Support Minority, Women, and Low-Income Banks & Credit Unions

Black banks have long served low- and moderate-income neighborhoods by providing mortgages, opportunities to build credit, and welcoming places to deposit earnings,
but they are now in danger of disappearing.  The New Market Tax Credit (NMTC), a venture capital program intended to attract investment to these lower
income neighborhoods which need it the most, has instead put money in the pockets of a few wealthy developers.  Additionally, the Great Recession hit black banks hard. Creative Investment Research, a firm that monitors minority-owned financial institutions,
found that nearly a quarter have gone out of business, and predicts there will only be seven left in the entire country by 2028 if the status quo does not change.

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An Explanation of Impeachment in Preparation for Tonight’s Vote

This evening, I brought the attached, privileged resolution to impeach President Donald J. Trump to the Floor of the United States House of Representatives for a vote. As a privileged resolution, this vote will occur once there is a second reading of the
impeachment resolution on the Floor.  Thereafter, the Speaker of the House of Representatives must schedule a time within two legislative days for the vote when the resolution will be considered.

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Help Protect Communities From Violence

Every person in America should feel safe and secure when they leave their home. They should be able to attend concerts, school, nightclubs, movies, and places of worship without the fear of violence. They should be able to go about their daily lives without
wondering whether or not they will be the next target of a mass casualty event. Unfortunately, this reality exists in our country. Over the last several years, communities across the country have endured too many unspeakable acts of violence in places once
thought to be safe.

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Members-Only Breakfast Event: “Reducing U.S. Maternal Mortality Rates”

We are writing to bring your attention to an invitation you should have already received to attend a Members-only breakfast forum titled, “Reducing U.S. Maternal Mortality Rates.” We are pleased to host a breakfast on this critical topic
on Thursday, July 18 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
in U.S. Capitol Room H-122. The event is organized and sponsored by The Commonwealth Fund and the Alliance for Health Policy. No government, corporate, or special interest funds are involved.

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Cosponsor the Ghost Guns Are Guns Act

We invite you to join as a cosponsor of
H.R. 1266, the Ghost Guns Are Guns Act, a reintroduced bill to ensure that individuals who would otherwise be barred from purchasing firearms would not be able to purchase a gun assembly kit online under this current loophole.

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Join DWC as an Original Cosponsor of the Even Playing Field Act of 2019!

Please join the leadership of the Democratic Women’s Caucus in introducing the Even Playing Field Act to ensure equal pay, investment, and working conditions for our nation’s amateur athletes. The U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) captivated millions during
the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, inspiring the world with their thrilling fourth World Cup title victory and their fight for equal pay. Despite being the most successful team in women’s soccer history, the USWNT continues to endure inequities in compensation,
investment, and working conditions.

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