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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Letter to IG Requesting Oversight Regarding TPS Termination – DEADLINE NOV 29

Over the past two years, the Trump administration has callously terminated the temporary protected status (TPS) for over 315,000 people. In doing so, I firmly believe that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) engaged in questionable, and potentially
unlawful, conduct in its decision to abruptly terminate TPS for Sudan, Nicaragua, Nepal, Haiti, El Salvador, and Honduras. I invite you to join me in a letter to the Inspector General of DHS asking for an immediate investigation into the various irregularities
and potentially unlawful decisions stemming from the administration’s decision to terminate TPS.

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CALL FOR ORIGINAL COSPONSORS: Resolution Commemorating the Anniversary of President Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel

December 6 marks the one-year anniversary of President Trump’s official recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.  To honor this occasion, I am offering a commemorative resolution which I encourage all of you to support.  Please see the text below
and contact Jeff Kuckuck (jeffrey.kuckuck@mail.house.gov) in my office if you have any questions or would like to sign on as an original cosponsor.

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Protect Vulnerable Americans – Prevent Overuse of Antibiotic Medication in Nursing Homes

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest public health challenges of our time. Each year in the U.S., at least 2 million people get an antibiotic-resistant infection, and at least 23,000 people die.
Encouraging the appropriate use of antibiotics is critical to reduce adverse health effects, prevent the emergence of resistance, and optimize the effectiveness of treatments.  

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BRIEFING TODAY: The Future of Human Rights Defenders: Opportunities and Risks of New Technologies – Wednesday, November 28 @ 2:30 PM – 216 Hart

In honor of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, please join us for a briefing on the future of human rights defenders hosted by
the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in cooperation with the
Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, the Senate Human Rights Caucus, the Government of Denmark, the UN Foundation, Front Line Defenders, and Freedom House. The briefing will be held on
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 2:30 PM in
Room 216 of the Hart Senate Office Building.  

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