Cosponsor the Hardrock Leasing and Reclamation Act!

            For the past 146 years, mining companies have taken more than $300 billion worth of gold, silver, copper, and other valuable metals from our public lands without paying a nickel in royalties to the American people – and have purchased over 3
million acres of the most valuable mining lands at the 19th Century bargain rate of
$5 an acre or less. Meanwhile, taxpayers have been left holding the bag to the tune of tens of billions of dollars of cleanup costs for abandoned mines.

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Cosponsor H.R. 3866 And Help Veteran Entrepreneurs!

We all agree that our men and women in uniform sacrifice so much for the freedoms we hold dear. One of these sacrifices is saving up to start a small business. With wages that are significantly lower than most jobs offered in the private sector, veterans
often separate from the Armed Forces with little in regards to savings. In addition, many of these veterans utilized military housing, insurance, and transportation and therefore lack significant credit history—even if they are financially responsible. 

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Urge President to Condemn Turkish Aggression in Cyprus’s Territory

Please join us in sending a letter to President Trump, urging him to condemn acts of aggression taken by the Republic of Turkey in Cyprus’s sovereign territory and to reassert the right of Cyprus to develop its hydrocarbon resources. Cyprus, the United States,
and other important U.S. trade partners in the region have a longstanding and enduring partnership in the Eastern Mediterranean. Unfortunately, the region has been destabilized in recent years by the increasingly autocratic regime of President Recep Tayyip
Erdogan.

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Protect Small Businesses, Cosponsor H.R. 3956 – the STARS Act

With all small employers do to keep their businesses running, the last thing they need is confusion stemming from regulations and the tax code. The complex rules implementing the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) shared responsibility provision, also known as
the employer mandate, exemplify the difficulty imposed on small businesses. Largely designed with traditional jobs in mind, the ACA’s employer provisions fail to account for the exceptional circumstances of employers with highly seasonal workforces. Though
the Treasury Department attempted to remedy these issues through regulation, the resulting rules are confusing and create unnecessary obstacles to compliance for small, seasonal employers.

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