Cosponsor the Ghost Guns Are Guns Act

I invite you to join as a cosponsor of H.R. 1266, the Ghost Guns Are Guns Act, a reintroduced bill to ensure that individuals who would otherwise be barred from purchasing firearms would not be able to purchase a gun assembly kit online under this current
loophole.

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Congressionally-directed spending in FY 2020 House spending bills

One of the questions I am most frequently asked by Democrats and Republicans is whether Congress will return to the practice of earmarking. I am a strong proponent of Congressionally-directed spending and believe it is imperative that Congress exercise its
constitutional responsibility in determining how and where taxpayer dollars that we appropriate are spent.

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Member Submissions for FY2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations

As Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, we want to make you aware of the subcommittee’s procedures for receiving Members’ submissions for consideration in the fiscal year 2020
Appropriations bill. Members must transmit submissions to the Subcommittee via electronic form, and in addition must upload a letter to the appropriations submissions system confirming those entries.

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Please Support Whistleblower Appreciation Day

Whistleblowers have played a valuable role in detecting fraud, waste and abuse in our government since our nation’s infancy. The Continental Congress unanimously enacted the first whistleblower protection law in 1778. Throughout our history whistleblowers
have put the truth ahead of their own careers. Whistleblowing is a difficult and heroic act which often results in retribution and retaliation for the whistleblower. Meanwhile, the American public benefits from the actions of these brave individuals when they
expose criminal wrongdoing and wasted tax payer dollars.  

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Member Submissions for FY2020 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations

As Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, I want to make you aware of the subcommittee’s procedures for receiving Members’ submissions for consideration in the fiscal year 2020 Appropriations
bill. Members must transmit submissions to the Subcommittee via electronic form, and in addition must upload a letter to the appropriations submissions system confirming those entries.

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Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Minority Business Development Agency: Support the bipartisan MBDA Statutory Authorization bill

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) was created in 1969 through Executive Order for “the establishment, preservation, and strengthening of minority business enterprise.” As an agency within the Department of Commerce, it focuses on the unique
needs of minority-owned businesses – including the facilitation of middle market and private equity financing, as well as other customized and technical services. Since 1996, the agency’s annual appropriations have remained relatively unchanged, fluctuating
between $25 million and $31.5 million.

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Department of Peacebuilding Act

I invite you to become a cosponsor of my bill, the Department of Peacebuilding Act of 2019. This critical bill would establish a federal Department of Peacebuilding which would be solely dedicated to peacemaking and the study and promotion of domestic and
international cultures of peace.

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