Cosponsor HR 4500, the Community Bank Reporting Relief Act (v. 2)

Small banks are an integral part of our communities, but their ability to provide access to credit has been hindered by compounding regulatory requirements that force them to spend more time completing paperwork and less time making responsible loans to individual borrowers, small businesses and entrepreneurs.

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Co-sponsor the Public Employee Pension Transparency Act (v. 3)

I am writing to invite you to cosponsor H.R. 4822, the Public Employee Pension Transparency Act (PEPTA). The bill is designed to prevent the federal government from bailing out distressed U.S. state and municipal pension funds, and to rectify serious shortcomings in the financial accounting and transparency practices of these funds.

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Support HR 4500, the Community Bank Reporting Relief Act (v. 3)

Small banks are an integral part of our communities, but their ability to provide access to credit has been hindered by compounding regulatory requirements that force them to spend more time completing paperwork and less time making responsible loans to individual borrowers, small businesses and entrepreneurs.

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H.R. 1662: Increase the Supply of Affordable Rental Housing

I write to draw your attention to Matthew Desmond’s recent book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, which provides insights into the heartbreaking family and community costs of unaffordable rents. The Harvard sociologist is a recipient of the 2015 John T. and Catherine T. MacArthur fellowship award.

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