Promoting the Safety and Well-Being of the American People
Supporting Our Troops and Veterans. We owe it to our men and women in uniform to ensure that their bravery and sacrifice is matched with the resources to care for them and their families. We are working to improve the quality and continuity of healthcare for active duty service members and veterans, and we are investigating specific challenges service members face with predatory lending and other abuses.
Protecting American Consumers. We are working to promote the safety of food, drugs, toys, and a host of other consumer goods that Americans use every day. We also support the efforts of the first-ever Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to protect consumers with credit cards, mortgages, and other financial products.And we are working to protect our air, water, and environment so future generations can live healthy and happy lives.
Safeguarding National and Homeland Security. As Members of Congress, we have no more solemn Constitutional obligation than protecting this nation. Enhancing efforts to prevent nuclear proliferation, counter terrorist financing, and secure our cities, seaports, and borders are among our top priorities.