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. 754 The Anwar Sadat Centennial Celebration Act

We invite you to cosponsor a resolution to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the late President Anwar Sadat of Egypt.  This resolution has been filed in both Chambers, simultaneously as H.R.754 and S.266.  Next year is the centennial of President Sadat’s
birth, and we are therefore excited by this opportunity to honor a great man of peace and his role in the history of the Middle East.

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TODAY: Become an original on the Wage Adjustment for Veterans Enrolled in School (WAVES) Act!

Please join my friend Rep. Gomez and me in supporting student veterans throughout the country who are participating in work study programs. Currently, full-time or 3/4-time students who served in the military and are now pursuing a college degree, vocational,
or professional program are eligible to “earn while you learn” in the Work Study program under the GI Bill. The applicable minimum wage for the Work Study programs under the GI Bill is whichever is higher between federal and state minimum wage. However, this
doesn’t take into account the 40 cities nationwide that have higher minimum wage standards than their state. 

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Become an Original Cosponsor of the Reducing Long-Term Unemployment Act

Please become an original cosponsor of the Reducing Long-Term Unemployment Act, which would address one of the lingering workforce tragedies in today’s economy—our long-term unemployed—and keep the economy growing.  Although the overall unemployment rate
has fallen to approximately four percent, Americans who have remained unemployed for longer than 27 weeks have not enjoyed a similar recovery.  In October 2017, the number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) was 1.6 million, which
accounted for 24.8 percent of the total unemployed population.

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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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OPPOSE H.R. 3043, THE “HYDROPOWER POLICY MODERNIZATION ACT OF 2017”

We urge you to oppose H.R. 3043, the Hydropower Policy Modernization Act of 2017, a bill that places private profits over
the public interest.  H.R. 3043 is a direct assault on states’ rights, tribal rights and undercuts major environmental laws including, the Clean Water Act, the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act. 
It prioritizes the use of rivers for power generation above the needs of all other water uses. 

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