I write to ask for your support for the Student-Athlete Equity Act.
Support Increased Transparency & Efficiency in Student Loans Cosponsor H.R. 4193, the Student Loan Disclosure Transparency Act
The burden of student loans has unquestionably taken a toll on millions of American families. As outstanding student loan debt in the U.S. continues to climb—in June of 2019, borrowers owed around $1.6 trillion—various proposals have been
introduced to offer free college, refinance student loans, or cancel student debt altogether. Protecting programs like PSLF and Federal Work-Study, along with increasing Pell Grant funding, would certainly reduce the amount of debt students accumulate,
but these actions alone will not fix the larger problem. Addressing the root of the student loan crisis must center on sharp transparency with borrowers and a loan disclosure that is simple, accessible, and easy to understand.
We invite you to cosponsor H.R.864, the “Wildlife Conservation and Anti-Trafficking Act of 2019.” This bipartisan bill will:
Cosponsor H.R.1137 to Prevent President from Raiding Army Corps Funds for National Emergency Declaration (Border Wall)
I hope to earn your support for my bill (H.R.1137) to prevent the President diverting funds from Army Corps civil works projects to build his border wall under a national emergency
declaration. Some $37.7 billion is at risk for civil works projects in nearly every state and U.S. territory.
Please join me and Rep. Luetkemeyer in sending a letter to HHS Secretary, Alex Azar, thanking him for changing the department’s policy regarding funding for research that uses human fetal tissue from elective abortions, for canceling a major contract with
the University of California San Francisco, and for ending intramural research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) using fetal tissue.
We invite you to cosponsor the Flood Insurance for Farmers Act (H.R.830), to make the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) work better for our nation’s farm
families. This bipartisan bill would lift the de facto prohibition on construction, expansion, or repair of agricultural structures like barns, sheds, and silos in areas designated at risk of floods by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
THURDAY 10/3: Cybersecurity Awareness Month Lunchtime Demo Featuring DHS Hunt and Incident Response Team
As Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, we would like to invite you to a cyber demonstration and lunch on Thursday, October 3, 2019, presented by the Department of Homeland Security’s Hunt and Incident Response
Team (HIRT). This demonstration will highlight the response capabilities that HIRT provides critical infrastructure owners and operators, as well as state and local governments, affected by a cyber attack. Join us to learn firsthand what happens
when HIRT deploys across the country to identify the root cause of a cyber incident, contain the activity, mitigate the impact, and remove the adversary from a victim’s network.
Honor a Landmark Decision on Civil Rights: Rename the McKinleyville Courthouse after Judge Louis E. Goodman
Please join me in honoring Judge Louis Earl Goodman, a judge who had the integrity and character to stand up for the rights of all Americans, by renaming the courthouse located at 3140 Boeing Avenue in McKinleyville, California the Judge Louis E. Goodman
Protect Unions Representing Federal Employees: Cosign Letter Opposing Trump Administration’s Efforts to Decertify Union of Immigration Judges
The rights of workers, including federal employees, are under attack. On August 19, 2019, the Trump Administration filed a petition to decertify the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ), the labor union of federal immigration judges. The petition
seeks to squash the collective bargaining rights of immigration judges and demonstrates a pattern by the Administration to dismantle unions representing the federal workforce. Further, this contributes to the Administration’s broader agenda to create hasty
removal proceedings that undermine the fundamental tenets of a fair and impartial immigration proceedings.