No More Handouts to Pakistan:Terminate Islamabad’s Major Non-NATO Ally Status

Last night, President Trump laid out his administration’s Afghanistan policy. In his speech, President Trump rightly tied success in Afghanistan to pressuring Pakistan to cease its support for destabilizing terrorist groups operating in the country. We urge
you to sign on as a cosponsor to a bipartisan bill that would take a first step towards pressuring Pakistan to do what’s right by revoking Islamabad’s major non-NATO ally (MNNA) status.

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End the Arms Embargo Against Cyprus (v. 6)

I ask that you join me as an original cosponsor of legislation to repeal the existing U.S. arms embargo against the Republic of Cyprus.  Cyprus is a critical and strategic U.S. partner in the Eastern Mediterranean region, and ensuring their security will
help safeguard American interests, strengthen our alliances, and preserve our national security.

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VA Needs to Focus on its Core Mission, not Hotel Property Management (v. 2)

Did you know that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) currently owns a 5-star, 24-room boutique hotel, restaurant, and club in downtown Paris, France? The hotel, Pershing Hall, is a building originally procured by the American Legion to serve as a memorial
to our “Doughboys” who served in France during World War I. The building was transferred to the VA in 1991 and in 1998, the VA leased Pershing Hall for a 99-year period to a French firm that redeveloped the property as a luxury hotel.

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Support Congressional Gold Medal to Honor Benghazi Heroes (v. 9)

In recognition of distinguished acts of bravery, leadership, and achievement that have an enduring impact on American history, Congress is authorized to bestow its highest civilian honor – the Congressional Gold Medal – on individuals whose contributions
and service to our nation stand as a testament to our founding principles. 

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Letter to Trump: Reconsider Transgender Servicemembers Ban (v. 2)

In an early-morning tweet storm, President Trump recently announced his intention to ban transgender people from serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Citing false claims about “tremendous medical costs and disruption,” the President’s proposed policy is unacceptable
and blatantly discriminatory – gender has nothing to do with one’s ability to bravely serve our country.

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End the Arms Embargo Against Cyprus (v. 5)

I ask that you join me as an original cosponsor of legislation to repeal the existing U.S. arms embargo against the Republic of Cyprus.  Cyprus is a critical and strategic U.S. partner in the Eastern Mediterranean region, and ensuring their security will
help safeguard American interests, strengthen our alliances, and preserve our national security.

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