Support Expanding Retirement Security to Federal Contractors

Our country is currently facing a retirement security crisis, and part of the problem is that more and more Americans don’t have access to retirement plans through their employer, are not eligible for their employer’s plan, or are not aware of their employer-provided options. I ask you to join me in urging the President to take executive action to require all Federal contractors to auto-enroll all of their employees in retirement plans.

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Female Soccer Players Deserve Equal Pay for Equal Play

By now I’m sure you have seen the New York Times article, Five Top Female Players Accuse U.S. Soccer of Wage Discrimination, which discusses a federal complaint with the EEOC by five U.S. Women’s National Team (U.S.W.N.T.) members charging U.S. Soccer with wage discrimination.

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Cosponsor the Retirement Security Act

Nationally, more than 40 million people work for small businesses that do not offer retirement plans. The Retirement Security Act would make it less costly and complex for these companies to offer retirement benefits. It also ensures that low- and middle-income individuals can more easily claim existing tax incentives for retirement savings.

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Cosponsor the TEST for Lead Act! (v. 2)

Please join me in supporting the Transparent Environment in School Testing for Lead Act or TEST for Lead Act. The TEST for Lead Act addresses a major water testing gap and adds a much needed update to the Safe Drinking Water Act. While some school districts voluntarily test their drinking water for lead contamination, there is, surprisingly, no Federal requirement that schools test for lead regularly or to test for lead at all.

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SUPPORT PAID SICK DAYS (v. 2)

On September 7, 2015, President Obama signed an Executive Order requiring federal contractors to provide 1 hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked (or up to 7 sick days a year).

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Invite 4/13/16: The Pursuit of Harmony

You and your staff are invited to an afternoon of music and conversation with The Pursuit of Harmony, comprised of Michael Hunter Ochs, a Jewish American songwriter/producer, and Alaa Alshaham, a Muslim Palestinian songwriter/commentator.

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Continue the Fight against Underage Drinking – Cosponsor the STOP Act Reauthorization (v. 4)

In 2006, Congress passed the Sober Truth on Preventing (STOP) Underage Drinking Act with unanimous bipartisan and bicameral support to address the public health crisis of underage drinking. Ten years after the passage of the STOP Act, it is clear that its comprehensive approach is making a difference: According to the 2015 Monitoring the Future survey, alcohol use by 8th, 10th, and 12th graders are at their lowest levels in decades.

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Help to Incentivize Excellence in Medicare Cosponsor HR 4589

This should be more than enough to pay for the legislation, and actually end up reducing the deficit. This version of medical malpractice reform is the same exact version that passed in Republican Budget Reconciliation in 2011, with overwhelming support from the Republican Conference at the time.

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Join the Congressional Caucus on Maternity Care (v. 5)

Women are 51 percent of our country’s population – the majority of whom are the age where they’re having kids, or they are already caring for children or grandchildren. Each year, approximately 4 million women give birth in this country. The U.S. spends significantly more per capita on childbirth than any other industrialized nation, with cumulative costs estimated to be well over $50 billion. However, despite this investment, America continues to rank far behind almost all other developed countries in birth outcomes for both mothers and babies.

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