Combat Veteran Homelessness

Please join us in co-sponsoring H.R. 4898, the Keeping Our Commitment to Ending Veteran Homelessness Act of 2018, which reauthorizes several key programs that provide outreach and services to homeless veterans that will begin to expire on September 30, 2018
without Congressional action. 

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Sign Letter Supporting Full Expensing for Qualified Improvement Property

Please join us in sending a letter to Speaker Ryan and Chairman Brady urging them to bring legislation to the House floor to ensure businesses can take full advantage of the expensing provisions within the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA). Due to a drafting error,
the newly-consolidated Qualified Improvement Property (QIP) was not assigned a cost recovery period and is thus ineligible for full and immediate expensing. While the Joint Explanatory Statement to H.R. 1 clearly intended to improve the cost recovery treatment
for these investments, the error instead made their treatment worse than they were prior to TCJA’s passage.    

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“The Hurricane Maria Conference: Reflecting on Catastrophe and Preparing for the Future”

September 20, 2018, will mark one year since Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  With nearly 3,000 lives lost, Hurricane Maria became the deadliest storm to make landfall in the U.S. since 1900.  Given the magnitude
of loss and damage from Hurricane Maria, we must continue to consult with experts to better understand the ongoing needs of those impacted by this devastating storm.

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TSA’s Hygienic Standards in Flu Season and Beyond – Letter Sign On

Research was recently released that plastic security bins in airports around the world are rampant with viruses that cause the common cold and
the flu. While airports in the United States have among the world’s most rigorous security procedures, public health should remain a top priority. With more and more passengers taking flight every year, we must consider the implications of the Transportation
Security Administration’s hygienic standards for the sake of Americans traveling domestically, internationally, and the wellbeing of our visitors from abroad.

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Cosponsor the Palestinian Authority Educational Curriculum Transparency Act

We urge you to cosponsor the Palestinian Authority Educational Curriculum Transparency Act (H.R. 6034), bipartisan legislation we introduced to require the U.S. Secretary of State to regularly review and report to Congress on the content of educational materials
used by the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). This legislation follows the release of the Palestinian Authority’s reformed curriculums for grades one through eleven.

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Cosponsor Resolution Commending Allison Alice Dunnigan

As co-chair of the Multicultural Media Caucus and a champion of media diversity, I write to urge you to cosponsor a resolution commending Allison Alice Dunnigan. Ms. Dunnigan was a pioneering journalist who overcame poverty, sexism, and racism to become
the first African-American woman to receive press credentials to the White House, Congress, and Supreme Court. Ms. Dunnigan also served as Washington Bureau Chief for the Associate Press from 1947 until 1961, during which time she ensured that readers throughout
the nation were informed about how governmental decisions impacted their lives and fought to make sure that public officials made comments on the record about policies impacting minority communities in particular.

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