Prepare Workers for the 21st Century Economy: Cosponsor H.R. 3174, the CHANCE in Tech Act

In 2016 alone, the technology industry contributed more than $1 trillion to the U.S. economy, employed more than 7 million workers, and added more than 100,000 new jobs. Despite these impressive numbers, more than 500,000 tech jobs are unfilled during any
given 90-day period. We frequently hear from large and small businesses that there simply aren’t enough qualified workers to fill these positions.

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Cosponsor the Bipartisan PACE Act to Make Child Care More Affordable for More Families

We respectfully invite you to cosponsor H.R. 3632, the Promoting Affordable Childcare for Everyone (PACE) Act.  This bipartisan bill would make the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC) fully refundable and enhance the value of Dependent Care
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) in order to put affordable child care within reach for more families.  A
Bloomberg editorial in support of the bill can be found
here, describing the PACE Act as legislation that “would measurably improve the lives of millions of American families.”

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Support Criminal Justice Reform: Vote YES on Norton Amendment (117) Prohibiting Subsistence Fees for Returning Citizens

As the House considers the CJS Division of H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act of 2018, I urge you to vote YES on my amendment (117) prohibiting the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) from using funds to carry out a law that
requires individuals in halfway houses or on home confinement to pay a subsistence fee.  The amendment would improve reentry and reduce recidivism for our returning citizens.

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SUPPORT POCAN WORKER PROTECTION AMENDMENTS #135 AND #145

Every American deserves to be fairly compensated for a day’s work, and deserves to come home at the end of a workday.
That’s why I’ve introduced two amendments to restore funding to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD).

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