Cosponsor Resolution Honoring Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm

November 5th marks the 50th anniversary of the Honorable Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm being the first African American woman elected to Congress. The former Congresswoman was “unbossed and unbought” and helped pioneer the way for other women
to reach higher and work harder to accomplish our goals on behalf of the American people.

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Remove Marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act: Support H.R. 1227, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017

Even though 31 states have legalized medical marijuana and over 60 percent of Americans support legalization, marijuana is still
listed under Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act. Enforcing federal prohibition of marijuana will only serve to increase incarcerations, prevent invaluable research into its medicinal benefits, and create financial barriers for businesses.

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Improve Emergency Alerts

I invite you to join me in improving the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and the Wireless Emergency Alert System (WEA) by cosponsoring H.R. 6427, the Reliable Emergency Alert Distribution
Improvement (READI) Act.

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Co-Sponsor the Diverse Small Businesses Empowerment Act

While women, veterans, and minorities represent the largest share of new small business start-ups in the country, they still face tremendous institutional barriers. To help address this problem, I am introducing legislation to cut the upfront fees for certain
small business loans, making it easier for small business start-ups to access the loans without paying high guarantee fees.

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