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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

LAST CHANCE: Cosponsor H.R. 3375, Stopping Bad Robocalls Act

Please join us as a cosponsor of H.R. 3375, the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act, to put a stop to the onslaught of unlawful robocalls.  The Communications and Technology Subcommittee voted in June to advance H.R. 3375 by voice vote.  The bill is slated to be
marked up by the full Committee on Energy and Commerce later this morning.

Read More

Cosponsor: Made In America Act (H.R.3459)

I invite you to cosponsor the bicameral “Made In America Act” (H.R.3459). Each year, the federal government spends billions funding infrastructure projects not subject to “Buy American” requirements under current law. The result is American
taxpayer dollars being used to buy foreign products made by workers in other countries: work that can and should be done domestically by U.S. workers.

Read More

Support Domestic Violence Survivors

One in four women and one in nine men have suffered physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner, which has a devastating impact on a survivor’s physical and emotional health. Often forgotten when we talk about victims of intimate partner violence,
sexual assault, stalking, and revenge pornography, is the severe economic impact this abuse can have on victims. It can cost victims their jobs, their homes, their health, and their insurance – and, in cases of domestic violence, reinforce their dependency
on their abusers as a result. Abusers often use economic necessities like rent, health care, and child care to exert control over their victims. And victims of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and revenge pornography often find that abuse
and threats follow them from home into the workplace – each year, they lose nearly eight million days of paid work—the equivalent of more than 32,000 full-time jobs.

Read More

Honoring Family-Friendly Workplaces Act (Deadline extended **COB TODAY**)

Please join me as an original co-sponsor on the Honoring Family-Friendly Workplaces Act, to promote a healthier work-life balance for hard-working families across the country. As a single Mom, I know the challenges that working parents face every
day, and the federal government needs to do more to promote positive changes in our workplaces. 

Read More