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Support the Student Loan Repayment Assistance Act (H.R. 655)

July 11, 2019

According to The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS), 7 in 10 students who graduated from a four-year college in 2016 had student loan debt, which averaged $29,650 per borrower.

Restore Tax Equity for Artists, Writers, and Composers

July 11, 2019

   I invite you to cosponsor H.R. 1793, the Artist-Museum Partnership Act of 2019.  This legislation would correct an imbalance in the tax code and allow artists – including writers and composers — to take a tax deduction for the fair market value of the
works that they donate to public institutions (e.g. schools, museums, and libraries). 

Universal Child Care and Early Learning Act

July 11, 2019

Please join me in cosponsoring H.R.3315, the Universal Child Care and Early Learning Act. The bill would ensure that every family has access to high-quality, affordable child care and early learning opportunities by establishing
a network of federally-supported, locally administered child care options.

Co-Sponsor Bill to Turn Student Debt into Equity

July 11, 2019

I invite you to become an original cosponsor of the Transform Student Debt to Home Equity Act of 2019 –a bill that enables graduates to transform their student debt into an opportunity to purchase and own a home.  

Help Protect Communities From Violence

July 11, 2019

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.

Horseracing Integrity Act – Join 125+ Cosponsors

July 11, 2019

As the Co-Chairmen of the Congressional Horse Caucus, we invite you to cosponsor H.R. 1754, the Horseracing Integrity Act.  The legislation authorizes the creation of an independent oversight body, known as the Horseracing Anti-Doping Authority (HADA) responsible
for creating and enforcing a national anti-doping program for the entire horseracing industry, including Thoroughbred, Standardbred and Quarter Horse racing, to ensure fair and safe competition across the thirty-eight state-based racing jurisdictions. It will
also safeguard the welfare of the equine athlete by prohibiting the use of medication within 24 hours of a race. We believe our legislation and the establishment of HADA will restore integrity and public confidence in this centuries-old shared national pastime.  

Co-sponsor the National Multimodal Freight Network Improvement Act (H.R. 839)

July 11, 2019

I write to request your co-sponsorship of the National Multimodal Freight Network Improvement Act, which will require the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to include ports with annual cargo value of $1 billion or more on the National Multimodal Freight
Network.

COSPONSOR H.R. 1507: The Bicycle Commuter Act of 2019

July 11, 2019

Please join me as a cosponsor of H.R. 1507, the Bicycle Commuter Act of 2019.
This bipartisan legislation will reinstate the bicycle commuter tax benefit, modify the benefit to be used in concert with parking and transit benefits, and expand the bicycle benefit to include bikeshare and electric bikes.