• Criminal Justice Reform

    I support focusing on rehabilitation, rather than overly punitive measures that are ineffective. We need to reform our criminal justice system by strengthening community based intervention programs to reduce recidivism and support collaboration betwe...

  • Cuba and Immigration

    As the son of Cuban exiles, I am proud of our nation’s rich ethnic diversity. I know, from first-hand experience, the great and generous spirit of the American people and the opportunities our nation provides to all who are willing and able to work f...

  • Education

    Prior to being elected to Congress, I had the honor of serving on the Miami-Dade County School Board. This experience of addressing the needs of the fourth largest public school system in the country has provided me unique insights into the challeng...

  • Energy and Environment

    Florida’s 26th Congressional District is home to some of our country’s greatest natural treasures, including the Everglades and Biscayne National Parks and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. In my first term as a Member of Congress, I have m...

  • Foreign Affairs

    I have the utmost respect for the men and women who wear our nation’s uniform and work every day to secure the freedoms and liberties we as Americans are privileged to enjoy. Our Congressional District is honored to be home to both the U.S. Coast Gu...

  • Health Care

    I believe that all Americans strive for and deserve a healthcare system that is both affordable and efficient. While the healthcare system was not perfect before the Affordable Care Act of 2010, I am committed to addressing the elements of this law ...

  • Mental Health

    Millions of Americans suffer from serious mental illness. Rather than stigmatize those who are suffering, we must help people get the treatment they need so they do not end up in the criminal justice system, on the street, or at the center of a trag...

  • Small Business, Economic Growth, and Taxes

    The American people face a tax code that is both inefficient and excessively complex, and unfortunately hurts small business owners and middle-class families the hardest. While deductions and loopholes benefit some, the overall tax code is disadvanta...

  • Transportation

    The need for dedicated, long-term funding for transportation and infrastructure projects is vital to alleviating the congestion problems that plague South Florida. As a Member of the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, I am working in a bipar...

  • Veterans

    Our nation owes its military veterans a debt of gratitude for their service and sacrifices. Each took an oath, lived by a code, and stood ready to offer themselves in defense of their country. The lives we live today, and the freedoms we enjoy, have...

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