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Support the Essential Air Service

March 6, 2018

Please join me in supporting full funding for the current authorized discretionary levels for the Essential Air Service in the Fiscal Year 2019 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies appropriations bill.

Become an ORIGINAL CO-SPONSOR of a resolution recognizing Latinas during National Women’s History Month

March 6, 2018

The month of March is National Women’s History Month. Please join me in honoring Latinas in the United States by cosponsoring a resolution Recognizing Women’s History Month and celebrating the heritage, culture, and contributions of Latinas in the United
States. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) will be introducing identical legislation in the Senate.

CLOSING AT NOON: Support Including Repeal of the Harmful New Joint Employer Standard in the Omnibus

March 6, 2018

Please join me in asking House Republican Leadership to include the House-passed “Save Local Business Act” (H.R. 3441) in the consolidated Fiscal Year 2018 appropriations package.

Support Funding for Small and Rural Water Projects

March 6, 2018

Please join us in urging the Agriculture and Interior Appropriations Subcommittees to include robust funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Water and Sewer Loan and Grant program, the Circuit Rider program, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) Grassroots
Source Water Protection program, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – Safe Drinking Water Act technical assistance in their FY 2019 appropriations bill.

Support Section 4 Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Program

March 6, 2018

Please join me in a letter urging the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee to continue funding for the Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Program, commonly
referred to as Section 4.

Support STEAM Initiatives

March 6, 2018

Please join me in urging the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies to encourage the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to engage arts organizations that support school STEAM initiatives. STEAM
– adding the Arts to STEM education – has proven effective in student achievement and fostering creativity. Greater coordination between local cultural institutions and school systems serves to benefit our students and this cross-curricular approach to learning.

Support Including Repeal of the Harmful New Joint Employer Standard in the Omnibus

March 6, 2018

Please join me in asking House Republican Leadership to include the House-passed “Save Local Business Act” (H.R. 3441) in the consolidated Fiscal Year 2018 appropriations package.

Cosponsor H.R. 1092 – U.S. Chief Manufacturing Officer Act

March 6, 2018

Manufacturing is the lifeblood of our economy, and the backbone of the middle class. Our manufacturing sector employs 9% of the United States workforce and makes up 12% of our GDP. Its importance cannot be overstated; manufacturing plays a critical role
in almost every part of our economy, stretching from construction to pharmaceuticals and transportation to agriculture.

Become a Cosponsor of the Retain Act, H.R. 1185

March 6, 2018

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.