Cosponsor Bipartisan Resolution for Human Rights Day

The UDHR, championed by Eleanor Roosevelt, represents the first comprehensive international agreement about the specific rights and freedoms of all human beings. Today, the UDHR holds the Guinness World Record for most translated document, with over 416
different translations, representing the universal sharing of respect for human rights.

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Cosponsor H.R. 6764 The Humane Correctional Healthcare Act

An estimated 65 percent of people in U.S. prisons and jails meet the clinical criteria for substance use disorder (SUD), and 37 percent have been diagnosed with mental health disorders.  Of this population, 25 percent have co-occurring SUD and mental health
issues. However, very few receive treatment that would reduce recidivism and save states money.

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CALL FOR ORIGINAL COSPONSORS: Resolution Commemorating the Anniversary of President Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel

December 6 marks the one-year anniversary of President Trump’s official recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.  To honor this occasion, I am offering a commemorative resolution which I encourage all of you to support.  Please see the text below
and contact Jeff Kuckuck (jeffrey.kuckuck@mail.house.gov) in my office if you have any questions or would like to sign on as an original cosponsor.

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Cosponsor H. Res. 993 and Oppose the Privatization of the U.S. Postal Service!

            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.”

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Cosponsor the Bipartisan EMPOWER Act to Combat Workplace Harassment

Please join us in cosponsoring the bipartisan Ending the Monopoly of Power Over Workplace harassment through Education and Reporting (EMPOWER) Act, a comprehensive package to lift the veil of secrecy surrounding harassment, and bolster transparency
and accountability. Companion legislation was introduced by Senators Kamala Harris and Lisa Murkowski. 

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Letter to IG Requesting Oversight Regarding TPS Termination

Over the past two years, the Trump administration has callously terminated the temporary protected status (TPS) for over 315,000 people. In doing so, I firmly believe that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) engaged in questionable, and potentially
unlawful, conduct in its decision to abruptly terminate TPS for Sudan, Nicaragua, Nepal, Haiti, El Salvador, and Honduras. I invite you to join me in a letter to the Inspector General of DHS asking for an immediate investigation into the various irregularities
and potentially unlawful decisions stemming from the administration’s decision to terminate TPS.

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Defend Pre-Existing Condition Protections

Earlier this year, the Trump Administration announced it will no longer defend key parts of the ACA that
prevent insurance companies from charging more to cover pre-existing conditions or denying coverage altogether. Refusing to defend the existing law could take us back to the days when insurance companies could discriminate against people for everything from
battling cancer to being pregnant.

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