Cosponsor the Educators Expense Deduction Modernization Act of 2019

I am writing to ask you to join me in co-sponsoring H.R. 878, the Educators Expense Deduction Modernization Act. This legislation will double the amount educators are able to deduct on qualified out-of-pocket classroom expenses – such as
basic school supplies, books, and other instructional materials – from $250 to $500. The deductions would also be indexed to inflation.

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Cosponsor the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act

We write to you today in defense of fair sport. Doping fraud conspiracies damage the integrity of competition and defraud individuals and corporate entities who participate in international sport, including clean U.S. athletes,
sponsors, and banking institutions. The international system in place to prevent doping has fundamentally failed—it is time for the United States to step up.

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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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Recognize the Creation of the Oldest Civil Rights Organization in America The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

I invite you to become an original cosponsor of a resolution recognizing the 110th anniversary of the NAACP.  As you know, the mission of the NAACP is to ensure equal political, educational, social, and economic rights for all persons.
The NAACP also campaigned to eliminate racial hatred and invidious discrimination. Please join me in honoring the NAACP for its 110 years of faithful service and leadership in the struggle for civil and human rights for all.

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Invitation to Members’ Day Hearing on FY 2020 Budget Priorities

We are writing to invite you to testify before the Committee on the Budget about your interests and priorities regarding the Budget Resolution for Fiscal Year 2020. The Committee plans to hold several hearings with Administration witnesses and with budget
experts in the weeks ahead. This annual Members’ Day hearing is the one chance provided to all Members of the House to highlight the issues of importance to you and your constituents. Furthermore, this is an opportunity for Members to actively engage in the
budget process. The hearing will take place on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at
10:00 a.m. in room 210 of the Cannon House Office Building.

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Cosponsor H.R. 1168: The WORKER Act.

For being the wealthiest nation on earth, far too many Americans are struggling with the realities of everyday life—paying the bills, caring for a family, putting food on the table, and keeping a roof over their head.
The future of our economy rests in our ability to alleviate this struggle by innovating and creating new, livable-wage jobs where they are needed most.
We need to encourage and expand STEM education and create a pipeline into the workforce through apprenticeships. We need to make it easier for Americans to get the skills necessary to compete in our shifting economy and to provide the income support services
necessary to succeed.

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