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Please Cosponsor the FBI Director Integrity Act of 2017

July 13, 2017

A free and independent federal law enforcement agency is critical to upholding our democracy, and all the values we cherish as Americans.  Please join me in co-sponsoring the FBI Director Integrity Act of 2017.  I will be introducing this bill next week
and intend on filing a list of original cosponsors at that time.  I encourage you to be an original cosponsor of this legislation.

Cosponsor H.R. 3151, The Food Stamp Integrity Act of 2017

July 12, 2017

I invite you to cosponsor H.R. 3151, The Food Stamp Integrity Act of 2017.  My legislation implements common sense and necessary reforms to our Nation’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  These important changes to the SNAP program will help
curb the drug epidemic, increase employment, and preserve precious resources for truly needy families and the disabled. 

Increase Voter Turnout: Cosponsor the Weekend Voting Act! (v. 5)

July 12, 2017

Have you ever wondered why we vote on Tuesday?

Cosponsor a Bipartisan Bill to Establish an Independent Commission to Investigate Russia’s Interference

July 12, 2017

I wanted to alert you to an op-ed I authored, published today in USA Today, in which I address what should happen now in light of the published e-mails showing a meeting Donald Trump, Jr., attended at which he was told damaging information would
be revealed about Hillary Clinton by a Russian government lawyer.  This includes the need for passage of H.R. 356, the
bipartisan Protecting Our Democracy Act, which I introduced with Rep. Elijah Cummings, which would create a bipartisan, independent commission to investigate foreign interference, specifically by Russia, in the 2016 U.S. elections.

End Interstate Cross Check; Support the Voter Roll Integrity Act

July 11, 2017

I invite you to cosponsor the Voter Roll Integrity Act, a bill which would strengthen voter protections by ensuring that states can no longer erroneously purge voter rolls without the knowledge or consent of active and still-eligible
voters.

Cosponsor the Students Voicing Opinions in Today’s Elections (VOTE) Act (v. 3)

July 10, 2017

Please join me as a cosponsor of H.R. 126, the Students Voicing Opinions in Today’s Elections (VOTE) Act. The right to vote is one of the most important and empowering rights granted to citizens of the United States, yet only 55% of the youth voter population
is registered to vote. We need to educate our youth about the electoral system so they can be prepared to be civically engaged once they reach voting age.

Cosponsor the Students Voicing Opinions in Today’s Elections (VOTE) Act (v. 2)

July 7, 2017

Please join me as a cosponsor of H.R. 126, the Students Voicing Opinions in Today’s Elections (VOTE) Act. The right to vote is one of the most important and empowering rights granted to citizens of the United States, yet only 55% of the youth voter population
is registered to vote. We need to educate our youth about the electoral system so they can be prepared to be civically engaged once they reach voting age.

Letter to President Trump on G20 Meeting with President Putin

July 6, 2017

In advance of President Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week, I urge you to join me in calling on President Trump to highlight the numerous destabilizing actions Russia has taken here in the U.S. and across the globe.

CREATE AN OVERSIGHT COMMISSION ON PRESIDENTIAL INCAPACITY – COSPONSOR H.R. 1987

June 29, 2017

       Section 4 of the 25th Amendment empowers Congress to establish a permanent “body” that can declare “that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”