Semafor: Principal of The Day
What are you focused on the most right now in your job?
Ensuring we’re living up to our values as a nation of immigrants and ensuring we continue to stand up for democracy, both at home and abroad.
You meet a genie that can make one single bill magically become law. What would it be?
Restoring the federal Voting Rights Act, including the preclearance requirement. When all eligible voters can vote without obstruction, the will of the people will prevail and we will combat climate change, enshrine reproductive rights, ensure equality for all Americans, and more.
What’s on your nightstand right now?
“Pappyland: A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things That Last” by Wright Thompson.
Which song is at the top of your Spotify playlist?
This week? “Burrito Sabanero” by Marco Pastor Estelles.
What’s something about you people don’t know?
I bring fresh chiles and hot sauce to Senate Democratic lunch meetings.
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