It's easy for Americans to forget that the food they eat doesn't magically appear on a supermarket shelf.
Every American deserves to live in freedom, to have his or her privacy respected and a chance to go as far as their ability and effort will take them - regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or economic circumstances.
All Americans should have access to quality, affordable health care.
Working families need to know that we will work to protect their health needs, promote the development of safe, effective medicines, and guarantee patient rights.
Firefighters are indispensable foot soldiers here at home.
Pell Grants are, and have been, critically important tools in making higher education a possibility for lower- and middle-income students.
We learned that economic growth and environmental protection can and should go hand in hand.
I take great pride in the fact that I have lived in a Spanish-speaking country.
Entrenched bureaucracies are always opposed to fundamental changes.
America's highways, roads, bridges, are an indispensable part of our lives. They link one end of our nation to the other. We use them each and every day, for every conceivable purpose.
We owe it to each other - and to our children and grandchildren - to leave our planet in a better state than when we found it.
As the temperature drops, the need for heating oil goes up.
Low-income taxpayers deserve the same rights as everyone else. It was wrong of the IRS to target low-income taxpayers, and I am please by the decision to correct this unfair practice.
Our children are our greatest resource and Head Start grants help them reach their full potential.
Our military should spare no expense to ensure the safety of our troops, particularly as they confront a hostile insurgency and roadside bombs throughout Iraq.
When the public's right to know is threatened, and when the rights of free speech and free press are at risk, all of the other liberties we hold dear are endangered.
Our seniors have worked long and hard to better the economy, raise families and serve their communities. They deserve to live independent and active lives in their golden years.
The world changed on September 11, 2001.
As a world leader, America must be prepared to confront any challenge.
Our nation's children are our greatest asset and our most precious treasure.