Co-Sponsor Representative Posey’s Public Service Integrity Act

One thing is clear from the recent election: Americans are fed up with business as usual in Washington. Last year, we watched as President Trump animated his supporters and won the Presidency in part with his promise to “drain the swamp.” In that spirit,
I have introduced legislation that would take an important step toward fulfilling this promise.

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Deadline Extended: Preserve the independence of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction!

Please join me in sending the letter below to the NDAA conferees (see below) to oppose section 1531(d) of the Senate NDAA, which would compromise the independence of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) and the oversight work
of the congressional defense committees. SIGAR’s mission is to “Conduct independent, objective, and strategic audits, inspections, investigations, and analysis in a transparent manner for the Congress and the American taxpayer to promote economy and efficiency,
and to detect and deter waste, fraud, and abuse in the reconstruction of Afghanistan.”  This provision—which was not included in the House NDAA—would require SIGAR to request a waiver from the Department of Defense Inspector General (DOD IG) to release products
such as Congressional testimony, Office of Special Projects reports, and Quarterly Reports to Congress—which frequently provide examples of blatant waste, fraud or other corruption, and are a source for legislation. The waiver process would amount to screening
of SIGAR products and would interfere with SIGAR’s independence, impeding the ability of Congress to do oversight and save taxpayer dollars by preventing waste and fraud.

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Support Investment in an Earthquake Early Warning System!

We can’t predict when earthquakes will occur, but for the tens of millions of people on the West Coast living near major faults, the fact that they will occur is a certainty. There is now a proven technology that is already fully operational in countries
like Mexico and Japan that can provide a warning before the damaging shaking arrives – long enough to save lives and prevent billions in damages.

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Co-Sponsor Representative Posey’s Stop the Revolving Door in Washington Act

One thing is clear from the recent election: Americans are fed up with business as usual in Washington. Last year, we watched as President Trump animated his supporters and won the Presidency in part with his promise to “drain the swamp.” In that spirit,
I introduced legislation earlier this Congress that would take an important step toward fulfilling this promise.

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