__________said that millions of Americans need help because they're suffering from a lack of education, skills, resources or time.
"One of my priorities this Congress will be to move heaven and earth to fix our education system for the most vulnerable," he said, endorsing plans for a new funding formula now being used in San Francisco public schools.
On immigration, ______ stopped short of endorsing a comprehensive package, but said children of illegal immigrants should have a pathway to citizenship.
"I say if we're unable to get a comprehensive bill done first, at least we can start with the kids," he said.
_________ also called for prioritizing federal investment in medical research. Specifically, he called for shifting federal funding away from "less immediate" needs and toward finding cures for diseases.