Cosponsor H.R. 427, the Connect America Fund Accountability Act

Too often, we hear stories of students, employers, entrepreneurs, and families in rural and underserved areas burdened with subpar broadband speeds – leaving them with the frustrating reality that they can’t consistently access the Internet. The 21st-century
economy demands access to reliable broadband services, a need that Congress has answered in part with federal funding to build up and expand rural broadband infrastructure.

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LET’S SAFEGAURD MILITARY FAMILIES!

Please join me in becoming a co-sponsor of the Protect Patriot Spouses Act. Undocumented spouses of service members are not entitled U.S. citizenship, or residence, because they married a member of the armed forces. Currently,
undocumented spouses are eligible to apply for Parole in Place (PIP), to stay in the United States while remedying their immigration status. However, this parole is granted sparingly and on a discretionary basis. This leaves numerous military spouses in legal
jeopardy and subject to deportation.

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Reauthorize the Assault Weapons Ban

Six of the ten deadliest mass shootings in recent American history have involved an assault weapon that would have been banned for purchase under the previous assault weapons ban, which expired in 2004. Since the assault weapons ban lapsed, the U.S.  has
seen the number of mass shootings and fatalities increase as the popularity of military-style assault weapons has grown. In the most recent mass shooting, a shooter used 4 guns, including a lawfully purchased AR-15 assault rifle, to take the lives of 11 congregants
at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  In February 2018, a 19-year-old gunman legally purchased an AR-15-style assault rifle in the two weeks before he killed 17 students and faculty members at a high school in Parkland, Florida. A gunman
legally purchased an AR-15 rifle in the year before—killing 58 people and wounding almost 500 people in Las Vegas, Nevada in October 2017. The gunman who took the lives of 49 people in June 2016 at Pulse Nightclub purchased an AR-15 assault rifle just days
before the shooting.

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Become an Original Cosponsor of the Women’s Public Health and Safety Act

Although I am the father of eight beautiful children, one does not need to have children to be pro-life. There is nothing more precious or fundamental than the right to life, which is why so many of us were shocked and disturbed by undercover videos exposing
Planned Parenthood’s role in the seedy industry for baby body parts. As a member of the Select Panel on Infant Lives, I thoroughly investigated these revelations and made a criminal referral for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast to the Texas Attorney General.

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Reintroducing the FAMILY Act

People across the country are working hard to make ends meet, yet the nation fails to provide the support they need to manage the demands of job and family, and that businesses and our economy need to thrive. A mere 17 percent of the workforce has paid family
leave through their employers, and less than 40 percent has personal medical leave through an employer-provided disability program. When people have to forgo pay or lose a job when a serious medical or caregiving need arises, they often jeopardize their ability
to afford even the most basic necessities. This hurts workers, their families and the businesses that suffer from increased turnover.

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