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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Support an Open and Transparent Trade Negotiation Process

We invite you to join us in signing a letter to the U.S. Trade Representative urging a transparent and fair process for trade negotiations. With NAFTA negotiations beginning later this month, it is imperative that the Trump Administration develop a process
for sharing negotiating documents with Congress and the public. Such a process is necessary to get Congressional and public support for any eventual agreement.

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COSPONSOR H. RES. 479, RESOLUTION OF INQUIRY ON TRUMP’S TAX RETURNS

I write to encourage you to cosponsor H. Res. 479, a Resolution of Inquiry that
will direct the Treasury Secretary to give the Committee on Ways and Means tax return information for years 2006-2016 for President Trump and all of his listed businesses in which he has an ownership stake, as listed on his financial disclosure form,
FEC Form 278e. Pursuant to House rules, H. Res. 479 will be marked up by the Ways and Means Committee within 14 legislative days.

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SERVE AS AN ORIGINAL COSPONSOR OF THE NO CONFLICT OF INTEREST PRESIDENCY ACT OF 2017

In the months following his election to the presidency, concerns have been raised repeatedly over the potential conflict of interest posed by President Donald J.
Trump and his business interests.  A firewall would ensure that Trump, and his broad family business interests do not interfere with the carrying out of his official duties as the President and Commander-in-Chief.  The possibility of a conflict of interest
exists with any government official, which is why the practice in most cases has been to work assiduously to address conflicts via a pattern and practice of good-faith.  It has become abundantly clear that this Administration does not view its responsibility
as others have in the past. 

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Briefing (TODAY): NAFTA 101 Briefing Series – Currency Manipulation & Rule of Origin

Nearly a quarter century has passed since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was initially negotiated.  On July 24th the Administration outlined its negotiating strategy for revising the Agreement and said it will seek to deter currency
manipulation by trading partners as well as push to strengthen rules of origins. But what do they mean, what should we expect, and how do we ensure they follow through with their promises?

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