Cosponsor H.R. 3151, The Food Stamp Integrity Act of 2017

I invite you to cosponsor H.R. 3151, The Food Stamp Integrity Act of 2017.  My legislation implements common sense and necessary reforms to our Nation’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  These important changes to the SNAP program will help
curb the drug epidemic, increase employment, and preserve precious resources for truly needy families and the disabled. 

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H. Con. Res. 8, The Fiscal State of the Nation Resolution

We invite you to become a co-sponsor of the Fiscal State of the Nation Resolution. This resolution will provide Members of Congress and the American people an annual update on the long-term financial health of the country. The Budget Committee has
included our resolution in their plan for budget process reform plan.

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Cosponsor H.R. 2931: Legislation to Empower Distressed Communities (v. 2)

Our small towns are searching for ways to invigorate their economies and build on local assets. Many of these communities are impacted by substantial job loss (250 jobs or more) due to foreign competition or a transition away from an energy-based economy.
Hard-working Americans in coal, oil, and manufacturing face high unemployment rates and limited resources for securing good jobs.

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Cosponsor the Housing Fairness Act of 2017 (v. 4)

Please join me as a cosponsor of H.R. 149, the Housing Fairness Act of 2017.  Housing is one of the most fundamental factors in determining one’s quality of life, and still millions of people cannot access decent and affordable housing. As a nation, we have
made great strides in the fight against housing discrimination since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led the fight almost 50 years ago. Yet, more than 4 million fair housing violations still occur each year against people of all protected classes (as determined
by the Civil Rights Act).

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Cosponsor the Housing Fairness Act of 2017 (v. 3)

Please join me as a cosponsor of H.R. 149, the Housing Fairness Act of 2017.  Housing is one of the most fundamental factors in determining one’s quality of life, and still millions of people cannot access decent and affordable housing. As a nation, we have
made great strides in the fight against housing discrimination since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led the fight almost 50 years ago. Yet, more than 4 million fair housing violations still occur each year against people of all protected classes (as determined
by the Civil Rights Act).

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Become an Original Cosponsor of the Pathways Out of Poverty Act of 2017!

Today, 70 percent of Americans will need to turn to our nation’s basic living programs to help make ends meet. Without vital programs such as Social Security, nutrition assistance, and tax credits for working families, our nation’s poverty
rate would be nearly twice as high as it is today. These proven anti-poverty tools not only reduce poverty and hardship in the short-term, but have been proven to boost economic mobility in the long-term.  Moreover, these programs are proven to help struggling
families put food on the table and keep a roof over their head.  Eliminating them is not an effective way to lift Americans out of poverty. 

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Cosponsor H.R. 125: FHA In-Person Servicing Improvement Act of 2017 (v. 2)

Please join me as a cosponsor of H.R. 125, the FHA In-Person Servicing Improvement Act of 2017.  The financial crisis of 2008 caused devastating impacts to the financial futures of Americans across the nation. For many, it was in the form of foreclosure
or default of a mortgage which led to the loss of their home. Over the last decade, 7.8 million homes have been lost to foreclosure.

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