Member Submissions for FY 2020 Financial Services and General Government

As Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, I want to make you aware of the subcommittee’s procedures for receiving Members’ submissions for consideration in the fiscal year 2020 Appropriations bill. Members
must transmit submissions to the Subcommittee via electronic form, and in addition must upload a letter to the appropriations submissions system confirming those entries.

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Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Minority Business Development Agency: Support the bipartisan MBDA Statutory Authorization bill

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) was created in 1969 through Executive Order for “the establishment, preservation, and strengthening of minority business enterprise.” As an agency within the Department of Commerce, it focuses on the unique
needs of minority-owned businesses – including the facilitation of middle market and private equity financing, as well as other customized and technical services. Since 1996, the agency’s annual appropriations have remained relatively unchanged, fluctuating
between $25 million and $31.5 million.

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Cosponsor: Flood Insurance for Farmers Act (H.R.830)

We invite you to cosponsor the Flood Insurance for Farmers Act (H.R.830), to make the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) work better for our nation’s farm
families. This bipartisan bill would lift the de facto prohibition on construction, expansion, or repair of agricultural structures like barns, sheds, and silos in areas designated at risk of floods by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Cosponsor: Flood Insurance for Farmers Act (H.R.830)

We invite you to cosponsor the Flood Insurance for Farmers Act (H.R.830), to make the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) work better for our nation’s farm
families. This bipartisan bill would lift the de facto prohibition on construction, expansion, or repair of agricultural structures like barns, sheds, and silos in areas designated at risk of floods by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Cosponsor H. Res. 33 and Oppose the Privatization of the U.S. Postal Service!

            For over 240 years, the United States Postal Service and our dedicated postal workforce have performed the essential government function of “providing postal services to bind the Nation together through the personal, educational, literary,
and business correspondence of the people.” In furtherance of this mission, the Postal Service and its more than 500,000 clerks, letter carriers, mail handlers, and other employees deliver the mail to over 157 million residential and business customers
six days a week nationwide.  Given the effectiveness of the Postal Service in fulfilling its critical public service mission, it is not surprising that the American people have consistently ranked the Postal Service as our most trusted government agency. 
In a
recent Gallup poll, an overwhelming majority of Americans also rated the Postal Service as “doing an excellent or good job.”

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