Cosponsor H.R. 4415, the Early Pell Promise Act (v. 2)

Education is a key component to investing in our nation’s future and our economy. Whether working towards a degree or a certificate, students who pursue post-secondary education statistically prove to have higher earnings and lower unemployment rates than those with a high school diploma. Yet, for far too many students and their hard-working families college seems like an unattainable goal. A 2015 study by the Pell Institute and University of Pennsylvania Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy found that in 2013, students from upper-income families were eight times more likely to receive a bachelor’s degree than students from families with the lowest incomes.

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Support the Ellison and Issa Amendments to H.R. 1675: Preserve Structured Searchable Data for Corporate Disclosure

H.R. 1675 includes the H.R. 1965, the Small Company Disclosure Act which would require the Securities and Exchange Commission grant exemptions to most public companies from reporting their financial information as searchable XBRL data. Academics, the public, regulators, and investors and the technology companies serving them need access to searchable data detailing corporate financial activity. Documents that are non-searchable must be manually reviewed or expensively parsed to extract useful information, which is unnecessarily time consuming, costly, prone to error, and just plain antiquated.

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Cosponsor H.R. 4415, the Early Pell Promise Act

Education is a key component to investing in our nation’s future and our economy. Whether working towards a degree or a certificate, students who pursue post-secondary education statistically prove to have higher earnings and lower unemployment rates than those with a high school diploma. Yet, for far too many students and their hard-working families college seems like an unattainable goal. A 2015 study by the Pell Institute and University of Pennsylvania Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy found that in 2013, students from upper-income families were eight times more likely to receive a bachelor’s degree than students from families with the lowest incomes.

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Support Congressman Al Green’s Amendment to HR 3700

I write to ask for your support of my amendment to HR 3700, the “Housing Opportunities through Modernization Act of 2015” being considered on the House floor today. This amendment would reauthorize the FHA pilot program to establish an automated process for providing additional credit rating information to help determine creditworthiness for families with insufficient credit histories.

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Support the Bipartisan Price-Aderholt Amendment to H.R. 3700

We write to ask your support for our bipartisan amendment to update HUD’s funding formula for the Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) program. This amendment will ensure existing federal resources are allocated more efficiently and equitably to support the unique housing needs of low-income people living with HIV/AIDS, without any new spending as certified by CBO.

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Rural Housing Amendment to HR 3700

I write to you today to ask you to support my amendment to HR 3700, the “Housing Opportunities Through Modernization Act of 2015” being considered on the House floor this Tuesday, February 2, 2016.

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Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Farm Credit System

As you may be aware, 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Farm Credit System. The System’s long history of providing financial services to our nation’s rural communities and agricultural producers has been vital to the economic well-being of rural America over the last century.

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Cosponsor the Student Loan Transfers Disclosure Act (v. 4)

Earlier this year, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a factsheet highlighting an issue among student loan borrowers regarding servicing company transfers. A borrower’s loan might be transferred from one student loan servicing company to another, possibly without notice to the borrower. Problems arise when the borrower, unaware of the transfer, submits their loan payments to the wrong servicer, which can then lead to added late fees.

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