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It’s time to end legacy admissions. Each year thousands of students are admitted to colleges around the nation only because their parents went there.

Legacy admissions are back-door discriminatory policies that overwhelmingly advantage wealthy, white students over everyone else.
03:08 PM - Jun 29, 2023
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I’ll be joining Yasmin Vossoughian on MSNBC around 3 pm ET / 2 pm CT to talk about Republican support for Donald Trump in the face of his second indictment — even as the charging documents show how he prioritized his own power over the safety of our country.
02:55 PM - Jun 11, 2023
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January 6th was a call from Donald Trump asking Americans who support him to take action into their own hands - including violence - and his language since then has become even more inflammatory.
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Coming up at 8:40 pm ET / 7:40 PM CT I’m joining MSNBC’s special coverage of Trump’s second indictment to discuss how his mishandling of classified documents could put our national security at risk.
07:49 PM - Jun 10, 2023
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When I was an impeachment manager, I argued that Trump incited an insurrection that gave our foreign enemies unprecedented exposure to the halls of Congress.

Again and again, his crimes put our national security at risk.

Nobody — not even a former President — is above the law.
02:31 PM - Jun 09, 2023
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DeSantis used fraud to lure people from San Antonio and dump them in a remote island community that scrambled to care for them.

This was trafficking — and the perpetrators must be held responsible.

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09:47 PM - Jun 05, 2023
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Three weeks ago, Aaron Martinez was murdered by a neighbor who said Hispanics weren't welcome in Kaufman County, TX.

If Kaufman County authorities continue to drag their feet on filing hate crimes charges, federal prosecutors need to step in. My statement:
05:31 PM - May 23, 2023
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If these reports are accurate, CBP agents kept an obviously sick child in detention for more than week — in violation of the agency’s own policy — while ignoring her parents’ pleas for help.

CBP leaders need to answer for the failures that allowed a child to die on their watch.
02:17 PM - May 20, 2023
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San Antonio was excited to cheer on our students during today's Destination College Success Breakfast!

Thank you to the San Antonio Education Partnership, Cafécollege & First Lady Prosper for bringing our community together to talk about building a college-going culture & supporting student success
05:49 PM - May 19, 2023
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Happy Birthday, Head Start!

Since 1965, millions of kids have benefited from Head Start programs.

Earlier this year, I introduced the Head Start for Our Future Act to help more Americans begin careers in early education.

Learn more about the bill ⤵️
04:20 PM - May 18, 2023
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The violent attack on Rep. Gerry Connolly’s staff is horrifying.

District staff spend every day working behind the scenes on the hard work of government — helping veterans with VA claims, fixing USPS issues, and so much more. They must be able to do their jobs safely.
06:31 PM - May 15, 2023
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Coming up at 5:30 PM CT / 6:30 PM ET:

I'm joining Alicia Menendez on MSNBC to talk about rebuilding a more humane immigration system after Title 42, tackling the gun violence epidemic, and the consequences of failing to raise our nation's debt ceiling.
06:20 PM - May 14, 2023
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Since 1933, the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind & Vision Impaired has helped people find meaningful employment and live independent lives. Thank you to Cindy Watson & Amy Lane for meeting with me to discuss the Lighthouse’s workforce development and rehabilitation programs.
05:07 PM - May 12, 2023
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This week, I met with Panama's Foreign Minister, Janaina Tewaney Mencomo, to discuss safe, legal pathways for asylum-seekers.

As the world grapples with forced migration, the U.S. and Panama need to work together with our neighbors on humane, orderly systems across our hemisphere.
09:53 AM - May 12, 2023
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🧵 Today, House Republicans passed their extreme border bill – a cruel and counterproductive piece of legislation that would divert resources away from the border while bringing back the worst immigration policies of the Trump administration. 1/6
08:16 PM - May 11, 2023
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I'm joining Andrea Mitchell Reports at 12:30 PM ET / 11:30 AM CT today to talk about building a humane and secure immigration system post-Title 42 + the urgent need for commonsense gun safety laws to stop gun violence and mass shootings.
11:58 AM - May 10, 2023
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Today, Fort Hood was renamed for San Antonio’s Richard Cavazos – the first Mexican American to reach the rank of four-star general in the Army.

Gen. Cavazos inspired generations of troops with his integrity and courage. Starting today, Ft. Cavazos proudly bears his name.
12:29 PM - May 09, 2023
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Greg Abbott and the Republican legislature have made Texas a more dangerous place. Easy guns for everyone — criminals and deranged people, no questions asked. No training, no permit, no background check.

They made it easier to kill and be killed.

That’s their legacy.
10:55 PM - May 07, 2023
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Tonight, families in Allen are waiting to hear from their loved ones after another mass shooting in Texas. As we wait for more updates, my prayers are with the community and those affected.

Governor Abbott’s crusade against commonsense gun laws is getting people killed.
09:49 PM - May 06, 2023
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For months, Rep. Greg Casar and I have been pushing for more funding to support San Antonio's migrant services.

Today, we got word that FEMA is allocating $38 million for Catholic Charities of San Antonio, the City of San Antonio, and United Way of San Antonio to support their vital work.
01:40 PM - May 05, 2023
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SOON: I'm joining Andrea Mitchell Reports to talk about the breaking verdicts in the Proud Boys seditious conspiracy trial and what this outcome means for accountability after January 6.

Join me at 11:10 am CT / 12:10 pm ET on MSNBC.
11:53 AM - May 04, 2023
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Our government must be careful not to militarize the border - which militarizes the American communities that surround it.

The challenges at our border are not military crisises. Migrants fleeing from violence and persecution need humanitarian solutions and an orderly process.
11:27 AM - May 03, 2023
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Texas Vista served San Antonio's Southside for decades before private investors started putting profit before patients.

As San Antonio leaders address underlying economic segregation, Steward needs to answer for whether shareholder profits drove their decision to squeeze a community hospital dry.
02:09 PM - May 01, 2023
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The news out of San Jacinto County is awful.

Texans shouldn’t have to live in fear that a neighbor with an AR-style weapon will come after their family. Congress needs to pass serious gun safety reform and the Texas legislature has to stop putting folks at risk by loosening gun laws.
04:08 PM - Apr 29, 2023
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Last year, Republicans tried to block the Honoring Our PACT Act.

Now, Speaker Kevin McCarthy is threatening a shutdown unless Congress passes a budget that cuts 30 million VA visits.

The GOP is betraying America's veterans. As the congressman for Military City USA, I voted NO on McCarthy's cuts.
06:08 PM - Apr 26, 2023
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US foreign aid should go to innovative solutions that save lives & transform communities.

Today, I'm introducing the Fostering Innovation in Global Development Act (FIGDA) with Rep. Young Kim to give USAID the tools to prioritize innovation in foreign aid.

Here's what FIGDA does🧵
10:19 AM - Apr 25, 2023
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TONIGHT: I’ll be joining Jim Acosta on CNN at the top of the 4 p.m. Central / 5 p.m. Eastern hour to talk about the evolving crisis in Sudan and new reporting on the leaks of classified U.S. intelligence related to the war in Ukraine.
04:32 PM - Apr 23, 2023
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Dear Texas Republicans —

I'm a lifelong Catholic but I don't want kids to be forced to pray in their public schools.

Texans don't want their kids to be forced to study the Bible in public schools.

We can go to church to study the Ten Commandments if that's what we want. 1/3
03:36 PM - Apr 22, 2023
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Today's SCOTUS order will keep #Mifepristone available for many, but abortion is still illegal in Texas.

Unless Democrats win control of the legislature in states like ours, far-right extremists will keep fighting to control the most personal decisions you can make.
08:30 PM - Apr 21, 2023
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The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has fostered essential progress in America's work to combat global poverty.

I'm working to give MCC the flexibility to partner with countries where it can do the most good, and I'm glad my colleagues in the Senate introduced this important bill.
01:15 PM - Apr 21, 2023
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