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Protect DREAMers from Deportation

May 31, 2018

Please join us in sending a letter to the leadership of the Committee on Appropriations’ Subcommittee on Homeland Security, urging that funds in the Fiscal Year 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations bill are not utilized to deport those individuals who are
eligible to participate in the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) program. 

Co-Sponsor Opportunity: Help Constituents with Substance-Use Disorders Find and Retain Jobs!

May 31, 2018

Like so many congressional districts across America, the seventh district of Virginia and the first district of New Jersey have been experiencing the negative impact of our nation’s opioid epidemic. As a result, our communities are facing increased demand
for addiction services while coping with an ill-equipped workforce.  To meet the demands of the local job market, we have introduced
H.R. 5679, the Jobs Plus Recovery Act. 

Urge HUD to finalize the Condominium Rule to expand affordable family housing

May 31, 2018

Home ownership lies at the center of the American Dream.  That’s why in July 2016, Congress enacted H.R. 3700 directing the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to adopt rules changes to ease onerous restrictions on FHA loans financing condominium purchases. 
In September 2016, FHA published its proposed rule implementing Congress’ direction.  The proposal would authorize single unit approval loans and relax burdensome condominium certification requirements.  Housing advocates enthusiastically embrace these changes
to expand the range of affordable housing and open home ownership to more well-qualified, first time home buyers.  The new rule will help more families realize the dream of owning a home.

Celebrate African American Contributions to Music and Call for Equality in Musical Education

May 31, 2018

Please join me in celebrating the many contributions of African Americans to our American musical heritage, and the need for greater access to a sequential and standards-based
music education for African American students.

“HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS MODERN DAY SLAVERY”

May 31, 2018

I invite you to become a co-sponsor of H. R. 53, CATCH Traffickers Act of 2017, which directs the Department of Homeland Security to establish and maintain a national database for human trafficking investigations. H.R. 53 requires a federal,
state, and local law enforcement agency that conducts a human trafficking investigation to enter information into the database. The Department of Justice must reduce by 20% the allocation of funds under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program
for a state or local government that fails to comply.

Protect the Rule of Law

May 31, 2018

I invite you to join me as a co-sponsor of H.R. 735, Universal Security of American Values Act of 2017 or the USA Values Act of 2017, a bill which prohibits the enforcement of any executive order which violates or undermines the laws of our Nation.
In the current tumultuous political climate, it is vital to reinforce our dedication to legal principles.

Increase Educational Opportunities to Improve Cyber Security.

May 31, 2018

I invite you to join me as a co-sponsor of H.R. 1981, “Cyber Security Education and Federal Workforce Enhancement Act.”

Protect the Maternity Rights, Health, and Safety of Incarcerated Women and their Children

May 31, 2018

I invite you to join me as a co-sponsor of the “Stop Infant Mortality and Recidivism Reduction Act of 2017” or the “SIMARRA Act,” which permits the Bureau of Prisons to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Federal prison system
for pregnant offenders by establishing a pilot program of critical-stage, developmental nurseries in Federal prisons for children born to inmates. 

Improve our Nation’s Broken Mental Health Care System and Decrease Gun Violence.

May 31, 2018

I invite you to join me as a co-sponsor of H.R. 1982, “Mental Health Access and Gun Violence Prevention Act of 2017.”