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" If I wanted to win all my fights, I would be a Yankee fan. I'm a Cub fan. "
" Despite its challenges, globalization has led to one of the most peaceful and productive times in world history. "
" If nothing else, the cyber attacks that occurred during the 2016 presidential election have laid bare the very real vulnerabilities that exist across our government and the private sector. Imagine the harm that could be done if our enemies ever hack into the Department of Defense or Homeland Security. "
" The Russians hacked into the Illinois State Board of Elections. They got into the database. "
" The modern labor movement that began around the mid-19th century has given us many of the basic working rights that we now take for granted. "
Take For Granted
" Cyprus has a reputation as a laundromat for the Russians who are trying to avoid sanctions. "
" The real cost of corruption in government, whether it is local, state, or federal, is a loss of the public trust. "
" We know that trade doesn't just help Wall Street or even just Main Street; it also helps businesses on the side streets, such as Elston Avenue in my home district. "
" Democracy is not a spectator sport. "
" Being on the Intelligence Committee made me more of a hawk. "
" We have over 100,000 bridges in this country old enough to qualify for Medicare. "
" 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. "
" Ever since I arrived in Washington in April 2009, I have been fighting for more transparency and accountability in government. "
" The policies we debate and enact in Congress have a real impact on people across the country. Climate change, immigration, economic inequality - each of these issues have become hot button, partisan topics, but support or opposition on these pressing issues shouldn't come down to party. "
" Instead of focusing on attacking unions and the labor movement, we need to find ways to strengthen and empower workers so we can put more money in the pockets of middle class families. "
" Only in Chicago do they care more about who the mayor is than who's president. "
" 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. "
" My outspoken positions haven't always been popular in the halls of Congress, but they have been rooted in what I believed was right and necessary. "
" I was the last person to announce I was running for Congress in a big district, and I still won. "
" For decades, allies have counted on the U.S. to step up to the plate to work with them to protect the shared values we hold dear. As we face numerous international challenges, both old and new, we need to put more faith and investment in our international and diplomatic institutions, not weaken them. "
" Scaling back the U.S. fleet of 14 nuclear-armed submarines to eight would maintain a robust deterrent at sea while generating billions in savings and easing pressure on the Navy's shipbuilding budget. "
" While everyone is entitled to a little vacation now and then, America's top legal officers should adhere to basic measures to increase accountability and restore the public's trust in government. "
" There's a world to save. Don't let anybody tell you you can't change the world. You can, and you have a moral responsibility to try. "
Change The World
" Passionately defending one's principles is crucial. Representing your district is fundamental. But refusing to entertain the common ground - with no other cost but giving the other guy a political 'win' - is a disservice. "
" I introduced the Transparency in Government Act, a multi-faceted transparency bill that would bring unprecedented access and accountability to the federal government. "
" Despite the intelligence community's assessment that Russia interfered in our presidential election, President Donald Trump and Republican leadership seem wholly uninterested in examining how and why Russia targeted us - and what we must do to prevent it from happening again. "
" Without the U.S. leading the way in trade negotiations, we likely will see irreversible damage to our environment and widespread abuse of labor and human rights, all while we lose out on the opportunity to expand our economy and create jobs. "
" Before being elected to Congress, I oversaw the Cook County Hospital System as a Cook County Commissioner for 10 years. "
" We need to replace hyperbole with a reasonable, informed discussion about how to reinvent the federal budget with more transparency and better accountability. "
" We can't allow ourselves to descend down the rabbit hole of unbridled partisanship for partisan sake. "
" Growing up during the Cold War, I remember the seemingly imminent threat of nuclear war. In primary school we were taught to 'duck-and-cover' for protection. But even as children hiding under wooden desks, we recognized the inadequacies of this strategy. "