Become an Original Cosponsor: 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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Join the Congressional Travel & Tourism Caucus

We write to invite you to join the Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus (CTTC) for the 116th Congress. Travel and tourism is the economic backbone of many communities in the United States. In 2017, the travelers spent over $1 trillion dollars,
generating $2.4 trillion dollars in economic output, and supported 15.6 million American jobs.

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COSPONSOR Federal Employee Student Loan Relief Act

We invite you to cosponsor the bipartisan H.R. 781 Student Loan Relief for Feds Act. This common-sense bill will enable federal, state, and D.C. employees and contractors affected by a government shutdown to defer payments on their public student
loans until the government reopens and individuals can get their finances back in order.

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Cosponsor HR 725 to Allow Essential Federal Workers Still Working to Collect Unemployment Benefits

This prolonged government shutdown is having lasting ramifications on our federal workers, their families, and our communities.  While the ultimate solution to this problem is to come to the table and negotiate a solution, we owe it to those workers, families
and communities to lessen the impact this shutdown is having on them.  For many, even one missed paycheck can be financially catastrophic.  Food, gas, childcare, healthcare and mortgage payments don’t stop when the government is shut down and asking our federal
workforce to bear the brunt of these costs while they aren’t getting paychecks is simply not the right.

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Cosponsor: Fair Trade with China Enforcement Act

We have seen the headlines — China is spending nearly three times what America spends on infrastructure, and if China’s GDP continues to grow at the projected levels, it is estimated they will overtake the U.S. in the next decade. China controlled 4% of
the global economy in 2000, and the U.S. controlled 31%, and today, China has 15% and we have 24%. These numbers are staggering.

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Reintroducing the FAMILY Act

People across the country are working hard to make ends meet, yet the nation fails to provide the support they need to manage the demands of job and family, and that businesses and our economy need to thrive. A mere 17 percent of the workforce has paid family
leave through their employers, and less than 40 percent has personal medical leave through an employer-provided disability program. When people have to forgo pay or lose a job when a serious medical or caregiving need arises, they often jeopardize their ability
to afford even the most basic necessities. This hurts workers, their families and the businesses that suffer from increased turnover.

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