Support Minority, Women, and Low-Income Banks & Credit Unions

Black banks have long served low- and moderate-income neighborhoods by providing mortgages, opportunities to build credit, and welcoming places to deposit earnings,
but they are now in danger of disappearing.  The New Market Tax Credit (NMTC), a venture capital program intended to attract investment to these lower
income neighborhoods which need it the most, has instead put money in the pockets of a few wealthy developers.  Additionally, the Great Recession hit black banks hard. Creative Investment Research, a firm that monitors minority-owned financial institutions,
found that nearly a quarter have gone out of business, and predicts there will only be seven left in the entire country by 2028 if the status quo does not change.

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Reception for Prime Minister Hosted By Congressional Pakistan Caucus

As Co-Chairman of the Congressional Pakistan Caucus, I invite you to meet the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, at a reception held in his honor by the Caucus on Tuesday, July 23 at 4 p.m. (specific location to follow).
This reception is an opportunity to engage directly with the leader of a partner country in the Middle East, especially as the U.S.-Pakistan relationship matures. I encourage you to join myself and fellow caucus members at the reception to speak with the Prime
Minister during his trip to Washington, in which he will also be meeting with President Donald Trump.
To join RSVP for the reception, if you have any questions about the event or if you are interested in joining the caucus, please contact Amy Surber on my staff at
Amy.Surber@mail.house.gov. I look forward to seeing you on July 23.

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Horseracing Integrity Act – Join 130+ Cosponsors

As the Co-Chairmen of the Congressional Horse Caucus, we invite you to cosponsor H.R. 1754, the Horseracing Integrity Act.  The legislation authorizes the creation of an independent oversight body, known as the Horseracing Anti-Doping Authority (HADA) responsible
for creating and enforcing a national anti-doping program for the entire horseracing industry, including Thoroughbred, Standardbred and Quarter Horse racing, to ensure fair and safe competition across the thirty-eight state-based racing jurisdictions. It will
also safeguard the welfare of the equine athlete by prohibiting the use of medication within 24 hours of a race. We believe our legislation and the establishment of HADA will restore integrity and public confidence in this centuries-old shared national pastime.  

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