Co-Sponsor H.R. 422, the Default Prevention Act

I write to urge your support of H.R. 422, the Default Prevention Act.  This measure is identical to H.R. 692 from the 114th Congress, which passed the House with 235 Republican votes in October, 2015.  It is also identical to H.R. 807, the Full
Faith and Credit Act, from the 113th Congress, which passed the House with 221 Republican votes in May, 2013.

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Deadline Extended: Sign a Letter to Support a Strong and Independent TTB

The alcoholic beverage industry is an important part of the American economy, providing jobs and driving consumer spending across the country. Alcohol requires effective regulation in order to protect the consumer and promote fairness and competition across
the industry. The current system of regulation works well and should be preserved in its current form. Please join us in sending a letter to Secretary Mnuchin, urging his Department to maintain the status quo in alcohol regulation.

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Roundtable Discussion: The Importance of the Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnerships Programs (v. 2)

We invite Members and staff to join us on Wednesday, May 24 at 3:30pm for a roundtable discussion on the importance of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) programs. The Administration’s budget blueprint for
FY 2018 would eliminate both of these programs. Community leaders from both urban and rural areas will discuss how they have effectively utilized CDBG and HOME funding for various projects and programs in their communities, including critical infrastructure
developments, housing for the homeless, affordable housing redevelopment, essential public services, and more. This discussion seeks to elevate the importance of two key housing and community development programs that have a proven track record of success.

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Cosign a Bipartisan Letter to the IRS to Improve Virtual Currency Tax Reporting

We ask that you join this bipartisan letter to the IRS to ask them to issue additional guidance to improve tax reporting for virtual currency. Virtual currency is an alternative payment that is not backed by the government, but its value is pinned to the
U.S. dollar. While there are 250 active virtual currencies, Bitcoin is the most popular. As of May 2017, one bitcoin is valued at $2,251 and there are over 15 million in circulation. 

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Become an Original Co-sponsor of the Raise the Wage Act of 2017 (v. 10)

Please join us as an original co-sponsor of the Raise the Wage Act—a bill that will help working families by raising the federal minimum wage. For millions of people across the country, working 40 hours or more a week is not enough to pay the bills, support
their families, and achieve economic mobility. People who work hard and play by the rules should not have to live in poverty, but sadly, that is the reality for many people working in jobs paying the federal minimum wage.

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