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  • College Affordability

    RELIEVING STUDENT LOAN DEBT Student loan debt has exploded in recent years and continues to rise faster than any type of debt, with more than $1.5 trillion outstanding nationwide and almost $80 billion outstanding in New York alone. Today, seven out ...

  • Combating Drunk Driving

    BACKGROUND As District Attorney of Nassau County, NY, Kathleen was dubbed “the state’s toughest DWI prosecutor” by the New York Daily News, and her nationally-recognized efforts to combat drunk driving led to statewide changes in DWI law and Long Isl...

  • Equality

    EQUALITY IN HEALTH CARE Kathleen is committed to protecting women’s access to health care and reproductive health rights. In the face of staunch extremist opposition, Kathleen has been a vocal advocate for overhauling New York’s outdated and restrict...

  • Preventing Gun Violence

    As a career prosecutor, Kathleen has seen firsthand the devastating effects of gun violence in America. Parents robbed of their children. Young men and women robbed of their futures. Communities terrorized. Families forced to live in constant fear fo...

  • Superstorm Sandy Recovery

    More than six years after Superstorm Sandy, thousands of victims across Long Island are still struggling to rebuild their homes and businesses and return to life as they knew it before the storm. As a member of Congress, one of Kathleen’s top priorit...

  • Social Security & Medicare

    SOCIAL SECURITY After decades of stagnant wages and rising costs of living, millions of American workers continue to reach retirement age without enough savings to pay their bills. Without Social Security, more than 40 percent of retired Americans wo...

  • Veterans

    When men and women step up and risk their lives to serve our country and protect the American people, they do so trusting that they will have our complete and unwavering support after they’ve completed their service – and ensuring that we fulfill thi...

  • Homeland Security

    TOUGH & SMART APPROACH TO HOMELAND SECURITY As a former state and federal prosecutor, Kathleen worked throughout her career to show that law enforcement can be tougher and smarter – matching aggressive enforcement with innovative crime-reduction stra...

  • Jobs & the Economy

    While our economy has made significant progress since the recession, Kathleen knows that too many people still aren’t feeling the benefits of our nation’s economic recovery. Too many people are struggling to make ends meet, seeing little to no wage g...

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