2008 Presidential Announcement

Hillary Clinton released a web video on January 20, 2007, announcing that she was forming a presidential exploratory committee. I announced today that I’m forming a presidential exploratory committee. I’m not just starting a campaign, though. I’m beginning conversation with you, with America, because we all need to be part of the discussion if we’re…

On Proposed Escalation of War in Iraq

Based on the President’s speech tonight, I cannot support his proposed escalation of the war in Iraq. The President’s Iraq policy has been marred by incompetence and arrogance as his Administration has refused to recognize the military and political reality on the ground. American troops continue to serve and sacrifice in Iraq, performing magnificently and…

Statement after taking office

As we begin a new session of Congress, I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the people of New York and deeply optimistic that we can make progress on important priorities for our state and nation. It is critical that we meet the needs of thousands suffering devastating health effects in the wake…