Co-Sponsor the 21st Century Investment Act

A robust research and development (R&D) tax credit boosts economic growth, creates jobs, and encourages local investment. Congress made the R&D tax credit permanent and expanded it to benefit start-ups and small businesses in 2015, but we should pursue new
ways to leverage the program to spur innovation, increase productivity, and create good-paying American jobs. To this goal, I am asking for your support for the 21st Century Investment Act.

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Effects of Government Shutdown on the U.S. Brewing Industry

You may have seen
news stories and late night talk show hosts discussing how breweries in your district are being impacted as a result of the partial government shutdown — especially your small, independent brewers. According to the Brewers Association there are more than
7,000 small and independent breweries located across the United States that directly employ more than 135,000 Americans. They are small businesses who rely on the TTB to have a timely application approval process to do their business.

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Reintroducing the FAMILY Act

People across the country are working hard to make ends meet, yet the nation fails to provide the support they need to manage the demands of job and family, and that businesses and our economy need to thrive. A mere 17 percent of the workforce has paid family
leave through their employers, and less than 40 percent has personal medical leave through an employer-provided disability program. When people have to forgo pay or lose a job when a serious medical or caregiving need arises, they often jeopardize their ability
to afford even the most basic necessities. This hurts workers, their families and the businesses that suffer from increased turnover.

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Cosponsor H.R. 427, the Connect America Fund Accountability Act

Too often, we hear stories of students, employers, entrepreneurs, and families in rural and underserved areas burdened with subpar broadband speeds – leaving them with the frustrating reality that they can’t consistently access the Internet. The 21st-century
economy demands access to reliable broadband services, a need that Congress has answered in part with federal funding to build up and expand rural broadband infrastructure.

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Cosponsor H. Res. 33 and Oppose the Privatization of the U.S. Postal Service!

            For over 240 years, the United States Postal Service and our dedicated postal workforce have performed the essential government function of “providing postal services to bind the Nation together through the personal, educational, literary,
and business correspondence of the people.” In furtherance of this mission, the Postal Service and its more than 500,000 clerks, letter carriers, mail handlers, and other employees deliver the mail to over 157 million residential and business customers
six days a week nationwide.  Given the effectiveness of the Postal Service in fulfilling its critical public service mission, it is not surprising that the American people have consistently ranked the Postal Service as our most trusted government agency. 
In a
recent Gallup poll, an overwhelming majority of Americans also rated the Postal Service as “doing an excellent or good job.”

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Fund the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Co-Sponsor H.R. 419

I invite you to co-sponsor H.R. 419, a bill to make continuing appropriations for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for Fiscal Year 2019. The FAA supports two-thirds of the world’s airspace, nearly a billion passengers and five percent
of the Gross Domestic Product. Among its major responsibilities, the FAA is charged with modernizing, operating and maintaining the National Airspace System, regulating civil aviation and commercial space transportation. However, with nearly 18,000 of the
agency’s 45,000 employees having been furloughed, every day that the shutdown continues will become less safe for all Americans to fly.

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Co-Sponsor the 21st Century Investment Act

A robust research and development (R&D) tax credit boosts economic growth, creates jobs, and encourages local investment. Congress made the R&D tax credit permanent and expanded it to benefit start-ups and small businesses in 2015, but we should pursue new
ways to leverage the program to spur innovation, increase productivity, and create good-paying American jobs. To this goal, I am asking for your support for the 21st Century Investment Act.

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