Help Make Diapers Affordable for Working Families

Due to the high cost of diapers and related supplies, working families struggle to afford diapers for their infant or toddler. Their income is often insufficient to cover the cost of rent, food and transportation, much less the basic needs for their infant.

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Cosponsor End Government Shutdowns Act

This week, I introduced H.R.3776, the End Government Shutdowns Act. The legislation will bring certainty and security to the federal spending process by eliminating the threat of government shutdowns.

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Cosponsor H.R. 870, the Puerto Rico Chapter 9 Uniformity Act

I write to respectfully seek your cosponsorship of H.R. 870, the Puerto Rico Chapter 9 Uniformity Act. Through Chapter 9, Congress has empowered each state government to authorize an insolvent “municipality” within its borders—defined as a political subdivision, public agency, or instrumentality of the state—to restructure its debts in an orderly fashion under the supervision of a federal bankruptcy judge in accordance with federal law. A state government may authorize, or decline to authorize, its insolvent municipalities to file for Chapter 9 protection.

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Support Professional Equity for Clinical Social Workers (v. 2)

Please join me in becoming an original co-sponsor of the Improve Medicare Beneficiaries’ Access to Mental Health Services Act of 2015, which I will be introducing with Senator Stabenow on Thursday, October 8th. This legislation would ensure that Medicare beneficiaries receive continuous and complete access to high-quality mental health services from clinical social workers (CSWs).

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Join the Bipartisan H. Res. 54 to Restore Mail Delivery Service Standards

On January 5, 2015, the United States Postal Service (USPS) took action to significantly lower “service standards” to virtually eliminate overnight delivery of first class mail and periodicals. This action will result in the closure or consolidation of an additional 82 postal facilities, slowing down the mail nationwide. It has also had a disproportionate impact on businesses and families in rural areas.

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