Honoring Juneteenth

June 17, 2022

On June 19th we celebrate Juneteenth, or Jubilee Day,  Black Independence Day. It marks the date when, on June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, TX, and announced the end of the Civil War and the end of slavery.

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Update: Voting, Theft Measures Advance

April 5, 2022

In recent days, two priority proposals I co-sponsored have advanced: expanded eligibility for absentee ballots, which is now law, and legislation aimed to curb the theft and transfer of catalytic converters, now headed for a Senate vote.

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