August 19, 2013

Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Strategy: Helping Communities Prepare for the Impacts of a Changing Climate

From New Orleans to Cedar Rapids to Tuscaloosa to Minot – I have walked the streets and looked in the eyes of families whose lives have come crashing down around them under nature’s wrath. But nothing prepared me to come back home to New York City last October and look in the eyes of my […]

August 6, 2013

Promoting the American Dream of Homeownership

Cross posted from Today, I joined President Obama in visiting Phoenix, where he laid out his vision for a housing system that promotes the American dream of homeownership. For years, owning a home was a symbol of responsibility and a source of security for millions of middle-class families across the country. But the financial […]

June 28, 2013

Proposed Cuts Hurt Families and Communities

The President has been clear that Republicans in Congress should work with Democrats to finish a budget that cuts wasteful spending while investing in jobs, the economy and middle class families.  Until Congress reaches a budget agreement, the President will not sign individual appropriations bills that simply attempt to enact the House Republican budget into […]

June 26, 2013

Seeking Innovative Solutions to Answer President Obama’s Call to Fight Climate Change

Yesterday, President Obama put forward a comprehensive Climate Action Plan that will cut U.S. carbon pollution and begin to slow the effects of climate change so we leave a cleaner, more stable environment for future generations. The President’s plan also invests to strengthen our roads, bridges, and shorelines so we can better protect people’s homes, […]