Cosponsor H.R. 5187, “The Housing Is Infrastructure Act”

Like roads and bridges, affordable housing is a component of the nation’s infrastructure and a long-term asset that helps communities and families by connecting them to resources and opportunities. According to the National Low-Income Housing Coalition,
there is a shortage of more than 7 million rental housing units that are affordable and available to the lowest income families nationwide.[1] In fact, no state in America has an adequate supply of affordable housing
for the lowest income renters. Further, our existing stock of affordable housing is aging and in need of repair. For example, our public housing stock, which houses 2.6 million Americans, has an estimated capital needs backlog of $70 billion. Neglecting our
housing infrastructure not only hurts families and communities that struggle with substandard housing and unaffordable housing costs, but it is a lost opportunity to create jobs and boost our economy. According to the National Association of Home Builders,
building 100 affordable rental homes generates 297 jobs, $28 million in wages and business income, and $11 million in taxes and revenue for state, local, and federal governments.[2]

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Help Guard and Reserve Gain Equal Hazard Duty Pay

We invite you to co-sponsor H.R. 5887, the Guard and Reserve Hazard Duty Pay Equity Act, a bill to equalize all hazard-duty incentive pay (HDIP) for Guard and Reserve servicemembers. HDIP is military compensation awarded to servicemembers who are assigned
high-risk duties. As part of their service, qualified active duty, Guard and Reserve servicemembers are entitled to HDIP while performing hazardous duties such as flying duty, parachute jumping and demolition of explosives. However, Guard and Reservists are
awarded 1/30th HDIP of their active duty counterparts, while still subject to the same level of requirements and risk.

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SHADOW DAY 2020 SIGN UP

The Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth is excited to announce the eighth annual Foster Youth Shadow Day.
We hope that you will participate by providing a foster youth the opportunity to shadow you for at least 4 hours Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

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HELP GUARD AND RESERVE GAIN EQUAL HAZARD DUTY PAY!

We invite you to co-sponsor H.R. 5887, the Guard and Reserve Hazard Duty Pay Equity Act, a bill to equalize all hazard-duty incentive pay (HDIP) for Guard and Reserve servicemembers. HDIP is military compensation awarded to servicemembers who are assigned
high-risk duties. As part of their service, qualified active duty, Guard and Reserve servicemembers are entitled to HDIP while performing hazardous duties such as flying duty, parachute jumping and demolition of explosives. However, Guard and Reservists are
awarded 1/30th HDIP of their active duty counterparts, while still subject to the same level of requirements and risk.

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