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H.R. 4172: Build Credit Scores without Debt

January 5, 2016

We write to draw your attention to the below Washington Post article, Lending help: Innovative new program allows poor renters to build credit by paying off loans. The article profiles an innovative program that provides loans to low-income residents to help them improve their credit scores. The article notes that credit scores are a “divider” and that “increasingly in modern society, your credit score either gets you into opportunities or keeps you out of them.”

Staff Briefing on New GAO Report: Women on Corporate Boards

January 5, 2016

I hope you have seen the GAO Report released this week on the presence of women on corporate boards, and will take some time to review its findings. As the report discusses at length, even though women have made progress in the corporate world, they still only hold 16 percent of board seats at large companies, and true gender parity is likely decades off.

Support the Return to Prudent Banking (v. 6)

December 21, 2015

I invite you to stand with me against corporate greed and become a co-sponsor of the Return to Prudent Banking Act of 2015—a bill with bipartisan support to reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act.

Support Puerto Rican Families: Cosponsor H.R. 4213

December 17, 2015

Following nearly a decade of recession, Puerto Rico’s approximately $72 billion in debt has pushed the island to the brink.

Support the Return to Prudent Banking (v. 5)

December 17, 2015

I invite you to stand with me against corporate greed and become a co-sponsor of the Return to Prudent Banking Act of 2015—a bill with bipartisan support to reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act.

Omnibus Includes Privacy Violating Provisions: Join Reps. Lofgren, Amash, Conyers, Farenthold, and Polis in Opposition

December 16, 2015

We are writing to express our significant concerns with the inclusion of the Cybersecurity Act in the omnibus appropriations bill the House will consider later this week.

Help Clear the Backlog of Short Sales

December 14, 2015

Seven years after the 2008 housing collapse, we are still far from clearing our nation’s backlog of short sale homes. A short sale is a home sale in which the sale price of the property is likely to fall short of the total mortgage and liens on the property.

December 16 Lunch Briefing: ASEAN Launches Single Economic Community

December 14, 2015

The 10 countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) constitute the world’s seventh largest economy with a GDP of over $2.4 trillion and a population of 600 million people. On December 31, 2015, ASEAN will launch the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), an integration initiative to construct a unified market for goods, services, and labor across regional borders.

Help Protect the Housing Market – Streamline Short Sales

December 11, 2015

Seven years after the 2008 housing collapse, we are still far from clearing our nation’s backlog of short sale homes. A short sale is a home sale in which the sale price of the property is likely to fall short of the total mortgage and liens on the property. When a family is unable to make their mortgage payments, a short sale can help them avoid foreclosure, which is a far better outcome for families, neighborhoods, and home values.

Support a Small Business Advocate at the SEC

December 10, 2015

We invite you to cosponsor H.R. 3784, the SEC Small Business Advocate Act of 2015, which would establish the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).