Consumer Data Breaches Underscore the Need for Streamlined Notification: Cosponsor HR 3806, The Personal Data Notification and Protection Act

The number of cybersecurity incidents continues to rise and companies continue to have consumer data stolen from their networks.  Often, the notification to consumers about such breaches is slow and inconsistently executed across states. The breach of Uber in
which hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers is the most recent example.  The ride sharing service concealed the details of the breach for more than a year, even paying the attackers a significant sum to remain silent. This breach
follows Equifax losing control of the highly sensitive personal and financial information of as many as 143 million Americans, throwing in stark relief the scope and damage
that can be caused by these incidents. In the weeks since the Equifax breach was first revealed, confusion has abounded among people wondering whether or not their data have been exposed and what Equifax knew when.

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COSPONSOR THE ACCESS ACT: Don’t Let the Gun Lobby Hold Conservation Policies and our Public Lands Hostage H.R. 4489

We invite you to become a co-sponsor of H.R. 4489, the Authorizing Critical Conservation for Sportsmen and Sportswomen (ACCESS) Act. We introduced this bill earlier this month to reauthorize key conservation programs and promote sportsmen and women’s interests
on our public lands. H.R. 4489 has already been endorsed by sporting and conservation groups including the National Wildlife Federation, Trout Unlimited, and Backcountry Hunters and Anglers.

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Cosponsor Bipartisan Bill to Apply Terrorist Sanctions to Iran’s Iraqi Proxies

With terrorist sanctions now applied to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), it’s high time to apply the same penalties to Tehran’s proxies in Iraq and Syria. Two proxies in particular, As-Saib Ahl Al-Haq (AAH) and Harakat Hizballah Al-Nujaba,
have become the leading instruments for Iran’s regional strategy. Targeting these groups will be one additional step towards countering Iran’s expansionism and signaling to our Iraqi partners that it must not permit its citizens to be used as pawns by the
IRGC to destabilize and threaten our allies. We urge you to cosponsor H.R. 4238 The Iranian Proxies Terrorist Sanctions Act of 2017.

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Co-Sponsor H.R. 4445 – Airline Consumer Bill of Rights Act

I ask for your support of H.R. 4445, the Airline Consumer Bill of Rights Act. This bill simply requires United States airlines to provide their passengers with a simple, one-page “bill of rights” at the gate and online. The measure is the exact language
I passed unanimously as an amendment to the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill back in June of this year.

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Cosponsor the Tribal Heritage and Grizzly Bear Protection Act, H.R. 3894

I invite you to cosponsor H.R. 3894, the Tribal Heritage and Grizzly Bear Protection Act. Grizzly bears are considered sacred by many Tribes, but today only a small fraction of the historic
grizzly populations exist in the lower 48 states. While some populations are starting to increase, grizzly bears continue to be threatened by habitat loss, climate change, and trophy hunting.

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Support Organic Agriculture Research

Earlier this month, Rep. Newhouse, Rep. Panetta, and I wrote an op-ed about the benefits of organic agriculture research.  Please read our op-ed from
The Hill below and consider supporting our bill, HR 2436: The Organic Agriculture Research Act.

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H. Con. Res. 8, The Fiscal State of the Nation Resolution

We invite you to become a co-sponsor of the Fiscal State of the Nation Resolution. This resolution will provide Members of Congress and the American people an annual update on the long-term financial health of the country. The Budget Committee has
included our resolution in their plan for budget process reform plan.

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