Co-sponsor the Small Business Payment for Performance Act of 2019

Small businesses are critical for a healthy, competitive, and innovative federal contracting marketplace. Federal construction is one industry in which small businesses offer significant contributions. When agency conduct threatens the financial sustainability
of a small business, all parties suffer as a result.

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Co-sponsor the Small Business Payment for Performance Act of 2019

Small businesses are critical for a healthy, competitive, and innovative federal contracting marketplace. Federal construction is one industry in which small businesses offer significant contributions. When agency conduct threatens the financial sustainability
of a small business, all parties suffer as a result.

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Cosponsor the Low-Wage Federal Contractor Employee Back Pay Act of 2019

Please cosponsor the Low-Wage Federal Contractor Employee Back Pay Act (H.R. 339) to grant back pay to low-wage federally contracted retail, food, custodial and security service workers who are furloughed during the current and any other federal government
shutdown this fiscal year (fiscal year 2019).  After previous government shutdowns, federal workers have received back pay, but not federal contract workers, who often perform the same jobs as civil servants.  While I believe that all federal employees and
federal contract workers should receive back pay after a shutdown, we know that we cannot get Congress to make whole all who are hurt by a shutdown.  Therefore, our bill focuses specifically on low-wage federal contract workers, because these are the workers
most likely to be irretrievably hurt by lost wages during a shutdown.

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Help Protect Communities From Violence

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.

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Protect American Jobs

Offshoring, the practice of moving production to foreign locales while continuing to sell goods to the U.S. market, is a pervasive feature of the U.S. economy today. Market pressures drive businesses to seek reduced production costs, often in places where
standards of living and protections for workers and the environment are more lax than in the United States. Hundreds of American corporations are shipping thousands of jobs to foreign countries every year. Shifting of jobs occurs in all industry sectors including
manufacturing, services, supply chains, and all others. 

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Help Eliminate the Wage Gap by Cosponsoring the Pay Equity for All Act

Please cosponsor the Pay Equity for All Act (H.R. 1864), which seeks to help eliminate the gender and racial pay gaps by prohibiting employers from asking job applicants for their salary history before making a job or salary offer.  The text of the Pay Equity
for All Act was included in the House-passed Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 7).

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