Senator Christopher Andrew Coons is an American politician and lawyer. He is currently serving as the junior United States Senator from Delaware and a member of the Democratic Party since 2010. He was also the county executive of New Castle County.
Coons was born in Greenwich, Delaware, on September 9, 1963. Coons’ parents suffered financial setbacks and later divorced. But, he won the Truman Scholarship, which saw him through his tertiary education.
He studied at the University of Nairobi via the St. Lawrence University’s Kenyan Semester program. He graduated with a B.A. in Chemistry and Political science at Amherst college in 1985.
Coons proceeded to get his Master’s degree in Ethics at the Yale Divinity School in 1992. He also earned a J.D. degree from Yale law school in the same year. In 2018, the Delaware State University named him as Honorary Doctor in Humane Letters.
Coons worked as a voluntary relief worker during his classes at the University of Nairobi, Kenya. After returning to the U.S., he worked for the Coalition of the Homeless in New York. He also worked as a legal clerk in New York. In 1996, he returned to Delaware, where he worked as a legal clerk. He also worked for some NGOs.
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Chris Coons Quotes on Politics/Trump/Power
In terms of political contributions, the free speech rights of corporations I dont think deserve the same protections as the free speech rights of real living, breathing, voting humans.Chris Coons
My hope is that we have leaders in both parties who recognize that it’s not just the President who would be on trial if impeachment comes to the Senate, but it would be the Senate that is on trial.Chris Coons
This is not some anonymous whistleblower. This can not be argued to be some action by a deep state opponent of President Donald Trump, Gordon Sondland, the ambassador to the EU, was Gordon Sondland and a supporter of Donald Trump.Chris Coons
I frankly think that that clip will be played for years at Second Amendment rallies with organizations that try to scare people by saying Democrats are coming for your guns.Chris Coons
I don’t think having our presidential candidates, like congressman O’Rourke did, say that we’re going to try to take people’s guns against their will is a wise policy or political move.Chris Coons
I was really surprised at how much criticism there was of literally the most popular, most recent two-term American president, we should be looking forward as a party more than we’re looking backward. To the extent we are going to review President Obama’s record, I think we should be highlighting some of its strengths rather than re-litigating some of the questions about it.Chris Coons
I’m confident that 598 days from now, we will be together… celebrating a new president, folks, I am praying for that man, and I am excited to hear from him just a few minutes from now. I am confident that is our Vice President Joe Biden!Chris Coons
I think the new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives in January ought to be focusing and dedicating their time to proposing legislation that would actually solve the problems facing average AmericansChris Coons
The evidence that’s been presented in the Michael Cohen case — that the President directed him to engage in payments that were intended to influence the outcome of the election — really sharpens the President’s legal risk here.Chris Coons
It shows that senators at the right time can do outstanding things.Chris Coons
This is another example of President Trump throwing a tweet in the middle of bi-partisan negotiations that are making progress. I think Senator McConnell, the majority leader, in the end will have much more say about how the Senate is run than the president should.Chris Coons
What President Trump is doing here is recognizing that his only constructive path forward on North Korea is to engage China, to make sure that China sees this as being as much their problem as our problem.Chris Coons
I will vote against closure unless the Republicans and Democrats in the Senate can somehow find an agreement that is trustworthy and reliable, where on the next Supreme Court nominee they won’t change the rules and we will have input, and a more confirmable, consensus nominee will be put in front of the SenateChris Coons
Chris Coons Quotes on Equality/Women Rights/Economy
Private sector investment can spark economic growth that will help stem the flow of migration from Central America to the United States southern border.Chris Coons
We must pass the Women’s Health Protection Act to ensure Americans can control their own bodies, lives, and futures.Chris Coons
I am concerned about comments that William Barr has made in the past that fail to appreciate the problems created by mass incarceration and the racial inequities in the criminal justice system. The President’s nominee for attorney general should demonstrate in his hearing next week that he will fully and efficiently implement the First Step Act.Chris Coons
Everyone deserves to make their own decisions about pregnancy and parenting, period.Chris Coons
Our new biggest infrastructure transportation investment bill in American history is a blue-collar blueprint for our future, creating good-paying jobs while delivering much-needed upgrades to our roads, rail lines, water systems, bridges, and broadband.Chris Coons
We should not respond to this temporary situation by permanently increasing our reliance on the fossil fuels that drive climate change and the extreme weather events that result in energy crises. We can alleviate costs now while scaling up investments in clean, resilient energy.Chris Coons
Economies are bouncing back from COVID-19, and demand for oil, gas, and coal has risen faster than supply – bringing higher energy prices around the world.Chris Coons
Cindy has spent her career combatting human trafficking, speaking out for the rights of women and girls, and finding common ground with others. I look forward to working with her in her new role.Chris Coons
Chris Coon Quotes on Health/Covid
As we mark the tragic milestone of 800,000 Americans lost to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to take a moment to remember those who have passed and support those grieving.Chris Coons
Today, I signed the Accelerating Access to Critical Therapies for ALS Act. Thanks to a movement led by patients and caregivers and bipartisan members of Congress, we are finally closer than ever to new treatments, and hopefully a cure.Chris Coons
As we deal with the sharp rise in Omicron cases here in Delaware and across the country, I urge you to get tested regularly, and get vaccinated and boosted if you haven’t already.Chris Coons
Chris Coons Quotes on Gay Rights/LGBT
For too long, same-sex couples were legally barred from marriage & the rights that come with it. My colleagues & I called on USTreasury to end the vestiges of that discrimination & ensure that all surviving partners are able to benefit from their partners’ hard-earned pensions.Chris Coons
Chris Coon Quotes on Foreign Policy/Human Rights
I’m glad that President Biden is placing human rights at the center of American foreign policy. I hope other nations and corporate sponsors will consider joining this boycott to call attention to those defending free, open, & inclusive societies in China & around the world.Chris Coons
China’s gross mistreatment of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang Province, its crackdown on free speech & democracy activists in Hong Kong, its arbitrary detention of Tibetans, & its method of using sophisticated technology for social & political control domestically are concerning.Chris Coons
It is imperative for all political prisoners to be released & for urgent progress to be made on accountability, security sector reform & steps toward full civilian rule. I’ll continue to push my legislation sanctioning those who undermine democracy, peace & human rights in Sudan.Chris Coons
I am introducing legislation to punish actors undermining democracy, peace, and human rights in Sudan, and I will continue to stand by the courageous Sudanese people in their pursuit of a free, peaceful, and prosperous nation.Chris Coons
I was glad to meet with Israeli officials to discuss our strong partnership. The U.S.-Israel relationship enjoys enduring, bipartisan support because our deep ties are based on shared values.Chris Coons
Chris Coon Quotes on Social Media
Social media companies have incredible amounts of data about each of us – but right now, they’re the only ones that get to use it to their advantage.Chris Coons
Chris Coon Quotes on Security
A little more than a year into the brutal and tragic conflict in Ethiopia, over 60,000 people have fled the country and more than 2 million have been internally displaced.Chris Coons
Other Chris Coon Quotes
The law will deliver new hope to ALS patients and their families. My gratitude goes to all those in the ALS community who helped us get this bill across the finish line.Chris Coons
Johnny Isakson was a good man, a warm and capable public servant, and one of my best friends in public life.Chris Coons
This is landmark legislation, and thanks to the crucial research that ACT for ALS will fund, countless Americans and their families who face down this cruel disease every day can go to sleep tonight with a renewed sense of hope.Chris Coons
This is one of Delaware’s most memorable sights. The Dolle’s sign has greeted millions of people — Delawareans and tourists alike — who have enjoyed the Rehoboth boardwalk the last 60 years.Chris Coons
As thousands of Afghan families begin their lives in the United States, I joined Senator Carper and Fmr. Gov Jack Markell—President Biden’s coordinator for Afghan resettlement—at Fort Dix to learn about how Congress can do more to help.Chris Coons
I’m pleased to see the Biden administration’s announcement today of a diplomatic boycott of Beijing’s 2022 Winter Olympics.Chris Coons
The Civilian Climate Corps is based on a tried, true, and tested model that helped our country get out of the Great Depression.Chris Coons
It’s my honor to serve in the seat you held for 36 years in Delaware & be part of the community that praises your service to our country. I’m deeply grateful for your friendship, wisdom, and guidance through the years.Chris Coons
In my time in the Senate, we’ve registered apprenticeships to include a 21st century array of careers—from IT to health care. In Delaware, these programs support workers looking for good-paying jobs and address the skills gaps employers face.Chris Coons
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