Devices that allow people to shoot up to 100 rounds of ammunition at one time have no place in our schools, no place in our parks, no place on our streets, no place in our communities, and no place in this country.

If elected members of any body - whether it's a state house or Congress - were not willing to take career-ending or at least election-losing votes, I would not have the right to vote today.

The Healthy Homes Tax Credit Act will help ensure that all families, regardless of their income, can protect their children from the lifelong health impacts of lead poisoning.

The STEM fields play an increasingly important role in the U.S. economy, but women are still underrepresented in most STEM sectors.

We've been having a lot of hearings lately about the reliability of the grid and the need for more distributive generation. We can be a leader of that here in Connecticut.

We can and must do our part to increase the number of Syrian refugees being resettled in the U.S.

My job is to get things done.

I do think the U.S. has a moral and political leadership role to play.

While we may not know how to stop these horrific mass shootings, we do know this: Limiting high-capacity magazines will save lives, and we know this because it has saved lives.

This historically has been an issue that both parties have run away from. For the first time, Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party in its platform are making this issue, about needing to do better as a country to take common sense steps to help prevent gun violence.

Our country has been the leading provider of humanitarian aid for refugees.

Everyone is able to give to someone.

Today, I heard directly from Connecticut workers about the importance of strong, predictable federal research funding and how the federal government can be a better partner in spurring innovation and helping life-saving medication reach families who need it most.

The TECH Careers Act will open the door for more Americans to have successful middle-class careers and help small businesses in Connecticut and across the country access a qualified pool of talented workers.

We need to close the tax loopholes that have awarded companies moving out of the country and overseas; we need a government that will keep our country safe from terrorists at home and abroad... and a government that is responsive to the needs of the people.

We have to look at loan forgiveness to incentivise young people to pursue degrees in areas where we know we need help.

I'm out and around all the time.

Elections are about choices, and part of what you do is draw that contrast.

My brother had the courage to come out in 1978, when equality was still a distant dream.

I liked New England.

I would like to live long enough to see the day when people talk about which guns are the safest.

If you don't like public service, don't run for office.

There is no possible justification or excuse for marketing dangerous weapons to children as if they were toys.

We owe it to our service men and women and their families, who sacrificed so much for our country, to find out the answers they deserve and make care and treatment for them, their children, and their grandchildren a priority.

Gun violence is a plague in all of our communities, and we must come together to stop it.

As we celebrate Labor Day, we honor the men and women who fought tirelessly for workers' rights, which are so critical to our strong and successful labor force.

I just thought Harvard sounded great. So let's see if I get in. I didn't really have a big back-up plan.

We need to stop refighting 40-year old battles on women's rights.

It's important for our state to expand manufacturing jobs.

Cities and towns throughout central and northwest Connecticut have strong industrial histories and are now in the process of transitioning into new sources of economic growth. I'm doing what I can to be a strong partner in these efforts.

My job is to be a problem-solver.

We have a lot of work we need to do to make sure all of our children have a better understanding of this diverse and wonderful and beautiful world.

I'm a mom. That probably hinders sometimes and helps sometimes. To some people, that makes me more approachable.

When I was elected to Congress, this was the No. 1 issue businesses brought up. They said that if we want this country to succeed, we need immigration reform.

We've become so accustomed to teaching to the tests that we've forgotten about a child's joy of discovery.

Unfortunately, this will have a ripple effect in the economy. People carrying heavy student-loan debt won't buy houses, start families, or start businesses. This will hurt the future economy.

There's more GPS in the phone in your pocket than on most of our 21st century airliners - that's frightening.

We still have work to do in our efforts to advance equal rights for all Americans.

There's no reason to continue including language in the federal spending bill to prohibit the CDC and NIH from studying the causes or effects of gun violence on public health.

We need a comprehensive strategy that includes expanding criminal background checks for all commercial gun sales, dedicated federal law to combat gun trafficking, and a strong commitment to mental health services.

Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School three years ago, we have lost over 90,000 Americans to gun violence. This is a manmade crisis that needs to be treated as the public health epidemic it has become.

Every week, we read about horrific tragedies resulting from children who play with firearms and accidentally shoot themselves or their family members.

We know that school readiness programs work, and the best ones work extraordinarily well. They are effective in reducing the achievement gap, which in Connecticut is among the highest in the country.

The lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook are unparalleled natural treasures with some of the highest water quality in Connecticut.

Civil rights and women's rights and gay rights all take time in this country.

It would be really easy to get discouraged over gun safety, and I have to explain all the time why I am not giving up and why people should not give up.

We need to ensure that no one is denied employment, housing, opportunities, or benefits because of their sexual orientation.

I am proud to be named a Defender of Children by First Focus, and I will continue to call on Congress to enact comprehensive policies that improve the well-being of our children.

You are who you are, and in politics, if you stay who you are, you do better.