Cosponsor Resolution to Designate Day of the Girl Child in the U.S.

Since 2012, October 11 has been recognized by the United Nations as the International Day of the Girl to address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and fulfillment of their human rights. Girls should be recognized for
their positive and transformative role in shaping society and our country, which is why I am introducing a resolution to honor Day of the Girl Child in the United States.

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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.  

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Help Protect Communities From Violence

Every person in America should feel safe and secure when they leave their home. They should be able to attend concerts, school, nightclubs, movies, and places of worship without the fear of violence. They should be able to go about their daily lives without
wondering whether or not they will be the next target of a mass casualty event. Unfortunately, this reality exists in our country. Over the last several years, communities across the country have endured too many unspeakable acts of violence in places once
thought to be safe.

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Help Protect Law Enforcement

Just after 1 a.m. on Sunday morning a man opened fire in downtown Dayton, Ohio. In less than a minute the shooter was able to kill 9 people and injure 27others. The weapon used by the shooter was a .223 caliber AR-15 style pistol, similar to
an AR-15 style rifle but more concealable due to its shorter barrel. These types of weapons are concealable, fire armor-piercing ammunition, and are specifically designed to circumvent the National Firearms Act (NFA), a federal law regulating the manufacture,
transfer, and possession of firearms.

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