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Infrastructure

Louisiana’s infrastructure is crumbling. The federal government has long promised to fix America’s failing infrastructure, but those promises have largely gone unfulfilled. Washington has spent years talking about a comprehensive infrastructure bill. We need to act. In the Senate, I will work to build a smarter, faster, cleaner infrastructure system, including new roads, bridges, subsurface infrastructure, and a renewed investment in public transit. We’ve talked long enough. It’s time for America to roll up our sleeves and start building again.

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Local governments know the needs of their communities better than Washington. Congress can help empower Mayors and Parish Presidents to plug the digital holes in their communities. The Federal government should expand grants to incentivise private businesses to fill existing gaps, creating competition in underserved communities. This will not only improve education and spur economic development; it will also make telehealth more accessible in rural areas.

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Healthcare

Health care is a right, not a privilege, plain and simple. Over 500,000 Louisianans have access to affordable insurance thanks to the Affordable Care Act, and an additional one milion Louisianans cannot be denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions.

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Since voting is our birthright, I believe that Election Day should be a national holiday and that all Americans should automatically be registered to vote. I will also work to ensure that redistricting is done fairly, rather than along party lines.

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It’s no secret that Washington is dysfunctional. Washington is broken because there is too much money in politics. That’s why I refuse to take one red cent of corporate PAC money to fund my campaign. I will carry that same commitment with me to the United State Senate where I will fight to overturn Citizens United and stop the flow of dark money into our elections.

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Defense

U.S. foreign policy prospers only when military force is used sparingly and decisively. America has the most powerful military on the planet – which enables us to rely on diplomacy. We need to rebuild the State Department so America can utilize non-military instruments of foreign policy to mend relationships with allies and skillfully resolve tensions with foes, like North Korea and Iran. We also need someone in the Senate with the courage to defend our service members and impose sanctions on Russia, holding them accountable for the bounties they placed on U.S. soldiers.

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Defense

I am firmly committed to protecting the VA against privatization, and will work to ensure that our veterans get the care they deserve by streamlining the VA bureaucracy and expanding the services available to them. In the Senate, I will fight for better mental-health care for veterans, and for jobs programs that help them transition back into the workforce.

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Income

Let’s give America a raise now and every year in the future. The U.S. minimum wage is $7.25 an hour and it hasn’t been raised in more than a decade. Washington has raised the minimum wage only 7 times in my lifetime, even though it was increased 17 times in the 34 years prior. Our current national minimum wage denies hundreds of thousands of hard-working Louisianaians a livable wage, making it nearly impossible for them to feed their families and pay their bills. It’s past time to take the politics out of people’s pockets and give working families the pay raise they deserve.  We know the cost of living is higher in New York than New Orleans, but it shouldn’t take DC a decade to find a solution. I propose an immediate increase in the federal minimum wage that automatically adjusts to local economic conditions every year. This will ensure hard working Louisianaians get a raise now that keeps pace with the cost of living, rather than being bogged down by politics.

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Environment

In the Senate, I will work to promote conservation, expand access to clean air and water, and require special interests to follow the Scout’s rule: Leave it cleaner than you found it.

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Environment

We have a moral responsibility to future generations to solve these problems now. Instead, too many Washington politicians listen to the narrow special interests, not the economic or scientific experts. They are forcing future Lousiainans to carry an undue burden because they won’t act now.

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Drug Policy

One thing the Senate can do right now is pass the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, which would cap prescription drug costs for our seniors on Medicare.  We need to take on the pharmaceutical and insurance companies that dominate our healthcare system. Senator Cassidy has taken millions from private companies who are only looking out for themselves. I support legislation that will lower the cost of prescription drugs and allow for the federal government to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies to bring down prices. Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin.

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Education

The crisis of 2020 is showing us how important schools are for the entire community. Along with family leave and childcare policies, the federal government can support state and local schools with subsidies for STEAM-focused early and late care programs that enrich the educational experience of students and support working families that can’t afford childcare. We should also expand life-skills programs like financial literacy and business development.

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Education

If we’ve learned anything from this crisis, it’s that we need to invest more in our children and families. The data is clear, early childhood education lays the groundwork for educational success. Paid family leave improves health outcomes for children and increases workforce participation. Early childhood education and family leave are an investment in America’s future that must be made.  In the Senate, I will fight for our nation’s future by investing in our children and families.

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Education

I believe education should be a national priority. The federal government should provide increased funding for state and local education systems to invest in universal pre-k education, increase pay for educators, and expand job training and vocational programs.

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