Cosponsor H.R. 1896, the Supporting Children of the National Guard and Reserve Act

According to the U.S. Department of Education, more than 80 percent of military-connected children attend public schools. In 2011, the Government Accountability Office reported that data concerning the academic outcomes of these students
was limited. In response, the Every Student Succeeds Act included the military student identifier (MSI) to require that public schools identify and report on the academic outcomes of military-connected students.

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Cosponsor the Accelerated Payments for Small Businesses Act

I invite you to become a cosponsor of the Accelerated Payments for Small Businesses Act (H.R. 2322). Representatives Houlahan, Crow, Chabot, Espaillat, and I introduced this bipartisan bill this week to provide small businesses with expedited payments by
directing the federal government to pay small business contractors within 15 days instead of the current 30-day standard.

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Cosponsor H.R. 1029 – the Space Resource Institute Act

Since the 1960s, the U.S. has dominated space exploration and aeronautical innovation. Colorado has played a critical role in this success as one of the largest aerospace industries in the country. Stakeholders like the Colorado Space Business Roundtable,
the Space Foundation, the United Launch Alliance, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and Lockheed Martin have engaged us on the newer issue of In-Situ Research Utilization (ISRU). ISRU is the practice of using materials found on the moon and asteroids
to replace materials that have otherwise been found on Earth.

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