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The Community Agenda

The Community Agenda dives into topics we are hearing about every day from voters.

It's important voters know where we stand on the issues that directly impact them the most.

Lowering Prescription Drug Costs

Throughout the district many residents in our community struggle to afford expensive prescription drugs. This financial burden leads to accumulating debt, the need to ration medications, and even forgoing taking live-saving medication.

In Congress, I would advocate for laws enabling the federal government to bargain drug prices with pharmaceutical companies and combat patent system misuse. I am committed to addressing healthcare inequalities based on race and ethnicity, including in research. This involves initiatives targeting social factors affecting health outcomes, such as those in maternal health.

I advocate for establishing a federal drug manufacturing function aimed at reducing prices, alleviating prescription drug shortages, and introducing market competition. This initiative, supported by many progressives in Congress, would oversee the public production of essential medications like insulin, blood pressure, and cholesterol drugs. We need to lower costs and increase access to live saving medications.

Expanding Telework: Keeping our Community Home

I hear it everyday-- the majority of people in our community are miserable in their daily commute. Our families, communities, and small businesses are watching millions of hours and dollars being spent in traffic and in DC.  My plan puts an end to the misery of Northern Virginians stuck commuting to work by expanding telework and keeping our community home.

As many in DC, push for a return to in-person office work, it is crucial for our elected officials to advocate for our community. The long commutes to D.C. clash with the rising telework trend, emphasizing the necessity for a progressive approach to keep our people and dollars home. I'll work in the federal government and with organizations to dramatically expand and build the long-term infrastructure to support telework.

We need our community at home-- having time to attend children's after-school activities and frequent local small businesses for a cup of coffee.

Affordable Housing

Rent and Mortgage payments are too damn high.

My housing plan prioritizes affordable housing by expanding the federal governments investment in housing, providing options for public servants and families, and constructing permanently affordable units in our communities.

I'll focus my efforts on protecting tenants and ensuring fairness in housing disputes. With measures to revitalize public housing, I recognize the significance of affordable housing for all.

We need to reform home mortgages-- cut all those junk fees, and in Congress I would urge the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates immediately.

Homeowners and renters need both short-term and long-term relief.

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