Cosponsor H. Res. 33 and Oppose the Privatization of the U.S. Postal Service!

            For over 240 years, the United States Postal Service and our dedicated postal workforce have performed the essential government function of “providing postal services to bind the Nation together through the personal, educational, literary,
and business correspondence of the people.” In furtherance of this mission, the Postal Service and its more than 500,000 clerks, letter carriers, mail handlers, and other employees deliver the mail to over 157 million residential and business customers
six days a week nationwide.  Given the effectiveness of the Postal Service in fulfilling its critical public service mission, it is not surprising that the American people have consistently ranked the Postal Service as our most trusted government agency. 
In a
recent Gallup poll, an overwhelming majority of Americans also rated the Postal Service as “doing an excellent or good job.”

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Cosponsor H.R. 587 – To Posthumously Award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Benghazi Heroes in Recognition of Their Contributions to the Nation

In recognition of distinguished acts of bravery, leadership, and achievement that have an enduring impact on American history, Congress is authorized to bestow its highest civilian honor – the Congressional Gold Medal – on individuals whose contributions
and service to our nation stand as a testament to our founding principles.     

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Cosponsor the “Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act”

Each year federal agencies submit thousands of reports to Congress containing a wealth of information that enables the public to better understand how well federal agencies are (or are not) fulfilling their respective missions, from ensuring the safety of
our drugs and food supply, to protecting the environment, and monitoring the soundness of our financial institutions. Unfortunately, many of these reports simply sit collecting dust in the Committees to which they are delivered, or are posted in numerous places
on dozens of agency websites rarely to be seen. 

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Make Presidential Inaugurations Transparent

It has now been over two years since the 2017 Presidential Inauguration. More and more media reports detail illegally funneled donations and general lack of reporting requirements for these multi-million dollar events. Now to see that the U.S. Attorney’s
Office of Southern District of New York is subpoenaing documents is shocking. Political candidates and elected officials see a fair amount of warranted scrutiny over fundraising and spending. But it is incomprehensible that a Presidential Inaugural Committee
can raise and distribute funds in the name of the President of the United States with little to no scrutiny. Regardless of political affiliation, I would hope that every Member of Congress wants to ensure that our official ceremonies reflect America’s ideals
and promote transparency through this process.

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