CLOSING MONDAY – Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Help Victims Get Compensation!

Every 98 seconds, someone in this country is sexually assaulted. For many victims of sexual assault, stepping out of the shadows
and reporting the crime is traumatic enough. On top of this, the evidence kits for many victims lay untested in police labs’ shelves for years on end before any justice is ever achieved. Countless victims are forced to lose work hours in order to attend doctor’s
visits and attend to legal matters; medical bills rack up and lost wages can turn into lost jobs.

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Protect Part-Time Workers: Cosponsor the Bipartisan Save American Workers Act.

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), employers with more than 50 full-time equivalent workers must offer health insurance to their employees or face a penalty. Notably, the law defined full-time status at 30 hours of work per week, significantly below the
traditional definition of 40 hours that employers and workers have been accustomed to.  As a result, hourly or part-time employees working between 30 and 40 hours per week have seen their hours reduced as companies have been forced to choose between unaffordable
new costs or ACA’s substantial fines.  We have seen this affect not only workers in the private sector, but city, state, and school employees as well, as governments continue to struggle to adapt their budgets to new health insurance coverage requirements.

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Reform the Sugar Program: Cosponsor the Sugar Program Modernization Act

Our government’s current sugar program is a job-killer.  It ensures profits for the connected few at the expense of the many.  It operates at a substantial cost to taxpayers, consumers and businesses.  It’s rooted in supply-management economics that were
drafted nearly 90 years ago.  Every other commodity program was subjected to reforms during the last Farm Bill – except the sugar program. 

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CLOSING MONDAY – Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Help Victims Get Compensation!

Every 98 seconds, someone in this country is sexually assaulted. For many victims of sexual assault, stepping out of the shadows and reporting the crime is traumatic enough.
On top of this, the evidence kits for many victims lay untested in police labs’ shelves for years on end before any justice is ever achieved. Countless victims are forced to lose work hours in order to attend doctor’s visits and attend to legal matters; medical
bills rack up and lost wages can turn into lost jobs.

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

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.

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