Cosponsored — A resolution commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia.
Cosponsored — A bill to award posthumously a Congressional Gold Medal to Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley, in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, where the 4 little Black girls lost their lives, which served as a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement.
Cosponsored — A bill to appropriate such funds as may be necessary to ensure that members of the Armed Forces, including reserve components thereof, and supporting civilian and contractor personnel continue to receive pay and allowances for active service performed when a Governmentwide shutdown occurs.
Cosponsored — A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to authorize additional visas for well-educated aliens to live and work in the United States, and for other purposes.
Cosponsored — A bill to reauthorize and improve the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act of 2004.
Cosponsored — A bill to amend section 520J of the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants for mental health first aid training programs.
Cosponsored — Paycheck Fairness Act
Cosponsored — A bill to amend part D of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate covered part D drug prices on behalf of Medicare beneficiaries.
Cosponsored — Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013
Sponsored — Jury ACCESS Act
Cosponsored — Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2013
Sponsored — Veterans Health Equity Act of 2013
Cosponsored — Clean and Fair Elections Act
Cosponsored — A resolution to limit certain uses of the filibuster in the Senate to improve the legislative process.
Cosponsored — Protect our Kids Act of 2012
Cosponsored — A resolution relative to the death of the Honorable Daniel Ken Inouye, Senator from the State of Hawaii.
Cosponsored — A resolution condemning the horrific attacks in Newtown, Connecticut, and expressing support and prayers for all those impacted by that tragedy.
Cosponsored — A resolution observing the 100th birthday of civil rights icon Rosa Parks and commemorating her legacy.
Cosponsored — A resolution urging the governments of Europe and the European Union to designate Hizballah as a terrorist organization and impose sanctions, and urging the President to provide information about Hizballah to the European allies of the United States and to support to the Government of Bulgaria in investigating the July 18, 2012, terrorist attack in Burgas.