Puerto Ricans Give Resounding ‘NO’ to PROMESA

By now, you may have seen the news out of Puerto Rico: this past weekend, the Puerto Rican people decisively rejected PROMESA. When faced with a choice between two very similar candidates, with the main difference between them being support or opposition to the PROMESA bill, they chose the candidate that represented opposition. In fact, every major candidate still in the race is running on opposition to PROMESA.

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Calling for Original Cosponsors to the Voting Access Act

The Arizona primary election emphasized the need for the restoration of the Voting Rights Act. As Arizonans went to the polls to cast ballots in the presidential primaries, many faced lines lasting up to five hours, as well as voter ID, registration and party affiliation errors.

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Require Presidential Candidates to Disclose Tax Returns (v. 2)

I invite you to be an original cosponsor of the House companion legislation to S. 2979, the Presidential Tax Transparency Act, which I will introduce when the House returns this week. The bill requires presidential nominees of major political parties to file their previous three years of federal tax returns with the Federal Election Commission within 15 days of receiving their party’s nomination.

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We the People Amendment

Most Americans believe our political system is broken. Polling data consistently demonstrates that Americans believe that money is corrupting our political process, and that large corporations are exercising far too much power in society. In these polarized times, this belief is shared by Democrats, Republicans and Independents.

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Block Presidential Appointment to the Supreme Court

Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution allows the president to appoint “Officers of the United States” with the “Advice and Consent of the Senate.” This language has been interpreted to allow the president to nominate “principal officers,” including ambassadors, agency heads, and federal judges. After nomination, these officers must be confirmed by the Senate.

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