Support Team USA and America’s Athletes!

Over the past several decades, the Olympic movement has strayed from its roots. The time is now to take a serious look at the USOPC and if it is fulfilling its mission as outlined by the Ted Stevens Amateur Sports Act. As several Congressional and private
investigations revealed, United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee officials were more concerned with protecting the Olympics brand and producing medals than athlete’s health and wellbeing. The time is right to take an Olympics wide accounting of the
underlying culture that lead to the multiple sexual abuse scandals plaguing the Olympics community.
A Congressionally mandated Commission will allow experts in sports governance, coaching, child welfare and abuse to address these issues in a timely manner, free from politics.

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Show Your Support for an Independent and Diverse Media

An independent, diverse media is critical for the health of the United States of America. Exposure to a broad range of viewpoints and the ability to contribute to the political debate is central to keeping the public informed and sustaining
informed citizen engagement.

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Give Students the Opportunity to Graduate College with Less Debt Cosponsor The Student Loan Disclosure Transparency Act

The burden of student loans has unquestionably taken a toll on millions of American families.
As outstanding student loan debt in the U.S. continues to climb—in June of 2019, borrowers owed around $1.6 trillion—various proposals have been introduced to offer free college, refinance student loans, or cancel student debt altogether.
Protecting programs like PSLF and Federal Work-Study, along with increasing Pell Grant funding, would certainly reduce the amount of debt students accumulate, but these actions alone will not fix the larger problem.
Addressing the root of the student loan crisis must center on sharp transparency with borrowers and a loan disclosure that is simple, accessible, and easy to understand.  

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Support Apprentices: Cosponsor the Promoting Apprentices in Public Service Act

Please join me in cosponsoring the Promoting Apprentices in Public Service Act. As you know, there are currently 585,000 apprentices developing the critical skills necessary to compete in a 21st Century economy. Apprentices that successfully complete an
apprenticeship program earn a higher median annual wage than the median for all workers. In order to build upon the success that these apprenticeship programs produce, the federal government must capitalize on apprentices’ experience and provide resources
to compel more men and women to enter into these programs.

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