Co-sponsor the Voting Access Act

President Trump recently announced the establishment of an ‘election integrity’ commission, ironically led by voter suppressors, Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, which threatens to serve as a platform to further escalate
voter suppression across the nation.  Trump’s insistence that millions of people voted illegally in 2016 is a flat-out falsehood. The truth remains that it is more likely for someone to be struck by lightning than for someone to have committed voter fraud. 
In addition, the Supreme Court recently declined to hear a case in which a federal appeals court struck down a North Carolina law as an unconstitutional effort to directly target the voting rights of African-American. As lawmakers, we must continue to seek
improvements to our flawed system and ensure voting rights for all.

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Co-Sponsor Representative Posey’s Public Service Integrity Act

One thing is clear from the recent election: Americans are fed up with business as usual in Washington. Last year, we watched as President Trump animated his supporters and won the Presidency in part with his promise to “drain the swamp.” In that spirit,
I have introduced legislation that would take an important step toward fulfilling this promise.

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Cosponsor H.R. 3222, the Do No Harm Act

When Congress passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in 1993 with overwhelming bipartisan support, the intent was not to undermine civil rights, but to protect them,
especially for religious minorities. Religion is a protected class under the Civil Rights Act, and the freedom to exercise religious beliefs is constitutionally protected as a fundamental American value. 

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Cosponsor the Don’t Block LGBTQ Act

Please join me in introducing the
Don’t Block LGBTQ Act of 2017, legislation that would ensure our nation’s public schools and libraries are not blocking critical resources for LGBTQ people. Currently, public schools and libraries
that receive discounted telecommunications and internet services through the E-rate program must enforce an internet safety policy that in some cases has led to the blocking of useful LGBTQ resources. This legislation would clarify that those schools that
block LGBTQ resources are not eligible for discounted services under the E-rate program.

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Co-Sponsor Representative Posey’s Stop the Revolving Door in Washington Act

One thing is clear from the recent election: Americans are fed up with business as usual in Washington. Last year, we watched as President Trump animated his supporters and won the Presidency in part with his promise to “drain the swamp.” In that spirit,
I introduced legislation earlier this Congress that would take an important step toward fulfilling this promise.

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