of decency, dignity, and morality, no child in America should go to bed or go to school hungry.
Every child in America should have the right to a high-quality education. No child should be forced to go to a failing school.
America should make a national commitment that our students will be number one in reading and math globally within a decade.
Financial literacy is essential for all Americans striving to get ahead.
Public safety is the highest priority. We need to fix the criminal justice system so career criminals can’t keep committing crimes.
America needs more and better community policing to keep people safe.
Americans have a constitutional right to own guns, but society also has a responsibility to keep dangerous weapons away from dangerous people.
America is a nation of laws, so we must immediately regain control of our borders and stop releasing migrants who enter America illegally into the country.
America is also a nation of immigrants, so we should create a path to citizenship for the Dreamers and a plan to attract more legal immigrants, because more hardworking taxpayers means lower inflation and faster economic growth.
IMMIGRATION AND BORDER SECURITY
Our leaders must act now to solve today’s economic challenges before they become impossible to solve tomorrow.
Washington must stop spending so much more than it takes in. From now on, the annual budget should be reasonable and responsible, which means our national debt needs to stop growing faster than our economy.
Congress owes it to the American people to pass a budget every year, and to do it on time.
Our leaders must take action to get health-care costs under control, to give all Americans access to quality health care and reduce our debt.