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116th Congress- Co-sponsor Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act

December 21, 2018

We write concerning the current stalemate over funding for the federal government and ask that you join us as cosponsors of the Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act. This bipartisan proposal ensures that all federal employees receive retroactive
pay for the duration of any shutdown, regardless of furlough status.

HR 40, The “Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act”

December 21, 2018

Please join me as an original cosponsors of H.R. 40, the “Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act Democracy Restoration Act of 2019.”  This legislation was first introduced by retired Member of Congress John Conyers
of Michigan in 1989, and was intended to examine the institution of slavery in the colonies and the United States from 1619 to the present, and further recommend appropriate remedies.

Oppose Rider to NFIP Extension

December 21, 2018

The Senate unanimously passed a Continuing Resolution to keep the government open that also extends a number of critical programs that needed to be reauthorized, including the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), until February 8, 2019.

Are You Scared Yet?

December 21, 2018

Are you scared yet?

SUPPORT THE CURD ACT

December 20, 2018

We are writing to ask you to vote in favor S. 2322 – The Codifying Useful Regulatory Definitions (CURD) Act when it is brought to the floor under suspension of the rules later today.

Support the First Step Act

December 20, 2018

I encourage you to support the First Step Act – bipartisan criminal justice reform legislation supported by President Trump as well as numerous
law enforcement and faith organizations.

Support Equal Pay for Equal Work Become an Original Cosponsor of the Paycheck Fairness Act

December 20, 2018

Currently, all Democratic members are cosponsors of the The Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R.1869) –a modest, common-sense solution to the lingering problem of pay inequity.  We will be reintroducing Paycheck Fairness with
no changes early next Congress and urge members to once again cosponsor this important legislation.       

Ensure That We Comply with International Law in Allowing Humanitarian Trade with Iran

December 20, 2018

I invite you to join me in sending a letter requesting urgent information from the Trump administration to ensure that U.S. sanctions do not block the flow of critical humanitarian goods to the Iranian people.

Cosponsor the Bipartisan Violence Against Women Health Act of 2018

December 20, 2018

Please join us in cosponsoring the bipartisan Violence Against Women Health Act. In 2005, Congress reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) which included a new health title to develop a public health response to abuse by strengthening the health
care system’s identification, assessment and response of victims. To date, the VAWA Health program has trained more than 13,000 health care providers to assess for and respond to domestic and sexual violence in over 230 clinical settings serving more than
1.3 million patients. More patients are being screened, but more collaboration between health systems and advocates is needed to connect victims to services, help them escape the abuse, and improve their overall health and safety.