Support conservation in the Farm Bill!

The Strengthening our Investment in Land Stewardship (SOIL Stewardship) Act of 2018 lays out a comprehensive strategy for improving working lands conservation programs that protects natural resources, supports farmers, and enhances the productivity of agricultural
lands. This legislation empowers farmers and ranchers to take on high-level conservation activities, and ensures that the 2018 Farm Bill makes impactful investments in our natural resource and the farmers who protect and enhance them.

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Support Accountability for Burn Pit Exposure

Please join me in cosponsoring the Burn Pits Accountability Act (H.R.
5671), to evaluate the exposure of U.S. servicemembers and veterans to open burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals. Over
140,000 servicemembers and veterans over the past three decades have reported exposure to burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals. However, since there is no mandatory reporting system, there are likely many more servicemembers affected. Exposure can produce
serious and potentially life-threatening health effects, including neurological disorders, rare forms of cancer, lung diseases, and more—triggering some to call the crisis the
‘Agent Orange’ of the post-9/11 generation.

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Cosponsor the Hardrock Leasing and Reclamation Act!

            For the past 146 years, mining companies have taken more than $300 billion worth of gold, silver, copper, and other valuable metals from our public lands without paying a nickel in royalties to the American people – and have purchased over 3
million acres of the most valuable mining lands at the 19th Century bargain rate of
$5 an acre or less. Meanwhile, taxpayers have been left holding the bag to the tune of tens of billions of dollars of cleanup costs for abandoned mines.

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OPPOSE THE PALMER AMENDMENT: Support Clean Diesel Technology

Please join us in opposing the Palmer Amendment, which would strip funding for clean diesel technology under the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) program.
DERA has enjoyed overwhelming bi-partisan support. DERA originally passed by a vote of 92 to 1 in the Senate and by a voice vote in the House during the last reauthorization.

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Support Amendment #58 to H.R. 6147

I urge you to support my Amendment #58 to H.R. 6147, Interior-Environment Division A, which protects placer mining operations in Alaska. This amendment, originally included in FY 2017 Appropriations, would prohibit funds from being
used by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to change its existing placer mining plans of operation with regard to re-vegetation.

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Support Accountability for Burn Pit Exposure

Please join me in cosponsoring the Burn Pits Accountability Act (H.R.
5671), to evaluate the exposure of U.S. servicemembers and veterans to open burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals. Over
140,000 servicemembers and veterans over the past three decades have reported exposure to burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals. However, since there is no mandatory reporting system, there are likely many more servicemembers affected. Exposure can produce
serious and potentially life-threatening health effects, including neurological disorders, rare forms of cancer, lung diseases, and more—triggering some to call the crisis the
‘Agent Orange’ of the post-9/11 generation.

Read More

Support conservation in the Farm Bill!

The Strengthening our Investment in Land Stewardship (SOIL Stewardship) Act of 2018 lays out a comprehensive strategy for improving working lands conservation programs that protects natural resources, supports farmers, and enhances the productivity of agricultural
lands. This legislation empowers farmers and ranchers to take on high-level conservation activities, and ensures that the 2018 Farm Bill makes impactful investments in our natural resource and the farmers who protect and enhance them.

Read More