JOIN BIPARTISAN EFFORT TO PROTECT SENIORS FROM FRAUD SCHEMES

Fraud schemes are costing seniors at least $36.5 billion per year.  However, the emotional loss is likely much higher.  One in twenty seniors in the U.S. is a target of fraud schemes.  Yet, the National Adult Protective Services Association
has found that only 1 in 44 seniors actually report that they are victims of a fraud scheme.     

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JOIN BIPARTISAN EFFORT TO PROTECT SENIORS FROM FRAUD SCHEMES

Fraud schemes are costing seniors at least $36.5 billion per year.  However, the emotional loss is likely much higher.  One in twenty seniors in the U.S. is a target of fraud schemes.  Yet, the National Adult Protective Services Association
has found that only 1 in 44 seniors actually report that they are victims of a fraud scheme.     

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Protect the Ability to Save Taxpayer’s Money via Advance Refunding and; Infrastructure, Housing, and Educational Financing Uses of Private Activity Bonds

I write to draw your attention to a relatively obscure provision in the tax code with enormous implications for infrastructure and public finance.  Tax reform season is upon us, and many of us
would like to see a comprehensive bipartisan bill put forth that addresses the wrenching complexity, unfairness, and inefficiency of the current tax code.  Yet we face the prospect of changes that would prohibit some types of tax-exempt state and local government
bonds and needlessly hamstring others. This could have unintended consequences for infrastructure repair and development for broad swaths of the nonprofit community and municipal finance world. 

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Consumer Data Breaches Underscore the Need for Streamlined Notification: Cosponsor HR 3806, The Personal Data Notification and Protection Act

The number of cybersecurity incidents continues to rise and companies continue to have consumer data stolen from their networks.  Often, the notification to consumers about such breaches is slow and inconsistently executed across states. The breach of Uber in
which hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers is the most recent example.  The ride sharing service concealed the details of the breach for more than a year, even paying the attackers a significant sum to remain silent. This breach
follows Equifax losing control of the highly sensitive personal and financial information of as many as 143 million Americans, throwing in stark relief the scope and damage
that can be caused by these incidents. In the weeks since the Equifax breach was first revealed, confusion has abounded among people wondering whether or not their data have been exposed and what Equifax knew when.

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ABLE to Work Act Should be Included in Final Tax Bill

Sending Office: Honorable Cathy McMorris Rodgers Sent By: Megan.Perez@mail.house.gov Dear Colleague, Late last week, the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) sent a letter to Congressional offices opposing the inclusion of the ABLE to Work Act (H.R. 1896/S. 818) in the final tax reform bill. In their letter, CCD states that “…it is our opinion […]

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H.R. 1861 Award a Congressional Gold Medal to Larry Doby: A Pioneer of American Civil Rights

Lawrence Eugene “Larry” Doby was an extraordinary individual and a sports legend that broke through racial barriers by becoming the first African American to play professional baseball in the American League. Upon his honorable discharge from the United
States Navy in 1946, Larry Doby played baseball in the Negro League for the Newark Eagles. In 1947, his contract was purchased by the Cleveland Indians where he began his illustrious 13 year career in the American League. After appearing in 1,533 games and
batting .283, with 253 home runs and 969 runs batted in, and being voted to seven All-Star teams, Larry Doby was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998.

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H.R. 1861 Award a Congressional Gold Medal to Larry Doby: A Pioneer of American Civil Rights

Lawrence Eugene “Larry” Doby was an extraordinary individual and a sports legend that broke through racial barriers by becoming the first African American to play professional baseball in the American League. Upon his honorable discharge from the United
States Navy in 1946, Larry Doby played baseball in the Negro League for the Newark Eagles. In 1947, his contract was purchased by the Cleveland Indians where he began his illustrious 13 year career in the American League. After appearing in 1,533 games and
batting .283, with 253 home runs and 969 runs batted in, and being voted to seven All-Star teams, Larry Doby was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998.

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