Cosponsor the Protecting Federal Agencies and Employees from Political Interference Act

Please cosponsor the Protecting Federal Agencies and Employees from Political Interference Act (H.R. 4595), which would require an act of Congress before any federal agency headquarters may be moved out of the National Capital Region (NCR).  This bill would
require that the headquarters of any agency located in the NCR on the date of the introduction of this bill remain in the NCR absent subsequent legislation.

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Cosponsor the MORE TOD Act

Ensuring local communities have all the tools they need to maximize their economic development efforts and maximize the return of our federal investments should be a top priority for Congress in the next surface transportation reauthorization. As families
increasingly demand neighborhoods where they can live, work and play, incentivizing Transit Oriented Development (TOD) in local and regional transit and land use plans will be critical to creating more walkable, vibrant, mixed-use communities that improve
mobility and quality of life;  reduce congestion, pollution and sprawl; increase transit ridership; and, enhance opportunities to promote sustainable economic growth.  

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Co-sponsor the “Survey Our Military Impacted Schools Act”

Of the more than 1.2 million school-aged children of servicemen and women, more than
80 percent attend public schools. Virtually all school districts educate a child whose parent or guardian is serving in our Armed Forces, whether stationed here or abroad and whether on active duty or in the National Guard or Reserves. 

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Congressional Budget Justification Transparency Act of 2019

Congressional budget justifications are plain-language explanations of how agencies propose to spend money that they request Congress to appropriate. In 2018 and 2019, Congress encouraged OMB to publish all executive branch congressional budget justification
materials on a centralized web portal.  Recent OMB guidance also required executive branch agencies to post their budget justification materials online. 

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CLOSING TODAY: Stop surprise medical bills, cut insurance premiums & the federal debt

This year in just about every Congressional district and state in America, someone opened their mailbox to find a surprise medical bill. Perhaps it was a surgery patient whose case included treatment from an out-of-network physician at an in-network hospital.
Or perhaps it was a heart attack victim who landed in the emergency room. There are many circumstances that can lead to a surprise bill, but they are all a symptom of a broken healthcare system with high costs and hard to understand coverage benefits. Sadly,
this phenomenon is all too common, with 16.5 percent of emergency room visits nationally in 2017 including out-of-network payment claims, according to a recent analysis by the Health Care Cost Institute. Unexpected medical charges can reach into the hundreds
of thousands of dollars, bringing great financial and emotional distress to families, often at some of the most vulnerable times in their lives.

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Cosponsor the MORE TOD Act

Ensuring local communities have all the tools they need to maximize their economic development efforts and maximize the return of our federal investments should be a top priority for Congress in the next surface transportation reauthorization. As families
increasingly demand neighborhoods where they can live, work and play, incentivizing Transit Oriented Development (TOD) in local and regional transit and land use plans will be critical to creating more walkable, vibrant, mixed-use communities that improve
mobility and quality of life;  reduce congestion, pollution and sprawl; increase transit ridership; and, enhance opportunities to promote sustainable economic growth.  

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LAST CALL: Stop surprise medical bills, cut insurance premiums & the federal debt

This year in just about every Congressional district and state in America, someone opened their mailbox to find a surprise medical bill. Perhaps it was a surgery patient whose case included treatment from an out-of-network physician at an in-network hospital.
Or perhaps it was a heart attack victim who landed in the emergency room. There are many circumstances that can lead to a surprise bill, but they are all a symptom of a broken healthcare system with high costs and hard to understand coverage benefits. Sadly,
this phenomenon is all too common, with 16.5 percent of emergency room visits nationally in 2017 including out-of-network payment claims, according to a recent analysis by the Health Care Cost Institute. Unexpected medical charges can reach into the hundreds
of thousands of dollars, bringing great financial and emotional distress to families, often at some of the most vulnerable times in their lives.

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