COSPONSOR H.R. 1507: The Bicycle Commuter Act of 2019

Please join me as a cosponsor of H.R. 1507, the Bicycle Commuter Act of 2019.
This bipartisan legislation will reinstate the bicycle commuter tax benefit, modify the benefit to be used in concert with parking and transit benefits, and expand the bicycle benefit to include bikeshare and electric bikes.

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COSPONSOR: H.R. 2705, the Water Infrastructure Trust Fund Act of 2019

Please join me as a cosponsor of H.R. 2705, the Water Infrastructure Trust Fund Act of 2019. H.R. 2705 provides a small, deficit-neutral source of revenue to help states replace, repair, and rehabilitate critical clean and drinking water
facilities. Half of the trust fund revenue will be distributed to local governments as grants and loans through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) for wastewater treatment construction, while the other half will be distributed through the Drinking
Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) to finance projects to meet federal drinking water standards. The Water Infrastructure Trust Fund will be capitalized by a voluntary labeling and fee system, to which businesses that rely on a clean water source can opt-in.
Participating businesses would include a small label on their products indicating their commitment to protecting America’s clean water, contributing $0.03 to the trust fund per labelled unit. Businesses and products that could take advantage of the labeling
system include: water-based beverages, products disposed of in wastewater, and pharmaceuticals.

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Cosponsor H.R. 3844, the Farmer Fairness Act

I invite you to cosponsor the Farmer Fairness Act. The bill would extend the same Clean Water Act environmental liability requirements of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) contract farmers to integrator companies.

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Cosponsor H.R. 3973, the Clean School Bus Act

Every day, more than 25 million children and thousands of school bus drivers breathe polluted air on their commute to school, which has a negative impact of student health and attendance, particularly for students with asthma and other respiratory conditions.

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Labor Opposes H.R. 1146

Opposition to H.R. 1146 is growing, and bad bills make for strange bedfellows. United against this disastrous bill are labor unions and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The International Union of Operating Engineers said that this bill “not only jeopardizes
long-term energy production in the United States; it also threatens thousands of American manufacturing and construction jobs.”

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End Lead’s Toxic Legacy: Cosponsor the Lead Free Future Act

Lead exposure changes the structure and function of children’s developing brains, causing damage that cannot be repaired. Children who are born developmentally healthy become impaired simply because they live in homes with chipping, peeling lead-based paint,
lead in the water they drink, and lead in the soil where they play. Lead exposure leads to poorer academic performance, behavioral health problems, and lifelong diminished opportunity. A 2017 study by Pew Charitable Trusts found a combined average return of
$2.77 for every dollar spent removing lead-based paint hazards and replacing lead service lines in pre-1978 housing. This return on investment is derived from both lowered education and health costs and increased tax revenue, as a result of avoiding the lifelong
adverse outcomes of lead exposure.

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