Cosponsor the Federal Employee Credit Score Protection Act

The longest U.S. government shutdown in history is over. But the damage to our federal employees and contractors across America over these past 35 days is already done. Many federal workers missed payments on rent, utilities, credit cards and/or mortgages.
And that means lower credit scores.

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SIGN LETTER URGING THE FBI TO INVESTIGATE DUBIOUS EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES AT TRUMP ORGANIZATION

Over the weekend The Washington Post published a
story detailing the stories of former employees of the Trump National Golf Club in Westchester County, New York who were terminated on January 18, 2019 for being undocumented workers. The termination of these workers follows the revelation of undocumented
labor at a Trump club in
New Jersey where employees were also terminated.  These workers were terminated by human resources officers from the Trump Organization for providing false and fraudulent documents to unlawfully gain employment.

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Cosponsor the Ban Government Shutdowns Act to require a 90-day CR upon any lapse in appropriations

I hope you will consider cosponsoring my legislation to prevent any future government shutdown and instead trigger an automatic 90-day continuing resolution at current funding levels upon any lapse in appropriations, as many times as necessary, pending newly
enacted legislation.  H.R. 809, the Ban Government Shutdowns Act, is a commonsense solution to harmful standoffs like that which just cost our economy $11 billion according to the CBO, including $3 billion in permanently lost economic activity.  Federal employees
and important government services should be held harmless amid appropriations disputes, period.  H.R. 809 is a rational guardrail to protect against such future collateral damage.

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COSPONSOR H.R. 510, the Building Rail Access for Customers and the Economy Act (‘BRACE Act’)

As the freight rail industry has evolved, many short line railroads and smaller communities have been abandoned, removing critical first- and last-mile links between producers, consumers, and export opportunities in large and small communities across America.
Since it was first enacted in 2005, the Short Line Railroad Maintenance Credit has been extended for one- or two-year increments, providing limited certainty for short line railroads to make investments in their infrastructure. Our legislation provides
certainty by making the Short Line Railroad Maintenance Credit permanent while also applying it retroactively to tax year 2018.

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Seeking Original Cosponsors: 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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Cosponsor H.R. 594- Ellie’s Law

I write to increase your knowledge on unruptured brain aneurysms. An estimated 6 million people in the United States have an unruptured brain aneurysm, or 1 in 50. Conversely, 30,000 Americans annually experience a ruptured aneurysm. Four in 10 ruptured
aneurysms are fatal. Of those who survive, roughly 66% suffer some permanent neurological deficit. Brain aneurysms are more likely to occur in women than in men by a three to two ratio. Brain aneurysms are most prevalent in persons aged 35-60 but can occur
in children as well. There are almost 500,000 deaths worldwide each year caused by brain aneurysms and half the victims are younger than 501.

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