PROTECT WORKPLACE SAVINGS

Congressman Richard Neal (MA-01) and I have reintroduced legislation to help protect Americans’ Workplace Retirement Savings retirement savings from leakage.  The Savings Enhancement by Alleviating Leakage in 401(k) Savings Act (SEAL Act, H.R. 2030)

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Cosponsor H.R. 3204, the On-the-Job Training Tax Credit Act

Many employers today have trouble hiring because of the “skills gap” – the gap between the labor force available for hire and the labor pool with the skills employers need.  This is reflected in recent employment data.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports
that in May 2017 the unemployment rate was 4.3 percent and 6.9 million people remained unemployed.  However, on the last business day of April there were 6 million job openings throughout the country.  We can and we must work to close this gap and put Americans
back to work.

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Improve Efficiency and Save Hard-Earned Taxpayer Dollars (v. 2)

Faced with a national debt approaching $20 trillion, it is critical that Congress take measures to ensure the federal government is fiscally responsible. Please join us in cosponsoring the Buy Smarter and Save Act of 2017. This legislation will save billions
of hard-earned taxpayer dollars by leveraging the federal government’s purchasing power.

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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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Cosponsor H.Con.Res.75, Expressing the sense of the Congress that homelessness in America should be eliminated.

I write to invite you to co-sponsor my resolution H.Con.Res.75, which expresses the sense of the Congress that homelessness in America should be eliminated. Half a million Americans suffer from chronic homelessness, and public policy has not kept up with
this reality. The majority of those who find themselves chronically homeless experience “involuntary homelessness”, meaning their lack of housing results from a sudden financial crisis.

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Become a Co-sponsor of a Resolution Prioritizing Efforts to End Homelessness by 2020

I write to invite you to co-sponsor my resolution H.Con.Res.75, which expresses the sense of the Congress that homelessness in America should be eliminated. Half a million Americans suffer from chronic homelessness, and public policy has not kept up with
this reality. The majority of those who find themselves chronically homeless experience “involuntary homelessness”, meaning their lack of housing results from a sudden financial crisis.

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