Introducing Tuesday–Protect Consumers from Predatory Payday Lenders!

We write today to invite you to become an original cosponsor of the Stopping Abuse and Fraud in Electronic (SAFE) Lending Act.  This legislation will crack down on the worst practices of the small-dollar lending industry, such as payday loan products, and
give states more power to enforce their own laws to protect consumers from these predatory lenders.

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Join the Bipartisan Entrepreneurship Caucus

We invite you to join the Congressional Entrepreneurship Caucus in the 115th Congress. The goal of the Entrepreneurship Caucus is to jumpstart discussion on encourage entrepreneurship across the U.S., particularly in areas that have more difficulty accessing
capital; embracing a broader definition of entrepreneurship;  and how policymakers can encourage entrepreneurship in their districts. The Entrepreneurship Caucus is a bipartisan caucus that brings experts together from academia, government and the private
sector to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs today.

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Help Families Save for College: Cosponsor the Bipartisan Children’s Savings Accounts Opportunity Act

Over 1.3 million American children – and more than half of minority children – are born into families with negligible savings to invest in their futures. Research and practice have shown that even a small amount of savings increases the likelihood that a
child will attend college.  One study showed that children from low or moderate income families who saved between $1 and $500 were three times more likely to attend college and four times more likely to graduate than those without savings. All families, no
matter their financial means, should be able to save for their children’s college education. 

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Gun Safety: Not Sorry Act of 2017

I invite you to join me as a cosponsor of H.R. 4268 the “Gun Safety: Not Sorry Act of 2017” that provides for a 7-day waiting period before a semiautomatic firearm, a silencer, armor piercing ammunition, or a large capacity ammunition magazine may be purchased
or transferred ownership.

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Join Bipartisan Letter to Secy Tillerson on Sudan – Moving Forward on US-Sudan Policy

           
We invite you to join a bipartisan letter to Secretary Tillerson urging concrete and transformational benchmarks for U.S. policy that advance an end to corruption and respect for human rights in Sudan.
 Last October, the Trump Administration lifted economic and financial sanctions that had been imposed against Sudan, mainly by executive orders issued by Presidents Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama.  Since that action, the Administration has yet to
establish clear benchmarks for advancing U.S.-Sudan relations, addressing corruption, human rights, and other economic, social and political concerns.

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Cosponsor the BUILD Resilience Act

In recent years we have seen communities battered by extreme weather, including storm surge, heavy downpours, and tropical storms. In 2016, the President issued 46 major disaster declarations in 27 States for events ranging from the effects of Hurricane
Matthew on the East Coast, to severe flooding in Kentucky and Louisiana, to wildfires in Tennessee. These catastrophes strain the ability of local authorities to effectively respond and despite advances in disaster preparedness, many communities remain vulnerable
to catastrophic events.

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