Amy McGrath ~ U.S. Senator

Amy McGrath was born in Edgewood, Kentucky. After law school, she attended the U.S. Naval Academy and became a commissioned officer in the Marine Corps officer in 1997. She was the first woman in the Marine Corps to fly a combat mission in an F/A-18. Shen then served as a Congressional Fellow advising on defense and foreign policy. She earned a masters degree in global security from Johns Hopkins University. Her final assignment was as a senior instructor in the Political Science Department at the US Naval Academy before retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and moving back home to Kentucky to raise her family.

On healthcare . . .

On healthcare, she believes that healthcare should be affordable and accessible.

On the environment . . .

On climate change, Amy wrote, "This is the world we will live in. This is the world our children and grandchildren will face. This is an American issue and a global issue. We need leaders that get it."

Plans for the economy

Amy will work to raise the minimum wage, invest in underserved communities, and fund badly-needed infrastructure. improvements. I will be that kind of senator.

Education Policy

Regarding student debt, Amy wrote, "Higher education costs have increased eight times faster than wages, making it impossible for many Americans to get the education they need to succeed without taking on massive high-interest loans. A national service program is a practical solution for college debt that allows young people to give back to their communities in exchange for a debt-free higher education."

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