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Join DWC Letter to US Soccer Raising Concerns about Pay Inequity Endured by U.S. Women’s National Team!

June 27, 2019

Please join the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) in sending the following letter to U.S. Soccer Federation President Carlos Cordeiro, expressing deep concern regarding inequities in pay, publicity, and investment that the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT)
– the first three-time Women’s World Cup winner in history – has continued to endure.

Establishing a Formal Ambassador to the Arctic Council

June 27, 2019

In 1996 the Arctic Council was established as an intergovernmental forum to facilitate cooperation among several nations whose landmass extends into the Arctic Circle. These nations include Russia, Canada, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Iceland, and the
United States.

Cosponsor H.R. 510, the BRACE Act

June 27, 2019

As the freight rail industry has evolved, many short line railroads and smaller communities have been abandoned, removing critical first- and last-mile links between producers, consumers, and export opportunities in large and small communities across America.
Since it was first enacted in 2005, the Short Line Railroad Maintenance Credit has been extended for one- or two-year increments, providing limited certainty for short line railroads to make investments in their infrastructure. Our legislation provides
certainty by making the Short Line Railroad Maintenance Credit permanent while also applying it retroactively to tax year 2018.

Our Future with Cuba: United States-Cuba Relations Normalization Act

June 27, 2019

While considerable progress has been made toward normalizing relations with Cuba, under the current administration we have taken step backwards such as reimposing restrictions on trade and travel with Cuba. Measures such as these hurt American citizens,
workers, and industries. I believe that we need to move forward, not backward, and work to create a more cooperative future with Cuba.

Sign Letter to Urge Implementation of Postal Banking Pilot Programs

June 27, 2019

I invite you to join me in sending a letter to Postmaster General Brennan to urge her to implement postal banking pilot programs. Under its existing authority, the United States Postal Service can provide affordable financial services, including ATMs, pay-check
cashing, bill payment and electronic money transfers. This is crucial for both rural and urban communities that face limited banking options. There is a Post Office in every part of this country and they can be critical in providing much needed financial services
for communities that are underserved by financial institutions.

Promote Travel and Tourism: Protect Brand USA

June 27, 2019

We invite you to join us in signing a letter to Speaker Pelosi and Leader McCarthy seeking their assistance in reauthorizing Brand USA and ensuring it has a reliable funding source.

Protect Against Paraquat Act of 2019 – Original Co-sponsorship Opportunity

June 27, 2019

Please join me as an original cosponsor of the Protect Against Paraquat Act of 2019. Paraquat is a highly toxic herbicide that’s already banned in over 30 other countries; chronic exposure leads to neurodegradation, heart failure, kidney failure,
liver failure, and lung scarring. Acute exposure leads to almost certain death with no antidote. The purpose of this act is to guard the safety of our communities and eliminate the use of paraquat in the U.S. By switching to less toxic herbicides, we can ensure
the safety of our agricultural workers.

Cosponsor H.R. 2354, the Prevention of Unconstitutional War with Iran Act

June 27, 2019

We urge you to cosponsor H.R. 2354, the Prevention of Unconstitutional War with Iran Act, which prohibits the use of any funds for military operations in or against Iran without Congressional authorization. As tensions between the U.S. and Iran
continue to escalate and the threat of a military confrontation between both nations increases each day, it’s more important than ever to reassert the power of Congress to authorize war under Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution.

Cosponsor H. Res. 33 and Oppose the Privatization of the U.S. Postal Service!

June 27, 2019

            For over 240 years, the United States Postal Service and our dedicated postal workforce have performed the essential government function of “providing postal services to bind the Nation together through the personal, educational, literary,
and business correspondence of the people.” In furtherance of this mission, the Postal Service and its more than 500,000 clerks, letter carriers, mail handlers, and other employees deliver the mail to over 157 million residential and business customers
six days a week nationwide.  Given the effectiveness of the Postal Service in fulfilling its critical public service mission, it is not surprising that the American people have consistently ranked the Postal Service as our most trusted government agency. 
In a
recent Gallup poll, an overwhelming majority of Americans also rated the Postal Service as “doing an excellent or good job.”

Cosponsor Request: the Barack Obama Highway Act

June 27, 2019

I write to request your support on the Barack Obama Highway Act (H.R. 45), which will rename the portion of Interstate 57 in Illinois to the “Barack Obama Highway.”