H.R. 761, The Pension and Budget Integrity Act

November 13, 2017

We invite you to become a co-sponsor of H.R. 761, The Pension and Budget Integrity Act. This legislation will eliminate a Washington-created budget gimmick and protect employees and employers.

Co-Sponsor Representative Posey’s Bill to Stop SEC’s Climate Change Guidance

November 9, 2017

I ask that you co-sponsor H.R. 3502. This bill would direct the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to focus on its core mission – protecting investors, rather than diverting limited resources to issuing or enforcing dubious climate change guidance.

Become an Original Cosponsor of the Reducing Long-Term Unemployment Act

November 9, 2017

Please become an original cosponsor of the Reducing Long-Term Unemployment Act, which would address one of the lingering workforce tragedies in today’s economy—our long-term unemployed—and keep the economy growing.  Although the overall unemployment rate
has fallen to approximately four percent, Americans who have remained unemployed for longer than 27 weeks have not enjoyed a similar recovery.  In October 2017, the number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) was 1.6 million, which
accounted for 24.8 percent of the total unemployed population.

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

November 8, 2017

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.

Deadline at NOON: Sign Letter to Secretary of Veterans Administration reporting out on food insecurity among nation’s veterans

November 8, 2017

On November 1, 2017, the Veterans Administration (VA) personnel began asking questions about food insecurity among VA members. Prior to VA-wide implementation last week, these food insecurity screenings were formulated, created, and piloted by the
Ensuring Veteran Food Security Workgroup that convened expert staff from the United States Departments of Agriculture (USDA), Defense (DOD), and the VA.

Cosponsor the SAFE for America Act

November 8, 2017

I invite you to join me as a cosponsor of the Security and Fairness Enhancement (SAFE) for America Act of 2017.  This legislation is simple:

Co-Sponsor Representative Posey’s Bill to Eliminate Death Gratuities

November 7, 2017

As you know, the U.S. government pays a full year’s salary to the family of a member of Congress who dies serving while in office, a death gratuity created decades ago that was intended to serve as a form of life insurance.