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Original Cosponsor Request: The Farm System Reform Act

April 30, 2020

I invite you to cosponsor the Farm System Reform Act of 2020, a companion measure to S.3221 sponsored by Senator Cory Booker. It protects family farmers from anti-competitive practices and corporate consolidation by strengthening the Packers & Stockyards
Act. It places a moratorium on factory farms, commonly known as concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). It ensures that livestock products that are labeled as a “Product of the USA” are not repackaged imports and are entirely raised in the United States.

Cosponsor H.R. 5986, the Environmental Justice For All Act

April 30, 2020

Environmental policy should be based on justice and equity for all people, and we need new legislation to make that happen. Children of color continue to suffer from unusually high asthma rates. Major pollution sources – including chemical plants, fossil
fuel refineries, and waste incinerators – still disproportionately harm low income communities and are often located not far from a school or residential neighborhood.

Maximize Stimulus Money Through Performance Contracting

April 29, 2020

Please join me in sending the letter below to House leadership requesting that Energy Savings Performance Contracting be utilized in any future stimulus legislation. 

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Support America’s Fisheries!

April 29, 2020

America’s fisheries industry is facing irreparable and permanent damage due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Seventy percent of domestically harvested seafood is consumed by the restaurant and hospitality
industries. The widespread closure of restaurants due to the COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted the market for products of America’s fishermen. That is why Congressman Keating and Congressman Young invite you to join them in requesting substantial direct
aid for America’s fishing families in any future stimulus package. Additionally, this letter urges leadership to prioritize investments in the National Marine Fisheries Service in any forthcoming infrastructure package as both actions are essential to ensure
the long-term sustainability of the iconic American fisheries industry.

DEADLINE 5/4 – Original Cosponsor Request: The Farm System Reform Act

April 29, 2020

I invite you to cosponsor the Farm System Reform Act of 2020, a companion measure to S.3221 sponsored by Senator Cory Booker. It protects family farmers from anti-competitive practices and corporate consolidation by strengthening the Packers & Stockyards
Act. It places a moratorium on factory farms, commonly known as concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). It ensures that livestock products that are labeled as a “Product of the USA” are not repackaged imports and are entirely raised in the United States.

Urge the Federal Reserve to join the Network for Greening the Financial System

April 28, 2020

Please join me in urging the Federal Reserve to join the Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) as an active member.

Support American Fisheries!

April 28, 2020

America’s fisheries industry is facing a near collapse due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Seventy percent of domestically harvested seafood is consumed by the restaurant and hospitality industries. The widespread closure of restaurants due to the COVID-19 pandemic
has negatively impacted the market for harvest of America’s fishermen. That is why Congressman Keating and Congressman Young invite you to join them in requesting substantial direct aid for America’s fishing families in any future stimulus package. Additionally,
this letter urges leadership to prioritize investments in the National Marine Fisheries Service in any forthcoming infrastructure package as both actions are essential to ensure the long-term sustainability of the iconic American fisheries industry.