Equal Pay Day Resolution

Equal Pay Day, recognized this year on April 2, symbolizes how far into 2019 women must work to earn what men were paid in 2018 alone. To highlight this critical disparity, we will introduce the Equal Pay Day Resolution on Tuesday, April 2. We hope you will
join us as a cosponsor.

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Include Algal Blooms in the definition of a FEMA Natural Disaster

Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) have devastating impacts on our health and the economy. This nationwide epidemic can be found in bodies of water across the United States, both fresh and salt water, from the mountain lakes of the Pacific Northwest to the Great
Lakes, and from the coast of South Florida to New York’s finger lakes.

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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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Help Protect Law Enforcement

Please help to protect law enforcement officers and our communities by cosponsoring H.R. 1297, the Law Enforcement Protection Act (LEPA). This act will close a dangerous loophole in the National Firearms Act (NFA) by adding armor-piercing, concealable weapons
which were specifically designed to avoid NFA regulation. These weapons pose a particular risk to law enforcement officers but are dangerous to every American.

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Stop the Flow of Opioids: Cosponsor the Combatting Illicit Fentanyl Act

The U.S. has seen an upsurge in opioid-related overdose deaths, and an increasing number of these deaths are caused by Chinese-produced fentanyl. Fentanyl killed more Americans than any other illicit substance in 2016, and in 2017, overdose deaths due to
synthetic opioids, including fentanyl, totaled 29,000 in the U.S. The drug’s presence in our communities is only on the rise, impelling the need for Congressional action to tackle the epidemic as it plagues communities across the country.

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FY 2020 Community Economic Development Funding Letter Signature Request

I write to invite you to join in supporting Community Economic Development (CED) grants administered by the Department of Health and Human Services. The program has been an important source of federal funding for community development corporations (CDCs)
for more than 30 years. CDCs use CED to create and expand businesses, finance facilities, and create jobs in low income communities targeted to low-income individuals.

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