Civil rights

Protecting the civil rights of every American is one of Chris’ top priorities, and he has been a leading voice on the Senate Judiciary Committee to ensure that every American is free from discrimination and able to exercise their constitutionally guaranteed rights.

Chris also works hard to protect our federal courts. He has earned a reputation as a tough, detailed questioner when pressing President Trump’s judicial nominees about their positions on key issues like race discrimination, reproductive rights, and LGBTQ equality.  He has also been crucial in blocking some of President Trump’s least qualified and most dangerous nominees from lifetime appointments to the federal bench.

Chris has led efforts to:

  • Pass the Equality Act and ensure that LGBTQ Americans are free from discrimination.
  • Guarantee the voting rights of every American through the Voting Rights Restoration Act and the FAST Voting Act.
  • Fight discriminatory policies from the Trump Administration against people based on their gender, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

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