Protect Missile Defense Innovation — Oppose Foster #24

The amendment’s language is overly broad and the timing could not be worse. This amendment would shut the door on extending missile defense to an entire warfighting domain – namely, space.  This ill-considered language will prevent not just missile defense
in space, but could also impact our ability to develop and deploy protections against

enemy counter-space capabilities.  There are plenty of leaders in the military, industry, and government who believe this is
perfectly feasible (strawman studies notwithstanding).
 
General Hyten, the Commander of Strategic Command and steward of our nuclear arsenal,

said boost phase defense is not a technical question, but a policy question: “So the interesting thing about boost-phase defense is it’s – in my opinion, the traditional boost-phase defense construct, which is missiles,
is not a technical question. It’s actually an easier technical problem to hit a missile in boost phase than it is terminal phase. It’s a – really a policy question.”
I urge you to vote NO on the Foster Amendment #24, which stifles missile defense innovation.
Sincerely,
Doug Lamborn

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Become a Co-Sponsor Closing the Gun Show Loophole

I invite you to become a co-sponsor of a bill that closes the gun show loophole. The United States experiences epidemic levels of gun violence, claiming over 30,000 lives annually, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition
to those who are killed or injured, there are countless others whose lives are forever changed by the deaths of and injuries to their loved ones. Gun violence touches every segment of our society. It increases the probability of deaths in incidents of domestic
violence, raises the likelihood of fatalities by those who intend to injure others and among those who attempt suicide, and places innocent children and young people at risk.

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Support a Bill to Eliminate Unequal Pay for Women in Gender-Based Jobs

Please join me in cosponsoring H.R. 2095, the Fair Pay Act of 2017.  The 1963 Equal Pay Act (EPA), the first of the great civil rights statutes of the 1960s, was successful for close to 20 years, but it is too creaky with age to be useful today.  It is long
time to amend the EPA to reflect the new workforce, in which women work as much as men.

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