Cosponsor Bill to Remove Confederate Statue from Federal Land in the Nation’s Capital

Please cosponsor my bill H.R. 4135 to require the removal of a statue of Confederate General Albert Pike from federal land near Judiciary Square in the District of Columbia.  This statue is different from other Confederate statues elsewhere in the United
States, as it was authorized by Congress in 1898 and paid for, in part, with federal funds.  The Freemasons, of which Pike was a member, donated the majority of the funds needed to build and install the statue in 1901. 

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CELEBRATE AND SUPPORT THE AMERICAN LEGION

            Please join me in cosponsoring H. Res. 539, a resolution supporting the goals and ideals of the American Legion. As one of the foremost wartime veterans’ service organizations, the American Legion has advocated on behalf of a countless number
of veterans, servicemembers, families, and communities. Additionally, the Legion remains one of the most prominent organizations committed to mentoring youth, sponsoring community programs, advocating patriotism and honor, and furthering a long-lasting devotion
to men and women who served in uniform.

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Cosponsor of the Women Veterans Support Act of 2019

We invite you to become a cosponsor of the Women Veterans Support Act, which would
improve the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) programs and initiatives that support women veterans, including those focusing on suicide prevention, mental health services, data collection, and other support services, such as financial
counseling, legal assistance, and aid in securing housing opportunities. The bill also includes accountability measures to ensure the programs enhanced and created by this bill are effectively implemented and maintained.

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Support the Legal Rights of Victims of Firearm Violence

Please join me as an original cosponsor of a bill to protect victims of gun violence and their families from unfair legal practices. This bill would amend the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) to prevent judges from
awarding costs and fees in qualified civil liability actions dismissed pursuant to that Act.

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Co-Sponsor the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Act of 2019

There is a growing bipartisan recognition that America faces a comprehensive challenge from China. To ensure our strategies for addressing China’s rise are sound, and to ensure effective oversight, please join us in co-sponsoring the

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Act of 2019. This legislation— which was introduced in the Senate by Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), Mitt Romney (R-UT), and Tim Kaine (D-KA)— harnesses the resources of at least ten government agencies to help
counter China’s multifaceted challenge to the United States.

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Preventing a Saudi Nuclear Bomb

As CNN and Washington Post have reported, Saudi Arabia will soon be able to build the ballistic missiles it needs to deliver a nuclear weapon. This is one more reason why we need to oppose a Saudi nuclear program unless Congress determines that
there are adequate safeguards, and that it is in our national interest.

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