Join the Congressional U.S.-Philippines Friendship Caucus

We write to invite you to join the Congressional U.S.-Philippines Friendship Caucus for the 116thCongress to celebrate and reinforce the strong bilateral relationship the United States and the Philippines have enjoyed for over a hundred years.
The U.S.-Philippines Friendship Caucus will serve as an informal, bipartisan group of Members dedicated to maintaining and strengthening U.S.-Philippine cooperation on political, economic, and security issues, as well as addressing the domestic needs and concerns
of the millions of Filipino Americans residing throughout the United States. 

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Please Co-Sponsor the ABLE Age Adjustment Act

In 2014 the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act created a new way for families with special needs to save and pay for disability-related expenses using a tax-advantaged account.  Although this savings tool has helped families across the country,
the current law limits its use to individuals who acquired their disability before turning 26 years of age. The ABLE Age Adjustment Act would ensure this tool was accessible to more Americans in need by increasing that age threshold from 26 to 46 years of
age.

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Diabetics need your support

As Co-Chairs of the House Diabetes Caucus, we ask you to join us in signing a letter to Speaker Pelosi and Republican Leader McCarthy to support reauthorization of the critical Special Diabetes Program (SDP). The SDP is a vital program that is improving
the lives of the 30 million Americans with diabetes and 84 million Americans with prediabetes. This program generates considerable savings for our nation’s health care system. We need urgent action to preserve and continue the essential work of this program,
which expires on September 30. 

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TODAY @ 10:30 – The Trump Administration’s Gun Exports Plan: An Update

            In recent years, easy access to firearms has fueled the rise of terrorist groups like ISIS and drug trafficking organizations such as Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel. Across the world, firearms kill as many as a thousand people every day. As the world’s
largest firearms exporter, the United States must focus on making sure that firearms don’t end up in the wrong hands. Unfortunately, the Trump administration’s new rule would actually weaken the rules for exporting firearms, posing serious risks to national
security and human rights.

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Co-sponsor the Small Business Payment for Performance Act of 2019

Small businesses are critical for a healthy, competitive, and innovative federal contracting marketplace. Federal construction is one industry in which small businesses offer significant contributions. When agency conduct threatens the financial sustainability
of a small business, all parties suffer as a result.

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Reintroduction of the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act

We live in an increasingly digitized world. Digital goods and services make consumption of entertainment media more convenient and have a lighter carbon footprint than their tangible analogs. In addition, many vital health, education, and computer systems
have turned to digital goods and services to increase the reliability and efficiency of access to important data.

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